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And keep in mind when listening to them speak, as they both spin their records in private business and public business/affairs, especially at rallies like the last couple of days since naming Ryan as the running mate, or was it next president as the Mitt said.

Not a mention of Veterans, the Military, nor the Wars, with some six lost just this week in Afghanistan, except for one of them few words of 'support' so those there can chant the 'patriotic' 'usa' 'usa' 'usa'......., funny thing is in Norfolk, of all places, the chants weren't brought on by 'support of the troops' phrases.

And I didn't hear him mention the soldiers or veterans in the Charlotte speaks today, though without the crowd, some 2,000 in Mooresville NC, goin nuts with flag wavin one could easily have missed a few 'patriotic' words.

Biden's son warns of Romney plan to 'voucher-ize' veterans benefits
August 12, 2012 - Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau, a major in the Delaware Army National Guard who served in Iraq, is challenging Mitt Romney’s commitment to veterans, suggesting American military men and women may be swept up in a rush to privatization of government services under a White House led by the former Massachusetts governor.

In a phone interview with The Daily Times Herald, Beau Biden, 43, the Democratic attorney general of Delaware, said presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has embraced elements of privatization for Medicare and other federal programs in the form of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s controversial proposals.

What’s more, Biden said, Romney has more than hinted at dramatic changes to veterans benefits.

“He chose Veterans Day of last year to assemble a group of veterans to propose the voucher-izing of veterans benefits, which is a not-so-very euphemism for the privatizing of veterans benefits,” Biden said.

Last November, Romney did raise the specter of Veterans Affairs privatization.  read more>>>

Now some may say that the mitt abandoned that idea, please remember, we're talking about Rmoney here.

And as for Ryan, he's never been a friend of the VA, even while rubber stamping wars costs and not thinking once as to what the country owes those sent and sacrificing and their promised commitment of fully funding the VA, especially as we waged wars: Ryan Seeking to Cut Already Underfunded VA Budget {takes ya to the post I put up here yesterday}

Now I didn't add this to yesterdays post here, did at my site after receiving an E about it to remind me:

Jon Soltz Co-Founder of, Iraq War Veteran wrote this earlier this year, a must read: GOP Budget Doesn't Even Say the Word "Veteran"

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  •  Tip Jar (27+ / 0-)

    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 Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 01:51:29 PM PDT

  •  Elizabeth Warren / Beau Biden in 2016 /nt (13+ / 0-)

    Präsidentenelf-maßschach"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 01:55:41 PM PDT

  •  Yeah... let's cut Veterans benefits! (8+ / 0-)

    There couldn't possibly be any negative to abandoning those who have fought our wars.

    I mean, homeless Vietnam veterans were a classic joke of the 80's.  It will work great again now, right?


    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 01:57:42 PM PDT

    •  The Way Ryan (7+ / 0-)

      Has it, the cuts would force, most of the Veterans covered are not wealthy just workin stiffs like the population, these vets needing care into either Medicaid or Medicare, this while that so called Ryan Budget goes after both to Axe thus throwing these vets out in the street along with everyone else they deem not to profitable from!

      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 Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:01:01 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  And on 'privatizing' (6+ / 0-)

    And where public monies go to the hands of the few and the investors in:

    It shouldn't be just Democrats fighting the reality of privatization, the transfer of public funds into the hands of the few only concerned with bottom lines and certainly not quality nor innovations from each individual mind, it should be every tax payer through every representative they pay! And in this case the growth of the education industry and Not higher education!

    For-profit colleges fight back as Democrats attack
    Aug. 09, 2012 - The debate over for-profit colleges that has provoked arguments in Congress for months is now seeping into the presidential race.

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans a campaign stop Sunday at the for-profit NASCAR Technical Institute outside Charlotte – a show of support for an industry that has been hammered by Democrats in recent months.

    Caught in the middle are the tens of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who want to finish their education and rejoin the workforce. Those veterans are turning heavily to for-profit institutions.

