House Democrats push through Webb's G...

House Democrats push through Webb's GI bill

There are 13 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from May 16, 2008, titled House Democrats push through Webb's GI bill. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb won a battle in the House Thursday, when Democrats pushed through his GI bill to give troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan a free college education.

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Norway

#2 May 18, 2008
This makes sense to me! Proud to serve leaders who look after us.
I agree that this will improve the quality of service members enlisting. I serve with many of them,
I joined a critical MOS, that I chose after two months of haggling. I chose it because I believed in it but I also want to earn my Masters. This appears to be a fair deal. Thank you honest public officials. Thank You Jim Webb.
AIRBORNE
Frank

Williamsburg, VA

#3 May 18, 2008
jim webb sure likes to give away my tax money.him osama obama, hitlery and the rest of the democrat socialists will now raise my taxes. We must stop them,the people must stand up and be counted!
CnetB4

Norfolk, VA

#4 May 20, 2008
Frank you are right on the beam. If you look further @ this proposed Bill, you shall find an "anmesty provision" for illegals. Socialism at its finest ???
Keyboard Commando

Hampton, VA

#5 May 21, 2008
The American people know it. And by the time we're through with you today, Senator Schumer, everybody is going to have heard what you said about all of this. Big Oil should pay for the gas tax holiday? He also said something else, and you heard him.. He said it would be ten years before a drop of oil came from ANWR. Senator Schumer, who first vetoed ANWR? It was Bill Clinton.

Had we been drilling in ANWR when it was first proposed back in 1994, guess what? We'd be 14 years into it, and we would have that supply. Every little bit counts. Every little bit hurts. It certainly would not pose a problem by drilling in ANWR. You know the old story The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? The Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse, I'm going to tell you who they are: Bill Clinton. He vetoed ANWR, and he did everything he could as the leader of the Democrat Party to prevent any new exploration, discovery, and drilling of oil within the continental United States or Alaska. Mario Cuomo is the second of The Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse. He shut down the nuclear plant in New York State. Just a total waste of money. It was ready to go online, he shut it down. The third member of The Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse is Jane Fonda. The movie The China Syndrome is the single reason we don't have nuclear power, because of a scare tactic movie about a meltdown at a nuclear plant, that's why we don't have nuclear power here. The fourth member of The Four Horsemen of the Energy Apocalypse is up for grabs. You could throw John Muir in there, founded the Sierra Club, but I rather put Algore in there.

How much longer are we to put up with the likes of the Democrats party?

We can start now by voting all of them out of our lives and putting people there that will respect our wishes.
Ex Military and Proud

Newport News, VA

#6 May 21, 2008
Don't think for a minute that Webb, a Democrat, cares anything about our service members other than their vote. It is election year and Webb is passing out Democrat party favors to get votes. Next year he will be withholding funding from the military with the rest of his left wing cronies. He is an embarassment to the corps.
andrew

Saint Andrews, UK

#7 May 22, 2008
You know..... God forbid we spend some money on ourselves rather than throwing more and more at a war that we have no chance of winning.

I might as well also point out that

1) Socialism isn't inherently bad. It might not be the best solution to our problems, but it isn't evil by definition.
2) Socialism has absolutely nothing to do with immigration.
3) Hillary and Obama aren't socialists. If you want an idea of socialism, I'd recommend looking at someone who actually calls themselves a socialist, and then comparing that to Obama or Hillary.

Their proposed budgets are also considerably less than what Bush spent, and less than what McCain plans to spend. They might also actually try to help improve things at home.

Also, if we stop directly funding the military, the troops will be forced to withdraw, and will no longer be getting shot at, which I imagine is something that they'd very much appreciate.
Ex Military and Proud

Newport News, VA

#8 May 22, 2008
andrew wrote:
You know..... God forbid we spend some money on ourselves rather than throwing more and more at a war that we have no chance of winning.
I might as well also point out that
1) Socialism isn't inherently bad. It might not be the best solution to our problems, but it isn't evil by definition.
2) Socialism has absolutely nothing to do with immigration.
3) Hillary and Obama aren't socialists. If you want an idea of socialism, I'd recommend looking at someone who actually calls themselves a socialist, and then comparing that to Obama or Hillary.
Their proposed budgets are also considerably less than what Bush spent, and less than what McCain plans to spend. They might also actually try to help improve things at home.
Also, if we stop directly funding the military, the troops will be forced to withdraw, and will no longer be getting shot at, which I imagine is something that they'd very much appreciate.
If you like socialism so much, stay over there in the UK. We do not want you over here in the USA. Socialism has never worked because after a while people get tired of being poor all of the time and want capitolism again so they can better their living conditions. Ask the people in China, Russia, and Cuba if they liked being poor all of the time under socialism.
freddy

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 May 22, 2008
This is a good bill so why is Bush and McCain against it? McCain said it was "too generous"
freddy

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#10 May 22, 2008
Ex Military and Proud wrote:
Don't think for a minute that Webb, a Democrat, cares anything about our service members other than their vote. It is election year and Webb is passing out Democrat party favors to get votes. Next year he will be withholding funding from the military with the rest of his left wing cronies. He is an embarassment to the corps.
Please, he and John Warner R-VA, and other repubs have been working on this bill for over a year now. Yes, he is a politician, but unlike most politicians he has served his country in the armed forces. I believe in his bi-partisan effort, he has already said he does not want a VP spot on Obama's ticket (that was disappointing to me)and he is a gun toter. Be a synic about this guy if you want but I support him.
Crudeoil

United States

#11 May 22, 2008
Jim Webb with all of us stupid people that voted for you would you please stop and take a look at the oil problem that you Democratic Party has cause. How are we going to pay for this if we all have no jobs because of the oil problem that you back?

