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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 03:53 PM
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21. We can afford to give Halliburton bonuses
While they rip us off but the life blood of the armed services...

You get to pay!

Sick and wrong.
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  -2.4 Million Veterans Will Pay New Fee True_Blue  Feb-26-05 12:19 PM   #0 
  - Sounds like a TAX to me.  alcuno   Feb-26-05 12:24 PM   #1 
  - My thoughts exactly: watch what they do rather than what they say  indepat   Feb-26-05 12:58 PM   #2 
  - A fee is for actual services rendered. A tax entitles you to nothing***  Egalitariat   Feb-26-05 03:54 PM   #22 
  - An enrollment "fee" doesn't get you any services, it gets you enrolled.  alcuno   Feb-26-05 04:34 PM   #27 
  - Tax gets you nothing?  eddieb   Feb-27-05 10:05 AM   #71 
     - I said it "entitles" you to nothing  Egalitariat   Feb-27-05 03:05 PM   #76 
  - Creative, aren't they! n/t  Paradise   Feb-27-05 08:15 AM   #62 
  - A fee is a tax when the Democrats impose it  jmowreader   Feb-27-05 09:01 AM   #69 
  - Just another broken promise  designforce   Feb-26-05 12:59 PM   #3 
  - Bush is Taxing Rich Vets  eddieb   Feb-27-05 10:16 AM   #72 
  - What make you so sure  eddieb   Feb-27-05 10:31 AM   #73 
  - My, what unmitigated bastards!!!  MADem   Feb-26-05 01:21 PM   #4 
  - The gop hates the troops eom  chimpsrsmarter   Feb-26-05 01:45 PM   #5 
  - Hahaha! and all the conservative web sites that slam us  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-26-05 01:45 PM   #6 
  - I believe health care is a right for all  bluestateguy   Feb-26-05 01:52 PM   #7 
  - Veterans take a kick in the Butt by Bush Ya know what this tells me  lovuian   Feb-26-05 01:58 PM   #8 
  - Pat them on the back, and screw them at the same time,  dand   Feb-26-05 02:11 PM   #9 
  - How many Vets will still believe the GOP & dipshit are honest christians?  LiberalFighter   Feb-26-05 09:43 PM   #53 
  - Well, they cannot take anything more from me since my son is dead.  The Zanti Regent   Feb-26-05 02:30 PM   #10 
  - Zanti  Skittles   Feb-28-05 05:08 AM   #82 
  - I can't wait to hear how this is all Clinton's fault.  tsuki   Feb-26-05 02:35 PM   #11 
  - Let's call it what it is - the Veteran's Tax.  Steve_DeShazer   Feb-26-05 02:43 PM   #12 
  - Exactly! You'd think we'd be the masters of word usage not the R's.  alcuno   Feb-26-05 03:00 PM   #14 
  - This isn't a war on language...  dw   Feb-26-05 03:22 PM   #16 
     - I agree. It's not a war ON language, but it is a war OF language.  alcuno   Feb-26-05 04:37 PM   #28 
  - Yes! It's the "framing" thing again.  mwb970   Feb-26-05 05:15 PM   #31 
  - And they don't take American Express  Ezlivin   Feb-26-05 02:44 PM   #13 
  - War profiteering At Its Finest And Most Disgusting  LeaderlessResistance   Feb-26-05 03:21 PM   #15 
  - This won't even raise much money  daleo   Feb-26-05 03:27 PM   #17 
  - And SOEM reichwingnuts post on DU about how DUers are against the vets  Walt Starr   Feb-26-05 03:30 PM   #18 
  - Bush's Veterans Tax  Number9Dream   Feb-26-05 03:32 PM   #19 
  - Military recruitment.  recovering democrat   Feb-26-05 03:32 PM   #20 
  - We can afford to give Halliburton bonuses  Mojambo   Feb-26-05 03:53 PM   #21 