    A recent Senate Democratic committee report found that eight of the top 10 colleges receiving post-9/11 GI Bill money from the Department of Veterans Affairs are for-profit institutions.

    The report found that taxpayers spent $32 billion last year on the industry. Fifteen of the largest for-profit colleges received 86 percent of their revenues from federal student aid programs, according to the report, issued by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. read more>>>

    August 12, 2012 Too many for-profit colleges fail to deliver for students

    Which by the way, all these monies add to the deficit growth. As Nobody has demanded Sacrifice especially related to the Military their Families and Veterans for a decade plus and added to the previous decades. As to this past decade plus, the deficits started rising as soon as the previous administration depleted the surplus and their congresses started rubber stamping the wants of, Before 9/11, and that never stopped as the wars costs, all of it, was rubber stamped and off the books, till the present administration, and borrowed. The tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with the wars and continued made worse by the total collapse of the economy and the rapid run down, which had already started, to unemployment for millions. No revenues have been forth coming, so all spent related to the wars and the veterans of is on borrowed funds as those needs grow rapidly and have the whole time. The flag wavin 'patriots' call that 'support' and that's the whole country served but for the few who really do get it and try to help in various organizations or volunteering and give of themselves , time and their labors, as real 'Support' because the government, the people, won't!

    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 Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:04:16 PM PDT

  •  Very pathetic, (6+ / 0-)

    how they intend to "throw out" my fellow vets. Also, terribly disgraceful, is that they desecrated hallowed ground by even being on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk to make the announcement...SSK

    "Hey Clinton, I'm bushed" - Keith Richards

    by Santa Susanna Kid on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:06:13 PM PDT

  •  Reports like this bogle my mind. How can Romney (4+ / 0-)
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    jimstaro, bronte17, llbear, Lorinda Pike

    and Ryan consider themselves to be people of faith, while proposing such cruel plans so detrimental to the common good.

    And, so few politicians of any Party are willing to discuss the fact that more than a third of the deficits and debt incurred since President Clinton handed off budget surpluses to Bush, have come from unfunded- increases to defense spending. and homeland security.  

    Our first step back to a balance budget should be returning revenues and defense spending back to proportionate fractions of GDP during the Clinton era.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:24:24 PM PDT

    •  Faith? (4+ / 0-)
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      HoundDog, bronte17, llbear, Lorinda Pike

      Just like they do the rewriting of the bible, or whatever religious sects writings, they write their own faith and want All to follow in lockstep like good little children of whatever!

      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 Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:28:09 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Speaking of Vets and Public Office (3+ / 0-)
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    old wobbly, llbear, Lorinda Pike

    Ya might want to throw some love and support here:

    Gabbard upsets Hannemann

    Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard handily beat former Mayor Mufi Hannemann to win the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat in the 2nd Congressional District.

    Her win caps an improbable rise from a distant underdog to victory over Hannemann, 58, for a seat he has coveted since he first ran for public office in 1986.

    Others have been sending out news about this but Soltz sent this out apparently right as it was breaking as they had only changed the headline then not updated the article. And this is what he headlined the E with:
    This morning, we are one step closer to making history. In Hawaii, VoteVets PAC-endorsed Iraq veteran Tulsi Gabbard has won her primary, in a stunning come-from-behind victory. If she wins in November, she along with Tammy Duckworth (who we also feel very good about), would be the first female combat veteran ever elected to Congress in United States history!

    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 Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:25:44 PM PDT

  •  His VA advisors were previously known as (2+ / 0-)
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    Lorinda Pike, Actbriniel

    Principi's brain trust. They were working out plans to privatize the VA Hospitals back then and have never stopped hatching schemes. Here's Principi's latest scam of the VA.

    Bring those still in Afghanistan home NOW . . . It's long past time.

    by llbear on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 05:18:30 PM PDT

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