President Trump Loves Military Veterans…To Death

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While U.S. officials prefer to focus on low-level fighters while hoping that an additional 30,000 troops can pummel the Taliban into a weaker negotiating position, President Karzai's government has stressed the need to reach out to the Islamist movement's leadership, the Washington Post reports. "It's questionable why the United States just wants to reintegrate the low level of the Taliban and not the leadership," said Karzai's policy chief. "That's something they are concerned about, but from the Afghan side, we are trying to include everyone in negotiations." In public statements, the Taliban has predicated any negotiation on the departure of foreign troops.


By Shannon Argueta
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump finally released his long-awaited budget proposal and it was just as cruel as expected. The budget read like a pornographic novel for Republicans, cutting dozens of programs for the poor and elderly while sinking $54 billion more into our already bloated military budget. And while the Trump administration is trying to sell it is a win for the armed forces, that could not be further from the truth.
By now, everybody is probably aware of the proposed Meals on Wheels budget cut and how it will hurt more than two million elderly Americans. But what you may not have heard is how it would impact veterans.
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