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Jeff King 2012/09/20 20:25:05
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  • Golanv (Raven) 2012/09/23 03:21:38
    Thank you War Vets
    Golanv (Raven)
    +1
    Thank you! I will remember this when I vote for President Obama.
    thank you veterans
  • Dana 2012/09/23 03:09:44
    Thank you War Vets
    Dana
    In case you haven't heard on mainstream media, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012, which would provide our veterans with training to find jobs as police, firefighters and workers in preservation of public lands, was filibustered by 40 Senate Republicans on 9/19/12. With a 10.9% unemployment rate for veterans, how can this happen? Please consider demanding the passage of this bill at:


    http://signon.org/sign/jobs-f...
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2012/09/21 02:43:31
    Thank you War Vets
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +4
    That they would do this should surprise absolutely no one.
  • Ozzyboy 2012/09/21 01:49:44
    Thank you War Vets
    Ozzyboy
    +1
    Hey, Jeff, why don't you include the dem addition to the bill instead of trying to paint the repubs of being against the military. Selective reporting much?
  • Jeff King Ozzyboy 2012/09/21 01:53:38
  • Ozzyboy Jeff King 2012/09/21 15:10:22
    Ozzyboy
    Because they have no intention of changing anything having to do with the military. They only will change the things they said and that does not include reducing anything military. You'd better be a lot more afraid of what 0 is planning because he hates the American military and at one point advocated that our soldiers get their own insurance "because they volunteer to go, ya know." His very words. It caused such an uproar that he had to back away from it but that shows you his mind set for the military. We are very militery and tons of veterans so we watch this very closely. The dems destroyed the vet plan with their dirty little add on. Go read it on the internet to understand why this could not go through with the dem rider. It is sickening that the dems hold vets hostage for their dirty little games.
  • voice_matters 2012/09/21 00:46:05
  • SmittenKitten 2012/09/21 00:08:42
  • Jeff King Smitten... 2012/09/21 01:55:14
  • James Smitten... 2012/09/21 02:21:31
    James
    +5
    You're talking about the party who handpicked an elitist moron who thinks soldiers in combat should pay taxes on their wages.
  • Smitten... James 2012/09/21 16:11:35
  • James Smitten... 2012/09/22 03:55:23
    James
    +1
    You can look up the Internal Revenue Code (I can't remember where specifically) but it says that combat pay cannot be taxed. However if a soldier is stateside doing desk duty that's perfectly fine.
  • Smitten... James 2012/09/22 06:05:12
  • James Smitten... 2012/09/23 01:56:37
    James
    +1
    He didn't specifically say that but his comment definitely implied that.
  • dallasjoe 2012/09/20 23:42:17
    Screw the Vets says GOP
    dallasjoe
    +4
    now you know why Romney never mentioned the Troops in his Speech
  • ConLibFraud 2012/09/20 21:23:58
    Thank you War Vets
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    As long as the dumbed down wimpy American people keep playing the dem vs gop blame they are doomed!!!! There is only one party!!!! Wake the phuck up!!!!
  • Rebel Yell 2012/09/20 21:19:17
    Thank you War Vets
    Rebel Yell
    +6
    Why should that surprise anyone. All they have done is sit on their butts, vote NO or filibuster. Their candidate for the Presidency is a draft dodger who didn't even thank or acknowledge our soldiers in his RNC speech. What have they done ? All rational people were in agreement about the debt ceiling, but Congressional Republicans were determined to use political hostages in attempts to strong arm their agenda. Was the down grade in the US's credit rating worth it? Now they are whining about it.

    They tried to repeal Obamacare 34 times and they called that their ' jobs bill." Then they wonder why Harry Reid won't give it a second look. Gutting of social services, efforts to privatize Social Security, more tax cuts for the wealthiest 1.5%---these are the "bills" the far-FAR-right-wing fiscal morons of the TeaP and the GOP have tried to snake through.

