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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 03:43 PM

With just 41 votes, Republican senators block veterans benefits bill

AP reports on the GOP's successful filibuster of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' veterans benefits bill:

Senate Republicans have blocked a Democratic bill that would enrich health, education and job-training programs for the nation's 22 million veterans.
And why did Republicans—who "won" the vote because "only" 56 senators voted in favor of moving forward with the bill—decide to block it?

Republicans complained that the bill was too expensive. And they were upset that Majority Leader Harry Reid prevented a vote on a GOP amendment cutting the bill and adding sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/27/1280922/-With-just-41-votes-Republican-senators-block-veterans-benefits-bill?detail=email

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 04:28 PM

1. Both senators

How do thes Chicken Hawks sleep at night. Using our troop for cannon fodder in there war...

Vote them out ASAP

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 05:34 PM

2. I called both of my RW senators and told them they

Broke a sacred trust by using veterans to manipulate the Iran sanctions issue. The phone answerers could tell how pissed I was. I also told them I was spreading the word about how they treat veterans.

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 07:07 PM

4. B Sanders comments

Senate Republicans on Thursday derailed legislation to expand health care, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s 22 million veterans. “I have a hard time understanding how anyone could vote for tax breaks for billionaires, for millionaires, for large corporations and then say we don't have the resources to protect our veterans,” Bernie told the Senate before his legislation was sidetracked on a mostly party-line vote. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Bernie’s bill was backed by more than two dozen veterans’ service organizations. “I don’t know how anyone who voted ‘no’ today can look a veteran in the eye and justify that vote,” said American Legion Commander Daniel Dellinger. Bernie isn’t giving up. Just three more Republican votes are needed to pass the bill. CNN's Chris Cuomo called what happened "outrageous."

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 08:14 PM

5. They're (the GOP senators) real patriots, aren't they?



Vote all them MFers out.

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