Ending Homelessness in America
Its Time to Forever End The Downtrodden American Veteran and Restore Pride to Our Veterans
Honoring Those Who Served and Their Children
Our veterans deserve only the best and financial instability nor homelessness should not be part of a veteran's possible path after serving their country. Historically, this nation relies on her veterans for leadership and all of our best Presidents and civic leaders have consistently worn the uniform. However, since the Vietnam War, many of our veterans have been discriminated against both economically and socially.
After FDR and John Kennedy no Democratic Administration has truly stepped up to the plate and saw to it that our veterans were properly served. Conversely, almost every Republican President except, Eisenhower has approached military benefits with scorn with many often times, cutting benefits or barely raising them. A meager raise that barely adjusts to inflation now the everyday norm under Biden. This charade must come to an end.
When I am elected to the United States Congress I will submit emergency legislation for a new Servicemembers Homestead Act which, will be made available to all military, police and fire department personnel with a minimum of ten years of service or who were disabled while on duty. The Servicemembers Homestead Act waives all Federal, State, County and City taxes levied upon a veteran's home and for in perpetuity for two generations (for that veteran's children and grandchildren).
In addition, private loans will have the interest rate capped for the entirety of the loan and all servicemembers are eligible for a down payment grant. The current "zero down" VA loan guarantees a high monthly payment which, many working class veterans default on.
Credit scores will also be waived and will not be applicable to any veteran who is a home buyer. America's heroes should not be subject to the whims of international corporations who do not care nor, care to understand our struggles with seemingly engaging in sabotaging our lives.
For those veterans and servicemembers who have no real financial prospects this new Homestead Act will also include provisions for government- owned plots in registered USDA areas will be made available to them in which, cabins and prefabricated homes can easily be built at the veteran's request.
Once the home is paid in full, it can never be taken from that family for a minimum of two generations.
And no, you are not allowed to Re-Fi the home!
I am part Venetian and often times, study what were those qualities that made ancient Rome and the Venetian Republic great. Those two systems that our Founding Fathers looked to for guidance for when they formed our nation. I have found that the "in perpetuity" system is what made ancient Rome truly great. Thousands of years ago the Roman Senate saw that their centurions and policing forces suffered tremendously from what we would call today PTSD. The horrors of battle, war and even for their fire personnel rescuing burning children- are just simply unimaginable.
No one should have to speak of them nor, should our veterans and heroes have to. Nor should they be kicked out of their home during their times of struggle by the very government that they served.
Democrats have sweeping welfare programs for every demographic except, our veterans and first responders. Its time we break bread and take care of the people who have devoted their lives to taking care of us.
It worked for ancient Rome for over 1000 years and this legislation will renew the morale of our Republic as well as guarantee it for another 250 years. With your vote and support, I will see to it that Washington knows of our pain and heartbreak so, that we can permanently end veteran homelessness.
I am not just another corporate "yes" vote for either wing of our broken system. I will go to Washington to represent the lost American Way and restore true pride within our veteran community.