I posted this on Reddit https://redd.it/4g9onx
any upvotes would be greatly appreciated!
This is my story...
My goals before joining the military were help my country, gain independence and go to school. (2006-2010)While in the military I went to school as much as they would allow me to and I gave birth to a lovely little girl. It was difficult to go to school because of training and other random things they can spring on us without notice. Towards the end of my term I was able to get a home for my family with the help of the VA. I have no complaints over the VA they are very helpful despite their limitations. After the military I was able to go to school on the Post 9/11 GI bill and at the time they would be able to cover my BAH while in class and while waiting between terms. Roughly a year after I started, I got a letter that would dramatically change my life for the next 10 years. I never previously had any dislike for a president before this day. This letter read that I would no longer get BAH between classes. This meant that I wouldn't have the money to pay my mortgage for those months. It takes 2-3 months to get a job and getting one for only a couple of months is rather unrealistic. Reading this letter made me sick to my stomach. I didn't know what to do. I fell behind on my mortgage, and my bank does not allow partial payments so I couldn't pay it at all. I consulted my mother and she suggested trying to get a modification to lower the payment. I spent 2 awful years fighting with my bank to try to get a modification while they jerked me around and I fell further and further behind in debt. By 2014 my credit had turned sour and the bank had sent me a letter saying I was denied the modification, my home was to go to auction due to foreclosure. (It makes me both angry and sad thinking about this and reliving it all over again.) My only choice at this point to save my home was to file Ch. 13 bankruptcy, but I had no job and couldn't prove that I could be successful with it. After a heartfelt pray, it was by the grace of God that I was able to find a job in time and file before my home went to auction. I agreed to a $1k per month payment on bankruptcy for the next 6 years and still pay my $2k per month mortgage payment along with electric, water, food, etc. Between that day and now I had exhausted unemployment, exhausted my savings, and changed jobs. I am now having to live paycheck to paycheck and still going negative. I have my boyfriend paying for our groceries and even he is going negative every month. I am at least proud that I was able to make it this far, I hope that I can last another 4 years. I am writing all of this to you and the world because I know you care about veterans. You deserve to hear a real and personal story from one, especially because you targeted this exact issue. I wanted you to know that I know you will do great as a president and you have my vote 100%.
tl : dr - Obama screwed me over, Vote Trump!