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TomCat S (129)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 10:39 am
Republicans love to crow about how they and they alone support our troops, but in RepubliSpeak, that only means spending billions to greedy war contractors. Republicans have no concern for the men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve our nation. If they cared, they would not have done this!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 10:42 am
Sincerely hope that every vet and their family hears about this. We need to do everything possible for our vets here on earth and in heaven. Thanks Tom

Kamila A (141)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 11:03 am
I believe there are more vets that realize how pathetic the Romney team is, even though they used to call themselves republicans, and more and more they are coming over to the Obama team. Romney is not going to win this election for so many incredibly appalling reasons, and its just glorious for humanity.

Sue H (7)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 11:05 am
This is so disturbing. NO Votes for obstructionists!

Maggie S (40)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 11:19 am
AGAIN an obsturtionist vote from the Repukes!!!! PLEASE SHARE THIS - BE SURE TO TWEET AND SHARE ON FB! THE WORD MUST GET OUT! This pathetic party is still in there doing despicable things, but, the party is over, so why don't they get a clue!

John B (185)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:02 pm
Thanks Tom for the post and it came as no surprise to me that my Senatir, "Rob" Portman of Ohio, voted nay or that the Rethugs didn't vote to overcome the procedural objectiion. I really hope this is just another nail in their coffin. Read and noted.

pam w (139)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 1:09 pm
This is just ABYSMAL! How can they hold up their heads?

David C (131)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:05 pm
Republicans only support our troops until they actually get into battle...then if they live they believe, "we supported you before now its your turn to do it on your own, you're fully capable".......very very sad.....

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:21 pm
I'm sure the RepubliCONs are only thinking of our safety - if veterans get jobs in America, then they won't Re-Enlist! It's much Harder to get Volunteers when people realize CONgre$$ won't Really Support military PEOPLE, from unsafe showers to lack of body armor to poor hospital & rehabilitaion - no matter what, the veterans are the LAST thing on CONgre$$ional minds!

Joe R (190)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 3:52 pm

Michael Carney (217)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:09 pm
And then they have the Balls to blame President Obama, for no one having a job...These people, are just the lowest form of human waste there is...

Carolyn S (151)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:19 pm
Noted and signed.and posted to Facebook.

Kathy B (106)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:36 pm
What group will they pick on next? Or are there any left that they haven't alienated?

War on women
Stealing candy from babies (anti-food stamps)
Kicking little old ladies (anti-medicare & social security)

I'm sure I'm missing some, but you get the picture. Mostly I guess it could be said they're only FOR rich white people.

Jim P (3257)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:49 pm

I am so tired of the pukes.

The g o p pukes got our service men into bushy's folly. The g o p pukes could at least try to help
get jobs for our vets. What is the matter with them! UGH!

Ty, Tom.

Laura H (964)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:36 pm
The rePUKEliCONS ONLY care about the 1%!!!!
President Obama cares about our veterans; LOOK at was he has done (with NO help from the PUKES) SO far!!!

Cam V (417)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 6:44 pm
Reid actually allowing a vote to go forward in the Senate is the news that should be heralded here. The Senate and the White house are the two main blocking points in your government.

Robert O (12)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 7:48 pm
Republicans often make themselves out to be caring and patriotic, but when opportunities arise to put their money where their big mouths are and to show their concern for their fellow man, they turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to any issue that doesn't fit in with their elitist 1% visions.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:39 pm
Sad, disgusting, pathetic and very unpatriotic!

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:08 pm
This is pure partisan politics, nothing more, nothing less. For a party that claims that the military support them and not the Democrats, the GOP has a funny way of rewarding "loyalty"! And they want to increase the size of the military by 100,000 to fight more illegal wars, but they sure won't look after those troops either. Cannon fodder! That's all they are, cannon fodder for the GOP war machine!

This is nothing more than obstruction, especially when you consider that these four GOP pugilistic political punks were four of the writers of the bill and they got everything that they wanted in the bill. Even these voted against their own bill and thus against the military rank and file. And who will pay for their obstruction but personnel that are so embattled that they commit suicide! Those whose families depend on them, yet they have nothing more to give.

Patrick Murphy is so passionate in his support of military personnel, and rightfully so. Too bad he is not still in the Congress hammering away at these nimrods!

I wonder how many of these idiots actually saw military service? How about live fire military service? My guess is few, if any.

What are the words at a military funeral? on behalf of a grateful nation. Well, the GOP pugilistic political punks better start showing it.

Get out the vote!!!!!

Vote Democratic 2012!!!!! Vote Obama/Biden 2012!!!!!

Edith B (146)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:29 pm
I shared this on Facebook and personal e mail. I want everyone I know to realize what obstructionists the Republicans are being. This is indeed a disgrace, and yes they are Knuckleheads!

Dee C (229)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:57 pm

Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans' Immoral Budget

The Republican budget would:

1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.

2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.

3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers--which will deprive more than three million low-income people of health care over the next few months.

4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children.

5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start.

6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts.

7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students.

8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would "send shockwaves" through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, and cause job losses.