From Rush

Big Oil is under the big klieg lights in the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee headed up by Senator Depends: Pat "Leaky" Leahy is grilling Big Oil, as they always do when these prices jump to points that have the public outraged, and of course what ought to happen here is that the Big Oil execs ought to have their own hearings and bring in senators and demand to know from these senators why you're preventing us from doing our jobs. This is some energy policy that the Senate Democrats have put together. "Senators told oil executives today that high oil prices cannot be explained by supply and demand, and that the oil industry's concentration -- and OPEC price collusion -- is contributing to the costs facing consumers. Executives of the five largest oil companies were appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.... But Shell Oil Co. Chairman John Hofmeister said the prices could be explained, saying,'The fundamental laws of supply and demand are at work.'"

Now, to illustrate here that we've got too many lawyers and too many idiots in the House of Representatives: "The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members." This is like suing Bin Laden! To sue OPEC! This was an overwhelming vote. I mean, the Republicans chimed in on this one, too. To sue OPEC members for "for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure. The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that US companies must follow. The measure passed in a 324-84 vote, a big enough margin to override a presidential veto." This is embarrassing. This is flat-out embarrassing. So our energy policy from the US government is sue OPEC and attack Big Oil execs. And all of this is not going to produce one drop of oil.

Here's a question. Everybody wants more oil, correct? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain need to be asked -- and they should be forced to answer this question -- why do you want the Saudis to pump more oil? Why do you want OPEC to pump more oil? Come on, now, you three are candidates for president of the United States. Tell us, if you want our votes, speak up, why do you want more oil in the market? Why? When all three of you are proposing various forms of legislation that would punish oil and try to get rid of oil and to raise taxes on everybody -- I mean, Obama's crazy statement last week that the world is no longer going to let us get away with keeping our homes at 72 degrees and driving our SUVs around and eating what we want. Scary. This is literally scary stuff. You've got the leading Democrat Party presidential candidate running around telling America just like Jimmy Carter, you have to learn to do with less. We are going to have to do with less. We are going to face a rollback of our lifestyle. This guy is a product of his environment, he's traveling around in these elitist circles and he's bought hook, line, and sinker the notion that we are despised and hated, and that's why he keeps making stupid statements such as he'll meet unilaterally without preconditions with anybody on the face of the earth, because he thinks we have to do that in order repair our image with all these people, and that evolves into the fact that the rest of the world hates us because we're using so much of the world's energy and we're polluting the planet. It's maddening.
Crudeoil

United States

#12 May 22, 2008
Here is more from above from Rush:

This guy is an empty suit. I am telling you, there is so much PR, so much buzz, so much spin about this guy, and he can't fill out his suit. This guy, I'm telling you, folks, he's not at all what he's cracked up to be. He may be a smooth talker, but when you get down to genuine intelligence, common sense, and knowledge, this guy is an order of fries short of a Happy Meal. So we want to know from all three of these candidates, "Why do you want more oil on the market?" That question and the answer is so important, so crucial to our economy and our well-being it should also be asked to every candidate for Congress, the House and the Senate, asked and answered, "Why do you want more oil on the market?" Let me add another group to this, too. Every journalist, every editorial writer, every TV anchor, every pundit should be asked and forced to answer, "Why should the Saudis pump more oil?" The answer is obvious. Even a Harvard grad knows it. When more oil is pumped, the price goes down. The price of oil, of gasoline, of diesel, jet fuel, all go down.

So why do we want more oil? Why do we want the Saudis to pump more oil? Obviously, we hope the price of all this stuff will go down because there will be more of it. And yet, knowing that simple fact, so many of these people demonize supply, they demonize the suppliers. They do everything in their power to prevent us from supplying our own oil, to reduce our own prices.
While demanding more oil on the market, guess who it is that's facing an inquisition today by the Senate Judiciary Committee? The very people whose business it is to produce more oil are being asked about collusion and price fixing and all that from people who say the Saudis need to pump more oil. When a political hack -- and I don't care who it is, take the politician of your choice -- stands in front of a gas pump with the meter clicking and demands lower prices or calls for a committee hearing and the latest gimmick, a lawsuit against OPEC, you can play back his or her own words, "more oil lowers prices." And when they rhapsodize about a frozen tundra they call an Arctic preserve that no one goes to visit, you can play back his or her own words, more oil lowers prices. When they play and replay the dream, the 30-year-old dream of alternate energy someday, somehow, somewhere, simply replay their words when they're out there with these little photo-ops in front of the gas pumps, "more oil lowers prices." Very important. And, by the way, I don't want anybody calling here. Well, you can call. But Snerdley is not going to put you through because I am issuing a dictum. I don't want to hear from anybody who says, "Hey, Rush, even if we started drilling today and changed policy, it would be ten years." So? The first step is always required no matter where you end up, and if we had done this ten years ago, guess what? We would already be pumping it. We wouldn't be having these problems. You gotta start sometime. It is embarrassing to sit around and demand the Saudis pump more or that Hugo Chavez pump more or we're going to sue these people? Is it any wonder the congressional approval rating is 13%, ladies and gentlemen?

Since: Jun 07

btwn L Erie and Ohio R,

#13 May 22, 2008
freddy wrote:
This is a good bill so why is Bush and McCain against it? McCain said it was "too generous"

Besides, the Republicans are too busy forking
over the money to Cheney's friends.

Since: Jun 07

btwn L Erie and Ohio R,

#14 May 22, 2008
Crudeoil wrote:
Here is more from above from Rush:...
So, Crudeoil, you are just another dildohead.

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