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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What is being missed is that disabled veterans should not depend or in fact need charity. Doesn't the responsibility rest with Veterans Administration? I despise the fact that implication of the organization is that disabled vets need charity.

    Bush has a lot cheek accepting an invitation to speak much less receiving a check to do it.
    This particular charity builds special houses for disabled vets. Because we all know that the Veterans Administration is so flush with cash that it can simply build these special homes for every disabled soldier.
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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    previously asked
    and previously answered
    I must have missed it. I guess the answer is "Yes, I'll vote for him if he does this."
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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    This particular charity builds special houses for disabled vets. Because we all know that the Veterans Administration is so flush with cash that it can simply build these special homes for every disabled soldier.
    Yes, I know. One on hand it is grand effort. One the other hand the need should not exist. It underlines the fact that America does not take care of its own. Vets don't want handouts. Vets don't want to depend on charity. Charity puts the receiver in a different role.

    Veterans would prefer that Americans support them as much when they come home as Americans do when they send vets off to fight. It's all back slapping and "Give 'em hell" sending them off. However, it is not so when vets need the nation's support when they return.










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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Yes, I know. One on hand it is grand effort. One the other hand the need should not exist. It underlines the fact that America does not take care of its own. Vets don't want handouts. Vets don't want to depend on charity. Charity puts the receiver in a different role.

    Veterans would prefer that Americans support them as much when they come home as Americans do when they send vets off to fight. It's all back slapping and "Give 'em hell" sending them off. However, it is not so when vets need the nation's support when they return.
    So people giving their own money so wounded vets can have a better life than what the government could ever provide isn't showing support? Sorry, but I have to disagree.
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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    So people giving their own money so wounded vets can have a better life than what the government could ever provide isn't showing support? Sorry, but I have to disagree.
    As do I. And this actually IS Americans supporting the vets when they come home. This charity runs on private donations.
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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Facts: Spend 100,000 to make 1,000,000 or pay nothing and get nothing. Shut it down.

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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Facts: Spend 100,000 to make 1,000,000 or pay nothing and get nothing. Shut it down.
    or instead, speak for actual expenses, and allow another $100,000 to go to the veterans that are injured only because of dubya's actions
    dubya pocketed the money, removing that sum from what would have otherwise been available for the injured veterans
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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000 - ABC News



    not going to help jeb's presidential effort
    of course jeb is not helping himself, insisting we need to work longer hours

    and a look at jeb's current campaign:
    Attachment 67187039
    I knew that former Presidents charge high fees for speeches, but I didn't know they charged charities. Have other Presidents done that?
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    Re: To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100,000

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It sounds really fascinating. Maybe you can start a thread about it in an appropriate section. The Iraq War and GWB deciding (with the help of Hillary Clinton and the rest) to go there isn't breaking news now, is it? And this thread isn't really about veterans, is it?
    Love it- YOU moved the goalpost to the men and women who went and then spin away when someone who served, smacked your rhetorical liddle hand...

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