Video: McCain: "I'm ashamed" about shutdown-delayed death benefits

Oct 9, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS News

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Congress should be "ashamed" that its inability to reach a budgetary agreement has caused the payment of death benefits to fallen soldiers' families to be delayed.

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Reach an agreement?

All that need happen is for Boehner to let
the members of the House of Representatives,
majority Republican, to have a vote on the
Continuing Resolution. There is a good
chance it will pass in the House. The Senate
will do its part and then on to Obama for
signature.

Boehner says he doesn't have the votes.

Bullsh*t! He doesn't have the guts.

Good name for the guy: Bullsh*t Boehner.

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Obama's starting negotiating position is that he “will not negotiate”.

So there you have it!
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The government is now paying civilian military contractors, are they NOT ALSO PAYING their benefits?

The military is also being paid. Are they also being provided with their military benefits?

So why, in the instance of a death that triggers the payout of benefits, the government is holding back its hand???

Kicking the family of the deceased while it is down.

This is VICIOUS and inexcusable abuse!!
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McCain and all the other Democrats should be ashamed.
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Gary wrote:
Reach an agreement?
All that need happen is for Boehner to let
the members of the House of Representatives,
majority Republican, to have a vote on the
Continuing Resolution. There is a good
chance it will pass in the House. The Senate
will do its part and then on to Obama for
signature.
Boehner says he doesn't have the votes.
Bullsh*t! He doesn't have the guts.
Good name for the guy: Bullsh*t Boehner.
Well the House would certainly be willing to pass a resolution to allow death benefits to fallen soldiers be paid immediately if only bullsh*t reid would let the Senate vote on such a resolution and if bullsh*t faux president clown barry would sign it.

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McCain was too old, and Sarah was a little too flaky, so that helps explain obamas first win. But now that he still has 3 more y ears to go, its gonna be a disaster if he keeps this kind of stuff up.....and then Hillary will be even worse, shes got lots of hate built up for the normal people in this country too, so its gonna be a bumpy ride, you taxpayers better buckle up, you're the only ones that currently contribute to society, now you're gonna have to contribute even more. The poor aint gonna do it, in fact they want even more free sh't.

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Hey John. Sit down and shut the f*ck up.

Let's see here. The government is wasting money to the tune of $85bn/month to the Wall Street Banks under the banner of QE3.

There is money right there.

Maybe could pull some of the funding you're supplying to the Al Nusra Front a known terrorist organization.

Or how about shutting down some of the 700+ military bases we have occupying in over 130+ different countries.

Or better yet, how about we end these 74 different wars we are waging.
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McCain is a democrat party mole

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J_a_n wrote:
Obama's starting negotiating position is that he “will not negotiate”.
So there you have it!
There is nothing to negotiate between Obama and the GOP. The facts are simple:
.The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") is the law of the land.
.The GOP, led by the lunatic fringe Tea Party, wants to defund Obamacare as the price for passing a funding bill.
.This demand has caused the GOP leadership to oppose the continuing funding of the government, under pressure from their extreme right flank.
.The irony is that the shutdown does not prevent Obamacare from being implemented, since the funds for its implementation were already allotted.
.No reasonable person should expect Obama to backtrack on his own program, which by the way is being met with an overwhelming response.
.The House has enough votes to pass the funding bill. Boehner has but to bring it to a vote. But he is being controlled by the lunatic fringe of the party, rather than the will of the American people.

Obama must not give an inch. Any negotiating needs to be done between relatively sane Republicans and their crazy Tea Party captors.
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Spike wrote:
McCain is a democrat party mole
His brain certainly works like a Democrats. It's funny how he tries to wash his hands of any responsibility for this. He's an old idiot that will drag us into more senseless wars if given the chance.

