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Thu Jan 26, 2017, 06:42 PM

Trump's hiring freeze already hurting some of his most loyal supporters: Veterans

Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

26 JAN 2017 AT 16:52 ET

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's temporary hiring freeze on federal jobs is disproportionately affecting a group of his most loyal supporters: veterans, who receive preference in federal hiring. Some already have had job interviews canceled or postponed, advocacy groups say.

The hiring freeze also applies to the Department of Veterans Affairs, something that deeply troubles veterans groups and lawmakers, who say the freeze complicates the provision of veterans services by an agency that is chronically understaffed.

"Our nation's veterans should not be made to sacrifice any more than they already have while you review federal hiring," a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., wrote in a letter to Trump, urging him to exempt veterans from the freeze, that had 53 signatures as of Thursday morning.

"This freeze raises serious concerns about the president's commitment to veterans and improving the VA," said Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraq War veteran who is the head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "Over the past day, countless IAVA members have contacted us concerned about the future of their health care. Job seekers waiting to hear about a hiring determination just had their hope dashed."

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trumps-hiring-freeze-already-hurting-some-of-his-most-loyal-supporters-veterans/

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Reply Trump's hiring freeze already hurting some of his most loyal supporters: Veterans (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2017 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2017 #1
RazzleCat Jan 2017 #2
djg21 Jan 2017 #3
riversedge Jan 2017 #4
Lucky Luciano Jan 2017 #5
gopiscrap Jan 2017 #6
Old Vet Jan 2017 #9
gopiscrap Jan 2017 #11
Crowman2009 Jan 2017 #14
pinboy3niner Jan 2017 #19
LisaL Jan 2017 #7
Coventina Jan 2017 #8
BigDemVoter Jan 2017 #10
djg21 Jan 2017 #12
Rex Jan 2017 #13
disalitervisum Jan 2017 #15
Thrill Jan 2017 #16
Sgent Jan 2017 #17
LisaL Jan 2017 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:11 PM

1. Suckers. Sorry to have to say it.

Service to the country is meritorious, but voting for Trump as a cross-over or waivering supporter without being a full-on deplorable kind of cancels it out to zero.

tRump's instability, lack of education, narcissism, and confirmation-bias were on full display in the primary and the general election campaign.

Full-on deplorable tRump supporters nullified their service in lots of ways long ago, for example with deplorable racism and sexism and anti-environmentalism.

Some vet supporters of tRump are good people who got deluded or conned and their service still stands as meritorious.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:19 PM

2. Its more than just jobs, as the VA looses

employees via attrition the service will become worse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:31 PM

4. Kand REC

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 07:33 PM

5. Fuck his most loyal supporters. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:50 PM

6. Ya know what: veteran or not,

get a fucking brain. You voted for this asswipe, so tough shit upon you!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:10 PM

9. Hold on fellas, I can assure you myself and all the vets I know did NOT vote for this asshole.....

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:16 PM

11. just speaking to those that did

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 10:52 PM

14. I sure as hell didn't as well!

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 05:08 AM

19. I have staunch Republican Vietnam vet friends who voted for Hillary

For them, that's really a BFD.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:53 PM

7. Whoever voted for Trump is getting exactly what they deserve.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:08 PM

8. I have no more fucks to give for Trump voters. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:15 PM

10. Too fucking bad.

And I'd say that to ANY person who did the unthinkable.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:38 PM

12. I deleted my post.

 

I said exactly the same thing: Too fucking bad. That's what you get when you vote against your own interests. I figured someone here would object to me bashing veterans who served our country. Veteran or not, there is no fixing stupid and there is no justification for supporting a mentally ill fascist demagogue for President.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:42 PM

13. Marks.

 

We are all marks to the GOPTRUMP monster.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:37 PM

15. I tried to warn everyone about this bloodsucking cockroach

whose career I have followed since the late seventies when he first came to my attention. Trump doesn't care about anyone or anybody or anything (least of all your jobs or the country) except himself. He never has and he never will.

THE ONLY THING TRUMP WANTS IS REVENGE ON EVERYBODY.

One of the biggest problems -- when you tell his supporters what a sack of shit trump is, their response is "THAT'S WHY WE LIKE HIM."

So this is what the rest of us have to deal with. Besides the neo-fascist Bannon/Miller wing of the tea party, using the malevolent adolescent figurehead of trump to destroy the United States of America. This is their stated goal.

Wake up.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:46 PM

16. That's what you get when you vote against

Your own best interest. vets never learn, continue to support Republicans

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:53 AM

17. This could be a VERY BIG deal for the VA

June 30 / July 1 is the day that medical students become residents and residents become attending physicians. That means they are interviewing for those jobs now.

If the VA can't interview, then they could lose out on an entire years worth of residents and attending physicians, which could be really, really hard to replace.

Match day is Mar 17, so...

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Response to Sgent (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:55 AM

18. Well, of course it's a big deal.

So many things Trump is doing are a big deal.

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