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Veterans Take It In The Shorts Thanks Democrats and One Republican
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-14 | Warren Beatty

Posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:07 AM PST by Starman417

shorts

Senate Democrats have thumbed their noses at veterans of America's military. They have sided with illegal aliens.

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) proposed yesterday (9 Jan 14) a bill which would have replaced recent cuts to veteran's pensions. The bill would also have closed a tax loophole that allows illegal aliens to access the Refundable Child Tax Credit. The bill was offered as an amendment to the unemployment benefits extension bill (S1845). The vote failed 54-42, with all Republicans - but Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) - voting for the amendment and against Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted with Republicans in favor of the amendment. Senator Ayotte argued her amendment "... would fix fraud in our tax code that really came to light in 2011 in a Treasury IG [Inspector General] report."

When given a clear choice, all but one of the Democrats - and one Republican - sided with illegal aliens over military veterans.

As John Hawkins at Breitbart says:

It's shameful that any member of Congress would choose to support illegal immigrants over American citizens, but it's particularly grating that they put illegal aliens in front of our troops.

The pension cut of $6 billion over 10 years was brought about by the Ryan-Murray budget deal. The Ryan-Murray budget deal hikes federal spending by $65 billion over the next two years, with hikes "paid for" by budget cuts, increased fees, and reductions, one of which is a reduction in pension benefits to veterans younger than 62. The budget deal would reduce the yearly cost-of-living adjustments for these military veterans. It would even impact those veterans who were forced to retire due to injuries sustained in the service of our country.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) tried to amend the pension reduction in the Ryan-Murray budget by repealing the changes to military pensions, and also to eliminate a welfare program benefiting illegal immigrants. Sessions said:

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: budget; veteran

1 posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:08 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

One Republican?

That budget deal was passed by a majority of House Republicans, isn’t that what caused all this?

or was this something different?


2 posted on 01/11/2014 10:56:10 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Starman417

It occurred to me that this might indicate there are potentially more illegal aliens voting than military veterans.....


3 posted on 01/11/2014 10:59:06 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Starman417

There’s a special place in hell for Reid.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 10:59:12 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Starman417
Those who voted "Aye" in favor of the original Murray/Ryan bill in the first place, are the traitors, whether DemocRAT or RepublicRAT!

All should be impeached and sent home packing without benefit of retirement or any of the other cushy benefits they vote to grant themselves, yet deny the American people.

Any and every bill passed without being first posted online or other form for the American people to read and comment on before bringing up for a vote (sound familiar, John Boehner/Mitch McConnell????), should be tossed in the recycle bin and anyone attempting to bring it up for a vote should face the same fate as the traitors voting to deny Veterans in favor of Illegal Aliens!!!

5 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:46 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: GeronL

Don’t bother asking him.

He’s a posting bot who *never* answers.

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6 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:55 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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7 posted on 01/11/2014 11:07:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: shibumi

thanks


8 posted on 01/11/2014 11:18:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Starman417

It took a whole village of Republicans to pass that budget bill. May they all rot in Hell.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 11:18:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Starman417

Total betrayal.

2006 --- Emboldened by Bush's open border policies 500,000 illegals march on Dallas Tx making demands and threats while waving foreign flags in our faces...

What are we spending on illegal alien healthcare every year? 100 billion tax dollars?

And these people in D.C. want to cut/reduce benefits to our veterans?

This alone should be enough to make Americans recoil in disgust.

10 posted on 01/11/2014 11:26:20 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
It looks like the momentum to repeal this odious theft of veterans pensions has stalled - I have not heard of any progress.

Further, Hagel is going around saying that "disabled veterans" will be protected from the cuts - but that is only partially true. Only those military who retired early will be protected, not someone who was injured while serving past 20 years or if they retired at 20 years or more and were rated as disabled by the Veterans Administration. Their pensions will be cut.

11 posted on 01/11/2014 3:48:56 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Starman417; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 3:50:39 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: dragnet2
This alone should be enough to make Americans recoil in disgust.

It does, but the scum bags will do it anyway. I despise these slime bags.

13 posted on 01/11/2014 4:59:11 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: dragnet2; Jet Jaguar; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; Lady Jag; SaraJohnson; ..
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Ping to photo and comment at # 10.

Thanks, Jet Jaguar.

14 posted on 01/11/2014 6:57:07 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: dragnet2

Thanks for the NYT propaganda.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 7:56:52 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Please add me to your active duty/retiree ping list.

Thank you in advance,

Aurorales


16 posted on 01/12/2014 12:49:44 AM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: smokingfrog

Care to state what part of #10 is NYT propaganda?


17 posted on 01/12/2014 9:36:35 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Aurorales

You are added.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 10:51:09 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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