Joe S.

Location:

Cedar Rapids, IA

Member since:

July 30, 2014

In which branch of the US Military did you serve?

Army, Army National Guard

What were the dates (years) of your Military Service?

[masked]

Are you a member of the Democratic Party?

Yes

Do you agree to abide by the "Rules to Live By" (see the About Us section) for this group?

Are these "rules" approved by the Iowa Democratic Party and ratified by the Iowa Democratic Veterans Caucus?

Introduction

I am one of the founders of this site. Once again some asshat has removed me from the *OFFICIAL* communications channel of the IDVC. I will be pursuing their removal from the party structure.

What Joe S. is saying about this Meetup Group

In the absence of any leadership, I've worked with some Vets to draft a few platform planks to consider submitting at Caucus...and you can find the form to do so here: http://iowademocrats.org/caucus/2014-Resolution-Submission-Form.pdf * We Support reinstating the draft for national service with no deferments or exemptions - rationale: If everyone has a stake in the situation, we are less likely to make bad choices regarding in which actions we should engage. * We Support fully-funding and pre-paying for wars and other military actions, including legacy costs - rationale: Requiring pre-paying all costs of military actions including aftermath will help ensure that we are less likely to make bad choices regarding in which actions we should engage. * We Support including a title in the GI Bill to support Veteran business start-ups. - rationale: Access to capital and entrepreneurial opportunities helps create jobs and grows the economy.


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