  - How do you think they'll spin this?  El Biggo Doggo   Feb-26-05 05:19 PM   #32 
     - They just don't seem to care about public perception anymore  Mojambo   Feb-26-05 05:31 PM   #39 
        - I believe that is correct. They are saying  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 05:36 PM   #40 
  - Goddamnit !  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 03:55 PM   #23 
  - this is bullshit, but vets voted overwhelmingly....  rppper   Feb-27-05 05:03 AM   #58 
     - Could I ask how you know that? After the election, I couldn't  sfexpat2000   Feb-27-05 11:25 AM   #75 
     - Veterans reportedly voted 57% Bush. A (not overwhelming) majority.  Pinboy   Feb-27-05 06:50 PM   #77 
        - Thanks. I thought it was strange that the military vote was not  sfexpat2000   Feb-28-05 04:16 AM   #78 
     - "vets voted overwhelmingly ... " You don't KNOW that - stop believing  ElectroPrincess   Feb-28-05 05:40 AM   #85 
     - You tell it, ElectroPrincess, and thanks for your service  Pinboy   Feb-28-05 06:12 AM   #89 
        - Back at you Pinboy, & Welcome to DU ...  ElectroPrincess   Feb-28-05 06:49 AM   #95 
           - Thanks, Princess. Were you Airborne?  Pinboy   Feb-28-05 07:05 AM   #96 
              - Yes, both my older brother and I are Airborne ...  ElectroPrincess   Feb-28-05 07:24 AM   #97 
     - This old GI (64) sure as hell didn't vote for Shrub.  tinnyguy1777   Feb-28-05 04:23 PM   #98 
  - Well, there goes another incentive to join the military...  HypnoToad   Feb-26-05 03:58 PM   #24 
  - bush- finding out how many ways you can screw the vets...  Desertrose   Feb-26-05 04:21 PM   #25 
  - Why would any vet who is "not poor" risk crappy health care from VA?  Divernan   Feb-26-05 04:28 PM   #26 
  - I don't know but the problem is, should someone like my husband lose  Bouncy Ball   Feb-26-05 04:48 PM   #29 
  - That's exactly what happened to me Bouncy Ball  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 05:19 PM   #33 
     - WHAT?  Bouncy Ball   Feb-26-05 05:24 PM   #36 
        - Yes that is correct.  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 05:27 PM   #38 
  - Yes I know.  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 05:24 PM   #37 
  - The Dallas one  hobbit709   Feb-27-05 08:16 AM   #63 
  - Answer . . .  Pinboy   Feb-26-05 09:41 PM   #52 
  - income cut off  DollyM   Feb-27-05 02:56 AM   #56 
     - Excellent first post and WELCOME to DU  Divernan   Feb-27-05 08:19 AM   #64 
  - Sarcasm alert!  Selteri   Feb-26-05 05:03 PM   #30 
  - I was in priority category 7, or 8, I can't remember which, but I had to  Kimber Scott   Feb-26-05 05:21 PM   #34 
  - Wrap yourself in the flag and shout "Support the Troops"  Solly Mack   Feb-26-05 05:24 PM   #35 
  - 250 bucks is A LOT of money! looks like a deterrant to healthcare to me.  nashville_brook   Feb-26-05 07:03 PM   #41 
  - That's exactly what it is  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 07:05 PM   #42 
  - BINGO! The VA estimates 213,000 vets would disenroll due to the fee  Pinboy   Feb-28-05 09:05 PM   #104 
  - Chicken Hawks fuck our vets and no one says shit about it.  Rex   Feb-26-05 07:11 PM   #43 
  - Cannon fodder just like Vietnam. Most people dont give a damn about Vets.  Conservativesux   Feb-27-05 06:36 AM   #59 
