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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]

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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

Amen!


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.

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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

TEXANS ALERT!
MORE GOP TREACHERY HERE: http://bit.ly/1bdqNLs


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 people...it'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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To: b4its2late

Start with welfare to Israel. Congress TRIPLED aid to them over what Obama and the State Department requested, whilst slashing the Veterans’ benefits.

http://www.jta.org/2013/12/12/news-opinion/united-states/house-energy-committee-approves-cooperation-bill


61 posted on 12/19/2013 3:39:55 AM PST by Abiotic (The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board)
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To: Abiotic

Define “slash”

I thought conservatives were supposed to be for reduction in spending across the board. As soon as a ‘cut’, aka reduction in future rate of spending - which can be changed at a moment’s notice by a future Congress - hits a group favored by conservatives, the protests begin.

Pensions for all public employees are paid by non-public workers. Why should a non-government worker work for 35-40 years to pay someone else to retire in 20 years.

I speak about fire fighters, police, and our military retirees, who may look forward to 50 years of retirement checks.

Not sustainable. Adjustments must be made.


62 posted on 12/19/2013 5:09:28 AM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: Vaquero

“The Stupid Party”? I think it is safe to say Paul Ryan can kiss any aspirations for higher office goodbye. It still would be interesting to know how many members of the Ryan family served in uniform. The same goes for Burr in NC.


63 posted on 12/19/2013 6:05:00 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: paristexas

My father had the best Blue Cross coverage and he preferred the VA. The ones in the Boston area (and I speak only through family/friends experience) are quite well thought of.


64 posted on 12/19/2013 6:06:57 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: SkyPilot

Paul Ryan needs to switch parties.


65 posted on 12/19/2013 6:49:16 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("God never tires of forgiving us, we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy" - Pope Francis)
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To: maica

Simple way to fund the government. 1% Wall Street sales tax on all transactions over and above a $5 million exemption. Abolish the income tax. This would generate trillions in revenue, reduce the poisonous high frequency trading, and make the true systemic controller’s finance the general welfare of the citizens of this republic. Until you begin to dismantle the global, privately-held central banking system that enslaves us all at different levels (private, local, national, and supra-national) of chattel debt slavery, all else is cheap talk and wishful thing. Neo-feudalism is slamming down an iron curtain on the globe.


66 posted on 12/19/2013 12:02:34 PM PST by Abiotic (The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board)
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To: paristexas
A word of warning to vets who use the VA. My doc said that under obamacare, vets no longer need go to a distant VA clinic. They can now choose a local doc and save on driving.
The hook is that once you opt out of the VA system, you can never go back. (Some may not mention that last one.)
I have a friend that has been going to the VA for 20 or so years . . . He seems to think a lot of it, which surprises me, since it is a classic socialist medical system. What do you think?

In many things, I am to the right of Attila The Hun, but with the VA (at least the ones in Las Vegas), I think that this type of socialized medicine is fine.

Cases in point (outside the VA, stories are anecdotal for the most part).
1) They have signs up stating that if you aren't called within 15 minutes of your scheduled time, come to the front desk.
2) When you show up, you are given a numbered ticket, which will be displayed in a marquee over a sectioned-off booth within minutes. Show 'em your VA card and you are handed a sheet of personal info and medications used, and are asked if there's any changes. (Wife has to bring down a sheet listing all her meds each time.) Then you are called within the 15 minutes - usually less. In my visit there last week I was called before my time. Three days later, with my wife's doc, we had to wait almost an hour past her appointment.
3) Any time the VA doc prescribes a new/changed medicine, they give you a sheet of all the known side effects. Those outside the system have to ask and rarely get a printout.
4) Same with blood tests. The VA has a deal with a local hospital, so I don't have to travel 160 miles round trip. When I see the doc, she hands me the results for my files.
5) This last trip the doc said I needed another EKG. I went to the next room and in five minutes the tech came in and took the test. Same with X-Rays, in about 15 minutes. Private practice users are sent to another doctor days later for the same tests, generating another $250 office visit charge. I pay $50 for an office visit, plus $9 for each prescription. I could go to Wal-Mart at $4 a pop, but I don't want to mess with a system that, for me anyway, works like a champ.

Now God forbid, the doc tells me not to make any long-range investments and I have to go for weekly dialysis or monthly chemo, I might opt out of the VA due to the distance involved. However, I have this Theory on Immortality, and so far, it's working. :-)

67 posted on 12/19/2013 2:00:54 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: grania; All

That’s why we keep voting him in. Jeff Sessions, has in the past, voted for “bad” legislation, as has every member of the Senate. But, when push came to shove Sen Sessions has actually LISTENED to the people who put him in office, and he’s making us proud now.


68 posted on 12/19/2013 8:52:14 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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