    C-SPAN News and LA Times have rated this 112th GOP-controlled House "the LEAST PRODUCTIVE half of Congress since Great Depression.
  • Gravitas Rebel Yell 2012/09/20 22:14:16
    Gravitas
    And Nancy Pelosi still holds the # 1 spot --- highest disapproval rating for the entire Congress followed by Harry the Reid holding # 2.
  • Rebel Yell Gravitas 2012/09/20 22:38:25
    Rebel Yell
    +6
    A CNN poll found that only 33 percent of voters approved of Boehner. Reid has a 52 % approval. The PPP poll found the Democratic Party with a 7 point lead on the overall congressional ballot, 47 percent to Republicans' 40 percent. Tom Jensen, director of PPP, says the survey's findings suggest that the Democrats have a chance at retaking the House.

    "It's early -- but it looks very plausible that we could be back to Speaker Pelosi a few months from now."
  • Gravitas Rebel Yell 2012/09/20 22:54:20
    Gravitas
    Friday, September 07, 2012

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continue to be the most disliked leaders of Congress, but none of the top congressional leaders earns high positive reviews from voters.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable impression of Pelosi, while 59% view her unfavorably. Those figures include a Very Favorable review from 13%, compared to 46% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of the California Democrat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on September 3-4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    Republicans once again lead Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot, this time for the week ending September 17, 2012.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 43% would choose the Democrat instead.

    The national te...


    Friday, September 07, 2012

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continue to be the most disliked leaders of Congress, but none of the top congressional leaders earns high positive reviews from voters.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable impression of Pelosi, while 59% view her unfavorably. Those figures include a Very Favorable review from 13%, compared to 46% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of the California Democrat. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on September 3-4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    Republicans once again lead Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot, this time for the week ending September 17, 2012.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 43% would choose the Democrat instead.

    The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from September 10-16 2012. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


    Good luck picking up 28 House seats and not losing any more this time around. The Senate is well within striking distance for the GOP to give Romney a workable 113th Congress.
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  • voice_m... Gravitas 2012/09/21 00:46:53
    voice_matters
    Another ignorant lib blocked
  • Gravitas 2012/09/20 21:14:06
    Thank you War Vets
    Gravitas
    +2
    And now for the rest of the story. But after all, Barry has to come up with something before the election after kicking our Military in the nuts for nearly 4 years. If he was really concerned about unemployed and returning Vets, he'd allow them to do a lateral transfer to the National Guard and put them on the border. Why are they unemployed..... because the current admin. wont allow them to re-up and get their 20 years in.
    Too bad they aren't public union workers ...... they'd have no problem securing a lifetime job & beefy pension.

    [Senate Republicans stopped the veterans jobs bill Wednesday by forcing a budget point of order vote.

    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (R-Ill.) requested a motion to waive the budget point of order, which was raised by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Democrats needed 60 votes, but got only 58.

    “This violates the Budget Control Act, there is no dispute about it,” Sessions said in a floor speech Wednesday. “The bill will not even go through the House and it violates the Constitution because it says revenue bills must be started in the House ... [and] this is a revenue bill.”

    The Veterans Jobs Corp Act would have created new job-training programs to help veterans find work in targeted fields such as national park conservation, historic preservation ...













    And now for the rest of the story. But after all, Barry has to come up with something before the election after kicking our Military in the nuts for nearly 4 years. If he was really concerned about unemployed and returning Vets, he'd allow them to do a lateral transfer to the National Guard and put them on the border. Why are they unemployed..... because the current admin. wont allow them to re-up and get their 20 years in.
    Too bad they aren't public union workers ...... they'd have no problem securing a lifetime job & beefy pension.

    [Senate Republicans stopped the veterans jobs bill Wednesday by forcing a budget point of order vote.

    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (R-Ill.) requested a motion to waive the budget point of order, which was raised by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Democrats needed 60 votes, but got only 58.

    “This violates the Budget Control Act, there is no dispute about it,” Sessions said in a floor speech Wednesday. “The bill will not even go through the House and it violates the Constitution because it says revenue bills must be started in the House ... [and] this is a revenue bill.”

    The Veterans Jobs Corp Act would have created new job-training programs to help veterans find work in targeted fields such as national park conservation, historic preservation projects, police work and firefighting, among others.

    Sens. Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) were the only Republicans who voted for the waiver, in a 58-40 vote.

