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Thursday, September 20, 2012


The American Taliban Rejects The Veterans Job Act 2012 

Forty dimwitted teapublican members of the United States Senate betrayed veterans yesterday when they decided that denying President Obama a victory was more important than spending $1 billion to create jobs for vets.

The bill that Senator Pat Murray wrote, the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012 would have trained and employed veterans for jobs in forests, wildlife refuges, parks, cemeteries and other public lands. Murray proposed paying for the $1 billion tab over five years in part by collecting delinquent taxes from both Medicare providers and suppliers, and from individuals with more than $50,000 in unpaid taxes.

In a statement, Murray denounced the Republican blockade:
“It’s both shocking and shameful that Republicans today chose to kill a bill to put America’s veterans back to work. At a time when one in four young veterans are unemployed, Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide for their families.

“But this vote is stark reminder that Senator McConnell and Senate Republicans are willing to do absolutely anything to fulfill the pledge he made nearly two years ago to defeat President Obama. It doesn’t matter who gets in their way or which Americans they have to sacrifice in that pursuit, even if it’s our nation’s veterans.

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Here are the 40 Republicans who voted to keep America’s veterans unemployed:

Alexander (R-TN)

Ayotte (R-NH)

Barrasso (R-WY)

Blunt (R-MO)

Boozman (R-AR)

Burr (R-NC)

Chambliss (R-GA)

Coats (R-IN)

Coburn (R-OK)

Cochran (R-MS)

Corker (R-TN)

Cornyn (R-TX)

Crapo (R-ID)

DeMint (R-SC)

Enzi (R-WY)

Graham (R-SC)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hatch (R-UT)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Hutchison (R-TX)

Isakson (R-GA)

Johanns (R-NE)

Johnson (R-WI)

Kyl (R-AZ)

Lee (R-UT)

Lugar (R-IN)

McCain (R-AZ)

McConnell (R-KY)

Moran (R-KS)

Paul (R-KY)

Portman (R-OH)

Risch (R-ID)

Roberts (R-KS)

Rubio (R-FL)

Sessions (R-AL)

Shelby (R-AL)

Thune (R-SD)

Toomey (R-PA)

Vitter (R-LA)

Wicker (R-MS)

The theme of the American Taliban [GOP] is "lose to win", sink to swim, escalate to disengage, shoot first, aim later.

Upon his Presidential arrival, President Obama was greeted with a Three Mile Island of an economy, so bad that in most paranoid recesses of the mind one could wonder if the "American Taliban" didn't plan it this way, to leave Obama in a position of having to prove the ultimate negative, that he staved off worldwide financial collapse, that if he had not done what he so swiftly did, that this economic cloudy day would have otherwise been the 'biblical flood of finance".

Yet since the onslaught of the tea bagger regime [2010 midterm elections] time and time again these do-nothings have done just that, do absolutely nothing. And at what cost? To ensure that Barack Obama doesn't win the November election? These very humans, whom can brush their own teeth, probably, provide us yet again, more choke and puke politics. I am not saying that these 40 Senators are intellectual midgets whom prostitute themselves to their radical base, who will do anything for big money, corrupt healthcare, and whose myopia could lead to the demise of this great country. I'm just saying -

If any two of the teapublicans on this list would have decided to put our veterans first, this bill would have moved forward. Instead, these simpletons, these teapublican Senators thanked veterans by denying them jobs.

This party aptly named "The American Taliban" [Senate Republican] actually fled from the media and refused to take questions at their weekly press conference yesterday. If you are represented by one of these senators, take the time to attend one of their events and ask them why they don’t want veterans to have jobs.

Between Mitt Romney’s secret videotape and yesterday's teapublican Senate vote, it is clear where the tea baggers stand. Twice in one week U.S. Soldiers where called moochers and job losers.

Is this what teapublicans consider patriotism? If so, I don’t want any part of their patriotism! Our veterans deserve better, and our nation’s deserves better leadership than this!

Only 47 more days until we get to go to the polls and vote for candidates who truly do support our troops.

Roger West