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Thousands of veterans and Hawaii are now being denied funding and loans for their homes all because of some bureaucratic wording about water.
The -- whole thing could easily have been fixed by governor Neil Abercrombie but he isn't budging.
Former Vietnam POW seven years and former congressional candidate Orson Swindle joins a genuine American hero we're grateful to have this morning mr.
-- thank you so.
Is -- -- -- the state of Hawaii.
Has going along with a federal ruling that.
Basically says 4500 homes owned by veterans don't have potable water -- -- -- -- potable water.
And this prevents those veterans from getting VA loans are having their loans -- is that we have this right.
Well Tucker I think slightly different from that there's something like 60000 homes -- our call in the 2000 sensors so being -- that have catchment system your award for -- the roof and it goes through filtration process.
60000 it's a way of life and and most people around the world know -- way of life in many places there are roughly think about 161000 veterans who live on the big island of Hawaii.
And it what the state did not the federal government the state.
On our Neil Abercrombie.
Placed on their website a statement that -- on Warner is no longer potable or good for drinking.
While the VA have a requirement that if you gonna build a house where their financing you have to have.
Drinkable water right.
If so is this bureaucratic blunder if you will is sitting up there is VH fought -- third won't we can't make loans on of those circumstances.
And different -- repetitive Bob McDermott -- -- marine himself has been trying to talk to the governor to get the government to merely act with one stroke -- the -- and remove that ridiculous statement.
I even -- universe to warriors says that potable water through catchment system very real so we -- don't work.
So it governor conflict could -- these investing -- to serve the country -- -- cut off from VA loan back 'cause of this ruling and he could fix it.
With a stroke of the pen and he's choosing not to why.
Well I I have no idea you know -- the governor have a long history of being revamped how war are.
Radical during the Vietnam War and there's -- great pictures -- him around there.
In another form used several long hair what for summary and cut that off -- -- years ago.
But die and if a summary and he doesn't say -- -- tally of veterans and and we had a lot of veterans out there that might like I have VA finance home.
And he's brought blocking it and it literally wouldn't take a flick of a pin it would merely -- take him is simply saying.
Changes and the VA incidentally gave them the language to insert on their website that would remedy is a problem.
If just a magnificent example -- compliments and bureaucracies.
Out there in this case and and -- certainly confidence and leadership the governor you know like so many politicians today.
Know nothing about the leadership and that -- -- equipment and -- simple problem that he installed.
Well he does a summing -- -- pressure though hopefully this will -- and up to the extent that he.
Actually -- to to rectify this Orson Swindle an American hero joining us now from Washington we're appreciative having on this morning thank you good to see -- thanks.
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