Cuts for military retirees costs GOP ...

Cuts for military retirees costs GOP support for budget deal

There are 73 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 16, 2013, titled Cuts for military retirees costs GOP support for budget deal. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Three Senate Republicans have spoken out against the bipartisan budget deal that the House approved last week because of concerns about spending cuts that would affect working-age military retirees.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Dec 17, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>The only thing you blow is the Kock Bros. Every teabaggers breakfast of champions.
LBJ's Great Society: 40 Years Later

1964 was a very busy year for Lyndon Johnson. First he rammed through Congress the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving him war powers in Vietnam. Next he signed into Law the now famous or infamous, depending on ones political slant, Civil Rights Act. He called this ambitious undertaking his "Guns and Butter" program. The first part of this equation to go sour was the war effort. Johnson treated the war like a political problem that he could solve by twisting the arms of Ho and Giap the same way he had got things done in the Senate for so many years. When this strategy failed to produce results he next tried to micro-manage the war from the Oval Office as if it were a giant chess game with our troops as the pawns. He went so far as to select bombing targets and to turn missions on and off like a switch with a carrot-on-a-stick approach to entice Ho to the peace table. Meanwhile on the home front, with his Great Society and War on Poverty programs, he was socially engineering our country into a welfare state while funding a military adventure overseas. When asked by a reporter if it was fiscally prudent to fund a war effort and his social programs at the same time he replied, "Heck yeah man, we're rich".

When Cronkite abandoned him on National TV, as he strolled through the ancient city of Hue with his battle helmet and somber intonations that we were mired in a quagmire and that it was time to seek peace,(code word for surrender), with honor, Johnson folded up like a wet tissue, tucked his tail between his legs, and slinked off back to his ranch in Texas.

As bad as his failure in Vietnam proved to be, the results of his Great Society Programs were far more insidious, deadly and injurious to our Nation's psyche. The mammoth social welfare entitlement programs that streamed out of Washington did more damage to the fabric of our society than any number of Vietnams could have done. The irony is, that the segment of our society that it meant to help, was the one that was most grievously harmed. Of all those who fell victim to the welfare mentality, none suffered more than the black communities.

In the fifties, although blacks were still struggling for equal oppertunities and were on the low end of the economic ladder, the black family was for the most part strong and stable. Two parent families were the rule, not the exception. They attended church together, had strong moral values, and did not comprise a majority of the prison population. Compare that to the present state of the black community after 40 years of Liberal Socialism. Our prisons are disproportionably black, unwed mothers and single parent families are the rule, black youths without a strong male role model other than rap stars and basketball players, roam the streets and are drawn into a culture of drugs and crime.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#23 Dec 17, 2013
Nothing to do with the GOP Presidents looting the Social Security Funds....typical......

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#24 Dec 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct.
It's STILL an increase, just not as much of one.
Only a liberal would think that's a decrease, which is why we have a $17+ TRILLION debt.
So after all this time, you finally admit you're a teabagger. HYP-O-CRITE.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#25 Dec 17, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>LBJ's Great Society: 40 Years Later
1964 was a very busy year for Lyndon Johnson. First he rammed through Congress the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, giving him war powers in Vietnam. Next he signed into Law the now famous or infamous, depending on ones political slant, Civil Rights Act. He called this ambitious undertaking his "Guns and Butter" program. The first part of this equation to go sour was the war effort. Johnson treated the war like a political problem that he could solve by twisting the arms of Ho and Giap the same way he had got things done in the Senate for so many years. When this strategy failed to produce results he next tried to micro-manage the war from the Oval Office as if it were a giant chess game with our troops as the pawns. He went so far as to select bombing targets and to turn missions on and off like a switch with a carrot-on-a-stick approach to entice Ho to the peace table. Meanwhile on the home front, with his Great Society and War on Poverty programs, he was socially engineering our country into a welfare state while funding a military adventure overseas. When asked by a reporter if it was fiscally prudent to fund a war effort and his social programs at the same time he replied, "Heck yeah man, we're rich".
When Cronkite abandoned him on National TV, as he strolled through the ancient city of Hue with his battle helmet and somber intonations that we were mired in a quagmire and that it was time to seek peace,(code word for surrender), with honor, Johnson folded up like a wet tissue, tucked his tail between his legs, and slinked off back to his ranch in Texas.
As bad as his failure in Vietnam proved to be, the results of his Great Society Programs were far more insidious, deadly and injurious to our Nation's psyche. The mammoth social welfare entitlement programs that streamed out of Washington did more damage to the fabric of our society than any number of Vietnams could have done. The irony is, that the segment of our society that it meant to help, was the one that was most grievously harmed. Of all those who fell victim to the welfare mentality, none suffered more than the black communities.
In the fifties, although blacks were still struggling for equal oppertunities and were on the low end of the economic ladder, the black family was for the most part strong and stable. Two parent families were the rule, not the exception. They attended church together, had strong moral values, and did not comprise a majority of the prison population. Compare that to the present state of the black community after 40 years of Liberal Socialism. Our prisons are disproportionably black, unwed mothers and single parent families are the rule, black youths without a strong male role model other than rap stars and basketball players, roam the streets and are drawn into a culture of drugs and crime.
Copy and paste off topic frightwing birther nut DUMBOSPAM.
alan

