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181 Republicans Who Abandoned Our Military

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Without taking a stand on whether Republicans should or should not vote for a budget, I would like to know how in any Republican’s world it is acceptable to vote for a budget that cuts military pensions. The cut is to their COLA increases.

The military are the only ones being told they have to accept a cut to their pensions.

Our men and women currently serving in war-torn hell holes now know that they are being used to fill a $6 billion dollar gap while $4.5 billion was spent to advertise Obamacare and while countless billions are wasted on government extravagances, waste and fraud.

Paul Ryan and Patty Murray worked out this two-year bipartisan budget deal, 169 Republicans voted for it, it then moved on to the Senate where they  have voted for cloture. Twelve Republicans voted to move the budget to cloture.

In addition to hurting the military, the budget’s only cuts are imaginary future cuts and the budget next year increases by $69 billion.

While federal employee salaries were cut, it is only for new employees who take the job knowing what their pension will be.

In the case of the military, men and women who signed up, and were even severely injured, did so with a contract we are not honoring.

Republicans joining Democrats to invoke cloture include Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John McCain (Ariz.),  Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio).

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  • Olsoljer

    McLame and Flakey will be targeted for retirement in Arizona

    • Joe McCarthy’s Daughter

      There’s a bulls-eye on Alexander in TN (just look at the comments on his Facebook page!). He has tons of money though.

      • El Lobo Solo

        Can’t vote in Tenn. Will try to send in a few bucks to his primary opponent. :)
        In Texas, we are going to turnout John Coryn & put in a strong conservative.
        ie: Wayne Stovall

    • garyinaz66

      It is no longer acceptable nor is it bipartisan that Republicans
      compromise their core principles while the Democrats do not
      budge even one inch.

      Republicans have been told to ‘stand down’ because we need
      ‘just one more election’ for so long that doing nothing seems
      to be the perpetual action plan.

      Do not wait – NOW is the time to Stand Up and Fight for Arizona.

      http://www.fightforarizona.com/

      • Gary_L_Thompson

        In http://politicaloutcast.com/2014/03/can-never-enough-laws-ct-might-limit-loudness-movie-theaters/, there was this comment:

        Mac Boy USMC 64-68 • 2 hours ago

        ******* “OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING” *********

        *** March on Washington DC ***
        *** MAY 16th !! ***

        Be there, or Support those who do GO …………

        Over 2.5 MILLION Vets, retired Vets & Civilians have pledged to go and Demand a change of Personnel in DC – from the top – down !!!!

        *** and We WILL stay in D.C. until the job is Done! ***

        Sounds like your people and these vets should get together, and maybe talk about how you can join forces. Like for instance, making one of the primary aims of the march on Washington the taking down of enemies attacking our military and nation from the home front?

    • 1stcav

      mclame otherwise known as mccain is over 65 , so it won’t bother him ! for the nations newly retired veterans it will rip them apart ! because they have to go out and find some sort of job ! and it’s not easy for a person who is in their 40′s to go out and get a new type of job , they are getting ready for the mid life crisis ,

      employers want somebody young so they can work for 20 years for the company ! so the law that obama and the rest of those maggots who voted for to hurt the military retiree’s ! they did a good job of screwing over our retiring military people !

      • Buckeye8

        I think you missed the topic. 181 repubs voted to cut the military pensions

    • Mike_Travis

      They should be targeted for treason.

  • bbf

    DISGUSTING!!!!!!!

  • Dianna Manly

    Cut the salaries of CONGRESS. NEVER, NEVER take anything away from our military personnel, active or retired; they put a lot more on the line earning their pay than any congressman.

    • Mike_Travis

      Congress does not deserve ANY pension as it was intended to be a part time duty, not a life long gravy train. They are traitors and deserve to be treated as such.

