While Congressional Republicans wave the flag with one hand, they are trying to cut benefits for 70,000 veterans with the other. President Obama has vowed to veto the bill, and House Democrats are promising to sustain that veto.
meanwhile in the real none dementia world
On Tuesday, President Obama threatened to veto the Republican bill, “The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 2029, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. The bill fails to fully fund critical priorities, including veterans’ medical care and military and VA construction. Furthermore, the legislation includes a highly problematic ideological rider that would constrain the President’s ability to protect our national security. If the President were presented with H.R. 2029, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.”
Today, House Democrats also stood up for vets by opposing the legislation.
The Hill reported:
Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, said the GOP’s bill would scale back health benefits for roughly 70,000 veterans, while also denying funds for medical research, education and veterans’ cemeteries.
“The secretary came and sent a very strong message, something we rarely hear: ‘Please don’t let this funding bill become law if you care about our veterans. We must do better for them,'” Becerra said.
Kick all of the southern stupid confederate states our of the Union,
per capita GDP goes up 30%
education levels double
deficit solved since we don't have to support those welfare states
can't the Chamber of Commerce and the Insurance Companies own the GOP
You know of course that the GOP Governor appointed an emergency manager who controlled the cities finances right? I mean in the real world.
In March 2015, the Flint city council voted to "do all things necessary" to return to purchasing water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. This vote followed complaints and a report by Veolia North America on recommendation to keep the city from further violation of THMs level of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Jerry Ambrose, the state appointed Flint emergency manager who controlled Flint finances, disagreed with the idea of again sourcing Flint water from Detroit. Ambrose issued a statement "Flint water today is safe by all Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality standards, and the city is working daily to improve its quality."
On March 2, 2016, it was reported that the state of Michigan blocked Flint from returning to Lake Huron water from the Detroit water system when it agreed to grant the city an emergency loan of $7 million in April 2015.
In August 2015, three organizations, citing high lead levels, orange water and other problems, "delivered more than 26,000 online petition signatures to Mayor Dayne Walling, demanding the city end its use of the Flint River and reconnect the city to the Detroit water system".
It was discovered that the high levels of lead were due to orthophosphate being omitted from the water treatment process, while using a pH of 7.4 and that the orange water was due to the high concentration of chloride in the Flint River water, which caused excessive corrosion of the cast iron mains pipes. In October 2015, the water supply was switched back to Detroit. Flint started adding additional orthophosphate to the Detroit water in December 2015 to facilitate the buildup of the phosphate scale. How long this process takes to lower lead levels remains unclear.
North Carolina, however, has more than most to lose. Less than a month after the bill was passed, the Center for American Progress estimates that the state has already put $500 million in corporate investment and tourism dollars in jeopardy. Putting an exclamation point on the tourism issue, Britain’s Foreign Office has issued a travel advisory warning its LGBT citizens traveling to North Carolina or Mississippi.
A growing boycott campaign now involves perhaps as many as 1,000 high-paying jobs lost, including 400 from PayPal canceling a multimillion dollar expansion. The list of canceled concerts and shows – including Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr, and Cirque de Soleil – so far have cost millions of dollars in lost revenue. Thursday, the National Basketball Association said that the 2017 All-Star Game won’t be played in Charlotte unless the law is changed.
Over the weekend, the annual High Point furniture market, still a cornerstone of the state economy, saw "hundreds, even thousands" fewer buyers than usual. Lionsgate says it won’t make more movies or TV shows here, composer Stephen Schwartz won’t allow any of his musicals, including “Wicked,” to be performed in the state, and Google won’t pour any venture capital into the state until lawmakers repeal the law. Corporate recruiters say they’re getting pushback over the law from potential hires.
Both states have been hit by hotel cancellations from tourists who spend a combined tens of billions of dollars annually, and though the effect is difficult to quantify so early on, local hotels, tourist boards, industry associations and government officials fear that a boycott will continue to dampen business. Making matters tougher for the businesses, the Foreign Office in Britain has issued an advisory for L.G.B.T. travelers going to the two states based on the laws.
