Sorry, unclear on my response, I was referencing the part of his post that everyone feels the gubmint "owes" them something, either due to race, gender or social status (or lack thereof) Just because someone pumps out 8 crackhead crotchfruit and spends the day eating Doritios and watching Maury, I don't owe them jack sh1t. And yes I am a vet (8 yrs.) and I did "try" to utilize a VA loan to buy our first home in the 80's, but was denied due to the high (to put it mildly) housing prices in the SF Bay Area, so we utilized conventional financing. I truly feel we OWE the vets WAAAAY more than they're getting, but good luck with that. As far as I'm concerned, the less dependent on our failed gubmint we are the better. There are way to many people who from cradle to grave, expect Uncle Sam to coddle and provide for them, and suprisingly enough, they seem to be the ones who contribute the least to our great nation. Time for people to get off their ass and take control of their own destiny, but the cloak of the victim seems far more fashionable these days. I applaud your service and sacrafice to our nation, I truly did not intend to demean your service.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."