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Elephant in the room

March 22, 2013

I believe its time to talk about the elephant in the room....

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metalhead

Mar-22-13 5:59 AM

SEMPER-FI

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eriklatranyi

Mar-22-13 7:53 AM

It's all a matter of priorities.

Funding research into why so many lesbians are overweight is more important than properly treating wounded troops.

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MrShaman

Mar-22-13 8:05 AM

"How can we as a people choose not to help these brave young people? What is wrong with us and our president? These military people have done their duty. Why won't our leader do his?" - Billie Richmond

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Do you have any SPECIFIC-complaints...or, were you just having a bad day?

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MrShaman

Mar-22-13 8:11 AM

"It's all a matter of priorities.

Funding research into why so many lesbians are overweight is more important than properly treating wounded troops." - eriklatranyi

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...Not-to-mention giving 1%ers/high-roller$ tax-cuts...right BEFORE pulling-the-pin on two Wars.

I guess, those who are PROFITING, from War, have already made their contribution...thru their weapon$-indu$try inve$tment$, right??

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USABorn

Mar-22-13 8:33 AM

The way Obama treats our military is a disgrace. The only time he can be bothered with them is when he wants to USE them for a photo op!

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Class144

Mar-22-13 8:49 AM

Letters such as this one show the writer to be uninformed, and most likely it is intentional. Obama has passed more legislation to help Veterans than any of his Republican predecessors. And, in September of 2012, we were reminded just how much the GOP Chicken Hawks think of our Veterans: "Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their communities."

I'm sure five-deferment Dick Cheney hand a hand in this. He's the guy who sent our boys off to die on a lie, and said that we would be hailed as liberators and the oil would pay for the war. Yes, that guy.

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cheyenne

Mar-22-13 8:58 AM

You do know Joe Biden also received 5 student draft deferments between '63 and '68, right?

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Class144

Mar-22-13 9:03 AM

You do know Joe Biden also received 5 student draft deferments between '63 and '68, right?

Joe Biden wasn't encouraging the President to start a war based on lies so people like his friends at Halliburton could profit. Right?

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djzlucky

Mar-22-13 9:03 AM

Even more recently, in December of last year the Republicans in the Senate voted against the U.N. disabilities treaty and blocked US support for the treaty.

This treaty would have extended many of the same rights and protections that diabled Americans have to many other countries around the world. The treaty was supported by a large number of disabled veterans groups.

Oh yeah... the law the treaty was based on, The Americans with Disabilities Act, was enacted by President George Bush in 1990. Today's Repubs couldn't even step up and support one of their own.

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CMReeder

Mar-22-13 9:29 AM

It is Congress that decides about the care of veterans.

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Class144

Mar-22-13 9:44 AM

"It is Congress that decides about the care of veterans."

99.9% of the President haters who post here know nothing about Veterans Benefits, or COLA increases, or Veterans Disability benefits, and Health Care. Their comments & LTE reflect that, yet they continue on and on and on...to my bemusement.

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DavidBross

Mar-22-13 9:52 AM

The author makes a good point. This has been true throughout history. Countries have frequently treat wounded veterans as a nuisance to be given minimal, if any, assistance.

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DavidBross

Mar-22-13 9:52 AM

The author makes a good point. This has been true throughout history. Countries have frequently treat wounded veterans as a nuisance to be given minimal, if any, assistance.

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CMReeder

Mar-22-13 10:15 AM

It wasn't always that way David look at what government did for returning vets after WWII.

Today's vets are not going to fade into the background. They are posting 'shame videos' about the treatment they are getting from veteran programs.

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Class144

Mar-22-13 10:42 AM

"Veterans Groups Blast Obama Plan for Private Insurance to Pay for Service-Related Health Care"

Gee, Boobie, is this another one of your intellectual properties? So, just exactly how old is this? 2009? But tell me, when is the last time you spent any time in a Veteran's Hospital or outpatient clinic?

What's next? Obama once smoked a joint?

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Class144

Mar-22-13 11:08 AM

The facts are this: Obama has done more for Veterans than any other President over the last 40 years. There's not enough room to list the legislative accomplishments that he has passed for Veterans in areas like Jobs, Health Care, Education, etc., etc. A quick Google search will show these bills. Now, if anyone would like to try and refute these facts, please feel free to bumble and bellow.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-22-13 2:24 PM

Class144:

Biden urged Obama to start a truly illegal war in Libya that cost the life of a US Ambassador. Even Cheney never stopped so low and had bipartisan support for all the wars.

with regard to all those Veteran benefits provided by Obama, were those passed with the GOP controlled House or the unilateral act of a king?

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Class144

Mar-22-13 3:52 PM

Erik,

You certainly spent a great deal of time trying to rebut the facts, didn't you? Let's see, Bush & Cheney are responsible for @ 1,700,000 casualties in Iraq & Afghanistan. Also, Bush allowed 9/11 after he failed to act on the 8/06 PDB.

And all you can claim is something you heard on Rush Limbaugh? Boy, comparing Biden's make-believe war to the Bush/Cheney war, now I'm sure all the Disabled Veterans would appreciate that.

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Class144

Mar-22-13 3:56 PM

"with regard to all those Veteran benefits provided by Obama, were those passed with the GOP controlled House or the unilateral act of a king?"

It doesn't matter. The Legislation belongs to the POTUS. And I know that makes you very unhappy that you can't dispute my earlier claims. But just to make you happy, how's this:

"Fact Sheet: President Obama Signs Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families."

There were several others that Obama passed in support of Veterans. Could it be this was because the GOP would not lend their votes?

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SteelerFan

Mar-22-13 4:05 PM

I think Class144 is Hazy.

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WKnapp

Mar-22-13 4:05 PM

Class144

Mar-22-13 8:49 AM

Obama has passed more legislation to help Veterans than any of his Republican predecessors.

OK, I'll bite! When did the Obamanator actually "pass legislation"? It is the job of the legislative branch of government, Congress, to pass or reject legislation. As the head of the serpent, the executive branch of government, it is the Obamanator's job to sign or veto the legislation passed by the Congress. Where did the Obamanator get this unconstitutional power to "pass legislation"?

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WKnapp

Mar-22-13 4:13 PM

Class144

Mar-22-13 8:49 AM

And, in September of 2012, we were reminded just how much the GOP Chicken Hawks think of our Veterans: "Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their communities."

Remind me, when a simple majority is required for a measure to pass through the Senate, how does a minority block passage of such a measure? There must have been several Dumascrap defectors PLUS unanimity among even the RINOs to block passage of simple majority measures. Explain how this happens.

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Class144

Mar-22-13 4:15 PM

"OK, I'll bite! When did the Obamanator actually "pass legislation"? It is the job of the legislative branch of government, Congress, to pass or reject legislation."

Oh, I know, life is rough, isn't it? Okay he signed the legislation into law. Does that make you feel better. So, returning to my earlier point: Along with legislation that Obama issued by executive order, his administration has done more for Veterans than any other President over the last 40 years.

Can anybody dispute this? Anybody?

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Class144

Mar-22-13 4:17 PM

"I think Class144 is Hazy."

He may be hazy, but he is right when it comes to the Veterans issues. That much is true.

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Class144

Mar-22-13 4:25 PM

"Remind me, when a simple majority is required for a measure to pass through the Senate, how does a minority block passage of such a measure?"

Here's a reminder. 60 votes were needed to pass the measure. The procedural vote was 58 to 40. Not a single democrat voted no. Why is the GOP anti-Veteran? They certainly aren't afraid to send young men into war. Why won't they vote to take care of them when they return? This is troubling.

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