Trump’s Parade Will Cost Millions, Here Are 9 Ways That Money Could Be Used To Help Out Veterans
Many agree that Donald Trump could be described as a self-absorbed narcissist. He has proved time and time again that he mainly cares about himself and his money.
Trump has recently been urging Pentagon officials to set up a military parade in his honor, something that will cost taxpayers millions. He has constantly said that he “loves our military,” but having a useless parade could waste millions of dollars that could actually go into helping out U.S. veterans.
RawStory wrote a list of nine things the money for the parade could go to, to actually help out our veterans.
1. Homes for homeless veterans.
For the cost of Trump’s military parade, the United States taxpayers could buy a nice tiny home at $10,000 each, for 14,500 of the 150,000 homeless veterans. However, there are even more affordable tiny homes available at $3,000 to 4,000, which means we could easily give homes to 39,189 homeless vets.
2. Feed homeless veterans.
For the cost of Trump’s military parade, he could feed every single homeless veteran in the United States three meals a day for a year. If he wanted to.
3. Buy a nice job interview suit.
For the cost of Donald Trump’s military parade, you could buy a nice suit from the Men’s Warehouse for every single homeless veteran in the United States so they could go on job interviews.
4. Buy a pair of jeans.
If a suit isn’t what is needed, for the price of Trump’s military parade we could also buy a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans for every single homeless veteran, every year, for 20 years.
5. Add in shoes.
We could also buy jeans and a new pair of Converse sneakers every year for 10 years for every homeless veteran.
6. We could give mental health services.
For the cost of Trump’s military parade, we could pay for a therapy session every other week for 60,000 veterans for a year.
7. Education for a new career.
Instead of Trump’s military parade, we could pay for 15,000 homeless veterans to get a certification to be an electrician or a wind power technician, which could help them earn enough to be in the middle class.
8. We could send care packages for soldiers fighting the war on terror.
For the cost of Trump’s military parade, we could send a care package to all soldiers stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria every week for 106 years. Seriously.
9. We could also send a box to every soldier overseas.
If we didn’t want to isolate the ones fighting above and focus on all soldiers, we could send a care package to every single one of the 1.3 million members of the military stationed abroad every week for 2 years (and 1 month), all for the same cost of Trump’s military parade.