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Republicans Today Put Politics Above Our Veterans
United States Senate Democrats ^ | 9/19/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Posted on 09/19/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT by mdittmar

Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act, which would have created jobs for returning veterans and put in place programs to help them reenter the civilian work force. Republicans blocked the bill with a procedural vote of 58 to 40, which failed to reach a supermajority. All 40 votes against the bill were cast by Republican Senators:

“The least we can do for veterans, after they fought for this country abroad, is to ensure they never have to fight for a job when they come home to Nevada, or any other state. Yet, Republicans stalled and eventually blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act with one procedural excuse after another. My colleagues have played politics with all types of common sense measures, just because those measures are supported by President Obama. But blocking a veterans’ jobs bill is a new low, and truly disappointing to me and to tens of thousands of service members.

“Each year 200,000 brave members of our Armed Forces reenter the civilian workforce. This bill would have eased their transition to civilian life with job training programs and priority hiring for first responder jobs as police officers, fire fighters or rescue workers. Once, a proposal like this would have sailed through the Senate with bipartisan support. But today my Republican colleagues put election-year partisanship ahead of the men and women who risked their lives to protect our freedoms.”


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Gotta stop posting stuff from old harry,but it's like passing a car wreck,ya don't wanna look,but you do.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

As if they give a good G**D*** about veterans. The bill was probably tied to some wild-spending boondoggle that Harry just forgot to mention...


2 posted on 09/19/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mdittmar

I heard from a reliable source that Harry Reid is a pedophile, a child pornographer, and likes to diddle little puppies.

I can’t reveal the name of my source, but it has to be true, otherwise he wouldn’t have told me.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mdittmar

I don’t want the left to turn being a veteran into a welfare type thing.

Getting out of the service means that you are young, healthy, fit, well trained and disciplined, have a great work record and good character credit, have been making good money and eating well, have healthy teeth and good shoes, and probably a good car.

You shouldn’t need anything from anyone, instead you are starting off with advantages.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 4:44:18 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: mdittmar

Chunks spewed.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 4:44:42 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mkjessup

What? If he were that respectable, we would have heard about it before now.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: mdittmar

Harry, how about selling it to the FEC, huh? While you’re explaining to Them why You were off in Canada grubbing money outside the US.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/07/13/democrats-go-to-canada-its-a-fundraising-excursion/

Rand Paul’s opponent, Jack Conway, has ventured outside the United States to raise cash from trial lawyers.

Conway headed north, to Canada, for a meeting of trial lawyers from whom he wanted cash.

The trial lawyers ponied up. Conway’s campaign said it welcomes support from across the country, which Canada is not.

But it wasn’t just Conway. The mob banker from Illinois, Giannoulias, went too and money was raised for these Democrats, most of whom were present:

Michael Bennett running Colorado
Dick Blumenthal running in Connecticut
Robin Carnahan running in Missouri
Roxanne Conlin running in Iowa
Chris Coons running in Delaware
Brad Ellsworth running in Indiana
Lee Fisher running in Ohio
Paul Hodes running in New Hampshire
Charlie Melancon running in Louisiana
Elaine Marshall running in North Carolina

And, of course, Harry Reid.

Raising money, spending money, and supporting people in the United States is, like with Barack Obama, beneath them. They’d rather hang out with Canadians to raise money from trial lawyers than their own fellow Americans.

This is pitiful. We’ve gone from Buddhist temples to actually leaving the United States to raise money for Democrats. And one of them acts like it’s just another part of the country. Um . . . no.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:44 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Mitch McConnell: How ‘bout growing a pair for a change and offering a blistering response.

{crickets}


8 posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:46 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: mdittmar

Better get those ballots out to our servicemen and women right away so they can vote to protect their interests, right Harry?


9 posted on 09/19/2012 4:47:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mdittmar

Trying to add our vets into their 47%.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 4:47:42 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: mkjessup
I heard from a reliable source that Harry Reid is a pedophile, a child pornographer, and likes to diddle little puppies.

I can’t reveal the name of my source, but it has to be true, otherwise he wouldn’t have told me.

Nice this story from a reliable source should be passed along.

