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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; the bill needed 60 votes to proceed.

It would be easier to admire the Republicans' late-breaking fiscal scrupulosity if their motives — denying the Obama administration any kind of victory this year, whatever the cost to jobless vets — weren't so transparent. It's probably useful to remind Republicans like John McCain (a "nay" on the jobs bill) that wounded, jobless and homeless veterans aren't a fact of nature. They're a product of the wars that Congress members voted for, the war debt they piled on, and the economy they helped ruin.

"It's unbelievable that even after more than a decade of war, many Republicans still will not acknowledge that the treatment of our veterans is a cost of war," Ms. Murray said in a statement after the vote.

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Republicans focus is not putting people back to work but to try as hard as they can to put a single black man out of work. One hopes that voters remember this in November and put those "Party First, ** the Country, ** the Military, ** Everybody" Republican bums out of work. These guys are a disgrace.

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http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-campaign-and-dnc-file-lawsuit-challenging-ohio-voting-law-for-military-members/

This is what Obama administration cares about our military :)

How many jobs did solandra create?

$130 billion to Fannie and Freddie...how many jobs did TARP create? :thumbs:

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Yes, it is all the Republicans fault for not wanting to increase deficit spending.

This is a paid for bill. That's probably the issue. Republicans never pay for the stuff they pass. They put it all on the national credit card. wars, Medicare expansions, tax cuts, you name it. Republicans have never really worried about paying for anything. Which is why we are sitting on a fcuking pile of debt.

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You don't do facts, do you? Of course not.

Yes I understand how much they care for our military when they filed a lawsuit to block extending a timeline for military members.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said that the lawsuit is attempting to reinstate equal, early-voting rights for all Ohioans,

really.........

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Then why did it fail under a point of order? The parliamentarian had to sustain the point of order, so it must have created new spending that was not paid for.

The point of order was a cap on spending - paid for or not.

Yes I understand how much they care for our military when they filed a lawsuit to block extending a timeline for military members.

Read the lawsuit. They sued to retain the early voting for everybody.

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The point of order was a cap on spending - paid for or not.

So, it busted the cap. How was it to be paid for, except by deficit spending?

Democratic sponsors charge that the Veterans Job Corps bill is being held up by Republicans who refuse to allow any legislative victories to the Obama administration. Republicans counter that a GOP version of the legislation would lower veterans unemployment without raising the deficit.

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The dispute over military voting spilled into the presidential campaign earlier this month, when the Mitt Romney campaign falsely accused the Obama campaign of trying to curtail rights for military voters, characterizing the lawsuit as an "outrage" and an effort to deprive military voters of extra days to vote.

The Obama campaign lawsuit seeks to expand the voting period for all voters, not to deprive military voters of that opportunity. The judge sided with the Obama camp, calling the early voting restrictions "arbitrary."

Facts are a b!tch, aren't they? So fcuking destructive to the right wing nuts fake outrage.

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Facts are a b!tch, aren't they? So fcuking destructive to the right wing nuts fake outrage.

So Military group are crazy who opposed the law?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Barack Obama's campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections afforded to service members, such as the extended time they have to cast a ballot.

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So, it busted the cap. How was it to be paid for, except by deficit spending?

We're talking $1 billion dollars over 5 years. You know, Republicans ought to kill these bi-partisan kinds of measures. Veterans will not forget that in November. From the Republican point of view, it's not the nation owes these veterans anything. They can fend for themselves.

Before the vote, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the largest organization representing the post-9/11 generation of veterans, issued an appeal to allow the bill to move forward.

“Partisan bickering should never stand in the way of creating job opportunities for the New Greatest Generation, especially with a 10.9 percent unemployment rate,” said IAVA founder Paul Rieckhoff.

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So Military group are crazy who opposed the law?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Barack Obama's campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections afforded to service members, such as the extended time they have to cast a ballot.

They must get their news from Fox. rofl.gif


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So Military group are crazy who opposed the law?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Barack Obama's campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections afforded to service members, such as the extended time they have to cast a ballot.

Where is the outcry over this blatant attempt at voter suppression?

Oh, that's s right. The usual complainers are the ones trying their hand at voter suppression this time round! :rofl:


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