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Obama warns disabled veterans prolonged sequester could put their benefits in jeopardy
AP, NYT, Washington Post and Fox News ^ | 10 Aug 10 | AP Staff

Posted on 08/10/2013 5:23:27 PM PDT by SkyPilot

President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different.

“It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans' convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”

The president but the blame squarely on Congress, which returns in about four weeks to work on a new federal budget and increasing the federal debt limit.

“We’ve got these reckless, across-the-board budget cuts called the sequester that are hitting a lot of folks hard,” Obama said. “Congress needs to come together and agree on a responsible plan that reduces our deficit and keeps our promises to our veterans and keeps our promises to future generations.”

The cuts went into effect in March after Congress and the White House failed to agree on a more balanced plan to cut government spending.

Some Republicans have meanwhile said the president shares in the responsibility, considering he signed the 2011 Budget Control Act that raised the debt ceiling and led to sequester.

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KEYWORDS: bhofascism; corruptbastard; criminalpresident; democrats; disabled; military; obama; sequestration; veterans
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Just as Obama is holding DoD civilians hostage to politics by furloughing them, he and Hagel are now simply out of control.

Obama is threatening to yank benefits to disabled veterans who have served and in many cases bled for this nation.

In same speech he promised "tax credits" and "incentives" to hire veterans, but by his and Hagel's own policy, 45% of the DoD civilians furloughed who had their pay checks stolen from them are veterans themselves.

It gets even worse.

He and Hagel are out there threatening massive layoffs to DoD, and also one of the most cynical proposals in history:

Sequester May End Civilian Pensions for Military Retirees

Obama and Hagel say the Pentagon is being destroyed by the Sequester, and they are correct. It is 17% of the Federal budget, but it takes 50% of all the cuts.

But then look what these two are doing for homosexuals and their sexual perversion partners:

Pentagon Finalizing Plan to Provide Benefits to Same-Sex Military Spouses

So, let me get this straight:

1. Take money from Disabled Veterans

2. Take Federal pensions away from military veterans who work start second careers after giving their youth and blood for the DoD

3. Give Billions away to flagrant sexual sinners who flaunt their perversions before God and man.

The Republicans are no heroes in this either. They voted to allow the Sequester to devastate the military, while exempting Food Stamps, TANF welfare, and scores of other unearned giveaway programs from any Sequester cuts. They have done nothing or said nothing about the assaults on military veterans. They are allowing the Pentagon to go on with plans to reward sexual sin.

Our country is going to be judged by God, and it will not be pretty.

1 posted on 08/10/2013 5:23:27 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Sounds like a terrorist threat.


2 posted on 08/10/2013 5:24:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SkyPilot

What a bastard


3 posted on 08/10/2013 5:25:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SkyPilot

Yeah, but the @$$ sends millions to our enemies and goes on super vacations. Is he TRYING to get people to hate him?


4 posted on 08/10/2013 5:25:45 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SkyPilot

What a ba*****.


5 posted on 08/10/2013 5:25:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SkyPilot

REMEMBER,DISABLES VETS...SEQUESTER DIDN'T JEOPARDIZE OBAMA'S $100,000,000.00 AFRICAN VACATION!


6 posted on 08/10/2013 5:26:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: SkyPilot
The House needs to do what they're mandated to do by the Constitution and take back their funding responsibility and authority.
7 posted on 08/10/2013 5:26:54 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Paladin2

Corrupt Chicago style machine politics at the highest levels of government.


8 posted on 08/10/2013 5:27:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SkyPilot
But notice that sequester does not jeopardize a single moment from any lavish vacation for the Obama entourage,
nor any of the never ending stream of financial aid package to the Muslim Middle East.
9 posted on 08/10/2013 5:27:51 PM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: SkyPilot

I’ve been waiting to hear something since November 2011. Is that what he’s talking about?


10 posted on 08/10/2013 5:28:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Paladin2

Exactly my thought Paladin2. I was about to post that he is a terrorist - then read your post.

So I will have to alter my post to try to add to that thought.

A terrorist uses fear of violence to achieve an end he prefers. He does not freely debate nor does he debate at all. He threatens.

Can you believe this guy is the US president? I’m so ashamed of him.


11 posted on 08/10/2013 5:28:50 PM PDT by Principled
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To: SkyPilot
Any FReeper with a sharp pencil and a sheet of paper could eliminate billions in wasteful spending. Those WH multimillion dollar ‘vacations’ would be the first to go.
12 posted on 08/10/2013 5:29:31 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: SkyPilot

Last week he was trash talking Republicans. This week he trash talked Putin. Today he’s threatening Veterans who’ve given everything for us. What’s next for Obastard?


