Monday, June 12, 2017

Speeches Won't Replace Dignity of Our Disabled Veterans

How many Florida Veterans will end up meaning less to POTUS?
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
June 12, 2017

When you look at the number of veterans that are under attack right now, it should put everyone on alert. After all, we're talking about veterans, disabled because they served this country. That should mean something but apparently, the words "grateful" "honor" and "commitment" mean absolutely nothing the the man who kept telling veterans he would take care of them. Florida Vote Results has the numbers from each county. 

Great thing about statistics is that there are always a lot of them we can look at, like the counties right here in Florida that are headed to the hardest hit on our veterans.


Compensation and Pension by County
These reports provide county-level estimates of the number of Veterans who received VA Disability Compensation or Pension benefits during the reported Fiscal Year.  It includes the Veterans’ total disability rating, age group, and gender.



State
County
Total: Compensation
0% to 20%
30% to 40%
50% to 60%
70% to 90%
100%
ONLY
Florida Alachua   3,554    1,215    758    571    672    338 
Florida Baker   417    161    85    63    82    27 
Florida Bay   6,941    2,342    1,447    1,131    1,434    587 
Florida Bradford   487    161    116    77    85    48 
Florida Brevard   17,230    5,298    3,023    2,600    4,127    2,181 
Florida Broward   14,731    4,684    2,690    2,280    3,530    1,547 
Florida Calhoun   331    105    59    51    70    48 
Florida Charlotte   3,569    1,166    586    489    827    500 
Florida Citrus   3,674    1,190    714    521    802    446 
Florida Clay   8,944    2,910    1,904    1,581    1,929    621 
Florida Collier   3,039    1,090    533    450    631    335 
Florida Columbia   1,717    535    344    272    351    215 
Florida Desoto   326    90    55    59    82    41 
Florida Dixie   311    88    55    52    76    39 
Florida Duval   21,482    7,503    4,624    3,680    4,193    1,481 
Florida Escambia   11,670    4,028    2,374    1,840    2,430    998 
Florida Flagler   2,226    647    405    352    546    277 
Florida Franklin   281    85    61    47    51    37 
Florida Gadsden   715    250    153    108    123    81 
Florida Gilchrist   523    167    106    77    110    64 
Florida Glades   238    95    25    28    58    33 
Florida Gulf   283    96    55    44    59    29 
Florida Hamilton   238    87    48    38    34    31 
Florida Hardee   190    69    31    23    43    24 
Florida Hendry   300    126    45    29    68    32 
Florida Hernando   5,082    1,710    848    693    1,174    658 
Florida Highlands   1,492    487    285    194    331    195 
Florida Hillsborough   26,621    7,942    5,159    4,236    6,322    2,961 
Florida Holmes   477    157    82    67    121    50 
Florida Indian River   2,639    846    456    392    599    345 
Florida Jackson   983    270    214    165    219    116 
Florida Jefferson   255    93    50    41    44    27 
Florida Lafayette   71    25    12    15    12 
**
Florida Lake   5,676    1,822    1,028    846    1,278    702 
Florida Lee   9,108    3,078    1,673    1,301    2,014    1,042 
Florida Leon   3,285    1,237    682    525    535    305 
Florida Levy   789    256    151    123    172    87 
Florida Liberty   89    40    15    12    15 
**
Florida Madison   271    88    49    56    54    24 
Florida Manatee   5,358    1,804    904    781    1,167    703 
Florida Marion   6,950    2,270    1,385    973    1,408    913 
Florida Martin   2,468    853    419    339    542    315 
Florida Miami-Dade   12,839    3,708    2,125    2,007    3,396    1,603 
Florida Monroe   1,658    540    292    262    396    168 
Florida Nassau   1,758    575    388    285    357    153 
Florida Okaloosa   12,972    4,444    2,876    2,099    2,637    916 
Florida Okeechobee   232    63    41    39    63    27 
Florida Orange   16,911    5,220    3,152    2,701    3,946    1,891 
Florida Osceola   5,122    1,341    838    778    1,392    773 
Florida Palm Beach   12,803    4,421    2,213    1,849    2,862    1,458 
Florida Pasco   10,725    3,256    1,919    1,618    2,537    1,395 
Florida Pinellas   17,682    5,631    2,961    2,518    4,136    2,436 
Florida Polk   9,996    3,210    1,810    1,497    2,260    1,218 
Florida Putnam   1,814    580    377    293    397    167 
Florida Saint Johns   3,807    1,296    761    626    786    339 
Florida Saint Lucie   5,071    1,594    818    713    1,259    687 
Florida Santa Rosa   8,882    2,794    1,855    1,517    1,965    752 
Florida Sarasota   6,043    2,261    993    751    1,292    745 
Florida Seminole   6,986    2,355    1,314    1,121    1,464    733 
Florida Sumter   3,693    1,306    744    536    683    424 
Florida Suwannee   899    277    176    148    178    120 
Florida Taylor   347    120    66    54    72    36 
Florida Union   267    99    52    46    49    22 
Florida Volusia   10,929    3,341    1,912    1,614    2,574    1,488 
Florida Wakulla   559    185    127    83    117    46 
Florida Walton   2,064    707    402    306    456    193 
Florida Washington   798    238    181    124    175    80 
Florida Unknown   1,211    319    232    215    317    128 
Is this what he meant by he'll take care of our veterans?

Donald J. Trump
"They will be a part of America first. It will be America first from now on. America first."

(Unless they got too old to work and then they'll have to just get a reduction in the compensation they were promised would be permanent and total?)

Oh, but here is more from this same speech.
Donald J. Trump
The evidence shows that of veterans in the system receiving care, they are much less likely to take their own lives than veterans outside of this horrible, horrible and very unfair system.

Donald J. Trump
(APPLAUSE) Never again will we allow a veteran to suffer or die waiting for care they so richly deserve -- these are our great people. We need to clean out the corruption in government.