I hope that Reid's Mormon friends in Nevada work their tails off for Romney this year.

11 posted on 09/19/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: mdittmar
The bill authorizes $1 billion in addition to a new federal agency with no spending cuts identified, at least that I could see.

The question is, this is the job the VA is supposed to be doing and ALL Department Secretaries and Agency Heads have a Congressional Mandate to hire vets. NO ONE IS DOING THEIR JOB! Lets start firing people that are refusing to do their jobs an put Veterans in their place!
12 posted on 09/19/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: mdittmar

“The War is Lost” - Harry Reid’ April 2007


13 posted on 09/19/2012 4:49:43 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: mdittmar

The reason it was blocked is because there was no need to add another $1 billion to the VA budget in the Budget Control Act. Sessions wanted them to cut something else out somewhere else. Of course, the little weasel Reid is politicizing this.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: mdittmar
This bill looks like nothing more than a rebirth of the 1930's CCC geared to vets. It's not a path to any worthwhile career - just a lot of patch-up on National Parks and make-work.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

15 posted on 09/19/2012 4:56:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: mdittmar

US Senate - Providing jobs for the senile and insane for over 200 years.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 5:19:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: mdittmar

Proof that Democrats will throw anything at you.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 5:40:39 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: mdittmar

The $1 billion bill was to have paid for itself with new revenue over 10 years. Republican senators say the bill allows for more spending at the Veterans Administration than what was agreed to in the Budget Control Act, which is why they raised a point of order.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said these types of pay-go bills are part of the problem of the growing national debt.

“The question in my mind is, will we at some point in the future recognize the hole we’re in,” Coburn said on the floor Wednesday. “When we find ourselves in $16 trillion of debt and we pay for a five-year bill over 10 years, we make the problem worse.”


18 posted on 09/19/2012 5:43:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mdittmar
Yep... the sound of a snake's hisssssss and the stench of brimstone and it was another satanic lie from dirty harry reid... the mobbed up communist.

LLS

19 posted on 09/19/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: mdittmar

20 posted on 09/19/2012 5:56:04 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can someone give me a good explanation for why this happened? The libs are having a field day with this. I don’t know the good reasons for it but I want to counter their claims. We need it to be easy for libs and undecideds to understand. We need ammunition in this propaganda war.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: Ziva

I’d check the websites for the DAV, VFW, Legion, AMVETS and the like for the real story.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 6:43:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I checked all of their websites and found nothing about it yet.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 7:07:21 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: Ziva

It increases the deficit:

Vet jobs bill fails in Senate; caught in Hill battle
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/vet-jobs-bill-fails-in-senate-caught-in-hill-battle/2012/09/19/9d35a104-0292-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html


24 posted on 09/19/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mdittmar

What a pant load.

Now, if Harry was saying this bill would help the Russian Navy and the Turkish Air Force, well, I’d probably believe him then.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 7:28:51 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Ziva

There are already six Veterans Job Training bills in effect, with supposedly noone monitoring them as to their effectiveness. So this would be additional money spent that we don’t have. In addition, this bill is considered unconstitutional because spending bills should originate in the House, not the Senate. Google Sam Coburn as I believe he put out a report last year as to how ineffective and costly the programs were. “The report follows last year’s groundbreaking study from the Government Accountability Office that found taxpayers are spending $18 billion on 47 duplicative job training programs across 9 federal agencies. GAO could not find evidence that any of the job training programs were working.”


26 posted on 09/19/2012 9:16:09 PM PDT by ParkerPoo
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To: ParkerPoo

The bill was for 1,000,000,000 dollars we don’t have and the Democrats wouldn’t compromise to lower the amount so it failed.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 9:33:36 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: ParkerPoo

ParkerPoo, THANK YOU SO MUCH! That is exactly what I needed to help me with the libs and moderates who don’t know the history! It was a great service you did for me.

Now I’m going after ALL the lib posts on FB and post the truth for them.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 9:33:43 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: mkjessup

as Dan Rather said, “The nature of the evidence is irrelevant; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.”


29 posted on 09/19/2012 9:37:11 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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