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Senators fight cuts to veteran benefits ahead of key budget test vote
AP and Fox News ^ | 17 Dec 13 | AP Staff

Posted on 12/17/2013 6:11:47 AM PST by SkyPilot

Edited on 12/17/2013 6:12:35 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.

Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions filed an amendment late Monday to restore money that was cut from veteran and military retiree pension benefits by closing a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to qualify for child tax credits.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; aliens; benefits; budget; cuts; fight; jeffsessions; key; military; ryanmurraybudget; senate; senators; sequestration; test; veteran; veterans; veteransbudgetcut; vote
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To: napscoordinator

My apologies...see post 29.

But seeing as how you were “quite thankful”, I am curious as to what kind of response you would have posted...;^)

41 posted on 12/17/2013 1:22:25 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Yep...I keep wondering when, if ever, I should start using my old uni’s for something other than being packed in my A bag in the garage.

42 posted on 12/17/2013 1:25:55 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SkyPilot

I wonder how Rubio and Flake vote on it.

43 posted on 12/17/2013 1:28:23 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SkyPilot

Here’s hoping this comes back to bite the government in the @$$ when they expect the military to be their political bully boys.

44 posted on 12/17/2013 2:16:56 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: SkyPilot

Jeff Sessions is the best Senator we have had in Alabama in hundred years. The guy is a class act and conservative to the hilt. Wish we had another like him instead of the former Dim and RINO Shelby.

45 posted on 12/17/2013 2:28:08 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Real Cynic No More
The Republican primary this coming year is one of the most important primaries in our history.

I totally agree!!!! CRITICAL votes for our children's children!!!!

46 posted on 12/17/2013 2:45:04 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: stanne
If they don’t fix this it will break any trust between the military and the Republican congress, who would be breaking a promise. Not even the Democrats have done that until now, and no one with any sense trusts the dems. Not good for recruiting, to say the least. And perhaps permanent. Ryan is acting like a complete and utter dope, not to mention, sleazebag. This is awful

Ryan is a young McCain. Simultaneously stupid, deceitful and a staunch opponent of the conservative movement.

47 posted on 12/17/2013 2:55:19 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SkyPilot

Do the house republicans have any idea what political fodder they gave the enemy?

48 posted on 12/17/2013 4:14:52 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SkyPilot.

(D-NH) Shaheen Announces Bill to Restore Military Retirement Benefits (up for re-election in 2014)
Roll Call | 12/17/2013 | Meredith Shiner
Posted on 12/17/2013 7:08:11 PM by markomalley

49 posted on 12/17/2013 4:22:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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To: Zhang Fei


50 posted on 12/17/2013 5:14:10 PM PST by stanne
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To: SkyPilot

God bless Sessions for trying so hard and speaking out for our Veterans.

51 posted on 12/17/2013 9:06:53 PM PST by Katarina
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To: Himyar

I heard Jeff Sessions on Mark Levin’s program...he’s well liked by Mark. He is a good man and a Conservative.

52 posted on 12/17/2013 11:56:49 PM PST by itssme
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To: NCC-1701

It isn’t borderline, IT IS CRIMINAL. And what do We the People do with criminals who are a threat to us? More to the point, WHEN will We the People do what we must about the criminals in our government and how they’re destroying our county b/4 our eyes? WHEN?

53 posted on 12/17/2013 11:59:53 PM PST by itssme
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To: MichaelCorleone
Let's all be sure to send our messages to Paul Ryan's office in Washington and in Wisconsin. Paul has to hear from US, and our extreme displeasure with his moves as of late. Something’s not right about all of this...I don't believe that Paul Ryan is a leftist in any sense of the word, but he's working with the left in ways that will hurt this country and We the People. What the hell has happened to Paul Ryan? No, I don't believe that John Boehner has any “dirt” on Paul, and neither does obozo for that matter. So what is Paul Ryan's strategy...what's he really aiming to accomplish. I always had the feeling that Ryan may be our “Trojan Horse.” He may be playing nice with Johnny Boehner, in the attempt to gain his support and perhaps the Speaker of the House position, with Boehner’s blessing, or so I've read. Ryan knows our enemies are many, the media, the left, socialist and RINO Republicans, etc. Perhaps Ryan intends to get his foot in the door and win the Speaker of the House position, a position of power,and then will reveal that he is a man who will fight FOR the Constitution, our Liberty and Freedom, and a man who will stand up for the American way. In other words, he will actually FIGHT the left at every turn, and not play nice them them, go along with them to get along, as bonehead the traitor is now doing. Ryan knows it's an insane uphill battle for a Conservative to win any position in Washington, and perhaps the “Trojan Horse” move of his will win him the Speaker of the House position, and a return of this country to the Constitution, Freedom and Liberty. Ryan is NOT a socialist/marxist/communist/muslim sympathizer...there HAS to be a reason, unknown to us all, as to why Ryan is maneuvering and making decisions that we're all up in arms about. It's a gut reaction, and I hope I'm right. But, if I'm wrong, time will tell.
54 posted on 12/18/2013 12:21:57 AM PST by itssme
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To: RetiredArmy


55 posted on 12/18/2013 5:17:04 AM PST by Alas Babylon! (Joe Wilson was dead on! Expunge his censor or censor Pelosi!)
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To: rdcbn

It seems our Government is determined to give free money to those who have never earned and don’t deserve it it as opposed to following through commitments on taking care of those who have earned the right through their sacrifice to our country.

This is what moral national breakdown looks like. Country? What country? It’s all about getting what’s theirs before it all implodes.

Hope they all burn in hell — the whole lot of them.

56 posted on 12/18/2013 6:08:11 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Tennessee Nana


57 posted on 12/18/2013 8:17:36 AM PST by magna carta
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To: SkyPilot

This is indeed another sad day in the life of this once great nation. Once again, the communist/progressives in our nation’s government are dissing the very people who fought and bled for it, while rewarding the thiefs and robbers they call “undocumented aliens,” but who in fact law breakers and a very real threat to the continued prosperity of the USA.

58 posted on 12/18/2013 4:06:27 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: SkyPilot; All

Too late...

I believe it is time to fire every single one of these politicians...

But I am not going to hold my breath...Everyone believes their guy/gal to be near perfect, and not worth losing because of one measly little vote...

59 posted on 12/18/2013 6:29:32 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends's how thin it is.)
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To: Oatka

I have a friend that has been going to the VA for 20 or so years, mainly for lupus he developed. He seems to think a lot of it, which surprises me, since it is a classic socialist medical system. What do you think?

60 posted on 12/19/2013 1:32:43 AM PST by paristexas
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