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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:00 PM

Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Obama Proposal To Cut Social Security, Veterans Benefits

Kind of interesting that all the veterans groups showed up to support Sanders. New coalition?

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Leaders of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans’ organizations on Wednesday joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to denounce proposals to cut veterans’ disability benefits as part of a year-end deal on deficits.

A member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee, Sanders said there are better approaches to deficit reduction than slashing benefits for more than 3 million disabled veterans and their families.

“We must do deficit reduction, but not by cutting programs for people who lost arms, legs and eyes defending our country,” Sanders said. “We must not balance the budget on the backs of men and women who already sacrificed for us in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/senator-bernie-sanders-opposes-obama-proposal-to-cut-social-security-veterans-benefits/

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Reply Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Obama Proposal To Cut Social Security, Veterans Benefits (Original post)
Report1212 Dec 2012 OP
upi402 Dec 2012 #1
Report1212 Dec 2012 #2
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #3
Report1212 Dec 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #22
Autumn Dec 2012 #5
reformist2 Dec 2012 #6
Report1212 Dec 2012 #9
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #7
frylock Dec 2012 #8
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #14
frylock Dec 2012 #20
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #23
woo me with science Dec 2012 #10
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #17
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #11
SharonAnn Dec 2012 #12
grahamhgreen Dec 2012 #13
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #15
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #16
WillyT Dec 2012 #18
No Compromise Dec 2012 #19
bvar22 Dec 2012 #21
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #24

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:02 PM

1. He has warned of Chained CPI repeatedly

Thank god this guy gets on the air -a little bit at least.

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Response to upi402 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. The veterans teaming up with the socialist

I like where this is going.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. When it hits the pockbook you'd be surprised who joins the club. Sad but true.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:12 PM

4. I'm reading a book "Invisible Hands" about the rise of the conservative movement

Apparently American Legion back in the day used to be big on marching with unions, pro-New Deal crowd.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:32 PM

22. Well if the conservatives keep acting like they won the election and pushing aside liberals

 

sooner or later the low income conservatives will see what they are doing to them and watch how fast they drop them because they won't have nothing left along with the rest of us. They are to stupid to realize they are being used and bought for by the Koch Brothers and other corporations. when the light finally shines they are going to feel really stupid. I hope my daughter-in-laws grandparents are the first to see that light. They are poor, get food stamps, hate the black man in the white house and voted republicans. Even if they get hurt going over the cliff I will be happy to say I freakin told you so you dumb fing rednecks.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:14 PM

5. Thank God for Bernie

k/r Cuts for the elderly and Veterans would be a disgrace.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:15 PM

6. Isn't it sad that the one person we can count on to lead this, isn't officially a Democrat?

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:37 PM

9. He caucuses with them

So I'll take it!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:17 PM

7. Bernie never had any intention of supporting the president

He's always hated Obama. he's not really a Dem. he's a racist

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:18 PM

8. sick of you bernie baggers and your disinformation campaigns

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Response to frylock (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:30 PM

14. You don't like my straw hat with the little Bernie dolls hanging from it? n/t

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:22 PM

20. no, i don't..

okay, I do, and i'd like to know where I can get one!

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Response to frylock (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:36 PM

23. Can't. "You'll put your eye out". Happy Holidays <G> n/t

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:01 PM

10. K&R YES, let's not forget veterans and the disabled,

also the targets of this vicious, craven assault.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:44 PM

17. The most vulnerable targets.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

11. Cutting SS to reduce the deficit is illogical.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:13 PM

12. Right, since it doesn't contribute to the deficit. But this way they can use Social Security dollar

to fund other things.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:21 PM

13. Like their own retirements...

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

15. It's wrong. We can't allow this. n/t

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:43 PM

16. Senator Bernie Sanders is the Man of the Moment.

Thank you, Senator Sanders, for standing up for Americans.

Cut the bribes to Afghanistan and Pakistan for starts.

Then cut the military budget. See what happens if we cut that in half and subsidize industries that can hire the engineers now working in defense. Those companies hiring those engineers will innovate and put us ahead of the world in technology. The nation that leads in technology leads the world. We proved that before and can prove it again. We need to be that nation.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:53 PM

18. K & R !!!


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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:06 PM

19. How can they even suggest this- we cannot allow sociopaths to make public policy

 

they have gone too far

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:28 PM

21. I STAND with Bernie!





"If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for,
at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them."

--- Paul Wellstone


photo by bvar22
Shortly before Sen Wellstone was killed


Solidarity!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:59 PM

24. DU REC +1 nt

PB

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