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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:25 PM
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Bush Signs New GI Law (Jim Webb's bill)
Source: WHSV

A On Monday, President Bush signed into law landmark legislation introduced by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) to provide post-9/11 veterans with comprehensive educational benefits. Last week, the legislation was overwhelmingly passed by both the House of Representatives and Senate.

Webb introduced this bill eighteen months ago on his first day in office. The bipartisan measure-- principally cosponsored by Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and John Warner (R-VA), has unprecedented support from all major veterans' organizations, in addition to strong bipartisan support in Congress, with a House vote of 416 to 12, and a Senate vote of 92 to 6.

Webb issued the following statement concerning Bush signing the law:

"This is a great day for our veterans. This bill properly provides a modern and fair educational benefit to address the needs of those who answered the call of duty to our country, those who moved toward the sound of the guns, often at great sacrifice.





Read more: http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/22737194.html



Jim Webb is on Countdown now talking about the bill.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:28 PM
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1. Did They Have to Bludgeon Him to Get Him to Sign?
I would pay good money to see that.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 10:50 PM
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11. Probably not....they probably told him if he wanted ANY
positive smidget of legacy he had no choice but to sign the bill.

HMMmmm..I wonder if he wrote a signing statement? Betcha he did...
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:33 PM
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2. Did McCain vote?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:43 PM
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4. he wasn't on board for a long time
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:35 PM
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3. I just wonder about the boy king adding any "signing statements" & if we'd know it if he did.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:45 PM
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5. This may be a sign that he's not going to blow up the world.
He's leaving it for the future president/resident to manage. It's all so complicated and intentional. Like a spiders web. :mad:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 08:25 PM
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6. This is the only thing he has ever done in an official capacity that
has not infuriated me.
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pollo poco Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 08:41 PM
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7. and the bill comes with a 13 week unemployment extension
He signed it.
He f-ing signed it.
It is the third or fourth bill they have attached the extension to.
Very nerve wracking. And it took months.
So this may be the only thing he has ever done to help my household at all.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 08:48 PM
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8. I wonder if the pro-line-item veto talking points are being circulated tonight
For tomorrow's echo chamber.
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 09:40 PM
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9. And the punk thanked John McCain during his signing of the bill!
And that idiot didn't bother to show up to vote for the bill!!! Two senators missing--one Ted Kennedy due to personal illness--recovering from brain surgery and John Mccain also due to personal illness--Nut Job.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 11:25 PM
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13. They (Smirk and McCain) both opposed the bill
Edited on Mon Jun-30-08 11:26 PM by TOJ
which should be pointed out by the TV Obamanians.
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 10:16 PM
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10. And that whole bush klan is rearin a whole new generation
of slightly more moronic offspring. We need to end it now!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 11:24 PM
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12. Wanna bet * will boast about how he signed this?
What was that bill in TX he opposed, but had to sign because there was a veto-proof majority, then during the campaign he bragged about signing it?
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 11:32 PM
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14. Well he did sign it.
Edited on Mon Jun-30-08 11:32 PM by Zachstar
Lets focus in on the bad elseware and just be thankful this episode will not go on.

Bush signed it. I think him for doing so. That is that.
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