Skip to comments.Senate vote today, November 19th: Disabled vets care versus subsidies for the UN bureaucracy
Posted on 11/18/2009 2:20:39 PM PST by Ooh-AhEdited on 11/18/2009 2:29:33 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Contact your Senators and let them know what you think!
1) Make all disabled veterans eligible for the benefit, regardless of
the war in which they were injured;
2) Pay for the new benefits by reducing U.S. contributions to the
3) Ensure that the promised benefits become available immediately.
If the Senate rejects the Coburn amendment:
1) Tens of thousands of veterans who have required caregiver assistance
for decades will be denied the benefits offered to other veterans by this
2) The national debt, which just reached $12 trillion, would be
increased by more than $3.7 billion to pay for the bill because it contains
no offset for the costs of the new benefits;
3) The benefits promised will not be available for at least a year or
more, because the bill provides no immediate funding and the Senate has
already passed the appropriations bill that provides funding for the
Department of Veterans Affairs for the next year without including any
funding for this program.
Earlier this week, the Senate defeated a motion offered by Senator Coburn to
provide funding for veterans caregiver assistance by eliminating
congressional earmarks not requested by the Commander-in-Chief funded by the
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.
(The vote tally is available HERE).
Senate Democrats held a press conference just last week where they stated
no price is too high <http://www.adn.com/opinion/view/story/1007620.html to
care for our veterans. While those same Senators a week later voted
against paying the price of care for our veterans with their earmarks, tomorrow
they will have another chance to pay that price with a reduction in payments to
Good for Coburn; that is what he needs to do. Defund the Left and turn the funds over to the VA; SOME of that money will be used to help veterans.
Support Our troops PING!
I note with sadness that the one and only response to this thread was at least 4 hours ago.
Almost everyone on Free Republic is in strong support of our troops. This needs way more attention.
Let's continue to care for them. To heck with the U.N., our disabled Vets come first!
The Commie’s currently running the show in D.C. have their heads in clouds of Globalist gases, and are breathing deeply. Their high is their own self importance in all matters pertaining to the ideology attached to the One World scenario, and their Commie agenda.
2010 we must reach up and pull the chain to flush the Congressional bowl of all the Leftists up for election, and in 2012 we must continue pulling the chain to ensure all of the Leftist gasbags are flushed from the system. Some will remain for 2016, and we must flush them from the system as well. Not a speck of the Leftist residue must remain in the Congressional Bowl. Democrats, Progressives, Greenies, RINO’s. If it’s Left it must go.
Perhaps then we can get this Nation under control, and the Hell out of the useless UN.
I am still a little surprised. We need phone calls asap. People read but do they DO anything?
This is important. It’s easy to pay lip service. Support means SUPPORT. PLEASE, y’all. Call the number!
We owe these guys and gals eveything. The UN is anti-American on its face. I would prefer they get NOTHING from us, but if a few of our dollars can be subtracted from funding them and used to fund those who probably did more for the UN participants than the UN ever has, this needs our support and it needs it now.
What does it take before the United States wakes up and realizes the UN is more of a burden than its worth. Time to get out of the UN.
We need phone calls asap. People read but do they DO anything?
This is important. Its easy to pay lip service. Support means SUPPORT. PLEASE, yall. Call the number!
This is important... please call your Senators, and let them know what you think.
It is beyond DISGUSTING that they should even have to *choose*.
I will make that call.
Thank you, LucyT, and 444Flier. We WANT THIS!!!!
I haven’t really been online much the past few days. I have passed it along via emails. And bump!
Thank you, azishot. I called earlier, several times from both telephone numbers. LOL
I know. I missed ya. Thanks for passing it on. WE WANT THIS!!!!
I bet if jim rob took a poll on threads where there were few comments, but call for action..percentage of people who took action would be high. I am surprised there haven’t bumps by the activists though.
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