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Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:13 PM

Anger as Republicans block bill to help military veterans exposed to toxins

Source: The Guardian

Anger as Republicans block bill to help military veterans exposed to toxins

Jon Stewart, who has lobbied for bipartisan bill to expand care for veterans, condemns ‘stab-vets-in-the-back senators’

Sam Levine in New York
Thu 28 Jul 2022 13.51 BST
Last modified on Thu 28 Jul 2022 14.40 BST

The comedian Jon Stewart ripped into Republican senators on Wednesday, after they abruptly halted a bipartisan bill that would expand healthcare access for military veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.

The former host of the Daily Show, who now hosts The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+, has lobbied for the bill.

He called those who switched their votes “stab-vets-in-the-back senators”.

He added: “PS: fuck the Republican caucus and their empty promise to our veterans.”

The measure, called the Honoring our Pact Act, would make it easier for veterans to access military care related to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam and toxins from pits used to burn military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/28/republicans-bill-healthcare-military-veterans-jon-stewart

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Reply Anger as Republicans block bill to help military veterans exposed to toxins (Original post)
Eugene Jul 28 OP
Celerity Jul 28 #1
awesomerwb1 Jul 28 #2
Novara Jul 28 #3
Nevilledog Jul 28 #5
moonshinegnomie Jul 28 #4
SCantiGOP Jul 28 #7
Wounded Bear Jul 28 #6
lpbk2713 Jul 28 #8
usonian Jul 28 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:14 PM

1. Every Dem running needs to make an advert highlighting THIS, it's an utter betrayal by the Rethugs

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:17 PM

2. Hope the Dems hammer the GQP hard on this

(Not holding my breath)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:19 PM

3. Jon Stewart has had it

Watch this:



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Response to Novara (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:25 PM

5. He's big mad, and rightly so





Stewart: If this is America first, then America is fucked

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:24 PM

4. once again the GOP says FU to vets

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:30 PM

7. We only have enough money

for tax cuts for the wealthy job creators. And subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:29 PM

6. Critical wording: The "Senate" didn't block this. Republicans did...

We need to kill the bothsiderism shit in media.

The Senate didn't block this. Republicans did.


And they did it because Schumer trick fucked them on the reconciliation bill. This was pure partsan payback that hurts veterans.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:36 PM

8. The GOP doesn't want to make problems for the war profiteers like Haliburton.



They are paid under the table to look out for their interests.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 12:48 PM

9. Dishonoring veterans sure worked well for them in 2020.

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