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(The New York Times)   Republicans love spending money on war. Spending money so veterans of those wars can get jobs? Not so much   (takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 244
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2012-09-19 04:46:42 PM
"They'll be fine. We tithe!"

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2012-09-19 04:50:17 PM
Obvious tag would have worked too.
 
2012-09-19 04:51:27 PM

SilentStrider: Obvious tag would have worked too.


Well, it would have worked, but it's currently going through physical therapy to rebuild muscle and learn to use its three new prosthetic limbs.
 
2012-09-19 04:52:31 PM
They *had* jobs. Jobs that involved killing foreigners. It's not our fault they quit.
 
2012-09-19 04:54:01 PM
If congress just gives those veterans jobs, those veterans won't learn how to get jobs on their own! They're much better off this way, really.
 
2012-09-19 04:55:37 PM
"Oh, now you want a job, after living off the government dole for years? Another handout? These veterans are disgraceful. Have they no shame?"

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2012-09-19 04:56:10 PM
Oh, I don't blame them -- they have to think about the people who put them there....

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2012-09-19 04:56:13 PM
Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 04:56:20 PM

cgraves67: They *had* jobs. Jobs that involved killing foreigners. It's not our fault they quit.


I guess they don't pay taxes and take responsibility for their lives either. Now we know what that 47% comment was about.
 
2012-09-19 04:57:45 PM

BKITU: SilentStrider: Obvious tag would have worked too.

Well, it would have worked, but it's currently going through physical therapy to rebuild muscle and learn to use its three new prosthetic limbs.


Touché.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 04:57:47 PM

netizencain: Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.


There's an intelligent comment.
 
2012-09-19 04:59:14 PM

vpb: netizencain: Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.

There's an intelligent teabagger's comment.


FTFY
 
2012-09-19 05:03:40 PM

netizencain: Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.


If we only had mega- rich like the U.S. has. I bet that problem would go away in no time. I hate living in Haiti.
 
2012-09-19 05:07:49 PM

vpb: cgraves67: They *had* jobs. Jobs that involved killing foreigners. It's not our fault they quit.

I guess they don't pay taxes and take responsibility for their lives either. Now we know what that 47% comment was about.


They didn't even pay taxes when they were employed; active duty military are exempt from paying federal income tax while in a Designated Combat Zone. The moochers.
 
2012-09-19 05:08:08 PM
Stupid farkers. They're not filibustering it because they hate veterans. Well, that's part of it; they're all dependents. They're really doing it because they don't want to give the President a victory like this before the election. So it's cool. Or something.
 
2012-09-19 05:12:44 PM
Aren't spending bills supposed to originate in the House?
 
2012-09-19 05:21:53 PM

bojon: Aren't spending bills supposed to originate in the House?


This would have set up the program. Spending authority bill would have come from the House.
 
2012-09-19 05:22:17 PM

netizencain: Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.


YEAH, F*CK THE VETERANS!
 
2012-09-19 05:27:39 PM
The Cult of The Troops is only valid in the abstract.

If you try to move it into the real world, you're not talking about The Troops, blessed be they in all things, but you're talking about individual actual people.

Your disconnect lies in assuming that the Republicans are sincere about the actual people, not just using the abstract The Troops, blessed be they in all things, as some kind of marketing bludgeon.

Seeing a republican move to do anything for individuals sincerely, without it being some kind of political bludgeon, would honestly surprise me quite a lot.
 
2012-09-19 05:30:41 PM

netizencain: Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.


My Obama issued hobo-clown thoroughly agrees.
 
2012-09-19 05:30:57 PM

Speaker2Animals: bojon: Aren't spending bills supposed to originate in the House?

This would have set up the program. Spending authority bill would have come from the House.

So, it never had a chance of passing anyway. Gotta love politics.
 
2012-09-19 05:37:13 PM
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Support the campaign props! I mean TROOPS! Support the troops! 
 
2012-09-19 05:40:30 PM

FlashHarry: netizencain: Because throwing billions of deficit adding dollars at a problem is the solution.

YEAH, F*CK THE VETERANS!


We spent a lot of money on the GI Bill after WW2 and look how that turned out for us. You'd think people would understand the benefit of a long term commitment to those who served our nation.
 
2012-09-19 05:41:03 PM

bojon: Speaker2Animals: bojon: Aren't spending bills supposed to originate in the House?