13 posted on 08/10/2013 5:31:46 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Paladin2
His henchman, Hungover Hagel, is complicit in all of these threats and actions as well.

Within minutes of the SCOTUS decision on homosexuality (one of the greatest tragedies in our nation's history), Hagel called from his aircraft over the skies of Afghanistan to "congratulate" the homosexual community.

Yet, within a few days after that, he promised the furloughs of DoD civilians would continue next year along with massive layoffs, and then testified to Congress that he would yank the pensions of military retirees who are employed by DoD.

Obama and Hagel are despicable people. Where is the outrage? They should both be publicly shamed for this.

14 posted on 08/10/2013 5:31:57 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Paladin2

Still plenty of money for free health care for illegals, billions for terrorists in Palestine, Syria and Egypt and still more than enough to exempt congress and the administration from obamacare...


15 posted on 08/10/2013 5:32:23 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Or the $7 Billion he promised to give away to dictators to reduce power blackouts in Sub-Sahara Africa.


16 posted on 08/10/2013 5:32:49 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
Limbaugh Theorem


17 posted on 08/10/2013 5:33:00 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: SkyPilot

The voters decided that one term for this punk wasn’t enough.


18 posted on 08/10/2013 5:33:07 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: SkyPilot

Take from disabled veterans but not from food stamps, welfare, crazy checks, Obama phones, and the like!

This will not sit well with most Americans.


19 posted on 08/10/2013 5:33:57 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: 2banana
Still plenty of money for free health care for illegals, billions for terrorists in Palestine, Syria and Egypt and still more than enough to exempt congress and the administration from obamacare...

And Food Stamps for one in five American households, ObamaPhones, Section 8 Housing, etc etc, but Disabled Veterans are going to get screwed.

20 posted on 08/10/2013 5:34:08 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Vets, if he takes one dime from you, you should march on the white house with weapons drawn and haul that bastard to justice.


21 posted on 08/10/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama's World

Moocher

_______________________________________________________________________

Hero


22 posted on 08/10/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

It is so frustrating. I heard the final house and senate bills proposed only have one difference. 4 billion!!! the sticking point is that house wants a 2 percent raise for military. The senate wants a 1 percent raise. It is insane to stop the first budget in obama’s administration to be signed over this. A 1.5 percent raise never crossed both chambers minds??? Unbelievable!


23 posted on 08/10/2013 5:37:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: windsorknot

And he will decide that two wasn’t enough. He’s dirty enough to do it and the Americans are weak enough to let him get away with it.


24 posted on 08/10/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Real Cynic No More
Real Cynic No More ~ "The House needs to do what they're mandated to do by the Constitution
and take back their funding responsibility and authority.

Barry cannot lead , only go campaigning !
Same thing with Harry Reid
Demorats only know how to get their way by threatening and fear tactics ..have you had enough of both of them ?
Then do something .. anything to get the checks and balances of the Republic back in order !
Light a fire under your Congressman !
Call them , write them , phone them ..--> and tell them to
begin to represent the people ,.. not the special interests!

25 posted on 08/10/2013 5:38:45 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: SkyPilot

It was HIS idea.

His, his, his.

This is his baby. 100%.

If creates suffering he should be held accountable.


26 posted on 08/10/2013 5:40:25 PM PDT by bluecat6
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To: windsorknot
The voters decided that one term for this punk wasn’t enough.

Someday, and it may not be until I am in heaven, the truth will come out about how that election was rigged and stolen.

27 posted on 08/10/2013 5:41:00 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Paladin2

Obama is a dirty, rotten little puke! How dare he???? How insulting was that, getting in veterans’ faces and threatening to take away their benefits?

Are there no more honorable congressmen left? Why don’t they rein in this little puke?


28 posted on 08/10/2013 5:43:15 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I wish I could get a fire lit under the butts of voters to get out there and replace their RNC committeemen. Its easy enough to do in most states. It took less than 1000 votes to put a tea partier on the RNC in Michigan.

Come people, go commando on the GOP power structure itself.


29 posted on 08/10/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: napscoordinator
These are not Ronald Reagan's pro-military Republicans in Congress anymore.

Half of the rhetoric you hear from the House and Senate GOP sounds exactly as anti-military as the Democrats.

GOP members of Congress have allowed the military to be slashed by $330 Billion in 2009, $487 Billion in 2011, and $650 Billion in 2013 with the Sequester. Those were all supposed to be over ten years, but the cuts were real and have now overlapped each other.

I have never been so disgusted with this nation.

