15 Ways the Republicans Hurt Veterans

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Moe

Anonymous Proxy

#1 May 26, 2014
(15) The Bush administration ignored warnings about Al Qaeda. You know that whole “war on terror” thing? And the 3,000 who died in the 9/11 attacks? It never should have happened.
(14) Republicans sent our soldiers into Iraq. Thanks to Bush II 4,486 U.S. soldiers died between 2002 and 2012, to protect the world from “weapons of mass destruction”
(13)… Without proper combat gear. Once in Iraq, U.S. soldiers were routinely sent into combat without adequate armor and gear, causing many to be needlessly wounded and killed.
(12) The GOP has ruined our military’s reputation. The war crimes committed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and company have permanently damaged U.S. soldiers’ reputation abroad.
(11) Republicans cut funding for the V.A. Repeatedly. The Republicans and their Faux News propaganda machine are hell-bent on blaming President Barack Obama for the V.A. healthcare system scandal.
(10) The GOP-led Congress ignored warnings about the V.A. The Obama administration warned about the health care delays back in 2008.
(9) GOP Governors deny 258K veterans health care. Oh, and although Republicans love wrapping themselves in the American (or, sometimes, Confederate) flag, here’s the REAL scandal about veterans.
(8) Conservative policies leave our veterans in the cold… literally. The National Coalition of the Homeless reports that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans lack housing on any given night.
(7) Republicans cut food stamps for veterans, soldiers, and their families. At least 900,000 of America’s veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to — as Dubya would put it —“put food on their families.” In 2013 veterans, soldiers, and spouses redeemed $100 million in food stamps (SNAP benefits) at commissaries (special shops) on military bases.
(6) The GOP votes against creating jobs. 10% of veterans are unemployed, a rate that tops the general population by 3%. Many of these veterans have mental and physical disabilities, because we break them and don’t fix them. Also — despite all the promises they get from recruiters — their wartime skills and experience often don’t mesh with the needs of today’s job market.
(5) The GOP also blocked jobs specifically for veterans. Those who’ve served struggle with the above challenges when it comes to finding work and launching their civilian careers. With CEO pay leaving businesses with razor-thin operating budgets, and intense competition for even the least skilled positions, who’s going to give a disabled vet a chance, or provide training to a former soldier with brains and potential?
(4) Republicans fight for the right to deny spousal benefits to LGBT service members. The U.S. military has taken great strides since the days of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
(3) The GOP defends rape culture in the military. Fighting enemy forces in a strange land is scary enough. But for many — especially female service members — danger can come from one’s comrades in arms as well. As more and more reports of rape in the military make news headlines, lawmakers and policy makers within the armed forces, are trying to address this issue.
(2) No Citizenship for immigrant soldiers. For people living in TEApublican-land, immigrants can serve our country, but shouldn’t become citizens after they’ve served. Immigrants who enlist are often children whose parents brought them here when they were very young.
(1) Republicans promote religious bullying against our soldiers. Too many members of the Republican party are so-called “Christians” who seek to pass laws that would force their beliefs on everyone else. Meanwhile, their legions of dominionist thugs in the military bully their fellow soldiers for Jesus.
Chuck