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>There is nothing to negotiate between Obama and the GOP. The facts are simple:
.The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") is the law of the land.
.The GOP, led by the lunatic fringe Tea Party, wants to defund Obamacare as the price for passing a funding bill.
.This demand has caused the GOP leadership to oppose the continuing funding of the government, under pressure from their extreme right flank.
.The irony is that the shutdown does not prevent Obamacare from being implemented, since the funds for its implementation were already allotted.
.No reasonable person should expect Obama to backtrack on his own program, which by the way is being met with an overwhelming response.
.The House has enough votes to pass the funding bill. Boehner has but to bring it to a vote. But he is being controlled by the lunatic fringe of the party, rather than the will of the American people.
Obama must not give an inch. Any negotiating needs to be done between relatively sane Republicans and their crazy Tea Party captors.
The ACA that was passed and signed ISN'T the same that is being implemented. No waivers, no exemptions PERIOD!! This will hurt Che Obama more then you think. Obama now has a 37% a job approval rating!!
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>There is nothing to negotiate between Obama and the GOP. The facts are simple:
.The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") is the law of the land.
.The GOP, led by the lunatic fringe Tea Party, wants to defund Obamacare as the price for passing a funding bill..This demand has caused the GOP leadership to oppose the continuing funding of the government, under pressure from their extreme right flank.
.The irony is that the shutdown does not prevent Obamacare from being implemented, since the funds for its implementation were already allotted..No reasonable person should expect Obama to backtrack on his own program, which by the way is being met with an overwhelming response..The House has enough votes to pass the funding bill. Boehner has but to bring it to a vote. But he is being controlled by the lunatic fringe of the party, rather than the will of the American people.Obama must not give an inch. Any negotiating needs to be done between relatively sane Republicans and their crazy Tea Party captors.
"I heard over the weekend ... this notion that Congress doesn't have the capacity to end this shutdown," added Obama. "My suspicion is – my very strong suspicion is that there are enough votes there, and the reason that Speaker Boehner hasn't called a vote on it is because he doesn't, apparently, want to see the government shutdown end at the moment unless he's able to extract concessions that don't have anything to do with the budget."

Come on leaderless Boehner - let's have a vote.
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No there aren't enough votes for little black Sambo to get his way this time. He can have a temper tantrum, and do the dance, but the people have called their Congress men, and told them to stand down. No more trillion dollar debt increases without serious cuts.

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"I heard over the weekend ... this notion that Congress doesn't have the capacity to end this shutdown," added Obama. "My suspicion is – my very strong suspicion is that there are enough votes there, and the reason that Speaker Boehner hasn't called a vote on it is because he doesn't, apparently, want to see the government shutdown end at the moment unless he's able to extract concessions that don't have anything to do with the budget."
Come on leaderless Boehner - let's have a vote.
That's all a part of the Washington DC show. Kabuki Theater.

Stay tuned for a new episode of Honey Boo Boo.

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Retired SOF wrote:
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The ACA that was passed and signed ISN'T the same that is being implemented. No waivers, no exemptions PERIOD!! This will hurt Che Obama more then you think. Obama now has a 37% a job approval rating!!
And the Republican party now has a 28% approval rating. We're all going down with the ship, but the GOP will hit bottom first.

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Cat74 wrote:
No there aren't enough votes for little black Sambo to get his way this time. He can have a temper tantrum, and do the dance, but the people have called their Congress men, and told them to stand down. No more trillion dollar debt increases without serious cuts.
You're wrong as usual, you racist lowlife.

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Cat74 wrote:
No there aren't enough votes for little black Sambo to get his way this time. He can have a temper tantrum, and do the dance, but the people have called their Congress men, and told them to stand down. No more trillion dollar debt increases without serious cuts.
yet even teh GOP members of the house admit the votes are clearly there for a clear CR bill to be brought up and pass...

reality is fun!(too bad you'll never know...)

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>And the Republican party now has a 28% approval rating. We're all going down with the ship, but the GOP will hit bottom first.
i'm aiming to land on top of Christy! i might bounce all the way back to the top...
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Well the House would certainly be willing to pass a resolution to allow death benefits to fallen soldiers be paid immediately if only bullsh*t reid would let the Senate vote on such a resolution and if bullsh*t faux president clown barry would sign it.
The House Republicans are unwilling to drop their
demand that the Affordable Care Act be defunded.
Obama will not agree to that.

They should be ashamed that they are using these benefits
to blackmail the president into agreeing to defund
the Affordable Care Act.

If the House Republicans want so badly to allow
the death benefits, all they need to do is to pass
the Continuing Resolution and it will all work out.

Why won't Boehner allow his fellow Republicans to
have a vote?

What's more democratic and American than to have a vote?

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McCain knows that the tea-baggers in his Party are a detriment to this nation, they are unpatriotic and ignorant.

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