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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:26 PM

Bernie Sanders Rips John Boehner for Calling for Cuts to Disabled Veteransí Benefits

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Bernie Sanders Rips John Boehner for Calling for Cuts to Disabled Veteransí Benefits

By: Jason Easley
December 5th, 2012


In an address at the National Press Club today, Sen. Bernie Sanders tore into John Boehner and his fellow House Republicans for suggested cutting disabled veteransí benefits in order to reduce the deficit.

John Boehnerís deficit reduction proposal includes cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid with new tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. Boehner also called for a switch to the chained CPI, which would reduce annual cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security recipients, and for disabled veterans.

Sanders called Boehnerís proposal morally and economically unacceptable, ďIt is morally and economically unacceptable that anyone in Congress would propose more tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires and large corporations while at the same time proposing significant cuts for disabled veterans,. This is not what the American people want and it is not what must happen.Ē

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The chained CPI is a big change that some Democrats and most Republicans are trying sell as something minor. The reality is that disabled veterans would see their benefits cut by $1,300-$2,260 a year by the time they reach age 65. Republicans are trying to create more revenue by reducing the level of benefits for disabled veterans. If implemented, the chained CPI would push Americans who already in or teetering towards poverty deeper into economic distress.

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It was shameful when Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would create millions of jobs for veterans then quickly fled town, and it is even more disgraceful that congressional Republicans would even consider dishonoring and impoverishing those who have sacrificed so much. I am sure that these brave individuals would do more if asked. But anyone with a conscience canít ask them to do more, when the wealthy have done nothing.

Liberals, progressives, conservatives, Democrats, and Republicans across this country should join together to tell Republicans that the United States does not steal from its veterans to give to the rich. Bernie Sanders said it best. What Republicans are trying to do to our disabled veterans is morally wrong, and injustice can only prevail when people stay quiet and let it stand.

Donít stay quiet.

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Reply Bernie Sanders Rips John Boehner for Calling for Cuts to Disabled Veteransí Benefits (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2012 OP
Lucinda Dec 2012 #1
joeunderdog Dec 2012 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #3
forestpath Dec 2012 #4
Fuddnik Dec 2012 #5
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #6
renate Dec 2012 #7
KamaAina Dec 2012 #8
tabasco Dec 2012 #9
FiveGoodMen Dec 2012 #10
The Wizard Dec 2012 #11
abndave9060 Dec 2012 #20
The Wizard Dec 2012 #23
indepat Dec 2012 #12
patrice Dec 2012 #13
heaven05 Dec 2012 #14
ErikJ Dec 2012 #15
John2 Dec 2012 #16
abndave9060 Dec 2012 #17
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #19
The Wizard Dec 2012 #24
Jack Rabbit Dec 2012 #18
JohnStJohn Dec 2012 #21
Cha Dec 2012 #22
Blue Owl Dec 2012 #25
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #26
Berlum Dec 2012 #27

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:45 PM

1. Bookmarking. Thank you!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:07 PM

2. No conscience, no soul, no end to their unabashed greed.

They are so secure in knowing that their base doesn't even have an original thought in their heads that they don't even try to hide it anymore.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:12 PM

3. Why does it take an Independent (I) to rip John Boehner on this?

 

The OP ends with "Don't stay quiet."

How many Democratic Senators and Representatives spoke up in a similar way?

Has Nancy impeachment-is-off-the-table Pelosi said anything?

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:27 PM

4. Very good question!

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:29 PM

5. Kick and Rec!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:30 PM

6. The GOP is now Collectively are Morally corrupt!

This is how I now define them...
ODIOUS:




Main Entry:

contemptible



Part of Speech:

adjective



Definition:

despicable, shameful



Synonyms:

abhorrent, abject, abominable, bad, base, beggarly, cheap, crass, currish, degenerate, despisable, detestable, dirty, disgusting, hateful, heel, ignoble, ignominious, inferior, low, low-down, lowest, mean, odious, outcast, paltry, pitiable, pitiful, poor, sad, scummy, scurvy, shabby, sordid, sorry*, swinish, unworthy, vile, worthless, wretched



Notes:

contemptible means deserving contempt, while contemptuous means bestowing contempt; the first sense of contemptuous was 'despising law and order'


I think ODIOUS by definition really sums them up pretty clearly!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:30 PM

7. I don't get how the GOP is still seen as pro-military

I guess they've been testing the waters and slowly figuring out that they can do anything whatsoever to their base and, as long as they can keep convincing them that our President is a Kenyan Muslim freedom-hating communist, they'll get away with this kind of heartlessness.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:35 PM

8. The day after the CRPD fiasco!

It's official: The repukes, both House and Senate, have declared war on people with disabilities.

P.S. We can and will fight back.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:36 PM

9. Obama has funded the VA better than any president in history

Republicon chickenhawks wear lapel pin flags and cut vets benefits.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:39 PM

10. When republicans say "support the troops" their tongues should just snap off in shame.

They NEVER support the TROOPS.

They support the misuse of the troops to help rich guys get richer.