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 26, 2014
I know that the republican tea party said that if you have no insurance or a way to pay for a life saving surgery asked what they should do they shouted "LET THEM DIE". And now the veterans. Mean and hateful they are.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#3 May 26, 2014
Moe wrote:
(15) The Bush administration ignored warnings about Al Qaeda. You know that whole “war on terror” thing? And the 3,000 who died in the 9/11 attacks? It never should have happened.
(14) Republicans sent our soldiers into Iraq. Thanks to Bush II 4,486 U.S. soldiers died between 2002 and 2012, to protect the world from “weapons of mass destruction”
(13)… Without proper combat gear. Once in Iraq, U.S. soldiers were routinely sent into combat without adequate armor and gear, causing many to be needlessly wounded and killed.
(12) The GOP has ruined our military’s reputation. The war crimes committed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and company have permanently damaged U.S. soldiers’ reputation abroad.
(11) Republicans cut funding for the V.A. Repeatedly. The Republicans and their Faux News propaganda machine are hell-bent on blaming President Barack Obama for the V.A. healthcare system scandal.
(10) The GOP-led Congress ignored warnings about the V.A. The Obama administration warned about the health care delays back in 2008.
(9) GOP Governors deny 258K veterans health care. Oh, and although Republicans love wrapping themselves in the American (or, sometimes, Confederate) flag, here’s the REAL scandal about veterans.
(8) Conservative policies leave our veterans in the cold… literally. The National Coalition of the Homeless reports that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans lack housing on any given night.
(7) Republicans cut food stamps for veterans, soldiers, and their families. At least 900,000 of America’s veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to — as Dubya would put it —“put food on their families.” In 2013 veterans, soldiers, and spouses redeemed $100 million in food stamps (SNAP benefits) at commissaries (special shops) on military bases.
(6) The GOP votes against creating jobs. 10% of veterans are unemployed, a rate that tops the general population by 3%. Many of these veterans have mental and physical disabilities, because we break them and don’t fix them. Also — despite all the promises they get from recruiters — their wartime skills and experience often don’t mesh with the needs of today’s job market.
(5) The GOP also blocked jobs specifically for veterans. Those who’ve served struggle with the above challenges when it comes to finding work and launching their civilian careers. With CEO pay leaving businesses with razor-thin operating budgets, and intense competition for even the least skilled positions, who’s going to give a disabled vet a chance, or provide training to a former soldier with brains and potential?
(4) Republicans fight for the right to deny spousal benefits to LGBT service members. The U.S. military has taken great strides since the days of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
(3) The GOP defends rape culture in the military. Fighting enemy forces in a strange land is scary enough. But for many — especially female service members — danger can come from one’s comrades in arms as well. As more and more reports of rape in the military make news headlines, lawmakers and policy makers within the armed forces, are trying to address this issue.
(2) No Citizenship for immigrant soldiers. For people living in TEApublican-land, immigrants can serve our country, but shouldn’t become citizens after they’ve served. Immigrants who enlist are often children whose parents brought them here when they were very young.
(1) Republicans promote religious bullying against our soldiers. Too many members of the Republican party are so-called “Christians” who seek to pass laws that would force their beliefs on everyone else. Meanwhile, their legions of dominionist thugs in the military bully their fellow soldiers for Jesus.
But on the other hand Obama's demoRAT admin is in charge and he has done nothing to help veterans. Obama was in charge of Benghazi, the IRS, obamacare and NSA. Obama is nothing but scandals. He makes Bush look like a glory boy. God bless GWB!
SamReal

Detroit, MI

#7 May 27, 2014
SamREAL wrote:
<quoted text>
If bush is a war criminal, then Obama needs executed for treason.
Obama should be the one to pull the trigger and execute Bush for the 2500 lives Bush had killed.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#8 May 27, 2014
Moe wrote:
(15) The Bush administration ignored warnings about Al Qaeda. You know that whole “war on terror” thing? And the 3,000 who died in the 9/11 attacks? It never should have happened.
(14) Republicans sent our soldiers into Iraq. Thanks to Bush II 4,486 U.S. soldiers died between 2002 and 2012, to protect the world from “weapons of mass destruction”
(13)… Without proper combat gear. Once in Iraq, U.S. soldiers were routinely sent into combat without adequate armor and gear, causing many to be needlessly wounded and killed.
(12) The GOP has ruined our military’s reputation. The war crimes committed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and company have permanently damaged U.S. soldiers’ reputation abroad.
(11) Republicans cut funding for the V.A. Repeatedly. The Republicans and their Faux News propaganda machine are hell-bent on blaming President Barack Obama for the V.A. healthcare system scandal.
(10) The GOP-led Congress ignored warnings about the V.A. The Obama administration warned about the health care delays back in 2008.
(9) GOP Governors deny 258K veterans health care. Oh, and although Republicans love wrapping themselves in the American (or, sometimes, Confederate) flag, here’s the REAL scandal about veterans.
(8) Conservative policies leave our veterans in the cold… literally. The National Coalition of the Homeless reports that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans lack housing on any given night.
(7) Republicans cut food stamps for veterans, soldiers, and their families. At least 900,000 of America’s veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to — as Dubya would put it —“put food on their families.” In 2013 veterans, soldiers, and spouses redeemed $100 million in food stamps (SNAP benefits) at commissaries (special shops) on military bases.
(6) The GOP votes against creating jobs. 10% of veterans are unemployed, a rate that tops the general population by 3%. Many of these veterans have mental and physical disabilities, because we break them and don’t fix them. Also — despite all the promises they get from recruiters — their wartime skills and experience often don’t mesh with the needs of today’s job market.
(5) The GOP also blocked jobs specifically for veterans. Those who’ve served struggle with the above challenges when it comes to finding work and launching their civilian careers. With CEO pay leaving businesses with razor-thin operating budgets, and intense competition for even the least skilled positions, who’s going to give a disabled vet a chance, or provide training to a former soldier with brains and potential?
(4) Republicans fight for the right to deny spousal benefits to LGBT service members. The U.S. military has taken great strides since the days of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
(3) The GOP defends rape culture in the military. Fighting enemy forces in a strange land is scary enough. But for many — especially female service members — danger can come from one’s comrades in arms as well. As more and more reports of rape in the military make news headlines, lawmakers and policy makers within the armed forces, are trying to address this issue.
(2) No Citizenship for immigrant soldiers. For people living in TEApublican-land, immigrants can serve our country, but shouldn’t become citizens after they’ve served. Immigrants who enlist are often children whose parents brought them here when they were very young.
(1) Republicans promote religious bullying against our soldiers. Too many members of the Republican party are so-called “Christians” who seek to pass laws that would force their beliefs on everyone else. Meanwhile, their legions of dominionist thugs in the military bully their fellow soldiers for Jesus.
Moe, Another delitefull LOC. Please consider shorter writings for we independant conservatives so our brain does not hurt.
TEA for two and none for you. And it is warm today.
Andrew

