‘May 21, 2014’
‘Republicans outraged over treatment of veterans filibustered better health care for vets in February’
‘Someday the Republicans and Fox News will be outraged enough about our treatment of veterans that they will agree to do something about it. Why, Reince Priebus is beside himself’.
‘Don’t bet on it, though; remember, it was less than three months ago that they again blocked the expansion of health care programs for those same veterans’:
“U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans, saying the $24 billion bill would bust the budget”.
“Even though the legislation cleared a procedural vote on Tuesday by a 99-0 vote, the measure quickly got bogged down in partisan fighting. […]”
“Referring to recent budget deals that aim to bring down federal deficits, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said: “This bill would spend more than we agreed to spend. The ink is hardly dry and here we have another bill to raise that spending again.”
@ : http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/21/1300939/-Republicans-outraged-over-treatment-of-veterans-filibustered-better-healthcare-for-vets-in-February
May, 22nd, 2014
‘The Real Scandal: 258,000 Veterans Lack Healthcare Because Republicans Won’t Expand Medicaid’
‘Analysis of the 2008-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) indicates that 535,000 uninsured veterans and 174,000 uninsured spouses of veterans—or four in 10 uninsured veterans
and one in four uninsured spouses—have incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) and could qualify for Medicaid or new subsidies for coverage under the Affordable
Care Act (ACA)’.
‘Most of these uninsured—414,000 veterans and 113,000 spouses—have incomes below 100 percent of FPL, and will therefore only have new coverage options under the ACA if their state expands Medicaid’.
‘However, fewer than half live in states in which the governor supports their state participating in the expansion, while the majority live in states that have chosen not to expand Medicaid or have not yet decided whether to expand’.
@ : http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/22/real-scandal-258000-veterans-lack-healthcare-republicans-refuse-expand-medicaid.html
April 16, 2011
‘Republicans Seek To Cut Benefits for Disabled Veterans’
‘Republican Paul Ryan and the House of Representatives are looking to end VA healthcare benefits for disabled veterans – that’s for over 1.3 million veterans who are Priority 7 & 8’.
‘These veterans are the least disabled veterans using the system, usually with disability ratings of 0 percent or no service-connected disability’.
‘According to the Congressional Budget Office “Option 35,” the cuts would leave 130,000 veterans with no healthcare alternative’.
‘This means veterans with conditions not recognized by the VA, like certain diseases from Agent Orange exposure, would have to pay for healthcare out of pocket if they had not other service connected disability’.
@ : http://www.disabledveterans.org/2011/04/16/republicans-seek-to-cut-1-3-million-veterans/
Nov. 11, 2013
‘GOP Food Stamp Cuts Would Kick 170,000 Vets Out of the Program’
‘At least 900,000 veterans rely on SNAP. The House Republican version of the farm bill, the five-year piece of legislation that funds nutrition and agriculture provisions, would slash funding for the food stamps program by nearly $40 billion and boot 2.8 million people off the program next year’.
‘That includes 170,000 veterans, who would be removed through a provision in the bill that would eliminate food stamps eligibility for non-elderly jobless adults who can’t find work or an opening in a job training program’.
@ : http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/11/veterans-food-stamp-cuts-republicans-snap
April 1, 2003
‘ Republicans “Support the Troops”–Cut Benefits For Vets’
‘The House of Representatives have recently voted on the 2004 budget which will cut funding for veteran’s health care and benefit programs by nearly $25 billion over the next ten years’.
‘It narrowly passed by a vote of 215 to 212, and came just a day after Congress passed a resolution to “Support Our Troops.” How exactly does this vote support our troops? Does leaving our current and future veterans veterans without access to health care and compensation qualify as supporting them’?
@ : http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/82385-Republicans-Support-the-Troops-Cut-Benefits-For-Vets
March 1, 2011
‘Budget cuts may hit homeless vets’
‘WASHINGTON (CNNMoney.com) — Among the more controversial GOP budget cut proposals is an effort to kill $75 million that’s slated to house homeless veterans’.
‘Republicans are quick to point out that the cuts won’t impact veterans who were homeless but now receive housing vouchers’.
‘Vouchers give homeless veterans a place to live for a year and can be renewed annually, assuming federal funding is available’.
‘The cuts would hurt some 11,000 homeless veterans who qualify for housing this year but have yet to receive vouchers’.
