Memorial Day, The Military and Social Security

This seems like a good time to remind our..cough..beloved politicians that a whole shitload of military vets and disabled/deceased soldiers’s families( wives and kids) live on and depend on Social Security, Disability and that pesky government health care (that all politicians get btw). Just a few facts for those dispshits in charge to ponder when taking an axe to entitlments and the like, thanks to VoteVets:

Some highlights of the report, which can be found here:

Social Security currently pays benefits to over 9 million veterans-about 4 in 10 veterans.

Over one-third of America’s 54 million Social Security beneficiaries are either veterans or family members living with them, such as their spouses.

Of the 13 to 14 million veterans-or 6 in 10-who are not Social Security beneficiaries, the vast majority will become beneficiaries in the future.

The vast majority of the Active Duty community’s 1.4 million members, 700,000 spouses and 1.2 million children, and the Total Selected Reserve community’s 1.1 million members, 400,000 spouses and 650,000 children, are eligible for Social Security’s disability and life insurance benefits if a service member becomes severely disabled or dies.

Indeed, approximately 771,000 veterans receive Social Security disabled worker benefits, averaging $1,100-$1,200 per month.

Social Security’s young survivors’ benefits are particularly important to the 4 in 10 active duty members who are married with children and the 1 in 20 who are single parents.

As of January 16, 2011, the number of American servicemen and women killed on active duty in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was 5,860, leaving behind an estimated more than 4,000 children

After we help those brain-dead fucks in DC digest those facts, we can all enjoy the three day weekend we call Memorial Day Weekend.

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8 Responses to Memorial Day, The Military and Social Security

  1. Norman says:

    Dusty, The dipshits are what they are, because they have never served their country in uniform, save for their use of their jockey shorts, you know, like in that movie “Weird Science”. I know, there are a few who have served, but they have forgotten what it’s like to have been there. Face it, corruption has neutered this present group to such an extent, that only a complete turnover will allow the rebuilding of our once proud nation. Thank you for posting these facts, at least they are getting more exposure than just in the “vote vets” blog. Sure don’t see it in the MSM, but then, that’s owned by the other “Weird Science” acolyte’s, so we can’t expect them to publish anything positive. I wonder, is there a good artist out there that can draw up a figure of said individual with said posture? I think that would get some real attention, evejn for the coach potatoes with the Wallmart gift cards.

  2. Jack Jodell says:

    Well done, Dusty. It is disgusting how wealthy conservatives talk of cutting Social Security benefits when it has been THEIR wars which have created so many disabled vets. All they apparently want to do is send out young soldiers to be shot up and killed for the protection and expansion of their wealth, while they themselves sit back, count all their money, and say “NO!” to the needy!

    • Dusty says:

      Thank you Jack, coming from you that makes me feel very good as I think you are one fine writer and researcher.

      We have been screwing over vets and injured soldiers since before the vietnam war, it just became obvious during the vietnam war.

  3. Dusty says:

    The report is quite extensive (votevets among others helped fund it) and gives where it gets all it’s ‘facts’ from..mostly government sites..aka .gov’s. I am sure VoteVets appreciates any publicity for this report as it’s one of their main issues..the care and feeding of our vets and their dependents..and after all is said and done..that is what this day/weekend is all about.

    You can count on one hand the current number of elected officials that put our soldiers, vets and their families depressing Norman. ;( The horrors of Walter Reed always come to mind for me around this time of year and I have a vested interest as my beloved niece was on active duty for a year and a half in Afghanistan, My dad retired a 25 year vet and my brother served shortly after the vietnam war. I speht hundreds of hours protesting the Vietnam War ajnd the Iraq war until my back wenrt outl

    The Corporate Media will give it little if any expose. sad ain’t it?”Sorry for the typos but its a bad day spine I am sadly medicated up to jy brown eyes. Please excuse them

  4. Dusty says:

    Oh and enjoy your weekend Norman, my numbder one commenter. I appreciarte your thoughts oh all the issues I write on kind sir. šŸ™‚

  5. Norman says:

    Dusty, you humble this old man, thank you and I hope your weekend is good to you too.

  6. Awww..yer making me blush Norman.. šŸ˜‰ I will just argue w/the Ball n Chain about who will run the grill.

  7. Gwendolyn H. Barry says:

    Eye opening numbers and policies! What bothers me the most is the manifest results of our country’s lack of commitment and care for our veterans. It’s not just men, but women vets under the off ramps sleeping in wet, dirty cold surroundings or filthy sickness as a result of not being able to rejoin even their own secluded family life after returning from WAR. HOW MUTHER FUCKING DYSFUNCTIONAL DOES WAR HAVE TO BE BEFORE WE ABANDON IT? BEFORE WE EVOLVE BEYOND IT? It’s a great post Dusty.
    This Memorial Day, I put the lost souls of suicide in my heart and do my best to take whatever actions I might in order to make those numbers… evaporate.

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