This would have set up the program. Spending authority bill would have come from the House.
So, it never had a chance of passing anyway. Gotta love politics.


The politics of getting it on the record that these Republicans are craven turds? Yeah, I like that kind of politics.
 
2012-09-19 05:41:37 PM
Stick another farking ribbon on your car, assholes. Put another picture up of a gawddamned vet with his legs and arms replaced with metal on Facebook, you 'patriotic' sons of biatches. Change your avatar to a flag-draped crying eagle you rat bastards, and then go take a dump in every political comments thread.
The budget posturing, blocking the outsourcing bill, and now this chestnut. The current GOP is the most dangerous threat to America in the history of this country. DIAF with a glass shard up your rectums and a crucifix stabbed into your black hearts. Farkin' freeloaders.

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The League of Fail

Seriously, WTF is wrong with you people?
 
2012-09-19 05:47:29 PM
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Is it just me, or does this one look like he's saying "I f*cking hate you so f*cking much," through gritted teeth?
 
2012-09-19 05:51:12 PM
A democrat jobs bill is supposed to get people jobs? Really? wait.... Really?!? When the fark has that ever happened since the TVA?

which bankrupt Obama donor should they seek employment with? Solyndra? Fisker Automotive?
 
2012-09-19 05:53:02 PM

EatTheWorld: which bankrupt Obama donor should they seek employment with? Solyndra? Fisker Automotive?


aren't you just adorable
 
2012-09-19 05:54:28 PM

Five Republicans voted for veterans' jobs bill-- Scott Brown, Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski and Olympia Snowe. No Dems voted no

- Andrew Cohen (@CBSAndrew) September 19, 2012
 
2012-09-19 05:55:39 PM
and they do this less than two months out from election day, with four debates still to go for their candidate of choice last resort, and their chances of taking the senate already slipping away.

The GOP may be good at rage and sound bites, but they suck at the art of politics.
 
2012-09-19 05:59:51 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: and they do this less than two months out from election day, with four debates still to go for their candidate of choice last resort, and their chances of taking the senate already slipping away.

The GOP may be good at rage and sound bites, but they suck at the art of politics.


This is why Fox News had to step in to lead the way.
 
2012-09-19 06:11:05 PM
you know I bet you all the marijuana in California if they funded this with cuts elsewhere instead of raising taxes ( which dems know beyond any doubt whatsoever at all that republicans will not do ) this bill would have had bipartisan support. But since they know it won't pass because of that tax hike, they push it, so all you great nice liberals can bash republicans as hypocrites. And they say republicans are playing politics with the troops, when it was the democrats fashioning a great bill on the title, but crossing a line of principle inside it of their opponent to play this game in the first place. It was a setup from the start. Did Dick Durbin and John Kerry vote for this bill? Go back and look at things they have said about the people in the military.

If we were fully employed and everyone paid taxes, this wouldn't be such a problem.
 
2012-09-19 06:13:39 PM

EatTheWorld: which dems know beyond any doubt whatsoever at all that republicans will not d


And yet five did vote for it....
 
2012-09-19 06:19:05 PM

WhyteRaven74: And yet five did vote for it....


Susan Collins? Olympia Snow? Scott Brown? I been calling them RHINOS before this vote ever took place.
 
2012-09-19 06:24:42 PM

EatTheWorld: I been calling them RHINOS before this vote ever took place


So because they don't tow the party line they're not really of the party?
 
2012-09-19 06:26:35 PM
To even suggest that John McCain does not care about the troops is preposterous. He didn't vote for it. Don't even dare to ask why? He is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and he hates veterans?

what if republicans attached to the same bill an amendment to voucherize the public education system and payed for it that way? We are 16 trillion dollars in debt with trillion dollar annual deficits...We have to to fix this first.
 
2012-09-19 06:27:32 PM
Since they are from mostly liberal states, they had permission to vote for the bill. They possibly are up for reelection.
 
2012-09-19 06:29:58 PM

WhyteRaven74: So because they don't tow the party line they're not really of the party?


no, but they are the definitely on the left side of the tent. You will find those particular senators vote with dems more often than they do with reps. So in name only is a little harsh, but close to real truth
 
2012-09-19 06:30:50 PM

EatTheWorld: You will find those particular senators vote with dems more often than they do with reps.


