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Senate Democrats Block Amendment to Restore Military Pensions [money goes to illegal aliens]
Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 01/10/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by Zakeet

Amendment would close loophole that allows tax refunds for illegal aliens

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican attempt to restore military pensions cut in last month’s budget deal, denying a vote that would save up to $20 billion by closing a loophole that allows tax refunds to go to illegal aliens.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) called an effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) to repeal the military retiree cuts “fiddling while Rome burns.”

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) “filled the amendment tree” on Thursday, ending debate and blocking any Republican amendments to a bill to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

Among them was Ayotte’s measure, which would repeal cuts to military pensions by ending a loophole in the tax code that allows illegal immigrants to receive the Additional Child Tax Credit. Her attempt to get a vote failed 42-54, with only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), voting with Republicans.

“It’s a sad day when a common sense amendment to responsibly pay for legislation that helps struggling Americans, repeals unfair military retirement benefits and reduces the deficit can’t even get a vote in the Senate,” Ayotte said in a statement.

The amendment would have repealed a provision in the budget deal that hits military retirees with a 1 percent decrease in their annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), which could cost servicemembers up to $124,000 in lost retirement pay. Federal civilian retiree pensions were not cut.

The budget agreement also did not exempt disabled military retirees despite early assurances from the House Budget Committee. The cuts will save an estimated $6 billion over 10 years.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; democrats; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; military; pensions; senate
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It's simple ... people who sneaked into our country illegally vote for Democrats ... and people who fought valiantly for our country do not!

1 posted on 01/10/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Kabuki Theatre. Just the Dems giving the Republicans cover. Neither party gives a runny $#*+ about veterans or the military. Anyone who joins the military these days is a masochist.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 2:06:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Zakeet

Dingy Harry and his band of commie ‘RATS looking out for their new voter block! Way to go Dingy! America is so proud!


3 posted on 01/10/2014 2:11:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: Zakeet

4 posted on 01/10/2014 2:12:08 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Zakeet

Bookmark.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 2:13:24 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Zakeet

Paul Ryan is still “dead to me” and ALWAYS will be so since he and his Democratic comrades authored this travesty. Any conservative who supports this weasel is fooling himself.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 2:22:51 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: FlingWingFlyer

But,but it was an intervent mistake ryan said and would be corrected later.

He knew and could have cared less, he was a hero in the eyes of the dumb-o-crats and that is all that mattered to this lying, ba** less slimball.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 2:24:42 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sadly, Bonehead is assisting the Dims with this. Why don’t all of the establishment Pubbies just come out...as the Dims that they are?


8 posted on 01/10/2014 2:27:34 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Zakeet
In before the "vets need to get cut "too", it's just too expensive" crowd...

When the gibsmedats and all the other teat suckers on the dole, everyone taking as much as a nickel from Uncle Sugar or not contributing a damned thing to this country get pricked, I'm on board with this...as a last resort.

The disabled veteran is owed much more than this country modestly compensates them for...

9 posted on 01/10/2014 2:28:48 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Zakeet

Both parties knew what they were doing when their leadership put through the budget deal last month to cut military pensions, the extended unemployment and raise taxes.

Now they are putting on an emotional political show to look good (Democrats on unemployment and Republicans on military
pensions) and divert your attention from what they did in the first place.

The United States, like European nations, has a debt problem and creditors and a credit rating. The piper has to be paid and the big political parties are joining together like the ones in Europe did to cut spending and raise taxes simultaneously like they did in the budget deal
(Murray-Ryan) last month.

Lets keep our eye on the ball and not be diverted by these emotional debates to create wedge issues so we support big party politicians this year.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 2:32:15 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Zakeet

It didn’t end well, but thoughts of the Bonus Army come to mind.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 2:36:27 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Zakeet


12 posted on 01/10/2014 2:53:14 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Zakeet
Typical RAT behavior.
13 posted on 01/10/2014 2:59:14 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Zakeet

We have met the enemy.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 3:30:00 PM PST by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: JPG

All of these traitors need “new neck ties.” Some in a brown hemp pattern. Despicable, vile men and women, all.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 3:32:58 PM PST by itssme
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To: itssme

Make that “something in a brown hemp pattern.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 3:34:03 PM PST by itssme
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To: Truth29

What is the Bonus Army?


17 posted on 01/10/2014 3:34:34 PM PST by itssme
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To: itssme

“It’s simple ... people who sneaked into our country illegally vote for Democrats ... and people who fought valiantly for our country do not!”.......

And the veteran’s should not and will not. I’m one of them myself. Just imagine the size of that voting block (veteran’s). Perhaps not as large as the illegals in this country but a sizeable number indeed.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 3:49:47 PM PST by Progov
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To: Progov

Sadly, I have several wives of Veterans as friends who are staunch Dems...they will still vote Democrat no matter what.....especially if Hillary runs....