30 posted on 08/10/2013 5:44:32 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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31 posted on 08/10/2013 5:45:13 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: All

i’m sure Obama has great respect for veterans, you know, the ones who served in that homophobic, male dominated, white racist military. yeah, that’s the ticket.


32 posted on 08/10/2013 5:45:30 PM PDT by willywill
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To: SkyPilot

And he still goes on vacation.


33 posted on 08/10/2013 5:46:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: abclily
Are there no more honorable congressmen left?

If there are, I have heard nothing from any of them regarding homosexual "spouses" getting thousands of dollars in monthly benefits while Hagel's proposes laying off veterans and stealing their pensions.

Congress is on yet another vacation as well. But if they had any sense at all, they would be all over the Sunday talk shows to denounce Obama's latest criminal threat to disabled veterans.

34 posted on 08/10/2013 5:47:11 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Paladin2

Speaking of terrorists, he just sent $195 million to Syria.

He’s given them a billion dollars over the past two years.


35 posted on 08/10/2013 5:47:46 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: SkyPilot

This....is pretty amazing, even by GayMuzzie standards.

WOW.


36 posted on 08/10/2013 5:47:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SkyPilot

Point 3 is a little bit over-the-top don’t you think? You need to relax a bit. The other two points are good ones, though.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: gaijin

Agreed. The question is, will anyone even notice or care? Seems like the majority are of the mindset that, as long as it is not them, well, it is too bad, but it is what it is. we have to cut somewhere. Things have changed so much in the last 100 years. smh


38 posted on 08/10/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: SkyPilot

As if the sequester wasn’t his idea.

Pray for America to Wake Up


39 posted on 08/10/2013 5:52:00 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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40 posted on 08/10/2013 5:52:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SkyPilot

and NO Republican leadership to stand up for the people.


41 posted on 08/10/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: SkyPilot

The main point is to remember that President Obama is the one who suggested the sequester. Now, he’s acting like he had nothing to do with it. The GOP has offered many ways to get out of this dissastrous plan as long as the principle of spending cuts is maintained. This is a non-starter for President Obama, so Obama’s sequester cuts will remain in effect. That’s how it works, Mr. President.

President Obama (president for close to 5 years now) is once agan acting like he has no part in what happens in the federal government. He sets the tone, the discussion, and most of the time the laws. Still, he acts like he’s on the outside. He is the problem!!!!


42 posted on 08/10/2013 5:56:40 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: SkyPilot

Although it’s been said, many times, many ways, “FUBO,” to you!


43 posted on 08/10/2013 5:57:22 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SkyPilot

The Sequester was his idea.

The Republicans have offered a budget, he turns it down, but it is someone else’s fault

Always someone else’s fault.

Meanwhile this will be the longest Air Force One gets to sit on the ground in Months, while he eats ice cream and the people of Martha’s Vineyard suck his black butt.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 5:58:22 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: SkyPilot

Live, from a certified military disabled vet:
Before I begin to consider your veiled threat,
the greatest thing that I desire, in my present
lifetime, is to have you hauled out of office,
wearing your pink tinkerbelle boots AND,
a pair of handcuffs, for all the traitorous acts
you have committed against this nation, MY
NATION, MY HOMELAND! Something you will
never understand.


45 posted on 08/10/2013 6:00:39 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: SkyPilot

Now, now...
Do things my way and nobody gets hurt.
That’s some nice veterans’ benefits you got there. Be a shame to see anything happen to them...


46 posted on 08/10/2013 6:07:11 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: SkyPilot

And in the meantime HOW many boondoggles are being expended upon?

It should be to horse laugh that Barack Obama and his gang right out of Washington at the first opportunity. And let’s get some cowboys in there who will yeehaw this economy back into better shape....


47 posted on 08/10/2013 6:07:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: servo1969

Ya know, this is the devil doing that.

The devil also doesn’t want you to know that he is a little runt and God is a towering colossus.

Folks, you need courage? Just kiss and make up with the Lord, it is that simple.


48 posted on 08/10/2013 6:09:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SkyPilot

“Obama is threatening to yank benefits to disabled veterans who have served and in many cases bled for this nation.”

I wish someone would bleed Obama. That POS knows damned well disabled vets’ pay and benefits could be protected, but instead he chooses to hold them hostage instead.

I hate that anti-American bastard to the depth of my being.


49 posted on 08/10/2013 6:09:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: ScottinVA

Obama represents a spiritual hole drilled by the devil.

The devil wants to keep us looking at that hole. Because when we look at the hole, we can’t see the One above with a front loader full of fill for that hole! And in the back of that truck is an extra treasure in case that wasn’t enough.

Tell the One above you love Him, once more. It’s that simple.


50 posted on 08/10/2013 6:13:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and mean it. See my page.)
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