  • Alan Lee

    Once again the Democrats and the RHINOs get what they want. The Dems get their tax increases and the RHINOs get their power play while both get to blame conservatives for being against the bill. We as conservatives are alone now and we know it. Democrat and RHINO are one in the same. Time to break away from the RHINO GOP and bring the TEA Party to full status. It’s going to be a long fight. First we will have to fend off the Libertarians as they will try to corrupt us with their social liberalism. It will mean not voting for any RHINO candidates in 2014 and 2016. Unfortunately we’re probably looking at 4 or 8 years of Hillary before we can get it right. But … The GOP has left us no choice…. no where else to go.

    • 1stcav

      and i believe you are right , there is not one republican that is worth their salt to be elected , the rino’s liberals and libertarians WILL have hililary run and she will win , chris christi is a

      liberal at heart and would continue what obama is doing and so will hiliary !

      that’s why the tea party must win ! republicans and liberal socialist democrats and libertarians i pray do not win !

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    It’s up to each of us to help secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Harvey Melton

    i do believe there are reserved places in hell for these worthless good air wasting politicians

    • 1stcav

      not really , all they have to do is repent from their stupidity , and since God is a loving and forgiving father , he will forgive them in Jesus name ! so think about what you are saying and read the word of God in matthew chap 6 and 7 , you will learn something new !

    • El Lobo Solo

      GOP & establishment politicians just need a back bone. Dems did not back down from concessions demanded by GOP, but the concessions on vet benefits remained.

    • Mike_Travis

      Can’t happen soon enough!

  • raffaelecafagna

    Revenge , sweet Revenge ; a major clean up is needed , all these bastards retarded confused brainwashed imbeciles go to go , all of them . Remember , Remember

  • http://www.facebook.com/sstephaniew stephanie wilson

    im so ashamed of those in my party who voted 4 this bil!! i thought i belonged to the party who loved our military!! wtf??!!!

    • Ron

      That’s always been you fools problem, you thought. If you’re going to think, do your own damn thinking & I’m sure, that you can’t go wrong. Quit being the stupid sheep that you have been.
      Be responsible for your own damn thinking.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sstephaniew stephanie wilson

        you dont have to be a jerk about it. geez!

        • Mike_Travis

          Agree.

  • englishrancher

    Who would join the military knowing this? This is all about avoiding a government shutdown. So instead of just caving in to another debt ceiling raise, Ryan and Republicans are hiding behind a phoney budget deal as cover. This just makes Republicans look even more weak and vulnerable.

    • Mike_Travis

      At this point, I did not think that it was possible for the gop to be even weaker.

  • Vania Teng

    Everyone thinks that everyone else’s pay can be cut but never his or her own. This is not even a cut it is a change in the cost of living increase formula. Most private pensions don’t even have cost of living increases, they are simply annuities based on contributions made. Having any cost of living increases in actually pretty generous. It is important to cut our debt and spreading the sacrifices throughout our society makes it easier to accomplish in general. Assuming that our economy eventually improves, the more generous formula could eventually be restored some time in the future.

    • Geri Instanck

      Vania, are you kidding? The military is the most underpaid profession
      in America! These men and women volunteer to serve, to ensure that you
      even have the right to spew such nonsense (among all the other things
      you, and those like you, take for granted).

      We have allowed our
      military to be abused and sacrificed – murderous inmates get better
      treatment! As a nation, we promised low pay, extreme working
      conditions, and perpetual care when you retired. Today, we have broken
      all those promises and treat our military like flea infested mutts.
      They deserve what we promised, and more!

      Most of our elected
      officials have never served, they do not truly appreciate the sacrifices
      our military make; however, McCain has turned to the dark side and
      chooses personal gain over honor – he has learned a “sense of
      entitlement.”

      When a deluded FDR believed he would be president
      forever, we amended the Constitution for preclude that ever happening,
      we need the same protection from Congress! And by the way, Vania, do
      you know what kind of retirement benefits the President, Congress, and
      most other federal retires get? Perhaps you should do your research
      before you make any more ignorant statements?

