December 18, 2013
Memo to Senators: #KeepYourPromiseTopics: Political News and commentaries
@SenateDems @Senate_GOPs ... you still have time to do what's right and #KeepYourPromise
Members of Congress be advised that whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, if you vote to cut retirement benefits for military retirees - every member of the military and every family member of a member of the military is going to vote against you!
So, why is it that Congress is cutting retirement benefits for military retirees instead of 'cutting welfare for illegal immigrants' and cutting retirement benefits for Federal retirees! It can only be related to Barack Obama and the Democrats putting benefits to illegal aliens and union members before the interest of our nation's military who have put their lives on the line for us!
Via Fox News:
A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.More here...
The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.
Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.
A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.
Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.
He and fellow senators argued the bill unfairly sticks veterans and other military retirees with the cost of new spending.
"It's not correct, and it should not happen," Sessions said on the floor.
"By blocking my amendment, they voted to cut pensions for wounded warriors," he said afterwards. "Senators in this chamber have many valid ideas for replacing these pension cuts, including my proposal to close the tax welfare loophole for illegal filers, and all deserved a fair and open hearing. But they were denied."
Sessions' office claimed the vote Tuesday to block the amendment was a vote to "cut military pensions instead of cutting welfare for illegal immigrants."
What are future soldier to believe when our governments' promises are proven to be broken in favor of public unions and illegal aliens?
Posted by Hyscience at December 18, 2013 7:23 AM
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