In this article at Stars & Stripes, titled above, Leo Shane reports that, in this election year when both parties are actively lobbying for the votes of veterans, the VoteVet arm of the government, Veterans’ Affairs Department, unsurprisingly tells us that the number of homeless vets has dropped in the last four years.
Fewer than 60,000 veterans are now believed to be homeless, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Wednesday, a decline of more than 90,000 from public estimates four years ago.
But VA officials warn that getting the remaining veterans off the streets — and meeting their goal of ending veterans homelessness by 2015 — may prove even more difficult in the years to come.
Needless to say, I just don’t believe it. I don’t have any evidence to the contrary, only my own disbelief. I’ll bet that they could take that many homeless vets off of the rolls just by verifying the service of the homeless instead of taking their word at face value. That said, it only takes one real homeless veteran to be a national shame.
But, I just think it’s funny that they release this news just days after Gallup says veterans are supporting Romney and the only reason they support Romney is because he just hasn’t had a chance to screw over veterans – that time will come, eventually, I’m sure.