      • Jon Weiss

        Just to clarify the offer made to service members. The offer changes over time, but when I enlisted in 1976, the promise was Low pay now in exchange for a good pension later. Low pay because you will have free health care for life. Low pay for reduced cost of living when on a military base, shopping a Commissaries and PX. Low pay now and a free education to get you going after leaving service

        Since my enlistment and all of those promises,

        Education has been cut back, (this occurred under Jimmy Carter)

        Obama recently moved to close all stateside Commissaries and force both retired and active duty to shop on the economy with no pay increase to make up the difference.

        Free hospitalization is still there if you live in the right place and don’t get sick with anything a General Practitioner can’t handle, doctor visits will require you to buy health insurance or they will take the full cost of treatment out of your pension. or simply don’t get treated.

        Now as you see in the news Obama is going after the pensions, the last benefit left for many veterans.

        Worst of all these cuts to the veterans benefits are being made not to get the budget out of trouble, but to free up money for welfare and aid programs for illegal aliens.

    • women 99

      Did you read the Bill? Thought NOT IT actually say they cannot collect until 62. Presently anyone serving 20 years can collect in forties if they SERVED 20 YEARS. THAT MS TENG IS A CUT. A BEMEFIT TAKEN FROM YOU IS A CUT. IF YOUR EMPLOYER TOOK MONEY FROM YOUR SALARY AND SAID YOU COULD COLLECT THAT MONEY WHEN YOU TURN 62 WOULD YOU BITCH? yOU BET YOU WOULD! BTW THOSE WHO SERVE AS VOLUNTEERS SHOULD BE GIVEN SPECIAL TREATMENT. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY BROUGHT BACK THE DRAFT AND EVERYONE FROM 18 TO 35 SERVED MALE AND FEMALE HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. STUPID PEOPLE LIKE YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT SCARICES THESE MEN AND WOMEN GIVE UP TO DEFEND A HOLES LIKE YOUD

    • Jon Weiss

      I have a counter proposal, how about we get more money by cutting growth in government? ALL growth. Currently there is a budget system, it has automatic yearly increases, what Congress currently calls a “Cut” is actually just a reduction of the automatic increase.

      To put it simpler terms, look at the Sequester that everyone in DC is up in arms about.

      If you had a family income of $50,000.00 a year and implemented the rules that the national budget is living under you would get a pay raise from your employer automatically every year regardless of your job performance.

      This years increase based on your current pay would get you a raise of $1250.00 bringing your income up to $51,250.00 for the year, then the sequester comes in and you are ordered by the government to put (in the case of national defense (all government agencies took different percentages) into your savings account a total of $80.00 leaving you a net pay increase of $1,170.00 and an annual income up from $50,000.00 to $51,170.00,

      Then you can’t touch that $80.00 for ten years, and you have continue this for ten years,

      That is the true effect of the Sequester, There are no pay cuts happening, there is only a reduction in the increases of spending. In the case of veterans pay no retired veteran will get less in 2014 then they did in 2913, but they will get a much lower cost of living adjustment, so they will being buying less of whatever is out there that they may have bought since they can’t keep up with the price increases,

  • wink1026

    Contract, active duty check your contract, get a lawyer file suet, on the Gov. violation, birch of contract…

    • 1stcav

      breech of contract !

  • wink1026

    Got the ones from Ga. Pack your bags

  • http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM TOM P O’DONNELL

    THERE ARE THREE PARTYS IN AMERICA. THE COMMUNIST PARTY FORMERLY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. THE RINO PARTY IS NOW THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND THE TEA PARTY.
    http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM

    • 1stcav

      try 5 parties you put 3 of them up , there is also the republican and libertarium parties also !

  • WhiteFalcon

    I guess that a lot of you heard that Government workers, including the Congressional thieves, all got nice raises.

  • Anthony Dew

    Didn’t congress just get a raise? Pretty sure that they did. This makes me sick. We are still increasing our spending but with all of the waste we have to make cuts to our military? If we can spend all of this money and still not give our military the best of everything…or at least what we give to those Americans who choose to make bad choices and do nothing with their lives than this country is no longer worth fighting to defend and we just need to bring our guys home and put up a white flag.

