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#2 Jun 14, 2008
McCAIN HAS NOT DELIVERED ON HIS PROMISES TO VETERANS
Union members respect Sen. John McCains service to our country. When will he start respecting ours? Although McCain talks about his support for veterans, he repeatedly votes against increased funding for veterans health careand more. We call on John McCain to join us in supporting our veterans and working to turn around America.
McCAIN REPEATEDLY VOTED AGAINST VETERANS HEALTH BENEFITS
McCain Voted Against Increased Funding for Veterans Health Care. Although McCain told voters at a campaign rally that improving veterans health care was his top domestic priority, he voted against increasing funding for veterans health care in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.(Greenville News, 12/12/2007; S.Amdt. 2745 to S.C.R. 95, Vote 40, 3/10/04; Senate S.C.R. 18, Vote 55, 3/16/05; S.Amdt. 3007 to S.C.R. 83, Vote 41, 3/14/06; H.R. 1591, Vote 126, 3/29/07)
Opposed an Assured Funding Stream for Veterans Health Care. McCain opposed providing an assured funding stream for veterans health care, taking into account annual changes in veterans population and inflation.(S.Amdt. 3141 to S.C.R. 83, Vote 63, 3/16/06)
McCAIN VOTED AGAINST ADDING MORE THAN $400 MILLION FOR VETERANS' CARE.
McCain was one of 13 Republicans to vote against providing an additional $430 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.(S.Amdt. 3642 to H.R. 4939, Vote 98, 4/26/06)
VOTED AGAINST ESTABLISHING A $1 BILLION TRUST FUND FOR MILITARY HEALTH FACILITIES.
McCain voted against establishing a $1 billion trust fund to improve military health facilities by refusing to repeal tax cuts for those making more than $1 million a year.(S.Amdt. 2735 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297, Vote 7, 2/2/06)
McCAIN OPPOSED $500 MILLION FOR COUNSELING SERVICES for VETERANS with MENTAL DISORDERS.
McCain voted against an amendment to appropriate $500 million annually from 2006-2010 for counseling, mental health and rehabilitation services for veterans diagnosed with mental illness, posttraumatic stress disorder or substance abuse.(S. 2020, S.Amdt. 2634, Vote 343, 11/17/05)
McCAIN VOTED IN SUPPORT OF DISABLED VETERANS ONLY 25 PERCENT OF THE TIME FROM 2004-2005.
While McCain claims he has been a leading advocate for veterans with disabilities, statistics show he supported the Disabled American Veterans interests only 25 percent of the time in 2004-2005. In 2006, that figure slipped to 20 percent of the time.(Project Vote Smart)
McCAIN VOTED AGAINST PROVIDING AUTOMATIC COST-OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS TO VETERANS.
McCain voted against providing automatic annual cost-ofliving adjustments for certain veterans benefits.(S. 869, Vote 259, 11/20/91)
#3 Jun 14, 2008
I have utter contempt now for the Republican party I once loved.
Here is an example of why. It is yet ANOTHER Republican SEX SCANDAL:
Ex-GOP county chairman pleads guilty
4:05 PM CDT, June 12, 2008
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.- A former Clark County Republican chairman has pleaded guilty to criminal deviate conduct, a felony charge that could send him to prison.
Sentencing is set for June 30 for Glenn Murphy Jr., who resigned as county chairman last August following his arrest.
Authorities said he performed oral sex on a sleeping man following a party at a home in Jeffersonville in July. He pleaded guilty in Superior Court on Thursday as part of an agreement that calls for a six-year sentence, with four years suspended...
It's none of my business someone's homosexual. But don't preach to me about the subject, then get caught doing this or "foot tapping" in an airport bathroom!
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