Are there are any applications of this story to our current day? Mr. Gonsalves certainly thinks so.
As you read these words, there are veterans in VA hospitals paying for their meals while the president's budget, among other things, would more than double co-payment charged to many veterans for prescription drugs, and would require some to pay new fee of $250 a year to use government health care.Anyway it's a good article, and worth thinking about.
Why? To pay war bills while giving disproportionate tax cuts to those who least need it.