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  • Patty Murray backs off military pension cut

    12/19/2013 4:30:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 18 Dec 13 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    Sen. Patty Murray is distancing herself from a cut in military pensions in the budget deal she brokered with Rep. Paul Ryan. Her unease about a key element of her own deal, which passed the Senate on Wednesday and is now headed to President Barack Obama, comes amid a backlash from veterans groups and Senate defense hawks that has put her and her colleagues in a tough spot going into an election year. Murray’s response: The pension cut isn’t final. “We wrote this bill in a way that will allow two years before this change is implemented so that...
  • "You should’ve served US better and died!’ Debt collector berates disabled veteran

    10/14/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 10/14/12
    <p>A debt collector, angered that a disabled US Army veteran was living off of disability payments, told him he “should have died” in war instead of "taking advantage of" other Americans.</p> <p>“If you would have served our country better you would not be a disabled veteran living off Social Security while the rest of us honest Americans work our asses off,” one of the agency’s debt collectors allegedly told the vet. “Too bad, you should have died.”</p>
  • Obama wants to charge disabled veterans for treatment at VA facilities

    03/12/2009 10:18:30 AM PDT · by euram · 264 replies · 13,178+ views
    CNN ^ | 03-10-09 | Adam Levine
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.
  • Pentagon Honors Supporters of Disabled-Veteran-Owned Firms

    11/06/2007 3:45:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2007 – A group of entrepreneurs and department acquisition officials earned praise from Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England at a Pentagon award ceremony yesterday for their support of disabled-veteran-led businesses. Talon Award recipient Air Force civilian employee Reggie E. Selby is a small business specialist at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Enlisting small companies owned by service-disabled veterans to work with the Defense Department is good business and the right thing to do, Selby said at the first Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Awards ceremony held at the Pentagon on Nov. 5, 2007. Photo by Gerry...