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Breaking: Senate Democrats just blocked a very important bill about the VA scandal
Young Conservatives ^ | 05-22-2014 | Joshua Riddle

Posted on 05/22/2014 5:04:27 PM PDT by Kevin in California

Just when you think Democrats can’t possibly sink any lower, they go and do something like this.

Marco Rubio wants to pass the Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act. This bill aims to make it easier/possible for the scandal-plagued department to fire employees based on poor performance (like any other real job). The House overwhelmingly passed it with a bipartisan vote of 390 to 33. (Only Democrats objected.)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; military; scandal; va; veterans

1 posted on 05/22/2014 5:04:27 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

They have no intention of fixing ANY problem.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 5:06:41 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Kevin in California

wonder if the msm will/cover this as obstructionist. or if they’ll follow harry calling it partisan politics - ignoring the house vote.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 5:06:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kevin in California

So, let’s have the names of those who voted NAY to this Act.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Kevin in California

Obama would not sign it….lets face it were toast…and we will have Hillary in 2016!!!!!


5 posted on 05/22/2014 5:09:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Kevin in California

DimocRATS and federal employees think that federal employees deserve a paycheck and benefits regardless of whether they work or not and they further believe that they shouldn’t be subject to immediate dismissal upon their wrongdoing.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 5:09:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

That but its also part of the bigger plan. Build the federal govt and make it unaccountable to anyone.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kevin in California

Not suprised at all. The democrats are scum communists who hate America and Reid is the neo nazi leader of the scum in DC whom need to be removed from America. No more deals with the neo nazi democrats who are unconstitutional when judged by the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as well as the bill of rights. The nazi loving Reid is such a bottom dwelling scum that it can only get worse for Americans in the remaining years of the obamanation regime of hatred, racism against whites and gender bias against males.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT by kindred (They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. Salvation by Lord Jesus only!)
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To: Kevin in California

So, we don’t already have laws in place to fire incompetent federal workers who engaged in possible criminal activity.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 5:14:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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10 posted on 05/22/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Kevin in California
“Just when you think Democrats can’t possibly sink any lower”

They can always sink even lower, there is no end to the corruption.

11 posted on 05/22/2014 5:15:15 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: Kevin in California

Senator Bernie Sanders, a union-backed socialist from Vermont, objected on behalf
of Senate Democrats to Rubio’s request. Instead of taking any action now, Sanders
said he is going to hold a hearing—several weeks from now.

Sanders, who chairs the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, has been one of
the most outspoken defenders of the VA against allegations of misconduct. When asked
about reports of multiple deaths related to long wait times at the VA healthcare
system, Sanders told CNN: “People die every day.”

http://youngcons.com/breaking-senate-democrats-just-blocked-a-very-important-bill-that-would-have-helped-the-va-scandal/


12 posted on 05/22/2014 5:17:39 PM PDT by deport
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To: Kevin in California
This bill aims to make it easier/possible for the scandal-plagued department to fire employees based on poor performance (like any other real job).

Yeah, it's just RATs protecting RATs...typical gubmint goonion crap.

Most denizens of the democRATic hack-o-rama are overpaid, do-nothing campaign workers, or defeated elected officials (good soldiers) who are otherwise unemployable in the real world.

Most government departments or agencies care nothing about their alleged purpose, but solely about protecting their precious budget. (do-nothing "jobs")

13 posted on 05/22/2014 5:22:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, if there aren’t laws on the books like that...there sure should be.

I don’t get it. There is no reason that misconduct is not a valid reason for dismissal.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kevin in California

This is exactly why it is paramount to get rid of Harry Reid as SML and win 51 seats minimum in senate in 2014. Repubs must unite to accomplish that goal.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 5:23:52 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Ha!!

You don't have to wonder.........

16 posted on 05/22/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: cableguymn

Why doesn’t anyone connected to Team Barry ever get fired? BECAUSE THE REGIME IS AFRAID THEY’LL TALK TO THE MEDIA, THAT’S WHY. Gotta keep’em on that leash!


17 posted on 05/22/2014 5:28:23 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Osage Orange

you’re right, :-)


18 posted on 05/22/2014 5:31:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, the names.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 5:32:52 PM PDT by Bogie
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To: Secret Agent Man
wonder if the msm will/cover this as obstructionist. or if they’ll follow harry calling it partisan politics - ignoring the house vote.

WHEN PIGS FLY! LOL

20 posted on 05/22/2014 5:33:56 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: cableguymn

So we have a fix to repair the VA and the Democrats block it. Incredible. What on earth is going on in Washington DC? have they all gone mad?


21 posted on 05/22/2014 5:34:49 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: cableguymn

“They have no intention of fixing ANY problem.”

They probably don’t want to allow it to be easier to fire people in the bureaucracy. That must be protected at all costs.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 5:34:57 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

LIBs/DIMs are subhuman scum who have no intention of ever not hating you and your family. They will only be satisfied when their infiltrating moozlum friends chop off your heads. Fascist losers.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: House Atreides

In the history of Federal Employment, has a Federal Employee ever been fired for not doing their job?

No, and the Federal Employees’ Union will never let them set a precedent with the VA.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 5:45:14 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Cold Heat
A guy in vista, CA is opening a barbecue in an abandon gas station .

His wife told him when he told her about it she said “when pigs fly”.

He's naming the place When Pigs Fly!

25 posted on 05/22/2014 5:47:02 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Kevin in California

You can’t fix a Marxist model.

Pray America wakes up


26 posted on 05/22/2014 5:48:34 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm confused. The act has been referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. That's the last action on S. 2013:

S.2013 - Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014

I don't see anything to show that this has been deferred or declined.

