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  •  I'm confused (2+ / 0-)
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    Steve Singiser, shiobhan

    Why do Republicans oppose Webb's GI bill?

    I know they're stupid, evil, infinitely corrupt and all that, but what is to be gained from opposing it?  Is it just the money?

    It turns out that Bush IS a uniter... he united the good half of the country virulently against him.

    by fizziks on Wed May 14, 2008 at 04:22:35 PM PDT

    •  Preventing the Dems (6+ / 0-)

      from doing something popular in an election year. That's enough motivation, no matter who gets screwed in the process.

      Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -- Ben Franklin

      by Joan McCarter on Wed May 14, 2008 at 04:26:43 PM PDT

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    •  Partly Money, Partly Politics.... (5+ / 0-)
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      LNK, shiobhan, Hannibal, revgerry, matx

      It is partly about money...every dollar spent helping vets and soldiers is less in tax cuts the GOP can bestow on their contributor class.

      It is also about politics...it is hard to demonize the Democrats as anti-troops when the Democrats are the driving force behind the most pro-troop piece of legislation in recent memory. Bush and the GOPers can't give Webb (and, by extension, the Democrats) the win.

      "You share your young with the wolves of the nation...
      Theres nothing left til you pray for salvation"
      Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "American X"

      by Steve Singiser on Wed May 14, 2008 at 04:27:14 PM PDT

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