Military Personnel on Food Stamps
This question came up in many non-MSM publications and even in military papers as a direct result of Trump’s insistence on his ego-enhancing parade. While the topic of military personnel on food stamps was an “image” problem even in my early enlisted days in the late 1950’s, I had assumed it was a thing of the past with the all-volunteer military. Apparently, my assumption was in error and there is STILL a question of misplaced priorities! While the DoD budget favors increasing the income of the military-industrial complex 1%ers, the lower-ranking volunteer military is reduced to a Wal-Mart employee (er, sorry, “Associate”) dependence on food stamps.
Extracts from “Trump orders wasteful $30 million military parade while 1.5 million veterans are on food stamps”, https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/03/12/1748464/-Trump- orders-wasteful-$30-million-military-parade-while-15-million- veterans-are-on-food-stamps
“Budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he has seen estimates that a potential military parade requested by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million. Mulvaney told a congressional hearing that a parade is not included in the administration’s budget proposal because it came up late in the planning process. But if the administration decides to go forward with a parade, the Office of Management and Budget would study the costs.” The most outrageous part is that the Trump administration proposed cutting food stamps to our troops in need.
From Military.com (“Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Would Hit Military Families,” Military.com 24 May 2017 By Richard Sisk).