19 posted on 01/10/2014 4:06:48 PM PST by Engedi
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To: Engedi

Dems are hardly Americans, krap Dems are barely human, vile filthy creatures.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 4:38:33 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: itssme

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army


21 posted on 01/10/2014 4:45:07 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Zakeet

Senate democrats this time, but they wouldn’t even have had the opportunity to block this if republican Paul Ryan and the Republican controlled House had not voted in the first place to betray our veterans.

All of them despise our military with very few exceptions. We are worse off than the anti-military rhetoric days of the Vietnam era. At least then we had the old conservative democrats and almost all of our politicians had served in one of our big wars.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:40 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Zakeet
They can't spend the money to reinstate retirement pay! They've already allocated $2.85M to pay for all active army members receiving their gay pride ribbon to show they're not bigoted.

HF

23 posted on 01/10/2014 6:07:28 PM PST by holden
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To: Truth29

I was hoping for something a little more effective....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_(1946)


24 posted on 01/10/2014 6:35:11 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Zakeet

So we extend “unemployment benefits” for slugs on their ass at home but no bump for vets who consistently laid it on the line...
Virginia voters: remember who the dim libtard senators are in our state and make them pay in the next election...


25 posted on 01/10/2014 7:28:16 PM PST by matginzac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone who joins the military these days is a masochist.

At least we don't have to sign up for Obamacare.

Not yet, anyways.

26 posted on 01/10/2014 7:30:07 PM PST by Drew68
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To: matginzac
So we extend “unemployment benefits” for slugs on their ass at home but no bump for vets who consistently laid it on the line...

Vets aren't going to burn down their neighborhoods when their benefits get cut off.

27 posted on 01/10/2014 7:31:25 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Hence the screw job....


28 posted on 01/10/2014 7:33:50 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Drew68

You’ll wish you had Obamacare before this is all over, I imagine.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 7:36:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Drew68


30 posted on 01/10/2014 7:39:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: holden
They've already allocated $2.85M to pay for all active army members receiving their gay pride ribbon to show they're not bigoted.

I know it can be hard to tell these days but you do realize that's satire, right?

31 posted on 01/10/2014 7:49:05 PM PST by Drew68
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To: JPG

As in BOHICA!


32 posted on 01/10/2014 8:47:49 PM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: chiefqc

Can kicking Ryan!


33 posted on 01/10/2014 8:49:46 PM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Zakeet

Why did it become Ayotte’s amendment?

I thought this was Jeff Session’s idea. I saw a picture of the press conference and it was all RINOs. Ayotte, Wicker and some others.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 9:00:47 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Huskerfan44

You are being to kind to a liar that got caught. What is the most insulting is that he knew before hand and did nothing to correct and then acted like it was no big deal.

Now what is this liar going to do to correct it or as usual just hope that it goes away.

Well at least the dumb-o-crats think he did good job. These same dumb-o-crats who gave us obamacare without reading the bill and still think it’s great.

Such a great crowd to hang around with, they deserve each other. When they stab him in the back, and they will, don’t start crying about being lied to as you did to the vets.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 9:19:52 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: holden

Please, please tell me this is satire...that looks like the traitor bradley...er...chelsea manning in the photo.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 9:49:50 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Progov
Thank you for your service. We must NOT forget just what happened here...obozo must be removed, period. I can just envision the size of the present voting block of veterans, and in the distance, the vast number of veterans past, who fought and died for our Constitution, freedom and liberty. Dear veterans, you have our support and prayers.
37 posted on 01/10/2014 11:54:50 PM PST by itssme
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To: Zakeet

Well - people keep voting for it.

If I were a liberal Democrat in 2014, I’d be laughing and peeing in everyone’s face too.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 12:16:40 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: redlegplanner

Something like that is going to be required to wrest control back from the Marxists and their GOPe collaborators.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 2:53:48 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Drew68

Satire, yes.
HF


40 posted on 01/11/2014 2:59:29 AM PST by holden
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To: Eagles6

Ok, it’s satire.
HF


41 posted on 01/11/2014 3:00:47 AM PST by holden
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

C’mon FFFReepers! Let’s respond by not attacking the Demwits!

Thanks Zakeet.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 4:32:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Zakeet

Hairy Carey is being committed. Now off with his head!


43 posted on 01/11/2014 4:37:38 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
Hairy Carey is being committed. Now off with his head!

Holy Cow!

 

 

 

 

(Yes, I know that Hairy Carey is not how to spell Harry Caray, but it's also not how to spell hara-kiri)

44 posted on 01/11/2014 5:30:06 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Zakeet

Dems are just begging for a project valkyrie moment eventually


45 posted on 01/11/2014 5:35:38 AM PST by redcatcherb412
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To: Zakeet

More reality as satire as reality.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 6:32:26 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JPG

Miserable old Marxist fossils, every one of them.


47 posted on 01/11/2014 6:45:36 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: House Atreides

The GOP is dead as well to me. They will never get a red cent from this house again until they start booting clowns out.


48 posted on 01/11/2014 7:36:29 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Chode

My sentiments too. We have some serious traitors in the curremt administration.


49 posted on 01/11/2014 5:06:59 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
the Tree of Liberty needs some watering...
50 posted on 01/11/2014 6:20:35 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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