The impact is already being felt in North Carolina, which last month passed a law that limits transgender people to using bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificates. Tourism is a crucial driver of the economy in the state, the sixth most-visited in the country, where domestic travelers spent a record $21.3 billion in 2014, according to Visit North Carolina, the state’s tourist board.
In Charlotte, which has a large convention center, more than 20 conventions have either canceled or are no longer considering holding their event in the state, resulting in a loss of around $2.5 million according to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.
Been to Europe since being convicted? Nope cause in the real world they would be arrested by the Haig.
Why would you want to appear as if you were more then one person, this isn't a democracy it's a posting of ideas, if you are posting the same ideas under different id's it doesn't make them different ideas and it doesn't make any of them more valid. You know in the real world.
meanwhile Obama is the most highly respected President in history, You know in the real world.
well not in the real world, I've got only one id, always felt it was stupid to post under multiple ids, I mean what's the purpose?
A shooting at a Phoenix-area Walmart Saturday morning left a suspect dead and two police officers wounded, CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV reports.
The officers' conditions were unknown.
The shooting took place in Chandler, which is outside Phoenix.
Chandler Battalion Chief Keith Hargis told KPHO-TV three other people were injured but were not shot. They were being treated at the scene.
Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler told the station it was as "an active scene."
Five people have been killed in a shooting rampage in Appling, GA, with the suspected gunman confirmed dead in an apparent suicide. Police say there is a domestic motive behind the killings.
Police believe the suspect, Wayne Anthony Hawes, started shooting after he found out his wife was divorcing him.
Four people are believed to have died at the scene, while another was taken to the hospital and died there.
Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins is working to confirm their identities, with all five bodies set to be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab, AP reported.
Is an accessory to murder and will have to explain it to St. Peter
Police in rural Ohio continued searching for a gunman who fatally shot eight relatives in their heads "execution style," including a woman as she was lying in bed with 4-day-old baby.
Seven of the eight victims were found Friday in three homes along the same road in Peebles, a small village west of Cincinnati. The eighth victim was found later than the others at a fourth location in nearby Piketon, officials said.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said investigators believed none of the eight committed suicide based on preliminary information.
Some of the victims appeared to have been killed in their sleep and were found shot to death in their beds, DeWine said. One victim, who appeared to be a mother, was killed lying in bed with a 4-day-old baby, he said.
tea billies are now arguing because liberal policies created the EPA and prevented the country from falling into an environmental catastrophe liberal policies weren't needed
Hey mom I'm home, it was pouring rain but I had an umbrella,
Hey you are dry, clearly you didn't need an umbrella
HEY TEA BILLIES HOW MANY RIVER CATCH FIRE TODAY? THINK LEAD SHOULD STILL BE IN GAS?
LOL The tea billies spiral into greater stupidity daily.
statistics are clear, there are a lot less abortions under a DNC President then a GOP President. Analyst attribute that to the fact DNC Presidents encourage the use and availability of contraceptives while GOP Presidents block education and use.
Just the facts, ma'am.
But the most pointed sketch of the night came when Amy Schumer went in for her annual gynecology appointment and was greeted by a quartet of congressmen.
When she asks where her doctor is, they respond, “We’re your doctor.” As they explain, “We’re the House Committee on Women’s Health. So I think we have a better idea than a bunch of science-y nerdles.” Instead of giving her the Pap smear she needs, they proceed to ask questions like, “When was the date of your last lady curse?” and “How many blood diapers did you use?”
And when they ask her to spread her legs and “present for the examination,” Schumer asks, “What? Wait. I feel a lot more comfortable with a woman in here. Aren’t there any women on the Women’s Health Committee?””
“That’d be like letting the lions run the zoo,” one of the men jokes, to laughter all around.
The premise may seem absurd, but really it’s no less unreasonable than a presidential candidate vowing to “punish” women for making choices about their bodies.