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Here's the Bills in numerical order.  In short,  the GOP has voted TO NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS at least 7 times.  I think that is sufficient to call the GOP House Hypocrites and Phonies.

Bill's Blocked By Republican's Since President Obama Took Office.

David Gregory, John McCain, and the media aren't covering this story so we have to.  

Here's a concise extraction for easy viewing for those who are INTERESTED IN VETERANS ISSUES and need to know which party supports veterans and which party does not.

The rejected Bills are named:

H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875.  

H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act

H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization

H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans

H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business  Center Act

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act

DETAILS OF BILLS REJECTED BY REPUBLICANS:

H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act – This bill would actually provide job security for veterans who are receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered while fighting in defense of their country. It would prohibit employers from terminating
employees who miss work while receiving treatment for a service-related disability.  

H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act – This bill would provide for assistance to help veterans who are currently unemployed with their expenses while retraining for the current job market.

H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization –  This bill would reauthorize programs in support of homeless veterans, to assist them with job training, counseling, and placement services through the Department of Veterans Affairs through 2014.  

H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans which does nothing more than direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to include information about scholarships for veterans.

H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009 – Here’sanother bill in support of those who have fought for their country, passed by House Democrats and blocked from becoming law by Republicans.

This would increase the amount paid by the VA to disabled veterans for necessary home structural improvements from $4,100 to $6,800 for those who are more than 50% disabled, and from  $1,200 to $2,000 who are less than 50%, disabled. This means, if a veteran lost the use of his legs in service of his country, the country will pay for the wheelchair ramp so that he can live at home.

By the way, the last time this ceiling was lifted was in 1992.  There isn't even a fiscal reason for being against this bill, as the total cost of this bill, according to CBO estimates, would be a “whopping” $20 million. That's about a quarter (25 cents) per family of four.

H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business  Center Act –  This bill would set up a Veterans Business Center program within the Small Business Administration, which would specialize in such programs as grants for service-disabled veterans, help them develop business plans and secure business opportunities. In other words, folks, it would create jobs and offer opportunities those who have fought in defense of our country.  

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act – This bill essentially combines a number of other bills that Republicans had blocked in the Senate previously, and adds a few elements. The bill would again establish a Veterans Business Center Program; .... it would establish a Military Entrepreneurs Program; ...

VOTERS NEED TO SEE THIS LIST to offset the distortions offered by the GOP and the silent media.

This GOP record does not says We Do Not Support the Troops.

Is it any wonder that VETERANS SUPPORT OBAMA in recent polls?

Poll: Veterans Favor Obama Over Romney ‘By As Much As Seven Points’

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:13:58 AM PDT

  •  This something Democrats know about (3+ / 0-)
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    War on Error, OpherGopher, rebel ga

    that Republican voters NEED to know about.  Not that I know very many of those -- my world is somewhat insular.  But, I know people who know them ... so I passed it on.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:20:40 AM PDT

    •  Really?? (0+ / 0-)

      Dems know about??

      Then the reasons they gave back the house and increased the senate obstruction numbers, and oh my all them states to, gets cloudier and cloudier!!!

      Not for me though!!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:24:37 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I think most Dem voters are aware (1+ / 0-)
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        rebel ga

        that their party has a far better record on Veteran's benefits than the Republican party, yes.  

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:27:32 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Like I Just Said Above!!!!!! (0+ / 0-)

          Don't go tootin that horn, it's like wavin the flag standing alongside your magnetic ribbons at a welcome home parade with those lapel flag pins attached, I don't see anybody, especially living on this board Demanding the Call to Sacrifice, nor coming from the other side, as to not only the wars costs but Especially the costs for decades of the results, added to the previous decades!!!!!!!

          There's only a few here and out in the land, and the Administration is one group, that are doing much of anything, forty plus years of In The Know!!

          Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

          by jimstaro on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:34:28 AM PDT

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          •  Well, tough, I WILL toot that horn (0+ / 0-)

            because where do you think all that proposed legislation CAME from?  

            Do think because it's too little too late, we should just give up now and quit trying?  

            "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

            by lgmcp on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:36:34 AM PDT

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  •  Think Voting Against is Bad (0+ / 0-)

    Just follow a Senate or House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing, not knew but if you never did before, and pay attention to the tepub reps of asking questions, interrupting those asked and making statements laying All blame on the VA for anything.

    There's a House hearing at 2pm:
    Examining Executive Order #13607 and Its Impact on Schools and Veterans
    Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (EO) | 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC | May 16, 2012 2:00pm

    This one, if televised, frankly it's a toss up in the 112th, if and when the House will stream these, not so in the 110th and 111th, oughta be a hoot as it's about the Obama Executive Order and their dear friends in the private school sector higher education industry!

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:30:26 AM PDT

    •  can anybody out there translate this guy (0+ / 0-)

      for me? Obviously he pays attention to the C-Span schedule, but I truly don't understand what he is saying. Also, and I feel really stupid having to ask this, but if someone out there does feel compelled to interpret this guy for me, would you also please tell me what SLOTUS is? I know I will feel ridicules for having asked once one of you tells me, but I am beating my head against the wall. Subhuman Lunatics? Submissive Lilacs? Supreme Losers? I thought I knew all of the OTUS's, but I just cannot get this one. Thanks and I appreciate any of you taking time to stoop down to reply to me.

  •  vets don't make money for KBR, Lockheed-Martin (2+ / 0-)
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    War on Error, lgmcp

    And that's why we have a military.  What?  You thought you were enlisting to defend truth, justice, and the American way?  Why, maximum profit at any cost is the American way!

    To the extent that for-profit medical companies are involved with the VA, they have to actually provide care, which costs them money, and likely at a discount given the government's buying power.   As far as the plutocrats are concerned, the VA is just another version of Medicare, with all the same obstacles to maximum profit.

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