Skip to comments.Senate GOP fails in final bid to restore military pension cuts to budget bill
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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Typical commies. Loading their freeloaders on the backs of the veterans.
What a shame. Cutting vets benefits is akin to messing with mother nature.
Ass biting comes to mind.
Which quislings besides McCain and Linda aided the dems in their efforts to crap on the military?
Use it leading up to November, to beat them over the head with.
Gee, maybe they shouldn’t have voted for the cuts in the first place.
And they call tea partiers stupid.
Lousy Dems...We need the House and the Senate and the Presidency to get us back on track.
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.
OH...the compassion of Libs.
Active Duty/Retiree ping.
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!
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 ...)
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.
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..
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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!!!!
We have the house, although you cannot tell by results. Having everything does zero good if the current crop of “leaders” stays in place.
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.
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.”
Thank you Patty Murray...
May the veterans and Washington Voters remember another example of your stupidity.
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..
That’s closer to how Matt Drudge had it listed at his site.
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.
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!
“SENATE GOP FAILS”
Chiseled on America’s headstone.
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.
The rats are holding together but pushing division on our site. Unfortunately many of our site falling for it
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?