The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 3, 2013

Third party will help homeless veterans


The Mankato Free Press

---- — Polls released last week show the drop in the percent of people who now claim to be Republians from 27 percent down to 18 percent, a 9 percent drop, according to MSNBC news. We also know Democrats lost in this poll too.

It’s no wonder why this loss is happening, with $23 million spent a week to run Congress and getting the results we the people are receiving. I blame both major parties for this mess in Washington and in the state legislatures across America.

It’s time for a national third party like the Modern Whig Party.

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan started this party in 2006. Veterans of all ages should be looking to this party for leadership in fighting the budget cuts to the Veterans Administration. The Modern Whig Party supports a fully funded VA with a clear mission and the Whig Plan for Homeless Veterans.

According to Veterans Inc., there have been as many as 800,000 homeless veterans since 2001. An average of 300,000 are homeless every night, not the 53,000 the current administration claims. This is a national disgrace. It’s amazing to me that some well-paid politicians say that 53,000 homeless vets is not a problem they or the VA need to deal with.

I guess Congress, being made up of millionaires, does not have an interest in homelessness or those who don’t vote. Yet, these millionaires can sure send service people off to war on a whim. I urge you all to stop voting for and donating to these two major parties.

Michael Burger

Mankato