@ : http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/01/news/economy/homeless_veterans_housing_cuts/index.htm
February 7, 2012
State Of Kansas
‘House Republicans refuse to fund services for Kansas Veterans’
‘TOPEKA – In the House Appropriations Committee, while considering the FY 2013 budget for Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs (KCVA), House Republicans repeatedly voted against funding services for Kansas Veterans’.
‘Rep. Jerry Henry, D-Cummings, offered an amendment that would have made 40 new beds available to Kansas veterans by renovating Triplett Hall at the Kansas Veterans’ Home’.
‘The Henry Amendment would have doubled the number of Alzheimer’s/dementia beds from 25 to 50 and increased long-term care beds from 75 to 90. In south central Kansas alone, there are an estimated 1,200 veterans with a disability rating of greater than 70 percent who qualify for these services’.
“By not allowing KCVA to move forward with this expansion, we are restricting their ability to provide care to Kansas veterans who are in grave need,” said Henry’.
“This project can be done this year with federal money. It makes no sense to delay providing health services to our veterans that they need and deserve.”
‘KCVA originally requested this funding when Gov. Brownback developed his budget recommendation in December. The Governor denied the request, even though no State General Funds are needed for the expansion’.
@ : http://www.kshousedems.com/page/house-gop-refuses-to-fund-services-for-ks-veterans
Oct 10 2012
‘Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: ‘You Have To Prioritize Things’
‘Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010’.
‘On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien asked the Utah Republican if he had “voted to cut the funding for embassy security.”
“Absolutely,” Chaffetz said’.
“Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”
@ : http://dinarvets.com/forums/index.php?/topic/130947-jason-chaffetz-admits-house-gop-cut-funding-for-embassy-security-you-have-to-prioritize-things/
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
‘Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate’
‘Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their communities’.
‘The measure, which would have potentially created jobs for up to 20,000 veterans, was blocked on a procedural point by Republicans, who argued that the bill was unpaid for’.
@ : http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/veterans-jobs-bill-blocked-in-the-senate/
September 19, 2012
‘Republicans shelve Obama’s proposed Veterans Jobs Corps’
‘WASHINGTON — ‘President Obama’s proposal to create a Veterans Jobs Corps to stem high unemployment among recent military veterans was shelved Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate balked over the five-year $1-billion cost, giving both sides fresh ammunition for the November election’.
‘The measure had been on Obama’s to-do list for Congress, a modest set of initiatives aimed at boosting the nation’s sluggish economy that Republicans have largely rejected. The jobs bill would have hired veterans who served in the military since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to work on federal public lands projects and would have established a network of job training centers’.
@ : http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/19/news/la-pn-obama-veterans-jobs-corps-senate-20120919
Allen West. Just another teabagger scumbag who thinks he is the ‘real’ American.
‘Tammy DUckworth lost her right leg near the hip and her left leg below the knee from injuries sustained on November 12, 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents’.
‘She continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran’.
Allen West –
‘Soldiers testified that in the process of detaining Hamoodi, West appeared to reach for his weapon and needed to be subdued. Hamoodi was beaten by four soldiers from the 2/20th Field Artillery Battalion on the head and body’.
‘West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi’s head, after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as “meaningless information induced by fear and pain.”
‘At least one of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found’.
‘West said “At the time I had to base my decision on the intelligence I received. It’s possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi’.
Yeah. And Tammy Duckworth is the one to question her Loyalty to Country.
‘Former congressman Allen West is angry about the Democratic picks for the latest House panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack’.
‘West especially raised doubts about Duckworth, a veteran who lost both of her legs and the use of her right arm in the Iraq War, raising suspicions about her loyalty to the country’.
“Tammy Duckworth, you know I just don’t know where her loyalties lie, for her to have been a veteran and a wounded warrior for the United States Army, she should know that this is not the right thing and hopefully she will remember the oath of office that she took as an Army officer and not the allegiance I guess she believes she has to the liberal progressives of the Democrat [sic] party,” West said’.
From : http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/allen-west-doubts-tammy-duckworths-loyalty-country-angry-about-democratic-picks-benghazi-spe
I love it!! – “We need to ditch Mitch”
This is very, very ‘doable’. Allison Grimes has proven she can can up to Mitch and the voters are seeing Mitch for exactly what he he.
A career politician that doesn’t care about Kentucky.
Send the Republican Minority leader home for obstructing Americans.