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Schumer: Veterans Must Face Budget Cuts, Too
Newsmax ^ | 16 Dec 13 | Wanda Carruthers

Posted on 12/16/2013 11:37:38 AM PST by SkyPilot

It's time for retired veterans to face cuts as the federal government looks for ways to trim expenditures, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.

"Civilian federal employees have been cut, cut, cut. I think there was a feeling, if you're going to cut them further, which was done, that the military retirees should have about an equal amount. It's small," the New York Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

In the budget plan brokered by Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, military service personnel under the age of 62 would take a one percent cut to retirement benefits. The move has drawn fire from military and veterans organizations.

I think (Rep.) Paul Ryan and (Sen.) Patty Murray looked everywhere they could to try and find compromise. Everybody had to take a little," Schumer said.

"They're going to have to pay a tiny, little bit into it, which they never have," he added. But Schumer maintained members of Congress should not be forced to take a pay cut. He said they have already sacrificed, since they have not seen a pay raise "in a long time," and explained most of them are paying more for healthcare insurance.

"We have taken pretty big cuts," he said.

The bill will pass the Senate, Schumer predicted, and said Democrats would "reluctantly vote for it" because they realize the threat of a government shutdown is a "brutal alternative."

The expiration of unemployment benefits in the proposed budget has been a sticking point for some Democrats. Schumer said it would be an issue that would be handled later.

"We'll make a shot at trying to do unemployment insurance separately.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; schmuckie; schumer; senate; veterans
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I thought this was satire when I first read the story. It isn't. This is true.

Schumer is telling veterans that a 20% loss in the value of a pension (earned through a 20 year military career in often the most murderous of conditions) is "just a little bit" - but members of Congress have already been "cut" too much and they will not give up any of their benefits.

This man will smile before the cameras with military retirees and active duty, and then pick their pocket while doing so.

This Ryan-Murray "deal" that betrays our military saves only $6 Billion over ten years - to a Federal government that spends $6.46 Billion per day.

Paul Ryan and John Boehner are currently lobbying the GOP Senate to pass this deal. They are undoubtedly working the phones as I type this.

1 posted on 12/16/2013 11:37:39 AM PST by SkyPilot
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Schumer's comments declare one thing - the targeting of current serving military and already retired military veterans was born out of nothing but vindictiveness and spite.

This has NOTHING to do with saving money.

The Senate should either remove the provision that screws our veterans, or reject the whole thing.

2 posted on 12/16/2013 11:39:36 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
DAMN YOU, SHMUCKIE !!!

YOU take the frikkin' cut !!!

3 posted on 12/16/2013 11:39:54 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Please add to you ping list. Many thanks.


4 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:16 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Considering only the pay disparity between military and civilian Schumer can kiss my ass


5 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:19 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: SkyPilot

Schmukie has never taken a cut. STFU, loser.


6 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:25 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SkyPilot

Does this mean that Obozo will forgo his Hawaii vacation? Or any vacation in the future? What’s he cost the taxpayers? Something like 170K dollars per hour?


7 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:32 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyPilot

So he and the other ‘Rats can buy votes with free phones and unlimited “unemployment” payments?

I don’t think so.


8 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SkyPilot
to a Federal government that spends $6.46 Billion per day

Seems like it is double that now.

9 posted on 12/16/2013 11:41:04 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SkyPilot

Send this phony Jew back to his state in an ox cart!

He is an embarrassment to all Jews who care about their nation as well as following their religion!


10 posted on 12/16/2013 11:41:11 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SkyPilot
You can tell Chuckie has military experience. I'll bet he was hell on the old drill pad!

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11 posted on 12/16/2013 11:41:39 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: SkyPilot
One correction - our Federal government spends $10.46 Billion - per day.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_money_does_the_government_spend_a_day#slide4

12 posted on 12/16/2013 11:42:14 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

There’s an old sating that goes, “Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining”, that comes to mind.


13 posted on 12/16/2013 11:42:26 AM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: SkyPilot

Military pensions are small when compared to the pensions of gubmint employees. Oh, by the way, how did Schumer avoid military service? He was born in 1950.


14 posted on 12/16/2013 11:42:59 AM PST by forgotten man
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To: bigheadfred

You are correct - see post #12.


15 posted on 12/16/2013 11:43:08 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

what a miserable little prick he is.. these folks already sacrificed more than you ever did and you want them to share the pain even more and then treat them like dirt until you need their vote.. Yuup, D is for dirt, dhimmie, democRat..


16 posted on 12/16/2013 11:44:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: VeniVidiVici
From the article:

Everybody had to take a little," Schumer said.

He is lying.

What "cuts" did Section 8 Housing vouchers take?

What "cuts" did TANF cash Welfare take?

Those are just two of 75+ giveaway programs that were EXEMPT from even the Sequester.

17 posted on 12/16/2013 11:45:32 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

what a putz this peckerhead is


18 posted on 12/16/2013 11:48:00 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: SkyPilot

You inow what chuckie?

You are right maybe that frog statuette at Andrews AFB isn’t the best use of taxpayers money.

Lets start there shall we? And not play these stupid pandering gakes od taking baby formula away first you Putz!


19 posted on 12/16/2013 11:48:16 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SkyPilot

When are the Angel Adams types going to face a cut?


20 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:10 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SkyPilot

FKU Chuck, You a$$wipe, you wouldn’t fight in a combat situation to start with but you don’t seem to mind the rest of us doing you fighting for you.