Carmel, IN

#11 May 27, 2014
Chuck wrote:
I know that the republican tea party said that if you have no insurance or a way to pay for a life saving surgery asked what they should do they shouted "LET THEM DIE". And now the veterans. Mean and hateful they are.
They sure did say it. It's on youtube. Hateful SOB's

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#13 May 27, 2014
Moe wrote:
(15) The Bush administration ignored warnings about Al Qaeda. You know that whole “war on terror” thing? And the 3,000 who died in the 9/11 attacks? It never should have happened.
(14) Republicans sent our soldiers into Iraq. Thanks to Bush II 4,486 U.S. soldiers died between 2002 and 2012, to protect the world from “weapons of mass destruction”
(13)… Without proper combat gear. Once in Iraq, U.S. soldiers were routinely sent into combat without adequate armor and gear, causing many to be needlessly wounded and killed.
(12) The GOP has ruined our military’s reputation. The war crimes committed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and company have permanently damaged U.S. soldiers’ reputation abroad.
(11) Republicans cut funding for the V.A. Repeatedly. The Republicans and their Faux News propaganda machine are hell-bent on blaming President Barack Obama for the V.A. healthcare system scandal.
(10) The GOP-led Congress ignored warnings about the V.A. The Obama administration warned about the health care delays back in 2008.
(9) GOP Governors deny 258K veterans health care. Oh, and although Republicans love wrapping themselves in the American (or, sometimes, Confederate) flag, here’s the REAL scandal about veterans.
(8) Conservative policies leave our veterans in the cold… literally. The National Coalition of the Homeless reports that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans lack housing on any given night.
(7) Republicans cut food stamps for veterans, soldiers, and their families. At least 900,000 of America’s veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to — as Dubya would put it —“put food on their families.” In 2013 veterans, soldiers, and spouses redeemed $100 million in food stamps (SNAP benefits) at commissaries (special shops) on military bases.
(6) The GOP votes against creating jobs. 10% of veterans are unemployed, a rate that tops the general population by 3%. Many of these veterans have mental and physical disabilities, because we break them and don’t fix them. Also — despite all the promises they get from recruiters — their wartime skills and experience often don’t mesh with the needs of today’s job market.
(5) The GOP also blocked jobs specifically for veterans. Those who’ve served struggle with the above challenges when it comes to finding work and launching their civilian careers. With CEO pay leaving businesses with razor-thin operating budgets, and intense competition for even the least skilled positions, who’s going to give a disabled vet a chance, or provide training to a former soldier with brains and potential?
(4) Republicans fight for the right to deny spousal benefits to LGBT service members. The U.S. military has taken great strides since the days of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
(3) The GOP defends rape culture in the military. Fighting enemy forces in a strange land is scary enough. But for many — especially female service members — danger can come from one’s comrades in arms as well. As more and more reports of rape in the military make news headlines, lawmakers and policy makers within the armed forces, are trying to address this issue.
(2) No Citizenship for immigrant soldiers. For people living in TEApublican-land, immigrants can serve our country, but shouldn’t become citizens after they’ve served. Immigrants who enlist are often children whose parents brought them here when they were very young.
(1) Republicans promote religious bullying against our soldiers. Too many members of the Republican party are so-called “Christians” who seek to pass laws that would force their beliefs on everyone else. Meanwhile, their legions of dominionist thugs in the military bully their fellow soldiers for Jesus.
Pretty much covers it. Sounds anti American to me.
Observer

