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Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate By Republicans

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Veteran

Livingston, TN

#1 Sep 23, 2012
Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate By Republicans
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Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate By Republicans

JENNIFER STEINHAUER

Eager to shoot down President Obama’s legislative agenda just weeks
before the election, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure
that would have provided $1 billion over five years 4 veterans
find work in their communities.
The measure, which would have potentially created jobs for up to
20,000 veterans, was blocked by Republicans, who
argued that the bill was unpaid for. Senator Patty Murray, a
Washington Democrat and the bill’s main sponsor, said the bill would
have covered the costs in part with fees on Medicare providers and
suppliers who are delinquent on their tax bills.
The procedural vote was 58 to 40; 60 votes would have been required to
waive Republican objections.
The bill was opposed, by, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican
of Oklahoma, who said he believed the bill duplicated existing job
programs for veterans that are not well run, and Senator Rand Paul,
Republican of Kentucky, who has been seeking amendments on bills that
would cut off funding 4 the doctor who helped the United States find Osama bin
Laden.
“It’s both shocking and shameful that Republicans today chose to kill
a bill to put America’s veterans back to work,” Ms. Murray said in a
statement.
“At a time when one in four young veterans are unemployed,” she said,
“Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside
the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide
for their families.”
She added that the vote was “stark reminder” that Mitch McConnell,
Senate minority leader from Kentucky, and Senate Republicans “are
willing to do absolutely anything to fulfill the pledge he made nearly
two years ago to defeat President Obama. It doesn’t matter who gets in
their way or which Americans they have to sacrifice in that pursuit,
even if it’s our nation’s veterans.”
Some Republicans, five of whom voted for the bill, also seemed
disappointed about the failure of legislation that had the veneer of
bipartisan support.“These men and women have worn our uniform,
shouldered the burden and faced unthinkable dangers in forward areas
during a very dangerous time,” Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said.
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Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Eager to shoot down President Obama’s legislative agenda just weeks
before the election, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure
that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans
find work in their communities.
The measure, which would have potentially created jobs for up to
20,000 veterans, was blocked on a procedural point by Republicans, who
argued that the bill was unpaid for. Senator Patty Murray, a
Washington Democrat and the bill’s main sponsor, said the bill would
have covered the costs in part with fees on Medicare providers and
suppliers who are delinquent on their tax bills.
The procedural vote was 58 to 40; 60 votes would have been required to
waive Republican objections.
The bill was opposed, by, among others, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican
of Oklahoma, who said he believed the bill duplicated existing job
programs for veterans that are not well run, and Senator Rand Paul,
Republican of Kentucky, who has been seeking amendments on bills that
would cut off funding to Egypt and to Pakistan until Pakistan freed
Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the United States find Osama bin
Laden.
“It’s both shocking and shameful that Republicans today chose to kill
a bill to put America’s veterans back to work,” Ms. Murray said in a
statement.
“At a time when 1 in 4 young veterans are unemployed,” she said,
“Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside
the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide
for their families.”
Congressional Malfeasance

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Sep 23, 2012
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/09...

Yeah, keep distracting yourself from the reality that you bozo's have forced Republicans into a defective candidate for President. Amidst all the confusion and dismay by the BS mountain crew, otherwise known as Fox News, over the real Swiss Mitt, Cayman Cash Hole, Etch-A-Sketch, reboot Willard Romoney 9.0 letting his true beliefs about half the country including you be known for all to hear, you might have missed...

One of the most disgusting displays of heartless Republican, contradictory hypocritical, compassion-less policy actions in US congressional history took place.

Republican congressional scum bags succeeded in blocking a Democratic sponsored US Veteran's Jobs bill that would have cost a measly 1 billion and supported 5 prongs of assistance for Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans to assimilate back into the society they fought for. Assistance for housing, job training, physical and mental recovery, higher education.

For perspective on that 1 billion, Bush and Cheney started the Iraq War earmarking 800 BILLION, adding further supplemental funding up to the tune of 1.2 TRILLION!!!!! ALL OFF THE BOOKS off the Budget and borrowed from China. So the War that these Veterans went to combat in for 4-5-6 and even 7 tours of duty costs 1.2 trillion.

So here we are, Dems are asking for a measly 1 BILLION in effort to help those returning Veterans from losing possibly a generation or so of well being.

AND REPUBLICANS just can't bring themselves to let pass this bill saying things like "we just can't afford it now"!!!!!!!!!!

So, the only thing that would bring this whole circus of stupidity by REPUBLICANS around full circle would be for all you Republican supporters on THESE TOPIX BOARDS to all come on here and tell all the Veterans reading here how much you appreciate their sacrifices for their country BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO SUPPORT YOUR REPUBLICANS this election even though it will SCREW VETERANS every step of the way!!!!!

This is also another thing just like Rmoney letting everyone know his true feelings, this is how REPUBLICANS behave!

They don't care about reality, contradiction, destruction, all they care about is ideological purity the hell with everything else!!!

Good luck in oblivion dirt bag Republicans, you'll be in the electoral desert for years until you fix what is wrong with you cause nobody is buying you hypocritical bS any more!!!!!

VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!!
GOTP

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Feb 27, 2014
Congressional Malfeasance wrote:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ri ckungar/2012/09/23/senate-gop- obstructionists-throw-veterans -under-the-bus-vote-down-bill- to-help-vets-in-need-of-jobs/
Yeah, keep distracting yourself from the reality that you bozo's have forced Republicans into a defective candidate for President. Amidst all the confusion and dismay by the BS mountain crew, otherwise known as Fox News, over the real Swiss Mitt, Cayman Cash Hole, Etch-A-Sketch, reboot Willard Romoney 9.0 letting his true beliefs about half the country including you be known for all to hear, you might have missed...
One of the most disgusting displays of heartless Republican, contradictory hypocritical, compassion-less policy actions in US congressional history took place.
Republican congressional scum bags succeeded in blocking a Democratic sponsored US Veteran's Jobs bill that would have cost a measly 1 billion and supported 5 prongs of assistance for Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans to assimilate back into the society they fought for. Assistance for housing, job training, physical and mental recovery, higher education.
For perspective on that 1 billion, Bush and Cheney started the Iraq War earmarking 800 BILLION, adding further supplemental funding up to the tune of 1.2 TRILLION!!!!! ALL OFF THE BOOKS off the Budget and borrowed from China. So the War that these Veterans went to combat in for 4-5-6 and even 7 tours of duty costs 1.2 trillion.
So here we are, Dems are asking for a measly 1 BILLION in effort to help those returning Veterans from losing possibly a generation or so of well being.
AND REPUBLICANS just can't bring themselves to let pass this bill saying things like "we just can't afford it now"!!!!!!!!!!
So, the only thing that would bring this whole circus of stupidity by REPUBLICANS around full circle would be for all you Republican supporters on THESE TOPIX BOARDS to all come on here and tell all the Veterans reading here how much you appreciate their sacrifices for their country BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO SUPPORT YOUR REPUBLICANS this election even though it will SCREW VETERANS every step of the way!!!!!
This is also another thing just like Rmoney letting everyone know his true feelings, this is how REPUBLICANS behave!
They don't care about reality, contradiction, destruction, all they care about is ideological purity the hell with everything else!!!
Good luck in oblivion dirt bag Republicans, you'll be in the electoral desert for years until you fix what is wrong with you cause nobody is buying you hypocritical bS any more!!!!!
VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!!
Don't look now but Republicans are screwing veterans over again!!!!!!

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