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Published: Monday, Nov. 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Again and again and again. A noble cause is being used to divert taxpayer money from the real solutions of our problems into the pockets of rich businessmen. The notion that providing 72 bedrooms and some shared cooking facilities to homeless vets, even if replicated at every veterans hospital in America is not likely to solve the problems of the homeless population of America.

The notion that veterans are special over the other 75% of homeless is false. The other 75% may be composed of fallen policemen, firemen, mothers, fathers and children and a million other sorts of Americans. All considered special by the founding documents of America.

It is to our shame that we allow the losers in our economic competition for riches fall so far as to be deprived of the basic necessities of life. Rather than build 72 rooms for veterans, we should build 72,000 or even 72,000,000 homes for the homeless.

Dad
San Antonio, TX

Sad to see! However I'm not sure his picture is an accurate reflection of a typical disabled vet since I can't imagine the average disabled vet wearing Bluetooth technology. Regardless, it would be nice to see more organizations established at helping those who have served our country and sacrificed so much.

one old man
Ogden, UT

But they are part of that 47% aren't they?

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