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October 14, 2013
Source: Veterans for Obama via FB.
I pasted Verbatim, an actual comment made by A VETERAN.
"These guys are a disgrace. They protest the president and call him names, But NOT the GOP who is responsible for this.
Rejected by the House Majority.............
H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875.
H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act
H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Re-authorization
H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans
H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009
H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act
H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act
DETAILS OF BILLS REJECTED BY REPUBLICANS:
H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act – This bill would actually provide job security for veterans who are receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered while fighting in defense of their country. It would prohibit employers from terminating employees who miss work while receiving treatment for a service-related disability.
H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act – This bill would provide for assistance to help veterans who are currently unemployed with their expenses while retraining for the current job market.
H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Re-authorization – This bill would reauthorize programs in support of homeless veterans, to assist them with job training, counseling, and placement services through the Department of Veterans Affairs through 2014.
H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans which does nothing more than direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to include information about scholarships for veterans.
H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009 – Here’s another bill in support of those who have fought for their country, passed by House Democrats and blocked from becoming law by Republicans.
This would increase the amount paid by the VA to disabled veterans for necessary home structural improvements from $4,100 to $6,800 for those who are more than 50% disabled, and from $1,200 to $2,000 who are less than 50%, disabled. This means, if a veteran lost the use of his legs in service of his country, the country will pay for the wheelchair ramp so that he can live at home.
By the way, the last time this ceiling was lifted was in 1992. There isn't even a fiscal reason for being against this bill, as the total cost of this bill, according to CBO estimates, would be a “whopping” $20 million. That's about a quarter (25 cents) per family of four.
H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act – This bill would set up a Veterans Business Center program within the Small Business Administration, which would specialize in such programs as grants for service-disabled veterans, help them develop business plans and secure business opportunities. In other words, folks, it would create jobs and offer opportunities those who have fought in defense of our country.
H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act – This bill essentially combines a number of other bills that Republicans had blocked in the Senate previously, and adds a few elements. The bill would again establish a Veterans Business Center Program; .... it would establish a Military Entrepreneurs Program; ...
>>>>>All bills were killed between 2010-to present. Still think the GOP has an interest in Vets?<<<<<
Sarah Palin says while her and Ted Cruz invite THEMSELVES to this VETERAN MARCH.... ".....our military is being used as a political pawn in a political game,..."
Really Sarah, who's using them as pawns for the sake of DAMAGE CONTROL. derp....derp...derp...
In the words of my good PL Friend, "We are no longer a nation of thinkers.""
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, THE VETS PLANNED THIS MARCH AND WERE NOT EVEN PART OF THE TEA PARTY.
On Sunday, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz converged on Washington, D.C., to co-headline a protest against the federal government's closure of the World War II Memorial. It is perhaps not surprising that one of the more cynical and patently ridiculous statements made by a politician during the shutdown emerged out of that occasion. (It IS mildly surprising that Sarah Palin didn't say it.) Cruz, the junior senator from Texas asked the crowd "a simple question" that in fact included a very complex layer of sophistry. "Why is the federal government spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial?”
Let's unpack that:
1- Ted Cruz, prom king of the Tea Party, is a major reason the government is shut down.
2- The memorial is closed because the government is shut down. That's why veterans — and everyone — can't get it.
3- Barricades don't really cost money to erect in this day and age. The Park Police, particularly in D.C., probably have lots of those laying around and stuck them up before the shutdown began, kind of like a "gone fishing" sign for the collapse of democratic process. It's not as if they welded them by hand with the molten tears of people forced to sign up for Obamacare. If the government did "spend money" on them, it's in the past tense. It's not an ongoing activity. Also, it probably cost like ... maybe a hundred bucks, total?
4-The Park Police are, in fact, monitoring the memorial, but it's mostly to keep the protesters (protesting its closure) under control. The Park Police are not being paid for this (even though protesters chanted "You work for us"), because they've been furloughed. Thanks largely to the intractable Ted Cruz.
5-No one is targeting veterans by closing the World War II memorial and only the WWII memorial. There's a whole bunch of other stuff that's not open right now.
6)-Are monuments REALLY the most alarming thing that's been threatened by the shutdown? Domestic violence shelters, to name just one thing, may have to shut down soon.
Clinton News Network hard at work defending Obama...
ok let me get this straight you don't believe main news but other news you ever think that they have there own agenda and are lying too
Typical Zombies.marching in lock step with those who despise anything to do with freedom and Democracy.What can one expect of the media who practices hatred and calls all true patriots haters.
Of course they did. Truth be known I am sure their few loyal watchers did as well. Any wonder why their liberal bias has flushed their ratings down the toilet?
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