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One thing I strongly believe in is taking care of those that put their life on the line by serving this country. You will NEVER hear me argue about Veteran's benefits. They have more than earned the right to be taken care of. Yet this happens and this one hits particularly hard because I see him every Sunday selling newspapers:

http://www.macon.com/2013/12/01/2808548/vet-needs-help-with-food-transportation.html

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I'm surprised he just doesnt get a government job. Veterans get such a huge boost in government hiring that with even a basic college degree can walk into any kind of gs-6+ type of job.

That milk dud head dude who shot up the DC plant was literally insane with a criminal record, yet kept getting hired for these comfy government jobs based on veteran preference.

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GS-6 is nothing special.

He's living in a trailer getting food stamps. Surely GS-6, which is 36k in Georgia going by the calculator http://www.fedsdatacenter.com/gs-pay-calculator/, would be enough to at least get him off the stamps if it couldnt get him out of a trailer.

According to Wikipedia the median household income in the city is only a little above 28k(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon,_Georgia#Personal_income). He could probably live well on gs-6.

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I'm surprised he just doesnt get a government job. Veterans get such a huge boost in government hiring that with even a basic college degree can walk into any kind of gs-6+ type of job.

That milk dud head dude who shot up the DC plant was literally insane with a criminal record, yet kept getting hired for these comfy government jobs based on veteran preference.

He doesn't have a degree and he has PTSD. He couldn't continue doing HVAC work because of his memory issues due to war related injuries. I sincerely doubt he could get a degree at this stage with his memory issues and PTSD limiting his ability to listen and/or participate in college classrooms. From the sounds of it, I think he'd have trouble qualifying for even government jobs...

This is a shame and I agree with others that this is who our government social programs should help. Expanding our existing programs to cover more people takes away from the people we really should be taking care of.

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