Senators fight cuts to veteran benefits ahead of key budget test vote

Dec 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Free Republic

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 vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.

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“The End Of America Coming Soon”

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Dec 17, 2013
 
Well folks, I guess we all know now what the priorities are and who is more important to our elected officials these days.

Our own citizens and veterans get put on the chopping block while our tax dollars continue being sucked up by illegal aliens who shouldn't even be here.

You'd think if cuts had to be made, the first place to look would be the billions going to the illegal masses, but oh no, don't dare touch them!

Let's take from our own and allow illegals to keep licking and lapping from the public trough until it dries up and then we'll have nothing left for anyone!

It's a sad day in America when the officials being paid to represent us turn their backs on own men and women who've risked their lives for us all...
sandy1

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Dec 17, 2013
 
Fed Up in North Carolina wrote:
Well folks, I guess we all know now what the priorities are and who is more important to our elected officials these days.
Our own citizens and veterans get put on the chopping block while our tax dollars continue being sucked up by illegal aliens who shouldn't even be here.
You'd think if cuts had to be made, the first place to look would be the billions going to the illegal masses, but oh no, don't dare touch them!
Let's take from our own and allow illegals to keep licking and lapping from the public trough until it dries up and then we'll have nothing left for anyone!
It's a sad day in America when the officials being paid to represent us turn their backs on own men and women who've risked their lives for us all...
Those who chose leeching criminals over our brave soldiers deserve to be Fired in 2014, and hung for treason!!!!!!
wild child

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Dec 17, 2013
 
sandy1 wrote:
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Those who chose leeching criminals over our brave soldiers deserve to be Fired in 2014, and hung for treason!!!!!!
disgusting, every illegal needs to starve and get out.which is what is going to happen.thanks to obama budget and healthcare.anytime now americans will demand no more benefits for illegals.that my illegal amigos is any reform or amnesty dead.better luck next time.lol
sandy1

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Dec 17, 2013
 
wild child wrote:
<quoted text> disgusting, every illegal needs to starve and get out.which is what is going to happen.thanks to obama budget and healthcare.anytime now americans will demand no more benefits for illegals.that my illegal amigos is any reform or amnesty dead.better luck next time.lol
These disgusting leeching criminals need to pack up their anchors and get out!! The real Americans are locked and loaded and sick of it!
sheepleloveroyal ty

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#5
Dec 18, 2013
 
The leftists are using the veterans like a human shield. This should've never been an issue. The RepubliCANTs like "PROfessional" politician Ryan enabled this disgrace.

REMEMBER in 2014-electoral consequences.

This is their legacy.
Ga Girl 56

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Dec 18, 2013
 
All my lovely posts gone again.
Ga Girl 56

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Dec 18, 2013
 
Fed Up in North Carolina wrote:
Well folks, I guess we all know now what the priorities are and who is more important to our elected officials these days.
Our own citizens and veterans get put on the chopping block while our tax dollars continue being sucked up by illegal aliens who shouldn't even be here.
You'd think if cuts had to be made, the first place to look would be the billions going to the illegal masses, but oh no, don't dare touch them!
Let's take from our own and allow illegals to keep licking and lapping from the public trough until it dries up and then we'll have nothing left for anyone!
It's a sad day in America when the officials being paid to represent us turn their backs on own men and women who've risked their lives for us all...
Put that little dingus back in your pants, little boy. Nobody cares and nobody wants to see it. Anything you can hold with 2 fingers, isn't worth having.

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Dec 18, 2013
 
sandy1 wrote:
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Those who chose leeching criminals over our brave soldiers deserve to be Fired in 2014, and hung for treason!!!!!!
Benghazi !.
ronnie

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#9
Dec 18, 2013
 
revolution, retribution, repeal, impeach, and end the madness... sick.
Billy Ringo

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Dec 18, 2013
 
Let's see - it was the House Rethugs that cut benefit to begin with.

Dems take back the House - 2014 can't get here fast enough !!!!
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Dec 19, 2013
 
Billy Ringo wrote:
Let's see - it was the House Rethugs that cut benefit to begin with.
Dems take back the House - 2014 can't get here fast enough !!!!
First, the provision does not break faith with the vast majority of men and women in uniform, since most of them will not retire. According to DOD’s Office of the Actuary, responsible for overseeing retiree pensions, only 15 to 17 percent of the enlisted soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who served in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will serve long enough to retire. The current retirement system provides no retirement benefits at all to servicemembers who serve less than 20 years. If MOAA, which used to be called the Retired Officers’ Association, really cared about the overwhelming majority of the enlisted men and women who serve in the military, they would advocate scrapping the current outmoded retirement system in favor of a 401(k) type system for all who serve.
Second, the reduction applies only to working-age retirees – that is, military retirees who have not yet reached the age of 62. Since the vast majority of people who retire from the military in their 40s and 50s take other jobs, often using skills they have gained or developed in the military, their military retirement pay is not their sole source of income. Moreover, when working-age retirees reach the age of 62, their retired pay would be readjusted back to the full amount they would have gotten if they had received the full COLA each year. After 62, retirees would receive the full COLA adjustments. In other words, the COLA reduction is temporary, affecting only those who retire from the military but are still young enough to work.
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#13
Dec 19, 2013
 
All laws can be repealed by congress. Let odumbo sign this, own it and the controversy follow all congressmen and senators who signed on to it with their votes. Just add it to the dems growing list of stupid activities into 2014 mid term elections. There's always a lining in these clouds, this time the dems have dug themselves into a mid-term shakeup with odumbocare, veterans issues and current administrations foray into open marxism.

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