Mom just got back from D.C. and told me how she shook hands with a bunch of C.E.O.s that gave themselves million dollar bonuses and met a very interesting army vet all in the same day.
The army vet was talking to her on the plane about how our soldiers hardly ever use new upgraded gear to protect themselves during the wars overseas because lots of congressmen have shares in the companies who produce the old materials and they don’t want the companies who produce the better gear to make money.
It might be a bit hard to understand because I’m terrible at explaining, but essentially: the government honestly doesn’t care about our soldiers’ safety and protection. They truly just want to make sure they gain money from their shares in these old companies, so they always vote to keep using the old gear instead of investing in better protection for our soldiers.@1 year ago with 45 notes
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