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Patty Murray: 'Technical error' that cuts disabled veterans benefits will be fixed
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/18/2013 | Sean Lengell

Posted on 12/18/2013 12:58:18 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Sen. Patty Murray said a "technical error" in the bipartisan budget deal accidentally would cut pension benefits for retired disabled military veterans, but vowed the problem will be fixed immediately.

The Washington state Democrat, who brokered the deal with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took to the Senate floor Wednesday and promised the "unintended inclusion" would be remedied before the chamber votes on the bill and that benefits for disabled military pensioners wouldn't be cut.

"All of us know that our disabled veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation and deserve the peace of mind that their benefits will not be adjusted under this compromise legislation," Murray said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

"The technical error certainly can, should and will be addressed."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benefits; error; murray; veterans
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1 posted on 12/18/2013 12:58:18 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

CYA haPPens. (Real fast sometimes)


2 posted on 12/18/2013 12:59:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Right. That's why senate democRAT scum have blocked a fix.

Senate Dems block amendment to restore veteran benefits by closing illegal immigrant welfare loophole

3 posted on 12/18/2013 1:00:25 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The “technical error” being that Harry Reid wouldn’t let anyone vote on it the first time.

Beyond disgusting.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 1:00:27 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

She means intentional error that is causing too much political pain.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 1:02:09 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: sheikdetailfeather

6 posted on 12/18/2013 1:02:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Careful. You might get a veto from Obama for re-funding Veterans.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 1:03:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

OOPSIE!!


8 posted on 12/18/2013 1:05:15 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Isackson from Georgia said it was “mistakenly” included in the bill.

Well, then why did you “mistakenly” vote for it you moron?????


9 posted on 12/18/2013 1:05:36 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: NormsRevenge

The old “don’t know how that got in there” answer.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 1:05:40 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Uh huh... sure it is just a technical snafu... it was so technical that schumer blasted his “they have to take the cuts for America” garbage because it was just a technical glitch that was going to be fixed. I love division and fear in dims... I absolutely adore it!
11 posted on 12/18/2013 1:06:47 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: South40

RATs and RINOs rears will be on the line come 2014.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 1:12:35 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Does anybody actually read the legislation before they vote on it? Heard Sen. Coburn on the radio this morning where he said, “that wasn’t the intent of the bill.” Intent? How would he know? He didn’t read it any more than the sponsors did. Now everybody act surprised!


13 posted on 12/18/2013 1:14:58 PM PST by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

LIARS!


14 posted on 12/18/2013 1:16:49 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The only “error” here is Patty Murray and it’s more than technical.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 1:22:55 PM PST by Fungi
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A different slant on Pelousi’ “pass it to find out what’s in it.”


16 posted on 12/18/2013 1:25:23 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Hey Washington: If you like your senator you can keep your senator. But, if you don't like your senator you know what to do.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: Tallguy

I saw Manchin last night on some talk show and he was asked....did you believe the President when he said 80% of people would not be affected by Obamacare?
I almost screamed. Why didn’t he read the fricking bill instead of depending on Obama to interpret it for him?
Stupid bassturds!


18 posted on 12/18/2013 1:30:11 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Oooooops.....Schummer just got it in the back.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 1:31:45 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3102344/posts


20 posted on 12/18/2013 1:38:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: sheikdetailfeather

All these crooks know exactly what they are doing.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 1:41:44 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

When is immediately?


22 posted on 12/18/2013 1:45:38 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Sacajaweau

Allen West was just on Cavuto talking to Stuart Varney. He said Murray is lieing and she knows it. Why put it in the bill and let it pass the senate?


23 posted on 12/18/2013 1:49:41 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Patty has expert military person telling her all this. She relies on her father to give her his expert military experience and knowledge. Her daddy was in the army for three years and was a PRIVATE FIRST CLASS. Yup. Expert knowledge from a private whose major experience was cleaning latrines and picking up trash on the side of the roads on post. Yup. Expert knowledge.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 1:52:00 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: sheikdetailfeather

“technical error”

SHEESH:

“glitch”

we’ll just “fix” it “immediately”

we are “working hard” to “fix” it

for the vast majority

Why all the mealy mouth excuses?!? Isn’t anyone there a grown-up? who READS it before they PASS it?!? who takes RESPONSIBILITY?!?

Is there anyone out here in the Real World who buys into this fake concern for a fake glitch and a fake promise to fix it??


25 posted on 12/18/2013 1:56:07 PM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: sheikdetailfeather

she’s only saying disabled vets...not all vets


26 posted on 12/18/2013 1:58:44 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"The technical error certainly can, should and will be addressed."

Of course we'll have to wait for the fine print to be made public. The "fix" will probably only apply to Civil War veterans.

27 posted on 12/18/2013 2:01:50 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Hey Washington: If you like your senator you can keep your senator. But, if you don't like your senator you know what to do.
28 posted on 12/18/2013 2:15:15 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
No good... all Military retirees should receive COLA. Waiting 20 years for a raise is ridiculous. The reason we need these packages for the Military is to attract young people. Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen need to be young. You can't have an old infantry.

