I keep seeing facebook and TV ads wanting me to donate money to Wounded Warriors or USO or other like organizations who say they will use the money to help returning veterans. I don't send them any money although they have their hearts in the right place. (The legitimate ones anyway.) My reasoning is that the federal government and the profit from war corporations should be shouldering this burden. Think about it. The big defense contractors urge war, profit from it, and they don't pay taxes at anywhere near a fair rate. So, what is a returning soldier with problems face? Having to go to charity for help, instead of Corporate America and the rich paying a fair tax to help them through the veterans administration. And the American public just soaks it up when these veterans help organizations ask for money. It is another way of subsidizing the rich.
Here is a petition about APD that has been started at the White House "We the People" website. I usually think these are pretty meaningless exercises, but maybe it will catch someones eye in the daily political briefing.