Livonia, LA

#26 Dec 17, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>So after all this time, you finally admit you're a teabagger. HYP-O-CRITE.
and you cant keep soros nuts and d--k out your mouth can you boy?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#27 Dec 18, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>So after all this time, you finally admit you're a teabagger. HYP-O-CRITE.
Nope, still a conservative libertarian; same as I've always been.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#28 Dec 18, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Nothing to do with the GOP Presidents looting the Social Security Funds....typical......
Prove it
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#30 Dec 18, 2013
ha ha wrote:
<quoted text>
read it and weep loser ..
http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/09/ronald-reag...
the Bushes did it also - its just part of the standard GOP playbook.
In Collectivism magazine, Joe Stalin said "you will love it" or" I will kill you"......hahhahahahahaha haha! Once we set course on "the great society", the time bomb started ticking. It only took a few years from the signing into law for a malaise to set in lasting a decade or so. Reagan got lied to by the progressives. Repubs like being lied to. Still exists today. Perhaps Carter could have done something to get reelected and you wouldn't have had to blame another Repub for the malaise that exists now. Talk to LBJ and the progressive congress at that time about the social security system. He and they have a role in it.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Pottstown, PA

#31 Dec 18, 2013
What the frack were these "PROfessional" politicians thinking. But see it's not about RepubliCANT or DemocRAT. It's about "PROfessional" politician world.

At the same time these traitors are seeking pro ILLEGAL immigrant legislation which will require money while cutting benefits of those who LEGALLY served the country.

Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#32 Dec 18, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> In Collectivism magazine, Joe Stalin said "you will love it" or" I will kill you"......hahhahahahahaha haha! Once we set course on "the great society", the time bomb started ticking. It only took a few years from the signing into law for a malaise to set in lasting a decade or so. Reagan got lied to by the progressives. Repubs like being lied to. Still exists today. Perhaps Carter could have done something to get reelected and you wouldn't have had to blame another Repub for the malaise that exists now. Talk to LBJ and the progressive congress at that time about the social security system. He and they have a role in it.
More collective frightwingnut drivel.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#33 Dec 18, 2013
As much as the Republicans are exploiting "Peewee Ryan's Big "Bipartisan" Misadventure" to cloak themselves as being all "bipartisany" with Ryan's budget "deal," it's clear that he's still nothing but the Koch Brothers' boy, dedicated to the cause of making cuts to the poor rather than the wealthiest. Ryan and his tea partier managers join the Koch Brothers to wish the military and other Americans a dismal Christmas and an impoverished new year.

It's the war on Christmas, Bill O'Reilly! Not to mention, of course, the war on human decency.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#34 Dec 18, 2013
...Amen.....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#35 Dec 18, 2013
ha ha wrote:
<quoted text>
read it and weep loser ..
http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/09/ronald-reag...
the Bushes did it also - its just part of the standard GOP playbook.
Thanks....he has a tendency to disappear, whenever the facts don't match his partisan politics.....lol....

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#37 Dec 19, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Nothing to do with the GOP Presidents looting the Social Security Funds....typical......
Bend over fruit loop, I will have one of your buds insert the full story up where your head is.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#38 Dec 19, 2013
ha ha wrote:
<quoted text>read it and weep loser ..

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/09/ronald-reag...

the Bushes did it also - its just part of the standard GOP playbook.
What a joke. Johnson robbed the social security blind to pay for Vietnam and his great society. After this there is no more a social security fund than their is today.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#39 Dec 19, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks....he has a tendency to disappear, whenever the facts don't match his partisan politics.....lol....
Sorry pookie. You are above all else a bullseye for jokes.
are you a

Pittsburgh, PA

#40 Dec 19, 2013
STATITIC...spam clueless nuts????? if appears the truth about WHAT THE PROBLEM IS , the facts , the statitics ,the reality of what makes the country tick or STINK , IS A LITTLE TOO MUCH.for those that are the problem...47 years of welfare , has bought NOTHING.. instead of checks ,JOBS WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE MEANINGFULL in 1967 .but only if you inclined o WORK.....so now 17 trill later ,47 years later,....BINGO ,same problem ,same modus operandi..,,,, "GREAT SOCIETY",in your dreams..
soylent green

Pittsburgh, PA

#41 Dec 19, 2013
is people.... WELFARE IS A FIRE INSURANCE PREMIUM.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#42 Dec 19, 2013
The gop hates the military. Except when they need to send them to die for them.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#43 Dec 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Bend over fruit loop, I will have one of your buds insert the full story up where your head is.
Bitter people never prosper......that explains your wasting everyone's time on here.....everyday......

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