by Ray Hayes
After backlash following a decision to cut a program that supports homeless veterans, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced that program will continue. The money from the program was initially scheduled to be sent to local VA hospitals to decide how the money would be spent. This was immediately shot down after Lawmakers and activist were outraged by the fact that thousands of men and women would be put at risk with the move.
According to the Business Insider, “Senator Patty Murray of Washington called the move a ‘new low’ for the Trump administration.”
Veterans have risked their lives for this country and to put any uncertainty into their livelihood is farcical. Although the money was decided to be sent directly to VA hospitals, if the $460 million program had been such a huge success in the past, there is no reason to change it.