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    Re: GOP blocks veterans jobs bill with budget vote

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Did you miss the post of some of the riders and attachments. If it was only a veterans job program, it probably would of passed.

    It was an attempt to bypass the "power of the purse" which the Constitution clearly lays in the hands of the House of Representatives.

    It also contained riders that after seeing them, I would agree that they were too egregious to allow to pass.

    While I could support the veterans jobs portion of the bill and would like to see it re-introduced, I cannot disagree with the killing of the bill as it ended up after amendments.
    it was a jobs bill for American veterans
    the guys who have been fighting two misbegotten wars on our nation's behalf; and this is significant: wars begun by republicans
    and how do we find those same republicans repaying the veterans for a job well done
    the GOP has said "**** you" to the GIs who are returning home to a nation with few prospects for employment
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    Re: GOP blocks veterans jobs bill with budget vote

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it was a jobs bill for American veterans
    the guys who have been fighting two misbegotten wars on our nation's behalf; and this is significant: wars begun by republicans
    and how do we find those same republicans repaying the veterans for a job well done
    the GOP has said "**** you" to the GIs who are returning home to a nation with few prospects for employment
    As one of those Veterans, I would rather see the egregious attachments killed off than to see them passed just to get something for myself.

    Attachments like, Repeals provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 providing for a program for the research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies for ultra-deepwater and unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resource exploration and production.

    Shall we ask the other veterans if they are willing to sacrifice the nations future energy production for a few jobs?

    My opinion is that is time for us, the people to start paying attention to what gets attached to some of the bills we support. And we the people need to tell and make it clear to our representatives, stop it or get out office. Call your congressman and senators, or email them, and let them know you want the jobs bill, but not the crap attached.
    Last edited by DVSentinel; 09-23-12 at 03:37 PM.
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