Skip to comments.Obama warns disabled veterans prolonged sequester could put their benefits in jeopardy
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.
Its hurting our military. I made it clear that your veterans benefits are exempt from this years 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.
Weve 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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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:
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:
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.
Sounds like a terrorist threat.
What a bastard
Yeah, but the @$$ sends millions to our enemies and goes on super vacations. Is he TRYING to get people to hate him?
What a ba*****.
Corrupt Chicago style machine politics at the highest levels of government.
I’ve been waiting to hear something since November 2011. Is that what he’s talking about?
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.
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?
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.
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...
Or the $7 Billion he promised to give away to dictators to reduce power blackouts in Sub-Sahara Africa.
The voters decided that one term for this punk wasn’t enough.
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.
And Food Stamps for one in five American households, ObamaPhones, Section 8 Housing, etc etc, but Disabled Veterans are going to get screwed.
Vets, if he takes one dime from you, you should march on the white house with weapons drawn and haul that bastard to justice.
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!
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.
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!
It was HIS idea.
His, his, his.
This is his baby. 100%.
If creates suffering he should be held accountable.
Someday, and it may not be until I am in heaven, the truth will come out about how that election was rigged and stolen.
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?
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.
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.
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.
And he still goes on vacation.
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.
Speaking of terrorists, he just sent $195 million to Syria.
He’s given them a billion dollars over the past two years.
This....is pretty amazing, even by GayMuzzie standards.
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.
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
As if the sequester wasn’t his idea.
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and NO Republican leadership to stand up for the people.
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!!!!
Although it’s been said, many times, many ways, “FUBO,” to you!
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.
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
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...
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....
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.
“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.
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.