27 posted on 05/22/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kevin in California

At least the Senate Dems know where their priorities are: They sign a letter demanding the Redskins football team change its name. They ignore the soldiers who fought “Bush’s War.”

Too bad, they don’t know what is really a priority. But then Dems don’t like the military.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: rarestia

Ah, I see. Bernie Sanders is the veterans’ affairs chairman, and he’s just going to let it languish. That’s the kerfuffle here. Pretty slimy.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 5:58:13 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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30 posted on 05/22/2014 6:02:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cableguymn
They have no intention of fixing ANY problem."

Senate demonrats are inbred traitors and vile oxygen thieves. They fix nothing that is worthwhile; they only seek to destroy and desecrate what is good.

31 posted on 05/22/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Kevin in California

I just saw video of Bernie Sanders saying they couldn’t vote for something without reading it.

ITS 3 STINKIN PAGES!


32 posted on 05/22/2014 6:13:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Democrats cant read?


33 posted on 05/22/2014 6:14:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Apparently not. It only takes me a few minutes to read 3 pages.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 6:15:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kevin in California; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

VA ping.


35 posted on 05/22/2014 6:31:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Hojczyk
And unless something changes the fact that females are permitted to vote, THEY'LL STICK US WITH HILLARY for 8 YEARS just as they STUCK US WITH OBAMA for 8 years.

The biggest threat to America is the female voter, and yeah.. This needs to be talked about because something must be done to STOP THEIR GULLIBILITY WHEN IT COMES TO VOTING, LIKE BEING LED DOWN THE PRIMROSE PATH BY OBAMA, PELOSI, SANDRA FLUKE, BLAH BLAH BLAH ETC ETC..!!!!!

36 posted on 05/22/2014 6:52:47 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Kevin in California

Bernie Sanders says he didn’t have time to read a 3 page bill. I sure wish they had felt that way about Obamacare.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 6:55:27 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: cableguymn

Jon Stewart’s on dems’ case with the VA thing... they’re going to have to do something... Stewart can get the word out to democrats who never hear a critical word about democrats from their usual ‘news’ sources.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 6:59:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: cripplecreek

Was it in cursive?


39 posted on 05/22/2014 7:38:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: deport; All

What is Senator Sanders covering up, and who else is in on the VA Hospital Coverup?


40 posted on 05/22/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: deport

I heard on FOX News tonight that Sanders received $250,000 from that union.

Sanders said today they needed time to read the bill. The bill is only 3 pages long. What a putz.


41 posted on 05/22/2014 8:09:18 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Hojczyk

Harry didn’t let it get to Obama so he wouldn’t have to make that decision.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: rarestia; SeekAndFind; Bogie; Kevin in California

The House voted on the bill yesterday, May 21st.

Those who voted against it - all Dems - are:

Becerra
Brown (FL)
Clarke (NY)
Clyburn
Dingell
Edwards
Ellison
Fudge
Gutiérrez
Hanabusa
Hastings (FL)
Holt
Hoyer
Johnson (GA)
Kaptur
Lee (CA)
McDermott
Miller, George
Moran
Nadler
Pastor (AZ)
Payne
Pocan
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sires
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Waters
Waxman

These didn’t vote:

Bass
Huelskamp(R)
Kingston(R)
Lankford(R)
Miller, Gary(R)
Rush
Schwartz
Slaughter

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll229.xml


43 posted on 05/22/2014 8:28:00 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Kevin in California

Dingy Harry rides in at the last moment and places the bill on the railroad tracks just as the train arrives!


44 posted on 05/22/2014 8:29:02 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Kevin in California

Democrats. Licensed to kill.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 9:53:27 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Kevin in California

This has not been classified as a Scandal yet, but should, it goes with the VA Scandal. On 4/14/2014 all Military TRICARE LIFE were DOD MANDATED to use either base dispensary or Express Scripts. No grantee of a Dispense as Written DAW, if the med has a generic. Some meds have a very narrow window of under performance that most generics have. Thyroid medication is one. I take only the DAW name brand Synthroid, because of the weak working of the generic and the side effects.

I chose base, as I can inspect my meds. Hubby who is the Ret SCPO, has to order 2 of his Name brand drugs from ES. Took 2 weeks to get a script filled. We did not allow them access to our credit card or bank for auto pay.

Question remains the money trail, as this company has a HORRID record with government contracts. Rumor mill has it Medicare and Medicaid will be forced to use them too. Some one with more knowledge and better search skills could do some digging to help expose it more than I’ve found out.

Express Scripts Accused Of Defrauding State And Consumers Out Of Millions Of Dollars
http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/express-scripts-accused-defrauding-state-and-consumers-out-millions-dollars

Express Scripts Extortion Scheme Widens
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/09/express_scripts_breach.html

Express Scripts complaints
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/express_scripts.html

ES Customer Service ranking
http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Express+Scripts

Express Scripts RIP OFF
https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/directory/express-scripts


46 posted on 05/23/2014 1:13:40 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Kevin in California

Dems and this maggot called obammy are using this federal gubmint and his minions to try to destroy conservatism.
Instead this group of facists are destroying America.


47 posted on 05/23/2014 3:46:19 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: rarestia

Thank you, I thought I was the only one that couldn’t figure this out, I just went to thomas.loc.gov and the senate rc votes and could find nothing.


48 posted on 05/23/2014 4:41:31 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Kevin in California

Any and all BureauCRAPS are special!

They vote Democrat and are therefore a ‘protected class’.


49 posted on 05/23/2014 9:22:39 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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