9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women's health care.

10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.


1. "GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says," The Washington Post, February 28, 2011

2. "GOP budget would cut funding for public broadcasting," The Washington Independent, February 14, 2011

3. "NACHC Statement in Response to the Budget from the House Appropriations Committee," National Association of Community Health Centers website, accessed March 4, 2011

4."Bye Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli.," The New Republic, February 12, 2011

House Republican Spending Cuts Target Programs For Children And Pregnant Women

5. "Obama and the GOP's Spending Cuts: Where's the Outrage?" Mother Jones, February 18, 2011

6. Ibid.

7. "Deficit Reduction on the Backs of the Most Vulnerable," Center for American Progress, March 2011 (PDF)

8. "The GOP Budget and Cancer--Why New Research Is at Risk," Politics Daily, February 27, 2011

"Republican Budget Cuts at Heart of Medical Research: Albert Hunt," Bloomberg, February 20, 2011

"Durbin: Cuts to NIH put research jobs at risk," Business Week, February 28, 2011

9. "GOP Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning Funds," Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011

10. "House GOP Spending Cuts Would Prevent 10,000 Low-Income Veterans From Receiving Housing Assistance," Think Progress, March 1, 2011

Thanks Tom..

Dee C (229)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 10:00 pm
Republicans for Obama..

As with anything there are always those that are so out of touch that they do more harm than good..But at least some have better sense..

Susanne R (235)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 11:17 pm
Providing jobs for our veterans is not within our budget? Do these Republican Senators align themselves with Mitt in showing disdain for the 47% of the population that doesn't pay federal taxes --which would include unemployed veterans? I hope this article gets a lot of exposure and the names of those senators become imbedded in the minds of all voters. If they happen to be running for re-election this November, each of those names should be ignored when voters make their selection. Let them be unemployed.

Thanks for posting this, Tom! I hope it costs these senators their seats.

P A (117)
Friday September 21, 2012, 12:54 am
Amen Susanne - I hope so too - these horrible apologies for men who voted not to help veterans to get jobs should be voted out of office for ever!
Stars to lots of people - including Dee C for that excellent analysis of Rmoneys terrifying 'budget'.

Kamila A (141)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:33 am
not supporting veterans is just another example of the hypocrisy, the double-talk, that the fascist/republican party is about. They have an Orwellian agenda, and its so obvious to anyone who is awake to seeing the biggest picture.

Carol H (229)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:34 am
noted and agreed, thanks Tom

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Friday September 21, 2012, 9:19 am
All I can say is...what a bunch of assholes!!

TomCat S (129)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:05 am
Thanks to all but Cam, who is making up his own facts, as usual.

John, no Democrats joined them. Even Traitor Joe Lieberscum ans Benedict Arnold Nelson voted yes.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:02 pm
Rubio, the Tea Bagger from Florida, is on this list, who some wanted for Vice President. Now I've seen on TV some Republicans want to toss Mitt away and have a Ryan/Rubio ticket. I hope those in our armed forces pay attention to these names, the so called "support the troops" with only lip service. I drop Rubio's name every chance I can get here in Florida, I drop it right in the toilet.

Sue B (10)
Friday September 21, 2012, 3:18 pm
Of all the obstructionism I have seen, all the blatant partisan political decisions that this Congress has made, this is beyond the pale. These are the guys who thought nothing of sending these brave men and women off to the Middle East to fight a war of choice. They did not think twice about sending these volunteers into harms way and taking them away from their families. Now, that they have returned to a slowly recovering economy, the Republicans are standing in the way of their getting to the front of the line for the jobs they need. Why? So as not to take any chance that the unemployment stats will get better before the election, lest their candidate do worse than he is already doing. They are the most despicable, low, petty bunch of excuses for human beings that we have ever had sit in the halls of our Congress. Why this is not all over the headlines is a mystery to me. Well, then, with all the messes their guy is making for himself, maybe I do understand. Yet, the nation has to know that they went out of thier way to simply screw our vets. Then and maybe only then will the average person understand how badly we need to throw them out and elect moral Democrats.

John Doe (22)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:23 pm
Thanks for posting Tom. - Here is a petition for all interested in righting this wrong:

PETITION - Stop Playing Political Games and Support Our Veterans With the Help They Need.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:31 pm
Jobs For Veterans

Mary T (178)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:09 pm
Thanks Tom, What a disgrace all these republicans are they should all be thrown out of office, Thanks Dandelion and John for the petition signed and shared.

Robert B (60)
Friday September 21, 2012, 7:46 pm
The Republicans ALWAYS find an excuse for a war, building a bomber, or an another aircraft carrier. Yet they NEVER want to help the actual soldiers who have to put up their crap.

please vote this november, Vote them OUT!

Patrizia S (315)
Friday September 21, 2012, 8:22 pm
disgusting !!!


Susanne R (235)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:34 pm
Thanks for posting the petition, John Doe! Signed and noted!

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:09 am

TomCat S (129)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:39 am
Thanks to all. Kudos to Suzanne and John Doe.
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