    “It’s clear that commonsense bipartisan legislation is being thwarted in this chamber over politics,” said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who sponsored the bill.

    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.

    “This point of order puts a price on what we are willing to provide our veterans and it says ‘not a penny more,’ ” Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said before the vote. “It’s a point of order that will not only kill our ability to pass this bill, but that could also affect nearly every effort we make to improve the lives of veterans going forward.”

    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.”

    S. 3457 has been returned to the calendar, leaving H.J.Res. 117, the six-month spending resolution passed by the House last week, as the only business left in the Senate before election recess. That vote on the motion to proceed to the resolution is expected shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.]
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  • Don 2012/09/20 21:05:30
    Thank you War Vets
    Don
    Don't forget to remember democraps that hooked this to other legislation that Republicans were right to veto.
    That's the only way they can get their lying, cheating agenda to try to pass is putting good funding with their trojan horses.
    The rest of the story....
  • Dana Don 2012/09/23 03:12:28
    Dana
    What other legislation was this connected to? Please provide accurate sources. Thanks!
  • Dana Don 2012/09/23 03:12:36
    Dana
    In case you haven't heard on mainstream media, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012, which would provide our veterans with training to find jobs as police, firefighters and workers in preservation of public lands, was filibustered by 40 Senate Republicans on 9/19/12. With a 10.9% unemployment rate for veterans, how can this happen? Please consider demanding the passage of this bill at:


    http://signon.org/sign/jobs-f...
  • Jeff King Don 2012/09/23 03:26:13
  • Cal 2012/09/20 20:52:11 (edited)
    Thank you War Vets
    Cal
    Thank you vets. Although I'm still voting GOP. One GOP issue in an ocean of issues made by Obama....not really perking my "do not want" receptors.
  • Grabitz 2012/09/20 20:42:29
    Thank you War Vets
    Grabitz
    +3
    They are part of the 47% peasants romney hates .
  • Roger47 2012/09/20 20:39:55
    Thank you War Vets
    Roger47
    +5
    Real patriots support our veterans and would vote for this bill.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/09/20 20:37:19 (edited)
    Screw the Vets says GOP
    **StarzAbove**
    +5
    This just breaks my heart. These guys/gals put their lives on the line every single day and the Republican congress does nothing to thank them for it. We won't forget this come November, and the republicans will pay dearly for this, another slap in the face.
  • Jeff King 2012/09/20 20:36:50
  • **Starz... Jeff King 2012/09/20 20:38:59 (edited)
    **StarzAbove**
    +5
    We won't forget this, and they will be voted out of office come November. This is disgraceful. I understand it was four Republicans that filibustered this bill and caused it to fail.

    Thanks to all our military for serving this country of ours, whether the Congress thanks you or not, the rest of us do. support our troops
  • Rustie 2012/09/20 20:27:08
    Thank you War Vets
    Rustie
    +1
    Like you were going to vote for a Republican anyway.
  • Jeff King Rustie 2012/09/20 20:30:52
  • Rustie Jeff King 2012/09/20 20:32:07
    Rustie
    Which is irrelevant to my comment
  • Guru_T_... Rustie 2012/09/21 02:48:15
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +1
    Looks relevant to me.
  • Rustie Guru_T_... 2012/09/21 13:32:46
    Rustie
    I'm really not interested in your opinion of a conversation I'm having with someone else, thanks.
  • Guru_T_... Rustie 2012/09/21 16:30:00
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +2
    So... you're not interested in facts? Whoda thunk it?
  • Rustie Guru_T_... 2012/09/21 18:31:07
    Rustie
    Facts, sure. You're opinion on a conversation I'm having with someone else, no.
  • Guru_T_... Rustie 2012/09/21 19:59:45
    Guru_T_Firefly
    +2
    I easily recognize Jeff's comment as relevant and, if you're up on current events, you should recognize that as well. Do you really believe that America's veterans won't be immediately put off by the GOP's negative actions on this particular bill? Especially, when so many of them and their sons and daughters are returning from active duty only to find out they'll have to stand in line behind all the other job-seekers?

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