The argument has been made that many go on to second careers- true Mr. Ryan. But most don't go on to lucrative Defense contract positions and have to be retrained after a long specialty career job. I would ask Mr Ryan to have congressmen live under the same cola restrictions.

29 posted on 12/18/2013 2:15:38 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: garjog

Ms. Patty won with 52% last time.
So she’s not nearly as “bulletproof” as DiFi or Boxer.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 2:17:26 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What about all the Donks who have now gone on record in favor of the cut?


31 posted on 12/18/2013 2:25:44 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Technical error my @$$! They just didn’t think they would be found out this fast and once again misjudged how much most Americans care for their soldiers!


32 posted on 12/18/2013 2:33:40 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I have to thank the Senator. Politicians like her are helping me to get over my voting addiction.


33 posted on 12/18/2013 2:34:14 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Well, that’s the way dems/technocrats think. Arbitrary, life-changing (or ending) decisions=”technical error”, or “collateral damage”.

I wonder how many (former) monolever-pulling (D)’s are seething every time a wonk on TV minimizes “the few people” losing their insurance/paying 3x for less with Obamacare. I will bet, a lot.


34 posted on 12/18/2013 2:38:08 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: LibLieSlayer
sure it is just a technical snafu... it was so technical that schumer blasted his “they have to take the cuts for America” garbage

Snafu, my left foot. They knew EXACTLY what they were voting on. They're seeing the fit -> shan - everywhere on this - and "fixing it", accordingly. Lying losers.

35 posted on 12/18/2013 2:40:12 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Pity the poor congresscritter who was on with Laura this morning, trying to defend this “reduction in growth”.


36 posted on 12/18/2013 2:42:44 PM PST by G Larry
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/18/congress-passes-ryan-murray-budget-deal/

Doesn’t sound like they removed the “snafu”.


37 posted on 12/18/2013 3:06:46 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Removing veteran’s benefits from the budget was no “technical error”. IMO it was calculated and implemented according to plan, much like the reduction of our military in general. Odumbo does not want an organized military in this country and will do anything and everything he can to destory it along with the moral of those of us who served. I DESPISE THAT BASTARD!


38 posted on 12/18/2013 3:27:12 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: ealgeone

“Well, then why did you “mistakenly” vote for it you moron?????”

Because he’s a jerk who thinks we will forget about the way he represented us constituents next time around.


39 posted on 12/18/2013 4:14:34 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Another stoopidazz skurt d’at don’ know nothin’ ‘bout GI’s, and I for true thinks don’ care!

She had to, ahem, “flash” at ‘somebody’ to get them to vote for her!


40 posted on 12/18/2013 5:12:33 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Technical error” my butt. Sen. Patty Murray is such a lying POS. She doesn’t give a damn about disabled vets.


41 posted on 12/18/2013 5:15:58 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What about the illegal alien Loophole? is that going to be fixed or do we continue to flush 4.5 billion down the toilet still?


42 posted on 12/18/2013 5:41:33 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: Progov

“Removing veteran’s benefits from the budget was no “technical error”.

You are exactly right. Plus, Murray said they would make sure it got in there -but not necessarily for two years! It if was an error, it could have been corrected today before the vote if the spineless RINOS would have insisted. That proves they all knew exactly what they were doing.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 5:48:43 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: jazusamo

To refer to this Senator as a pea brain would be insulting to peas.


44 posted on 12/18/2013 6:42:24 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
It is a verifiable fact.

Always.

The Dems first instinct is to LIE.

They LIE to justify a law that you would not like.

They LIE if they actually think it would provide them a graceful exit (it does nothing of the sort) from getting caught in doing a bad thing (including trying to cover over another LIE).

Dems LIE.

They get together and plan the next LIE.

They think that we (you) are so stupid that we'd never catch on, even though their LIES are typically awkwardly contrived and clumsily delivered.

And this brings us to today's big, awkward and clumsy Dem LIE...

Sen. Patty Murray said a "technical error" in the bipartisan budget deal accidentally would cut pension benefits for retired disabled military veterans...

It's a verifiable fact.

Democrats. Their very first instinct is to...

...(You know)

.

45 posted on 12/18/2013 11:06:05 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Jane Long

Amen Jane... you are so right that it hurts!


46 posted on 12/19/2013 12:54:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I can’t imagine such “Technical Errors” when contained in written legislation. How could there be? It’s either written, or it isn’t.

This is like someone saying they accidentally loaded up an empty magazine and shot up their neighbors house.


47 posted on 12/19/2013 3:33:09 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So retired vets are still on the chopping block?


48 posted on 12/19/2013 4:35:08 AM PST by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Is there every a teachnical problem when some ***hole former Congressman goes to collect his pension check? Somehow I doubt it.


49 posted on 12/19/2013 9:28:48 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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