olddinosaur: Robert Heinlein told the story of a drummer boy who served in the War of 1812 at age 12.When he was 65, he married a girl who was 15, and she lived to be 85.So the last pension for the war of 1812 was paid in 1935, 121 years after the war was over.
CygnusDarius: It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Taylor Mental: Without a breakdown on how many lazy brown people are defrauding the government of welfare this information is useless.Furthermore, the sum total wouldn't dent the ginormous debt Farbongo is wracking up with foodstamps.So who cares?
The Southern Dandy: I got no problem paying pension to the children of Union soldiers. Just so long as no money is going to any children of traitors from the south. In fact, the children of Confederates should be taxed to pay for the pension for the children of the American soldiers.
That Magnificent Bastard!: flamingboard: But Bush and Co. said Iraq would pay for itself.Reference needed.
wickedragon: I seem to remember that the last wife of a Civil War veteran died just a couple of years ago. Or was that "the wife of a civil war vet"?
dryknife: CygnusDarius: It's the gift that keeps on giving.You're thinking of the Jelly of the Month Club.
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