Help veterans might resist

  • Article by: WARREN WOLFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 28, 2010 - 9:57 PM

Vets homes stand to reap more federal funding but would have to change rules on admissions.

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davidjskjonsbyJan. 29, 1012:08 AM

Were the "milk of human kindness" to reside in the MN legislature, they would give vet's free rent and bill them only a portion of their income for health related costs. The 'bean counters' don't spend much on the boys and girls coming home in caskets.

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HoneyDogJan. 29, 10 5:52 AM

give tons of money to the arts, but screw over veterans. They are the very people that made sure this country remained free. But screw them, especially if they are old now.

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jeffdinkelJan. 29, 10 7:13 AM

'nuff said

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wiehleJan. 29, 10 7:40 AM

Am I reading this right? Is it so bad to help the veteran first for care who is so poor that he doesn't have assets, and then help those who do have homes, savings accounts, etc? The extra sorely needed money would provide for better care if used appropriately.

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Riff_RaffJan. 29, 1010:47 AM

People who aren't veterans have homes too, they just transfer ownership to their heirs before they die, and they must to it 5 years and 1 day before they enter a nursing home. They continue using their home and funds, but technically its not in their names. This is common practice. Most people are sheltering their hard earn assets that way. The veterans can do it too, but they don't have to do it so far in advance. This is about the state wanting to rip of veterans some more. Did you know Minnesota is one of about 3 states who tax veterans retirement pay?

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eganl01Jan. 29, 10 3:01 PM

Following some recent stories has told me a lot about the people down in St. Paul. Mainly the DFL belief that we need to throw as much money as possible at education with no regard to savings or results but the veterans deserve to be on the chopping block. Disgusting, absolutely disgusting.

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bill9844Jan. 29, 10 3:13 PM

I believe that Veterans should be left alone, and if any decision is made about them or their care, tax payer savings should not be a motivating factor. The only things the legislature should worry about is how to give them a better life. If it wasn't for them, none of you would be free.

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