While the media and other leftist elites ignore the millions of folks living in “flyover” states, they do so at their own peril; it was this silent majority that put President Trump in the White House. Each week, Liberty Nation gives voice to the hard-working heartlanders who are silent no more.
In the rough and tumble political climate the electorate experiences, replete with hoaxes, witch hunts, outright lies, and a coup attempt to unseat a duly elected president, good news for all should be welcomed, celebrated, and praised. For flyover folks who count their blessings, an Executive Order signed by President Trump had bells ringing and smiles spreading in thanksgiving. With a stroke of his pen, the president gave hope to an often overlooked and underserved constituency: wounded veterans.
And the electorate roared with approval.
While speaking at an AMVETS event in Louisville, KY, the president declared, “In a few moments, I will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled.” The order will immediately erase hundreds of millions of dollars in debt for eligible disabled veterans. Currently, the average load each wounded warrior carries in student loans is about $30,000.
The White House then issued a statement: “The process by which our disabled veterans apply for Federal student loan discharges is too burdensome.”
So Trump simply fixed the problem. No red tape. No jumping through hoops at local Social Security offices or the Office of Veterans Affairs. Done and done.
A Whiny Objection Emerges from the Celebrants
Why can’t left-leaning people stay in their own social media lane? There is always one to emerge from the center of a happy celebration to rain on the parades of others. Meet Kimberly Whitlock from an Antifa proud state, who attempted to seed the clouds as veterans opened their personal lives on Facebook with their own first-hand stories. “I work for a federal student loan servicer and we already do that for not only disabled vets but ALL disabled borrowers. This is nothing new.”
In a Nellie Olsen superior way, she stepped right in front of the feculence fan set to high. A boy from Bama, Chad Weaver, was quick to set her record straight: “Kimberly Whitlock not true. I am 80% disabled, and still owe 60k in federal loans.”
Release the Hounds
From Hart, MI, Craig Stace shared his personal journey: “I’m a vet from the Cuban crisis..(served in Cuba, kept Russian subs away). I’ve been blessed, had a good job with good benefits, earned my degrees with scholarships AND GI Bill, retired with medical insurance. I was NOT injured. I do NOT need this assistance. I am TOTALLY supportive of this order. Not all of us were so blessed or lucky. God bless this President!”
Our veteran friends in El Paso chimed as Magdaleno Soto wondered if Kimberly was telling the truth and, if so, why were they keeping such a big secret that could help so many.
“Kimberly Whitlock well when have you notified anybody about this program and why didn’t you publish it in newspaper or anything where us veterans could see it. I keep up with all VA news never once saw your info.”
Kevin Tavernier, a patriot from Portage, IN, was quick to explain that the “Difference is before the disabled vets had to jump thru hoops, now they don’t unless they want to opt-out. Not to mention the discharged amount is now going to be tax-free on federal end and he’s pushing it to be state tax-free also. I’d say that’s pretty new.”
Justin Arnold made us smile as he questioned if Kimberly was effective at her job: “Interesting how many disabled veterans in the comments are all thankful because they have been burdened by student debt this whole time. So either your office isn’t doing its job or its catering to the wrong group of people.”
As President Trump promised: “The debt of these disabled veterans will be entirely erased. It will be gone. They’ve made a sacrifice that’s so great, and they’re such incredible people. And they never complain.”
And the heartland unanimously agrees – which makes us wonder: Is Kimberly now pondering a change in career?