  • Kioga

    We need to Abandon them, Pronto !! TP get it together, I’m changing my support , and we need some GREAT Candidates to knock these A#@ H*#^ OUT !!

  • Reba

    Please quit rolling the Federal Workers in with the Elected Officials. The majority of the Federal Workers do not make close to what they get. They don’t serve a few years and walk out the door with all the benefits that the Elected Officials do. Most Federal Workers can’t retire before they
    are 55 years old and have 30 years in and then they still can’t retire. The majority of Federal Workers support our Military every day, because that is there job, Plenty of Pork to find the
    funding that is needed without touching anyone’s pay or benefits. So if you are looking for someone to blame, blame the Elected Officials that will not do something about the following:

    -Stop Illegal’s from using Entitlements that they are not paying into
    -Start fining companies that hire Illegal’s (except for Farmers that are set up in a system to monitor it)
    -Remove Illegal’s from our Country
    -Have Audits done at the Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Unemployment, Welfare, IRS and any other office that is necessary and clean them out
    -Find all the Billions that can’t be accounted for
    -Find out where it went and recoup the funding
    -Find out who is accountable for the loss and start removing the individuals
    starting from the top to the bottom that did wrong and knew it and have them
    pay the funding back that can’t be recouped
    -Start making the Government return all the funds they have taken from the People (Social Security, Retirement Accounts, Medicare and all the funding they gave to the Banks, Housing, Car Companies, Energy, etc.)
    -How about printing enough funding to cover the Peoples loss and paying them back?
    -Cut funding for all Pork
    -Stop all areas of funding for Obama Care
    -Stop all funding for Executive Orders
    -Cut funding for half of the positions at the White House
    -Cut funding for the White House travel budget
    -Bring back our jobs
    -Get rid of the UN
    -Stop letting China buy up America

    Common Sense-When the Republicans take care of this list, then talk to me about
    screwing over the Americans People!

    • El Lobo Solo

      Add to above:
      Repeal 16th Amendment, a badge of slavery on each American citizen.
      Repeal 17th Amendment, the state govt’s need an advocates for their interests in Washington.

      • Mike_Travis

        Then add:

        Hang the traitors in the WH and Consgress.

  • El Lobo Solo

    “I could carve more backbone out of a banana” Teddy Roosevelt
    (remarking about one of his rivals).
    *
    What is missing in the article above is that when Reps made a play to include cutting off benefits to illegals as part of the above deal, the Dems threw a wall eyed hissy fit as usual & they won.
    Teddy’s words were prophetic.

  • caser4liberty

    They cut colas for the elderly for two years in a row. This year SS recipients got a cola raise of
    1 1/2 %.

    • diana harrell

      and my health insurance took all of it and much more…….the communists in OUR White House is destroying everything that is American including us.

  • Kimberlee Clark

    Pay these Maggots in. Washington the SAME as they pay our American Hero’s

    • Jon Weiss

      I disagree, politicians do indeed screw over the veterans, but vets like myself are not the only ones getting screwed. The current median income of the U.S. is about $52,000.00 per year, THAT is what each member of the House Senate and White House should be paid, including the President, and no more perks of any kind with that. They are the ones making decisions that cripple the ability of the rest of us to excel at making more and improving our own lot in life, why should they be paid from our pockets and paid more than we are for holding us back?

  • Kimberlee Clark

    Watch em Run.

  • joeschmo8675309

    Who has the list of those that voted for it?

  • joeschmo8675309

    This is a Repub ploy. Some genius thought they could get away with allowing this bill then will come back later and reinstate the COLA with “see, we wouldn’t do that to you. We had to do it cause of the democrats wouldn’t budge.”

  • Jon Weiss

    I don’t care which party did what on this one.