Toledo, OH

#17 May 28, 2014
Moe wrote:
(15) The Bush administration ignored warnings about Al Qaeda. You know that whole “war on terror” thing? And the 3,000 who died in the 9/11 attacks? It never should have happened.
(14) Republicans sent our soldiers into Iraq. Thanks to Bush II 4,486 U.S. soldiers died between 2002 and 2012, to protect the world from “weapons of mass destruction”
(13)… Without proper combat gear. Once in Iraq, U.S. soldiers were routinely sent into combat without adequate armor and gear, causing many to be needlessly wounded and killed.
(12) The GOP has ruined our military’s reputation. The war crimes committed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and company have permanently damaged U.S. soldiers’ reputation abroad.
(11) Republicans cut funding for the V.A. Repeatedly. The Republicans and their Faux News propaganda machine are hell-bent on blaming President Barack Obama for the V.A. healthcare system scandal.
(10) The GOP-led Congress ignored warnings about the V.A. The Obama administration warned about the health care delays back in 2008.
(9) GOP Governors deny 258K veterans health care. Oh, and although Republicans love wrapping themselves in the American (or, sometimes, Confederate) flag, here’s the REAL scandal about veterans.
(8) Conservative policies leave our veterans in the cold… literally. The National Coalition of the Homeless reports that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans lack housing on any given night.
(7) Republicans cut food stamps for veterans, soldiers, and their families. At least 900,000 of America’s veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to — as Dubya would put it —“put food on their families.” In 2013 veterans, soldiers, and spouses redeemed $100 million in food stamps (SNAP benefits) at commissaries (special shops) on military bases.
(6) The GOP votes against creating jobs. 10% of veterans are unemployed, a rate that tops the general population by 3%. Many of these veterans have mental and physical disabilities, because we break them and don’t fix them. Also — despite all the promises they get from recruiters — their wartime skills and experience often don’t mesh with the needs of today’s job market.
(5) The GOP also blocked jobs specifically for veterans. Those who’ve served struggle with the above challenges when it comes to finding work and launching their civilian careers. With CEO pay leaving businesses with razor-thin operating budgets, and intense competition for even the least skilled positions, who’s going to give a disabled vet a chance, or provide training to a former soldier with brains and potential?
(4) Republicans fight for the right to deny spousal benefits to LGBT service members. The U.S. military has taken great strides since the days of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
(3) The GOP defends rape culture in the military. Fighting enemy forces in a strange land is scary enough. But for many — especially female service members — danger can come from one’s comrades in arms as well. As more and more reports of rape in the military make news headlines, lawmakers and policy makers within the armed forces, are trying to address this issue.
(2) No Citizenship for immigrant soldiers. For people living in TEApublican-land, immigrants can serve our country, but shouldn’t become citizens after they’ve served. Immigrants who enlist are often children whose parents brought them here when they were very young.
(1) Republicans promote religious bullying against our soldiers. Too many members of the Republican party are so-called “Christians” who seek to pass laws that would force their beliefs on everyone else. Meanwhile, their legions of dominionist thugs in the military bully their fellow soldiers for Jesus.
Very true.
Observer

