We pay our President $400,000 a year, plus an extra expense allowance of $50,000 a year, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment. We pay US Congress members $174,000 per year, plus benefits. The two National endowment for the arts agencies each receive about $148 million a year now. The budget for public broadcasting, currently $445 million. According to Citizens Against Government Waste, a patriotic watchdog group, the American taxpayer payout for 'Pork Barrel Spending, that is spending for 'Pork Barrel' (special interest) projects is in the $Billions. "Congress had set the stage for a significant increase in every category of spending when the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 was approved on February 8, 2018. This legislation obliterated the spending caps set in the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) and increased spending by $143 billion." Yet our veterans are homeless, suffering from PTSD, and the suicide rate of veterans is at an all time high. We have about 3.8 million disabled veterans. If we took every homeless veteran, disabled veteran, and those suffering with PTSD and gave them priority in our national spending we would eliminate untold grief and death among our veterans. And this is not to mention their hero families, wives and children, that have paid an incredible price for our country. How can a nation that considers itself Just reconcile these realities? Simple answer... it cannot... not possible. And we must do something about it.
Tens of millions of American Patriots working together can change this. We simply need to demand it. We have to apply the force of our collective will. When millions of members of the Patriot Union speak with one voice there will be no escaping the mandate we will set before our national leaders... 'Solve the problem and take care of our heroes!'. The matter of caring for those that fought for us and paid a heavy price in their minds and bodies is only a matter of our intention as a nation. If we can spend $BILLIONS on an array of special interests then we can take care of our heroes. It is our duty... and together we will. The time has come for us to remove this shameful smear from the American picture forever.
The American Patriot Union honors our heroes. Click on the 'Heroes!' button below and tell us the story of the Veteran hero in your life. Upload a photo if you can. This page is devoted to honoring those that have fought and suffered and died for us. We know you love them, they know you love them by honoring them with us here!