    I am Veteran, I really don’t give a damn about the money the COLA amounts to a lot over time..IF you live to collect it, many don’t live all that long after retirement, but in the short term its chicken feed.

    Veterans, like myself, signed a contract with the U.S. Government, and in order to make it to retirement and draw a pension we had to abide by the terms of that contract for 20 or more years, or we had to suffer debilitating injuries or both. It was a deal which required us, on multiple occasions to put our lives on the line for the nation. In return for that we were made many promises, With the cut in COLA, the U.S. Government has acted in bad faith, and reneged on the contract. Which side did it is irrelevant, both sides have over time, used the military as a cash cow to take from when they needed a boost for some social welfare program or cash to cover up their own mismanagement. This time is merely one more in a long line of these despicable acts.

    Just one more reason never to trust the words coming from any politicians pie hole.

  • WhiteFalcon

    Those listed above are all RINOs and many are up for re election in November. That is the time to fire them. Having been raised in MO and having been familiar with Roy Blunt since he was a rather low level state politician, I am ashamed of him. It is time for him to go. I don’t live there now so I can’t vote against him, but I hope the primaries will result in his political demise.

  • Gray_Doug

    We ran to the call, did our duty, trusted in your promises. I was promised three times my wife and I would receive free medical through the military if I served a full career. Well, you fixed that first and now you kill the cola that is set to keep our retirement dollars equal to the value we retired at. Well, bastards, you kill the cola and raise the cost of our medical insurance. Your word is worthless. Our bodies are broken. And you laugh all the way to the bank because you make sure you get yours. You have no honor.

  • sunshinegirl

    I must say to Orin Hatch that I am not only disappointed in his voting for this, I am appauled at the very idea he would even think of doing this. I say as a Utah Conservative Republican you should be ashamed of yourself….Shame on You. Our Military lays down their life for America. The know what it is to have blood, sweat, and tears in their profession. They can’t wear the White Shirts and Suits and if they could be in your shoes I’m sure they would not have voted for such a thing as this. Again, SHAME ON YOU and THE REST OF THE TRAITORS. Just remember what you vote on your own posterity will reap.

  • jose

    A good way to limit wasteful spending would be to limit the Presidential familie’s vacations and unnecessary trips remember the tax payers are the ones that pay the tab and reduce needless white house staff

  • Craig Robinson

    It makes me sick that republicans would support this. I will vote against every politician I can that doesn’t support the military that gives their lives to protect a constitution that our administration and evidently 181 republicans are disrespecting.

  • Gary_L_Thompson

    A big error by Joe here:

    Republicans joining Democrats to invoke cloture include Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio).

    Newsflash, Murkowski is no Republican. The Republican from Alaska is Joseph Wayne Miller, and Murkowski was an independent running a write-in campaign against him. Were not the current Senate body hopelessly corrupt and defiant of the people’s sovereignty over them, Miller would now be seated as the legitimate winner (The 2000 presidential election was stolen, but not according to the myth made up by the left, the election process has been stolen out of the hands of the voters and placed in the hands of unelected judges and bureaucrats–in blatant misrepresentation and defiance of the explicit text of the Constitution itself, which provides state legislatures have the final authority regulating the election of their electors and congressmen, subject only to modification by Congress–limited to the date of the election, in the case of presidential electors, It also violated the spirit of the laws arising out of the 1876 presidential election, which requires all sides agree to the rules of election beforehand, It’s clear the Bushites kicked up no fuss about it at the time because they were happy to have such a weapon on hand for their own use against future grassroots threats to their power, as they did in the 2010 election. When the state bureaucrats changed the rules on write-ins in order to hand Murkowski election, they violated state statute and Section 4 of Article I of the Constitution. Obviously it will become even more difficult to reestablish the people as masters over their elected officials if the political establishment believes it can make up rules on the fly after the fact to engineer the election results they want.)

  • bull57

    It’s not like we needed another reason to purge congress, well here it is! It’s time for citizen politicians again. Serve a single term then go home to your real job!!!

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