  - Its not a slam dunk according to Stars and Stripes  sonsera   Feb-26-05 07:15 PM   #44 
  - I sure as hell hope so.  bearfan454   Feb-26-05 10:08 PM   #54 
  - I don't find this so unreasonable  lanlady   Feb-26-05 07:30 PM   #45 
  - I'd like to express myself here, but  mbperrin   Feb-26-05 08:51 PM   #49 
  - "Subsidizing Vets"?  Pinboy   Feb-26-05 09:05 PM   #50 
  - Why should your taxes go to "subsidizing" vets?  NickB79   Feb-27-05 04:24 AM   #57 
  - sure, like my stepfather  lanlady   Feb-28-05 07:47 PM   #102 
  - Don't be suckered in by Bush's "not poor" definition!  Divernan   Feb-27-05 08:29 AM   #66 
  - All I will say is  LynnTheDem   Feb-28-05 04:37 AM   #81 
  - Rich = $26,000 per family per year?  Bridget Burke   Feb-28-05 06:15 AM   #90 
     - Good point, Bridget  Pinboy   Feb-28-05 06:28 AM   #93 
     - all I'm saying  lanlady   Feb-28-05 07:25 PM   #100 
  - Bush calls it the "Freedom and Liberty fee". Bush loves the troops,  Guckert   Feb-26-05 08:36 PM   #46 
  - As a Veteran, I find this appalling! bush never had to use VA services.  rasputin1952   Feb-26-05 08:43 PM   #47 
  - Bush & Co. feel for veterans like myself....  jmcon007   Feb-26-05 08:44 PM   #48 
  - I do object to people worth millions of dollars using VA for health care.  jody   Feb-26-05 09:19 PM   #51 
  - NO MILLIONAIRES USE THE VA  saigon68   Feb-28-05 04:25 AM   #79 
  - Yep, more troop supporting!  MsMagnificent   Feb-27-05 01:35 AM   #55 
  - Many, many must sacrifice for the holy tax cuts. n/t  Xap   Feb-27-05 07:43 AM   #60 
  - There's more behind this than we know.  napi21   Feb-27-05 07:54 AM   #61 
  - The amount these vets will have to pay...  theHandpuppet   Feb-27-05 08:27 AM   #65 
  - This didn't go to a full house and senate vote?  Bleachers7   Feb-27-05 08:31 AM   #67 
  - And how many of you want government to run your health care?  Armin Tamzarian   Feb-27-05 08:50 AM   #68 
  - As opposed to profit driven hospitals & pharmaceutical companies?  Divernan   Feb-27-05 09:31 AM   #70 
  - Hear, hear. (n/t)  area51   Feb-27-05 10:59 AM   #74 
  - PICK ME, PLEASE!!!!  rooboy   Feb-28-05 05:32 AM   #84 
  - Congrats, mate  Pinboy   Feb-28-05 05:46 AM   #87 
     - There is actually a cabinet position in our government...  rooboy   Feb-28-05 06:03 AM   #88 
        - Unfortunately, you can mistreat vets here and still get re-elected . . .  Pinboy   Feb-28-05 06:20 AM   #92 
  - As opposed to living without ANY health care whatsoever?  NickB79   Feb-28-05 05:41 AM   #86 
  - As opposed to HMO's making all the decisions?  Bridget Burke   Feb-28-05 06:19 AM   #91 
  - republican "supporting the troops"...hold down costs by screwing the vets!  LynnTheDem   Feb-28-05 04:28 AM   #80 
  - One way to keep costs down is to stop starting wars. n/t  rooboy   Feb-28-05 05:28 AM   #83 
  - Bu$hco = AntiAmerican..when does the other 50% get it?  Massachusetts   Feb-28-05 06:29 AM   #94 
  - My dumbass mis-representative at work again. n/t  Q3JR4   Feb-28-05 07:06 PM   #99 
  - sounds like a needs test tax (those who can afford will pay tax)  rodeodance   Feb-28-05 07:45 PM   #101 
  - So This Is A Veterans Tax  cryingshame   Feb-28-05 08:47 PM   #103 
 

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