21 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:30 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: SkyPilot

Senator Schumer needs to take a pay and benefits cuts along with the rest of the legislative and educative branch of the Federal Government.


22 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:35 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SkyPilot

How about we cut “retired” legislators’ benefits? Let’s start there.


23 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:44 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: KC_Lion

“games of”

My phone has made me sound illiterate again :-(


24 posted on 12/16/2013 11:50:00 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SkyPilot
How come those have served our country are less deserving than those who have done nothing at all?

25 posted on 12/16/2013 11:50:14 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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Way too many pigs in Congress.


26 posted on 12/16/2013 11:51:16 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SkyPilot

That is 2011.


27 posted on 12/16/2013 11:51:27 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BitWielder1
"How come those have served our country are less deserving than those who have done nothing at all?"

They don't vote Democrat. It is time the US military and its retires start pondering options for the country.

28 posted on 12/16/2013 12:00:50 PM PST by Truth29
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To: SkyPilot

Vets should face what Obama and Ryan have to dish out a way long after congress, their staffers, the obama’s and their $6mil yearly trek to Hawaii on $425g per yr salary, all face cuts and that’s a way long after these people deal with th growing $18 trillion debt they’re forcing on the vets children

I’ll.bet even Schumer comes to regret having said this.

They always underestimate the devotion Americans have for the military and vets. It’s not just a lot of political words bla bla bla


29 posted on 12/16/2013 12:05:39 PM PST by stanne
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To: SkyPilot

I saw this interview this morning. This guy has the deadest eyes I’ve ever seen. He also complained that he hadn’t gotten a raise in a few years.


30 posted on 12/16/2013 12:08:56 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SkyPilot

It only makes sense to cut retired military and let’s not overlook cutting active military, seniors benefits and the likes because our great nation needs the money to support our socialist way of life and all the good things it gives us like obamacare, fighting global warming and other warm and fuzzy things.


31 posted on 12/16/2013 12:12:00 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: SkyPilot
"They're going to have to pay a tiny, little bit into it, which they never have," Oh yeah, we have you scatbird. We fought your damned war for you. You ungrateful bastard. TC
32 posted on 12/16/2013 12:14:40 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: SkyPilot

Hey Kapo... when is your sorry ass going to take a pay cut and give up some of your retirement benefits????


33 posted on 12/16/2013 12:16:19 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Hoffer Rand

I don’t understand why legislators get retirement benefits for their time in office anyway. Their retirement should come from their real job. Oh, wait...


34 posted on 12/16/2013 12:26:18 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: SkyPilot

it’s time for us to put on our combat boots and march straight up the steps to the Senate and tell ‘em to cut their own f*^&ing pensions!

I am so beyond the BOHICA moments of being in the military and now a retiree. More and more “benefits” cut, retracted, minimized, reversed...they can take this budget and shove it so far in it will come out their noses...

GRRRRRR!


35 posted on 12/16/2013 12:26:29 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: SkyPilot

Schumer’s salary sould be cut 20%


36 posted on 12/16/2013 12:34:00 PM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: SkyPilot

In a way you can’t blame schmuckie because he’s a scumbag Democrat and we know that. Ryno is to fault here.


37 posted on 12/16/2013 12:36:19 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: brooklyn dave
Schumer’s salary sould be cut 20%

For guy like Chuck, the salary is like pocket change. He's been in politics since 1974. His wife was a major domo in NYC govt. Kids went to Harvard, one of them works for Baraq in the WH.

38 posted on 12/16/2013 12:40:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: SkyPilot

And how much are Congress’ pension being cut?


39 posted on 12/16/2013 12:46:58 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Even CNBC reported that members of Congress make “market crushing” investment returns.

The pension for them is like Starbucks money.


40 posted on 12/16/2013 12:48:14 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Dick Bachert

Is Chuckie himself gay?

I dunno - I’m asking...

CA....


41 posted on 12/16/2013 12:48:50 PM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: SkyPilot

Hey Chuckie, get back to me when you start cutting welfare
recipients benefits, then we’ll talk about veterans, maybe.


42 posted on 12/16/2013 12:50:50 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SkyPilot

Dear Up Chuck,

How much of a cut have Senators taken in their retirement?
Isn’t it time?

How about the wifie .... Iris, how much of a cut is she taking in her NYC pension? After all she is such an essential employee


43 posted on 12/16/2013 12:57:42 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SkyPilot

Targeting one group is discrimination. The military has a higher % of blacks than the general population. This is just more Democrat attack against Americans who are black.


44 posted on 12/16/2013 1:01:27 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Chances Are

I don’t know either.

But he sure has a purty mouth!


45 posted on 12/16/2013 1:16:25 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: brooklyn dave

His staff should be cut by 50%.


46 posted on 12/16/2013 1:30:42 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: SkyPilot

Then maybe the cutters should face the same hostile fire the military does, at the whim of the politician-cutters.

How about it, Chuck?


47 posted on 12/16/2013 1:44:17 PM PST by DPMD
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To: SkyPilot

So he can keep giving billions to Goldman Sachs.


48 posted on 12/16/2013 1:48:04 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SkyPilot

Yet, they’ll give $50,000 to make-believe pig farmers.


49 posted on 12/16/2013 1:56:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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I believe it is time Schumer and all members of Congress take a pay cut...let it begin with them...

these professional Congress Members need to be sent packing..


50 posted on 12/16/2013 2:02:25 PM PST by haircutter
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