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Foreclosures and The Military Returnees PTSD

December 1, 2011

One of the things the Obama administration did was to pass an extensive law that protected the returning Vets from losing their houses to foreclosure. One of the provision changes was to eliminate the requirement for Vets to attend the foreclosure hearing or lose their homes automatically. It also was now the law that the Vet be given 9 months after returning home to get his/her affairs in order before any foreclosings could happen.

Recently an audit of these things has shown that as many as 5,000 homes, owned by these Veterans were foreclosed upon illegally by the big banks led by Bank of America.
This makes me wonder what other laws are the big businesses breaking for their own selfish greed? If they can screw our genuine heroes, who else is also in line? Is no one safe? These are the kinds of issues that we, as a population, must pay attention to and since we our government is of the people, by the people and for the people, let these kinds of issues help guide your voting selection.

How does this issue affect PTSD should be quite easy to see but just in case you are wondering why I chose to include it, let me explain. We know that there is going to to be a big influx of returning veterans, by the end of the year, with all military personnel supposed to be out of Iraq, I am guessing, like everything else, this will be December 31,2011. I’m guessing that this will be big topic for debate for a while. We also know statistically 20-30% of our returning men/women will be experiencing PTSD. Hopefully the appeal being made by many to have jobs available will work but sooner or later, my guess is sooner, jobs will be put on the back burner. That means more unemployment on the horizon. If the service men and women also have to worry about their homes being illegally taken we are adding a lot of stress not only to those with PTSD but also those without it.

I have said over and over that we ex-service people along with current ones need to band together. This can only be done by reaching out to all you know and getting them together. It takes an effort and doesn’t happen magically. My favorite saying is from an African proverb, “If you think one person cannot make a difference, try locking yourself in a tent with one mosquito.”