Then perhaps the issue is not so much with them as it is with the GOP itself.
 
2012-09-19 06:39:10 PM

WhyteRaven74: Then perhaps the issue is not so much with them as it is with the GOP itself.


well they are from liberal states. They would run as democrats in any red state. They have to contrast somehow in Massachusetts, Maine and such. They are rich liberals, but carry the R because they want to keep their money. They vote to much for government expansion to be a conservative in any way. And I wouldn't mind conservative primary challengers to any of them.
 
2012-09-19 06:40:25 PM

FlashHarry: YEAH, F*CK THE VETERANS!


It's the American way.
 
2012-09-19 06:41:04 PM

Dahnkster: Stick another farking ribbon on your car, assholes. Put another picture up of a gawddamned vet with his legs and arms replaced with metal on Facebook, you 'patriotic' sons of biatches. Change your avatar to a flag-draped crying eagle you rat bastards, and then go take a dump in every political comments thread.
The budget posturing, blocking the outsourcing bill, and now this chestnut. The current GOP is the most dangerous threat to America in the history of this country. DIAF with a glass shard up your rectums and a crucifix stabbed into your black hearts. Farkin' freeloaders.

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The League of Fail

Seriously, WTF is wrong with you people?



Jesus Christ, even if you didn't know who they were, what a collection of puchable faces.
 
2012-09-19 06:44:23 PM

EatTheWorld: To even suggest that John McCain does not care about the troops is preposterous.


It's not preposterous at all. Look at his voting record when it comes to veteran's issues. He received a letter grade of D from the IAVA in 2008 when he was running for President. Obama? B.
 
2012-09-19 06:48:09 PM

EatTheWorld: To even suggest that John McCain does not care about the troops is preposterous. He didn't vote for it. Don't even dare to ask why? He is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and he hates veterans?

what if republicans attached to the same bill an amendment to voucherize the public education system and payed for it that way? We are 16 trillion dollars in debt with trillion dollar annual deficits...We have to to fix this first.


Clearly the solution to the deficit is more tax cuts for the rich.

Seriously, you admitted yourself that Republicans are so intransigent that they won't consider raising a dime in taxes to pay for anything. So its the democrats fault somehow that we can't honor basic promises we make to veterans?
 
2012-09-19 06:50:27 PM

EatTheWorld: what if republicans attached to the same bill an amendment to voucherize the public education system and payed for it that way? We are 16 trillion dollars in debt with trillion dollar annual deficits.


Trillions of debt, partially from Republican wars, the cost of which they are unwilling to pay.

And "voucherize the public education system"? You honestly expect people to believe that a complete overhaul of the entire public school system compares to "recovering more money from tax-delinquent Medicare providers and forcing big tax deadbeats to pay up before receiving passports"?


That's the "tax increase" Republicans obviously can't support? As you pointed out, we have $16 trillion in debt that needs to be paid. Our taxes are at historical lows, so what do Republican do? Nothing - they don't want to pay taxes! Taxes suck! And like every other spoiled brat, they will obstruct, pout, and whine if it means the don't have to make any sort of personal sacrifice.
 
2012-09-19 06:52:16 PM

EatTheWorld: You will find those particular senators vote with dems more often than they do with reps.


And you will be wrong.
 
2012-09-19 06:52:19 PM

gilgigamesh: So its the democrats fault somehow that we can't honor basic promises we make to veterans?


this
 
2012-09-19 06:52:26 PM
Republicans say they hate government spending, unless that spending is on military.
Republicans say they hate wealth redistribution, unless that distribution is up.
Republicans say they hate class warfare, unless it's directed downward.
Republicans say they champion traditional American values, except for voting.
Republicans believe in free speech, but not equal speech.
 
2012-09-19 06:54:20 PM
The bill was to be paid by "recovering more money from tax-delinquent Medicare providers and forcing big tax deadbeats to pay up before receiving passports."

That's what the Republicans wouldn't budge on.

Hell, it doesn't matter what the bill was about, that alone should piss a person off.
 
2012-09-19 06:56:41 PM

Ennuipoet: FlashHarry: YEAH, F*CK THE VETERANS!

It's the American way.


It sure does seem that way. Since the Revolutionary War.

Sad.
 
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