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Old 10-21-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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McCain hates the troops, or is it that the troops just hate him?

McCain's Voting Record: He Does Not Support Our Troops and Veterans (http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/articleid/9559 - broken link)

The AFL-CIO is mobilizing union members who are military veterans to work against Republican presidential candidate John McCain and other office seekers it opposes, officials said Thursday.

AFL-CIO Organizing Vets Against McCain In Battleground States
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Unions mobilizing against a Republican. Stop the presses.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Unions mobilizing against a Republican. Stop the presses.
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Point is they are VETERAN union members.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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McCain's popularity with military veterans is dropping as his lack of support for the Veteran's Administration is made known, as was his opposition to the new G.I. Bill.

I'm sure McCain's opposition to the V.A. is designed to underfund it so badly that it becomes such a disgrace that it's shut down, and we start writing checks to for-profit hospitals like the ones owned by HCA, a firm once owned by the family of Senator Frist of TN. It's all about the money with the GOP, always. Greed rules their crooked souls.

The National Chamber of Commerce is always lobbying against anything run by the military, to include the PX and Commissary systems, so that military paychecks get spent at Wal-Mart and a ton of other corporate places. Greed. Greed. Greed.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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All I hear is how government needs to cut down spending and spasms over the deficit.....but then when a candidate says "Hey, we can't AFFORD this"....everyone wants to be backseat politicians and gripe.

The bill in question would bring back the financial support our WW2 veterans had. This includes full tuition, room and board. A VERY costly expense. At this time they are getting a little over $1000 a month towards college. Is it enough? Probably not unless they also work a job and saved while they were in the military while getting discounted/free housing, food, and other expenses.

I'm not saying our service members are over paid or don't deserve the chance of an education, but trying to foot the bill of an entire education and living expense of each member wanting to go to college....is a HUGE expense. Making the decision to sign this bill should not be done in haste.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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All I hear is how government needs to cut down spending and spasms over the deficit.....but then when a candidate says "Hey, we can't AFFORD this"....everyone wants to be backseat politicians and gripe.

The bill in question would bring back the financial support our WW2 veterans had. This includes full tuition, room and board. A VERY costly expense. At this time they are getting a little over $1000 a month towards college. Is it enough? Probably not unless they also work a job and saved while they were in the military while getting discounted/free housing, food, and other expenses.

I'm not saying our service members are over paid or don't deserve the chance of an education, but trying to foot the bill of an entire education and living expense of each member wanting to go to college....is a HUGE expense. Making the decision to sign this bill should not be done in haste.
I added the color, for emphasis.

The vets DESERVE it. Period.

Here are the one who do NOT deserve our taxpayer money:
- Billions for oil loopholes and "incentives"
- Billions for corn ethanol
- Billions for farm subsidies
- Trillion dollar tax cut in 2001 for the wealthy who did NOT need it, nor have they done anything useful with that money.

The vets DESERVE it, the other federal teat suckers do NOT.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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I added the color, for emphasis.

The vets DESERVE it. Period.

Here are the one who do NOT deserve our taxpayer money:
- Billions for oil loopholes and "incentives"
- Billions for corn ethanol
- Billions for farm subsidies
- Trillion dollar tax cut in 2001 for the wealthy who did NOT need it, nor have they done anything useful with that money.

The vets DESERVE it, the other federal teat suckers do NOT.
"The vets DESERVE it, the other federal teat suckers do NOT" -
you got that right
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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McCain hates the troops, or is it that the troops just hate him?

Funny, every report or news cast that I see when the current troops, whether at home or over seas, are asked who they support, it is usually said McCain.
Tells ya something eh?
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Point is they are VETERAN union members.
I'm a Veteran and I don't hate McCain..

We all know unions support the democrats, tell us somethin new. But NOT all union members support the democrats.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Earth
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McCain hates the troops, or is it that the troops just hate him?

Funny, every report or news cast that I see when the current troops, whether at home or over seas, are asked who they support, it is usually said McCain.
Tells ya something eh?
I work in a military community overseas and I'm hearing the opposite.
And a lot of it.
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