Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
Chachi

São Paulo, Brazil

#48005 Feb 27, 2014
I'm gay too waco, you want to come live with me in Brazil?
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#48006 Feb 27, 2014
hole in the wall wrote:
<quoted text> This is more bullshit from a black racist.....
I'm not black, dumbass
hole in the wall

Newark, NJ

#48007 Feb 27, 2014
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not black, dumbass
name callin.....lmao....
TSF

Angier, NC

#48008 Feb 27, 2014
Why bother? I already live in NC which is being run by commie republikan legislators.
hole in the wall wrote:
<quoted text> why dont you move to a communist country
Rock

Franklin, NC

#48009 Feb 27, 2014
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think the days of the black codes in the south should come back and whites could choose to serve no black people?
do you think its alright to have black only universities, churches and neighborhoods?
Rock

Franklin, NC

#48010 Feb 27, 2014
TSF wrote:
Why bother? I already live in NC which is being run by commie republikan legislators.
<quoted text>
. Communism? Son, no one believes that fairy tale anymore...its fascism now.
TSF

Angier, NC

#48011 Feb 27, 2014
. Republikans have successfully blocked the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Pay Restoration Bill.

Why do republicans hate veterans?
Ben

Greer, SC

#48012 Feb 28, 2014
TSF wrote:
. Republikans have successfully blocked the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Pay Restoration Bill.
Why do republicans hate veterans?
"Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial test vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.

Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions filed an amendment late Monday to restore money that was cut from veteran and military retiree pension benefits by closing a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for child tax credits.

His move comes after several GOP senators voiced complaints about the budget package, which sailed out of the House last week on a strong bipartisan vote. Those senators were also calling on their colleagues Tuesday morning to spare military retirees from the cuts.

However, late-breaking endorsements from several GOP senators could help lift the budget bill over the finish line, and it's unclear whether changes to the military retiree provision will be considered.

Republicans opposed to that provision say it unfairly forces veterans to pick up the cost of new spending. The provision generating heated opposition from Veterans of Foreign Wars and allied lawmakers would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.

"It's unacceptable to single out our men and women in uniform in this way," said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who has already expressed her intention to vote against the proposed budget.

Democrats need to hold most of their caucus of 55 senators together and pick up a handful of GOP senators in order to reach the 60-vote threshold to advance the bill on Tuesday." Published December 17, 2013 Of course you wouldn't remember who imposed the cuts to begin with, that's right, now the Dems are looking for votes. The Dems want to reverse their actions of the past. Looks like the Dems only like the Veterans when they need a vote.
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48013 Feb 28, 2014
I'm beginning to think TSF is"mentally challenged"Ben. The guy has the gall to accuse Republicans of cutting Vets benefits, when it was the democrats who eviscerated VA benefits. Next thing you know, he'll say republicans are responsible for cutting military spending. Harry Reid is getting some...."interesting "messages from Obamacare victims...
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48014 Feb 28, 2014
Russian troops are moving into Crimea, a part of Ukraine. As I predicted.... The idiot Bill O'Reilly will soon discover what the President is all about, when he kills the pipeline... Can't believe he thought a political hack like Obama would put the best interests of America ahead of his political dogma..
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48015 Feb 28, 2014
Why does Lois Lerner want immunity?? Why did Lois Lerner take the fifth?? What is she afraid of??? Is IRS afraid of something??? Gosh, you'd think Lerner and IRS have something to hide!!!
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48016 Feb 28, 2014
Russians move on Ukraine... Unworried about impotent America.. Russians continue to increase their military spending in the face of the American decline... rushing to fill the coming power vacuum in the world with the abdication of America....
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48017 Feb 28, 2014
Noted democrat says we have to all allow illegal aliens here..... Since we are incapable of cleaning up after ourselves ....
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48018 Feb 28, 2014
Northern California federal court says that American flag t-shirts can be banned at school on Cinco de Mayo day, as they could provoke"strife". Mexican flag? That's cool.
TSF

Angier, NC

#48019 Feb 28, 2014
Senate GOP blocks veterans’ bill

02/27/14 03:16 PM

By Steve Benen

.
As a rule, legislation related to veterans’ benefits tends to garner bipartisan support, but as we were reminded this afternoon, there are exceptions.

Senate Republicans stopped Democrats from advancing a bill that would have expanded healthcare and education programs for veterans.

In a 56-41 vote Thursday, the motion to waive a budget point of order against the bill failed. Democrats didn’t have the 60 votes needed to overcome the Republican roadblock.

