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    Veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth: "not serious or respectful attempt to support our nation’s heroes"

    What the country wants as no one has demanded, especially their hired representatives, it's way past time for those served Sacrifice for those they've demanded do for them, DeJa-Vu all over again, and again, and.......!!!

    This is a republican budget bill, not what the Executive Branch wants nor the Democrats in the House and Senate, but they passed it in the Senate and yet the Speaker refuses to bring it to a vote, their bill, in the House!!

    Congresswoman Duckworth Speaks in Support of Veterans and Reopening the Government
    03 Oct 2013 -  On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) spoke out against $6.2 billion in cuts to the Department of Veterans Affairs budget . Cuts would include programs like medical and prosthetic research for wounded Veterans, national Veterans cemeteries, the Veterans appeals board and resources to reduce the claims backlog. She offered a Motion to Recommit that would have brought the Senate passed Continuing Resolution up for a vote and have reopened the entire federal government.
    Thank you Mr. Speaker.

    Mr. Speaker, it would appear that the chairman has resigned himself to keeping government shutdown for 30 days so that the VA will run out of money. The way to ensure that the VA doesn’t run out of money in 30 days is to pass a clean CR to reopen all of government. read more>>>

    As they stick flags in their breast pockets or pin to upper breasts and do photo ops with WWII veterans like they really really care and are oh so patriotic!!

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 02:41:01 PM PDT

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