Toledo, OH

#18 May 28, 2014
Moe wrote:
(15) The Bush administration ignored warnings about Al Qaeda. You know that whole “war on terror” thing? And the 3,000 who died in the 9/11 attacks? It never should have happened.
(14) Republicans sent our soldiers into Iraq. Thanks to Bush II 4,486 U.S. soldiers died between 2002 and 2012, to protect the world from “weapons of mass destruction”
(13)… Without proper combat gear. Once in Iraq, U.S. soldiers were routinely sent into combat without adequate armor and gear, causing many to be needlessly wounded and killed.
(12) The GOP has ruined our military’s reputation. The war crimes committed by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and company have permanently damaged U.S. soldiers’ reputation abroad.
(11) Republicans cut funding for the V.A. Repeatedly. The Republicans and their Faux News propaganda machine are hell-bent on blaming President Barack Obama for the V.A. healthcare system scandal.
(10) The GOP-led Congress ignored warnings about the V.A. The Obama administration warned about the health care delays back in 2008.
(9) GOP Governors deny 258K veterans health care. Oh, and although Republicans love wrapping themselves in the American (or, sometimes, Confederate) flag, here’s the REAL scandal about veterans.
(8) Conservative policies leave our veterans in the cold… literally. The National Coalition of the Homeless reports that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans lack housing on any given night.
(7) Republicans cut food stamps for veterans, soldiers, and their families. At least 900,000 of America’s veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to — as Dubya would put it —“put food on their families.” In 2013 veterans, soldiers, and spouses redeemed $100 million in food stamps (SNAP benefits) at commissaries (special shops) on military bases.
(6) The GOP votes against creating jobs. 10% of veterans are unemployed, a rate that tops the general population by 3%. Many of these veterans have mental and physical disabilities, because we break them and don’t fix them. Also — despite all the promises they get from recruiters — their wartime skills and experience often don’t mesh with the needs of today’s job market.
(5) The GOP also blocked jobs specifically for veterans. Those who’ve served struggle with the above challenges when it comes to finding work and launching their civilian careers. With CEO pay leaving businesses with razor-thin operating budgets, and intense competition for even the least skilled positions, who’s going to give a disabled vet a chance, or provide training to a former soldier with brains and potential?
(4) Republicans fight for the right to deny spousal benefits to LGBT service members. The U.S. military has taken great strides since the days of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
(3) The GOP defends rape culture in the military. Fighting enemy forces in a strange land is scary enough. But for many — especially female service members — danger can come from one’s comrades in arms as well. As more and more reports of rape in the military make news headlines, lawmakers and policy makers within the armed forces, are trying to address this issue.
(2) No Citizenship for immigrant soldiers. For people living in TEApublican-land, immigrants can serve our country, but shouldn’t become citizens after they’ve served. Immigrants who enlist are often children whose parents brought them here when they were very young.
(1) Republicans promote religious bullying against our soldiers. Too many members of the Republican party are so-called “Christians” who seek to pass laws that would force their beliefs on everyone else. Meanwhile, their legions of dominionist thugs in the military bully their fellow soldiers for Jesus.
Just another mess the republicans left for President Obama to clean up. He will and do a good job at that.
Andrew

Anonymous Proxy

#20 May 28, 2014
SomeGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
The impersonator is replying to himself again. What a pathetic soul the impersonator is.
The republicans would put all veterans in under ground bunker and gas them if they could make a profit.
Prowd Tee Purty Membur

West Lafayette, IN

#21 May 28, 2014
Actions speak louder than words. We don't really care about our veterans. We like to use them as a prop and for window dressing to show that we are patriotic.

The only thing we really care about are lowering taxes for the billionaires. And 99.9% of those billionaires have never served in the military.

The Simon's could use more subsidies. Jimmy Irsay could use another tax break. The Koch's are deserving of the oil depletion allowance. Wall St deserves another bonus.
Andrew

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Jun 3, 2014
Prowd Tee Purty Membur wrote:
Actions speak louder than words. We don't really care about our veterans. We like to use them as a prop and for window dressing to show that we are patriotic.
The only thing we really care about are lowering taxes for the billionaires. And 99.9% of those billionaires have never served in the military.
The Simon's could use more subsidies. Jimmy Irsay could use another tax break. The Koch's are deserving of the oil depletion allowance. Wall St deserves another bonus.
True! The tea party republicans only concern is destroying America and they have been great about that. And that is it They could care less about those who serve in the military.
SamREAL

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Jun 4, 2014
Tammy wrote:
It was Obama's admin that was responsible for the VA issues. You can't blame the republicans for that mess. That all falls on Obama.
Finally some common sense on this ignorant thread.
Andrew

United States

#26 Jun 5, 2014
Tammy wrote:
It was Obama's admin that was responsible for the VA issues. You can't blame the republicans for that mess. That all falls on Obama.

It was the republican congress who failed to look at a bill the dems proposed and would have resolved the issues such as waiting to see a dr. Boners fault.
Ben Franklin

West Lafayette, IN

#27 Jun 5, 2014
The scions of wealth have never given a damn about those doing the grunt work.

The Republicans: We can't afford to raise the salary of military personnel.

The Republicans: Sure,let's give more billions in contracts to the military industrial complex. They have a strong lobby who throw a lot of cocktail parties on our behalf. MMMhhhmmmm. Martinis and cocktail wieners.

The Tea Party: We must lower taxes for the executives of Chevron,Exxon, and BP. They deserve it.

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