They NEVER support the TROOPS.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:48 PM

11. Give th entire Republican caucus

green suits, combat boots, assault rifles, and orders for Afghanistan.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:35 PM

20. Yes sir

My fellow Comrade in at Arms;
I'll bet they would jump right on that like old Georgii and buck Shot Chaney led the troops in their heroic defense of truth, freedom. and the American way of life during the conflict (see I know one of them there republican catch word that don't upset the base like the word WAR would", in the Republic Of South Viet-Nam. Yep them brave souls told me "welcome back" and "we are proud of you" when I got back from my three exciting vacations in good old Mesopotamia . That means they would gladly take our place in our "Peace Keeping Operations" in the Stans.

.Dave
P.S. All B.S. aside Thank You for your service in the war.

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Response to abndave9060 (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:43 AM

23. They have enough of the dumb asses convinced

war is a drive by shooting or video game. There's a good reason for the VA and VA health care. No one leaves a war zone unchanged, and it's usually for the worse.
One of my VA counselors said the country was lucky we were getting high upon returning. Otherwise there would have been dead bodies all over the streets.
The best we can do for each other is to encourage returning vets to apply for their benefits and get the necessary help, and never give up, just keep badgering the government until it makes good on its promise Abraham Lincoln so eloquently explained in his second Inaugural Address.
"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan"
I've made it my unofficial job.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:00 PM

12. Senator Sanders is one of the few in government who embraces the

"promote the general welfare" doctrine, one of the few unwilling for the old, poor, disabled, and disadvantaged to bear to bear the brunt of austerity, one of the few not willing for government to renege on its Social Security and Medicare obligations so der Mittens can pay only 13.9% in Federal income tax and many large, profitable corporation can pay no federal income tax: he is imo perhaps the first great living American hero and patriot to come along since the late Barbara Jordan. Godspeed, Senator.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:13 PM

13. K&R !

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:24 PM

14. democrats

in the House and Senate not uttering a peep about boner and his cuts does worry me being a vet myself. Those cuts mentioned by bonehead are unconscionable. These rethuhs must be stopped and sent to the dustbin history. No vet, disabled in two wars that went on too long and one of them based on a lie, deserves this type of treatment. This is rethug cold heartedness that cannot be tolerated. Those are some dastardly people on the right.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:34 PM

15. Outrageous! I wish somebody would put together a list of GOP anti-American offenses.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:48 PM

16. I wonder

 

about why the Republicans keep using Greece when they point to spending? Did their crisis really have something to do with Goldman Sachs and J. P. Morgan cooking the books on loans to Greece which allowed the Greek Government to over spend? I'm just wondering what connection they had with the crisis in Greece?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:21 PM

17. The Chinkenhawk ditty.

This song is dedicated to fierce warrior known as Dick "Old Buckshot" Chaney who when called for service in Vietnam bravely turned his back and ran away, who later rose to the sublime degree of dungeon dwelling executioner, and with boiling blood and a failing heart courageously sent others children into an illegal war while wearing a tiny flag on his lapel:

HI Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to war we go, but not the sons of rich re-pub-li-cans.
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, we start the wars you know and blame the rats them commie dem-o-crats.
Oh Oh Hi Ho, Hi Ho, when the troops get back we will stab their backs Hi Ho, Hi Ho.

Id like to thank the Academy and The Grand Potentate of Deception His Majesty, King George II and all the little guys like little Donnie Rumsfeld, and my old buddy Paul "Wolf man" Wolfowitz for giving me the opportunity to go to foreign lands, meet innocent people, and kill them. I am so very grateful for having the opportunity to allow myself to believe your hype and buy off on you lies and W.M.D.'s or and that little joke you played on them kids at good ole Abu, ya know about them crazy jihadist being the ones that captured and raped Jessica, oh their getting over it while on the public dole in that plush resort at Leavenworth Kansas.


Well boys it's time for me to go take all of that medicine them good buddies at the V.A. give me to help me be so nice and friendly...oh King George Sir, I think I found your Pilot Suit on some dead guy near Mosul.
Night Night now.

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Response to abndave9060 (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:31 PM

19. Welcome to DU!

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Response to abndave9060 (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:47 AM

24. Truth

is the first casualty of war. Everything changes once the shooting starts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:21 PM

18. Jack Rabbit calls for cuts in the oil depletion allowance

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr. Speaker.

I think that's a much better idea than cutting Social Security, Medicare or veteran benefits.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:25 PM

21. Repugs really

are such despicable people. Frankly I feel it is well past time to start bringing charges of sedition and treason against the House and Senate Republicans for all of the harm they have done to OUR Nation over the last 30+ years. The sons of bitches would rather see our populace in indentured servitude than walking the streets as free men and women.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:31 AM

22. MAKE IT VIRAL!

Thanks babylonsistah~

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

25. Only a dick would push a disabled vet down the stairs

And a dick named Boner, at that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:10 PM

26. This is one reason I'm skeptical of plans that would use a different CPI like CPI-E

for Social Security. It would separate Social Security from vets benefits. That could make it politically easier to cut SS COLAs in the future.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:50 PM

27. Chcikenhawk Republicans out to screw our honorable US Veterans. Again. As usual.

Republicans dump all over our Veterans again and again and again.

Why do Republican Chickenhawks HATE the American men and women
who have served this nation in the armed services?

How freaking unPatriotic the RepubliWankers are...

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