• October 8, 2019

Freedom for Opportunity

Freedom for Opportunity

Freedom for Opportunity

In 2010, under the Obama Administration as a new full-time dad, I had to apply for Department for Economic Security (DES)  assistance for Access Healthcare, Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance. As a Veteran, I did not have help or resources to improve my life. The Department of Veterans Affairs did not approve my medical claims, the Phoenix VA Hospital Leadership became corrupt, and resources were not available to help me and my kids.
The Obama Administration was not lifting me up, but was only holding me down. Truth!

 

 

Image ©Gary Skidmore

Image ©Gary Skidmore

In 2012, I met Herman Cain, and that conversation led me to thinking about my values and principles, and soon thereafter I made the decision to register as a Republican. I was now a Black Conservative and proudly so. Then in 2016 I went to my first Trump Rally in July of 2015 and I met Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump. I listened carefully to his speech and in his speech he spoke about his plans to help veterans and I was hooked. At this point he had won my confidence and vote. Nothing was going to change my mind. I decided to work extra hard to improve my life and that hard work started with me. I started classes at the University of Phoenix MBA Program, and I made a promise to myself that I would do everything in my power to get my family off all DES Programs.

 

President Trump was elected to the White House in November of 2016. That following year in April of 2017 my VA Claim that had been denied many times under the Obama Administration was finally approved. The Trump Administration passed much needed VA Legislation through Congress including the VA Laws Below

“…I made a promise to myself that I would do everything in my power to get my family off all DES Programs.”

VA Choice Program:

Presidential Memorandum Discharging the Federal Student Loan Debt if Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans

Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

 

These Veterans Programs have given my life more opportunities and strength to keep moving forward. Under the Trump Administration, the kids and I are no longer on any DES Programs. We appreciate the help, but now I am living my life without DES assistance. I do not need government any longer and I am proud to say I am FREE!

 

 

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