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Veterans won’t be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order — he said the bill  violated a cap on spending agreed to by Congress last year. The bill’s sponsor, Patty Murray of Washington, said that shouldn’t matter, since the bill’s cost was fully offset by new revenues. She said Mr. Sessions and his party colleagues had been furiously generating excuses to oppose the bill, and were now exploiting a technicality to deny thousands of veterans a shot at getting hired as police officers, firefighters and parks workers, among other things.
The vote was 58-40...in favor, but 60 is the new 50, so there you go.  The party that got us into war now fails to live up to obligations because they are assholes. Seriously how can you get this wrong...veterans...jobs...and oh yeah forgot the crucial point, something positive during the Obama Administration...can't have that now, can we.

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Comment Preferences

  •  No shame. No decency. (1+ / 0-)
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    dolfin66

    May they all rot in hell.

    "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

    by Marjmar on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 01:28:08 PM PDT

  •  Ninja's by the Front Page...Again! (1+ / 0-)
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    dolfin66

    Ha! This is the second time today the front page trumped my diary after I posted it...

    As long as the news gets out, I don't really care.

    •  Not to worry. (0+ / 0-)

      If the Republicans can keep telling lies with the hope of them being believed as truths, we can keep telling the truth for the sake of telling the truth.

      "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

      by dolfin66 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:57:53 AM PDT

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  •  Probably a good time to educate the media on (1+ / 0-)
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    dolfin66

    what a filibuster is and how the Congressional Repbulicans Obstructionists have used it to Obstruct the business of the Senate.

    Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 01:42:58 PM PDT

    •  They already know... (0+ / 0-)

      but choose not promote it, because their ownership (conservative) doesn't need more embarrassment.

      "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

      by dolfin66 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:58:52 AM PDT

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  •  Why do the press not ask these questions? (2+ / 0-)
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    NedSparks, dolfin66

    These should be asked by the press of all politicians who blast government expenditure and promote tax cuts:

    1. Do you draw a government salary and how much is it?
    2. Is your healthcare paid in anyway by the government?
    3. Will the government pay you a pension over and above social security?
    4. Have you ever taken or requested government funds for your district / constituents.

    Every reporter should be pressured into asking these 4 questions of every Republican politician.

    A yes answer to any of these questions is the height of hypocrisy and they should be on the record as being the biggest mooches of all - worse because of the hypocrisy.

  •  Rand Paul (0+ / 0-)

    and is loopy father live in a district here in Texas that is downwind of oil refineries.  They grew up and lived there all their lives.  The accumulated pollution has destroyed or suppressed developing brain tissue that would otherwise be used for cogent and logical decision making and communication.

    The other 57 Republicans who voted against the veterans jobs bill by blaming spending limits have doubled down on hypocrisy, because they are screaming bloody murder about the agreement they made to cut the military budget as part of the deal to not let us default on our debt payments.

    The pattern here seems to be a commitment to total illogic where the only explanation has to be racism.  There are 310 million people who expect our government to work on their behalf.  Yet, because one man who is not 100% caucasian is the President, the Republican party and their nut case stepchildren, the tea party, have committed to making everyone suffer for their prejudices.  Now it's the veterans' turn to feel the sting of hatred, prejudice and just plain stupidity.

    Rand Paul's picture needs to be on that poster.

    "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

    by dolfin66 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:56:31 AM PDT

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