Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I hope that Michele Obama becomes aware of the military housing issues which Mary Alice is bringing to light on her blog From the Frontlines. In a series of posts she has described the broken cabinets, mold, tiny closets, make-shift bathrooms, rodents, slanted floors, broken appliances, dangerous walkways, etc. which have been ignored or shoddily repaired by the company our US Government hired - a privatized housing company which runs the substandard housing on their base.
In her frustration, Mary Alice has posted a number of times about the problems with the housing, the ridiculous amount of rent the families are charged, the fact that people assume they are not among the taxpaying citizenry contributing to the upkeep of their sub-standard housing and, insult to injury, that the US Mail is not delivered on cold winter days because the sidewalks are too dangerous for the mailman - but apparently not too dangerous for the women and children who live there.

We are a country which prattles on about our pride in our military - yet we refuse to properly fund their housing, medical and family needs.

Making it worse, the base commander asked Mary Alice's husband to tell her to stop talking about the problems. So, as requested by Jen at Juggling Life, we are out to talk about it, blog about it, tweet about it and get s big light shining on this issue. Join in!

1 comment:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love it! You're right--we need Michelle on the job.