G.W. Bush Charges Veteran Charity

Posted on July 9, 2015

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To help a US veterans charity raise money, George W. Bush charged $100,000 for a speech. The former President was also provided a private jet to travel to Houston at a cost of $20,000.

The charity raises money for severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The year before former First Lady Laura Bush collected $50,000 to appear before the same charity.

Texas-based Helping a Hero charity provides specially-adapted homes for veterans who lost limbs and suffer from other severe injuries while serving in the military.

A spokesman for the charity said that the former President had given a discount as he normally charges $250,000 for a speech.

President Bush should have spoke before the charity at no charge. By charging for the speech, it is a slap-in-the-face to all wounded veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and need help now. It was President Bush who ordered the wars without providing tax money to pay for them.

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