Help Vets, Not Poor Folk!

The American Legion has  wildly applauded Republican politicians who appear and declaim their desire to end government handouts and aid to those who are poor. They love a speaker who denouces medical care for those without on grounds if you are ill, get well. Fang Wong, former Army warrant officer, and now head of the American Legion, came out for the government to hire  veterans.

He believes the Federal government–who should not approve job programs– must  begin to hire veterans. “Surely there is some place else in federal service for veterans. Military veterans are team players, problem solvers, trained to adapt to any situation of challenge.” According to Wong, the government “needs to ensure they are hired.”

I am lost. If the government should NOT develop job programs why is it OK to do so for veterans?