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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:45 AM

Jon Stewart Fights for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits - NowThis



‘We always have money for war, we never have money for the war fighter.’ — Jon Stewart introduced a bill to address caring for veterans who’ve been exposed to burn pits and other toxins.



Jon Stewart Backing Bill To Help Veterans Affected By Toxic Burn Pits - Andrea Mitchell - MSNBC



Comedian Jon Stewart is backing a bill to help veterans affected by toxic burn pits, and tells NBC News that war veterans cannot get healthcare benefits unless their injury or illness can be tied to their service. Aired on 9/15/2020.



Jon Stewart, John Feal Backing Bill To Help Veterans Affected By Toxic Burn Pits - MSNBC



Jon Stewart and John Feal, who worked together to pass 9/11 relief legislation, are now backing a bill to help veterans struggling with health issues after exposure to toxic burn pits used to dispose waste while serving. They join Andrea Mitchell along with Danielle Robinson, whose husband served in Iraq and died of a rare lung cancer after exposure to those burn pits, to discuss why such legislation is important. Aired on 9/15/2020.



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Reply Jon Stewart Fights for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits - NowThis (Original post)
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:10 AM

1. Thank you Jon Stewart.

I love this man. He was a great comedian. He is a dead serious activist.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:33 AM

2. I agree, he sure takes it seriously and has really stepped up as an activist

It's inexcusable that it takes someone like Jon with a "name" as an advocate to get these essential services passed, but I certainly admire him for it. He could easily have sat back in retirement, but he sees a need and he's passionate about getting it done.

I was fortunate to be in his Daily Show studio audience back in 2008 and he was very kind, took audience questions before the show - and there was a woman to my right who asked about the notes he uses. And he remembered that and made a point of giving them to her after the show.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:18 PM

8. That is great that you got to see him live!

😊👍🤗

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:46 AM

3. Why do the veterans have to jump through so many hoops?

It's disgusting and needs to stop. They should get healthcare for life. WTF? Ugh.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:48 AM

4. I feel exactly the same way. They have more than earned it.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 04:25 AM

5. I will never forget

when I was at the PX in Stuttgart Germany with my military friends shopping. We went into one store before the grocery store and I saw a sign that said WIC approved.

I had to ask my friend, what does that mean?
She said it was for service members on food stamps could purchase that product.

I about blew a gasket! WTF? They have 50% or more of our national budget and they make so little they get food stamps?
OMG, what is wrong with this country? Why do you pay service members so little that they need food stamps to survive?
And now, they can't get the healthcare they need and have to prove they need it? How about they served our country and deserve anything they need or want (within reason). JFC

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 04:43 AM

6. Wow! But I have heard that - that military spouses with partners on active duty need assistance

How can this possibly be happening, especially now when we have an all volunteer force?? And I've also seen the charities that have been started to help vets - especially those with disabilities or PTSD! Why are these necessary when they acquired these disabilities in service to this country?? Something really does need to be done to address this shameful situation. These brave souls gave everything and we owe them the best we have!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:36 AM

7. Exactly! eom

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