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Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill
Fox News ^ | December 17, 2013

Posted on 12/17/2013 5:45:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.

The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.

Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.

A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; military; veterans; welfare

1 posted on 12/17/2013 5:45:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical commies. Loading their freeloaders on the backs of the veterans.


2 posted on 12/17/2013 5:47:46 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a shame. Cutting vets benefits is akin to messing with mother nature.

Ass biting comes to mind.


3 posted on 12/17/2013 5:48:11 PM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'than' and 'then.' Their so stupid...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Which quislings besides McCain and Linda aided the dems in their efforts to crap on the military?


4 posted on 12/17/2013 5:49:01 PM PST by GilesB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Use it leading up to November, to beat them over the head with.


5 posted on 12/17/2013 5:49:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, maybe they shouldn’t have voted for the cuts in the first place.


6 posted on 12/17/2013 5:52:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GilesB

And they call tea partiers stupid.


7 posted on 12/17/2013 5:53:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lousy Dems...We need the House and the Senate and the Presidency to get us back on track.


8 posted on 12/17/2013 5:53:28 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time for retired flag officers to get off the golf course and take leave from their cushy defense consulting jobs and stand up for the troops.


9 posted on 12/17/2013 5:54:28 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Sacajaweau

OH...the compassion of Libs.


10 posted on 12/17/2013 5:56:27 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 5:56:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
New logo of the Democrat Party. Despicable SOBs.


12 posted on 12/17/2013 5:58:43 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It's OK for them to cut money to disabled vets ... so long as they
use the dough for a good purpose ... like welfare payments to illegals!

13 posted on 12/17/2013 5:59:24 PM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then perhaps twelve Republicans shouldn’t have voted for the cloture that allowed this latest Republican capitulation to reach the Senate floor. If the Republican caucus holds firm (yes, yes, I know ...) then there’s no vote.

I expect Democrats to betray our troops and retired veterans. I expect better from Republicans.

(Yes, yes, I know ...)


14 posted on 12/17/2013 5:59:45 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is it so easy to cut military benefits, but not social security? What’s the difference? One might think we would hear the same squealing, but the GOP just hasn’t figured out how to whine very well.


15 posted on 12/17/2013 6:07:41 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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Isn’t this Congress just fantastic? they treat American’s so wonderful, especially those who put their lives on the line to keep this Nation safe...

and our great leader heads off to a 17day 5+Million dollar vacation, with not a care in the world...I often wonder how his two daughters feel, do they even know how despised their father has become?? well one day they will and one day we will all learn who BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA really is..


16 posted on 12/17/2013 6:10:05 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Jet Jaguar
Thanks for the ping, JJ!

I just heard that @$$hat Schumer saying that civilian Federal employees had been cut and that military retirees now needed to be cut likewise.

I say Bravo Sierra! Civil servants are not expected to go into harm's way.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 12/17/2013 6:11:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: andyk

There are more people collecting Social Security than there are collecting military retirement!!! And the number is growing every day!! So it all comes down to numbers!!! AS IN VOTES!!!!


18 posted on 12/17/2013 6:14:34 PM PST by Forrestfire (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Sacajaweau

We have the house, although you cannot tell by results. Having everything does zero good if the current crop of “leaders” stays in place.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 6:24:54 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Zakeet

20 posted on 12/17/2013 6:26:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Forrestfire

I hear you, but it’s more than that. The instant anyone mentions touching SS benefits, the Dems start screeching. We don’t have that kind of response to anything the Dems ever propose. We’re too civilized. And that’s why we continue to lose.


21 posted on 12/17/2013 6:34:58 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

I used to say that only in Washington DC would an INCREASE of 2% be called a DECREASE because the INCREASE, by some calculations, “could have been” 3%.

The Democrats have used that rope-a-dope lie to their advantage for YEARS.

NOW, I see the Democrats are trying to use this same lie to split the Tea Party and our veterans away from the Republican party. They say, “Stay home!” “Punish the GOP!”

But I say,

“Let’s not believe “progressive” lies ... just because our media “reports” those lies as news.”


22 posted on 12/17/2013 6:48:37 PM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you Patty Murray...
May the veterans and Washington Voters remember another example of your stupidity.


23 posted on 12/17/2013 6:50:51 PM PST by remur389 (Buy American)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill.. HUH?

I’m not a copy editor, or headline writer, but I can think of a hundred different ways to word it..

DEMOCRATS CUT DISABLED VETS BENEFITS, over GOP OBJECTIONS..

DEMOCRATS CONTINUE WAR AGAINST MILITARY, INCLUDING DISABLED VETERANS..


24 posted on 12/17/2013 7:06:46 PM PST by carlo3b (“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad,” Henry Kissinger)
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To: carlo3b

That’s closer to how Matt Drudge had it listed at his site.


25 posted on 12/17/2013 7:07:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

our guys just can’t fight. too afraid of another “shutdown” that only shut down 15% of thegovertnment. such lame excuses they offer us.

grt out of the way as we need people who will fight. and make a holy hell stink about the democrats and get the message out anywhere and everywhere they can. they will be there to win - whatever that mneans, winning a vote, delaing or defeatig a democrat vote, etc.


26 posted on 12/17/2013 7:19:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We should insist on cutting the retirement of ALL reps and senators ten percent for every one percent congress cuts the military retirement. Retroactive to all congress critters. The very old goats will scream to high heaven!


27 posted on 12/17/2013 7:30:16 PM PST by bullfeather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“SENATE GOP FAILS”

Chiseled on America’s headstone.


28 posted on 12/18/2013 2:02:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 5:40:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Yeah the GOP being the minority party in the Senate the Rats are going to listen to them.

NOT

30 posted on 12/18/2013 11:58:01 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t it funny how the dims can control the gop when the gop control the Senate? They even had old trent corruptalott wanting to share power equally when the republicans held a one seat majority. Remember when jeffords jumped ship and handed the dims power? dims never squander even the thinnest of majorities. Our side does not seem to know how to govern... they just follow.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 12:44:34 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The GOP does not control the Senate We have only 46 seats while the rats have 54. Everyone knows Jeffords always voted with the liberals and was a genuine RINO. It was good riddance when he finally went over to them.

The rats are holding together but pushing division on our site. Unfortunately many of our site falling for it

32 posted on 12/18/2013 1:21:18 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
I am sorry Kaslin but boehner... the gop/e leader in the House... has divided us by attacking those that stand and fight for us. I read of much the same from mcconnell. Cruz and Lee were viciously attacked for standing for the exact principles that they ran upon and for daring to challenge the "good old boy network" in the Senate.

Newt was on with Sean Tuesday and he said that the big money donors for the gop/e hate us... hate the working man and woman that calls themselves “Conservative” and that boehner’s outburst was all about gaining credibility with those multimillionaires and billionaires that are now funding the gop/e.

The head of the US Chamber of Commerce is a big donor to the gop/e and he was on with Cavuto last Friday and said point blank, "obamacare is the law... it can NEVER be gotten rid of... we need to accept it and help fix it". He claims to be a Conservative but this is the true face of the elite that hates us. They are all about corporate profits, whoring the American worker and importing mexicans for cheap labor... workers that they do not have to supply benefits for under this permanent "law of the land".

ALL of the smaller donors like myself have cut them off... the leadership of the gop are solely owned by the elite of the elite. How am I falling for a democrat trap when the leadership of the gop and all of their donors wish that we all would just go away... shut up... or die?

LLS

33 posted on 12/19/2013 12:54:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Disgusting! Let's not forget that they vote themselves pay raises and exempt themselves from whatever they inflict on us.
34 posted on 12/21/2013 9:29:16 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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