Only two of the Senate’s 45 Republicans – Sens. Dean Heller (Nev.) and Jerry Moran (Kan.)– voted with the Democratic majority. That was obviously not enough to end the GOP’s obstruction.

The bill, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Pay Restoration Act, was quite expansive. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a co-sponsor, posted an overview of the legislation, highlighting its expanded VA health care access, tuition assistance, and job training. These certainly sound like the sort of things GOP lawmakers could go for.

Republikans actually blocked this bill because they insisted it contain sanctions on Iran. Basically republicans hate veterans and military regardless of what they say. Actions speak louder than words.
TSF

Angier, NC

#48020 Feb 28, 2014
Unworried for very good reasons. War cost lots of money. Russia is running a budget surplus of 608.7 billion ruble or 18.8 billion US dollars. The USA is running a budget deficit and has debt of approximately 17 TRILLION dollars. If we fight, we will have to borrow the money from a communist country ,China, which can cut the US off anytime we fail to dance to their tune..
Another reason is that besides the USA foolishly spending ourselves into debtor prison on unsuccessfully fighting camel jocks who burn camel shit to cook with, we have worn our military into war weariness with the Halliburton no bid contractor wars.
Reality is finally forcing us to do what we should always do. Mind our own business.
Return of the Waco wrote:
Russians move on Ukraine... Unworried about impotent America.. Russians continue to increase their military spending in the face of the American decline... rushing to fill the coming power vacuum in the world with the abdication of America....
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48021 Feb 28, 2014
TSF be real. Cutting VA benefits was your boys'idea. That's a fact. Russians are running Surplus because they don't give money away to their citizens.
Ben

Greer, SC

#48022 Feb 28, 2014
"The Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal would raise health-care costs for certain members of the military community and drastically trim subsidies for the commissaries that provide discounted groceries to troops and their families.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that the proposed changes to the Tricare program would involve fee increases for active-duty family members and military retirees, but he provided no specifics on how much the rates would rise.

“We will ask retirees and some active-duty family members to pay a little more in their deductibles and co-pays, but their benefits will remain affordable and generous, as they should be,” he said.

Hagel said the proposed Tricare changes would encourage members to use the most affordable options for care, such as military treatment facilities, preferred providers and generic prescriptions. Under the plan, medically retired service members, their families and the survivors of service members who die on active duty would not pay the annual participation fees charged to other retirees, and they would pay a smaller share of the costs for health care than other retirees, Hagel said.

The budget also calls for a 71 percent reduction in subsidies for commissaries, which would lower the amount from $1.4 billion to $400 million over three years.

Military groups have opposed the planned cut, saying it could force most existing commissaries to close. Hagel said the Defense Department would not shutter any stores and that they would still pay no rent or taxes. He also said the shops overseas and in rural areas would continue to receive direct subsidies.

The budget, unveiled Monday at a news conference, does not recommend changes for the military retirement benefits of existing troops. Hagel said the Pentagon is waiting for a report from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, expected in February 2015, before pursuing reforms in that area.

The fiscal plan Congress and President Obama approved last year would have reduced the annual cost-of-living increases for younger military retirees starting in 2015, but lawmakers in both chambers voted to repeal that provision earlier this month for anyone who enlisted before Jan. 1." http://www.washingtonpost.com "reduced the annual cost-of-living increases" YOUR guy did that, right?
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48023 Feb 28, 2014
TSF wrote:
Unworried for very good reasons. War cost lots of money. Russia is running a budget surplus of 608.7 billion ruble or 18.8 billion US dollars. The USA is running a budget deficit and has debt of approximately 17 TRILLION dollars. If we fight, we will have to borrow the money from a communist country ,China, which can cut the US off anytime we fail to dance to their tune..
Another reason is that besides the USA foolishly spending ourselves into debtor prison on unsuccessfully fighting camel jocks who burn camel shit to cook with, we have worn our military into war weariness with the Halliburton no bid contractor wars.
Reality is finally forcing us to do what we should always do. Mind our own business.
<quoted text>
If America ceases to pay China the money and interest owed, the Chinese govt. Will be in dire straits. The money we save by doing that will pay for a boatload of entitlements. You forgot one thing. A debtor, who owes a huge amount of money, has a certain kind of leverage.
Return of the Waco

Greer, SC

#48024 Feb 28, 2014
Should Russia be concerned about Europe? Really?? Wonder how much natural gas the Europeans get from Russia?? As usual, the Russians hold the upper hand. Flowery rhetoric never has impressed the Russians. However, the Russians have a little problem of their own!! A country that shares a huge border with them, China, is also arming feverishly. The xenpphobic Russians trust... no one.

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