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Activist: Congressmen confessed
to not reading budget bill
that cuts veteran pay

Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley

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Posted By:Periwinkel, 1/8/2014 2:43:34 PM

Many lawmakers including a vast cross-section of Republican House members voted for the recent two-year budget deal without reading the bill and realizing that it slashes veteran pensions — and there’s now bipartisan desperation reaching the White House to repeal that provision with new legislation. “[The House] moved it very quickly. It came out Tuesday, they voted Thursday and they were gone Thursday night,” retired Col. Mike Barron told The Daily Caller. Barron’s organization Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is now leading a charge on Capitol Hill to repeal the pension cuts.


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Just a little embarrassed, are we? I wonder if Paul Ryan will use the same excuse??? This little fiasco has tarnished Ryan´s bright star.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/8/2014 2:47:54 PM     (No. 9684594)

Maybe some of them didn´t know, but Paul Ryan definitely DID know it was in there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/8/2014 2:49:28 PM     (No. 9684596)

Wasn´t that another one of the Promised One´s promises? That every bill would be available for public review via the web for 72 hours prior to him signing it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 1/8/2014 2:54:07 PM     (No. 9684606)

Boehner has become Pelosi . . "We must pass the bill before we find out what´s in the bill".8

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/8/2014 2:54:07 PM     (No. 9684607)

Maybe we have stumbled upon why DC is so disfunctional and seemingly opposed to everything American. Them jackasses don´t read anything they vote for!

Good lord, every damn congressman and Senator has a staff of advisors, PR men, yes men, gophers, drink getters, philanderers, mugs, pugs, valets, guys in tights, and all around pirates. And they are trying to say that not one of them actually read the damned thing?

Incredible. A class of third graders could run this country better than this.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/8/2014 3:00:46 PM     (No. 9684626)

Real working people get fired for less.
But this is what accountability looks like in Congress and Washington, DC.

We. Deserve. Better.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: richwill, 1/8/2014 3:01:26 PM     (No. 9684629)

I find nothing to disagree with what #4 stated in the post. US congress is the definition for dysfunctional.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/8/2014 3:07:07 PM     (No. 9684638)

What a warm feeling to know our elected officials vote for laws they have never read.
Why pay them?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: curious1, 1/8/2014 3:12:02 PM     (No. 9684645)

This is what happens when their constituents don´t seem to have time to watch what their employee (representative) is doing - and rely on compromised news organizations to tell them what´s going on.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/8/2014 3:14:41 PM     (No. 9684652)

If these bozos can´t be bothered to earn their $175,000 basic pay by reading a bill before they vote on it, then they shouldn´t get paid at all. I´d like to see a law to that effect.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 1/8/2014 3:42:19 PM     (No. 9684704)

From now on, every bill should be read out aloud in the chamber. No ifs and buts.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/8/2014 3:55:38 PM     (No. 9684725)

Sure would be nice if they would cut the number of pages the seem to have for each and every bill. Place a limit on the amount of words?

Why not something like, say, a 10-page limit? In plain English, not lawyer-speak?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LouD, 1/8/2014 3:58:06 PM     (No. 9684734)

Just the passing of Nobamacare should have clued everyone in as to how bills are passed. Are the pubs any different than the dems? If so, how?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: octrojan, 1/8/2014 4:26:01 PM     (No. 9684773)

Reading these bills won´t tell them anything. Have you ever read a big, complicated law? Lots of references to other references and code sections. It´s the staff´s job to know what´s in there. It´s unrealistic to expect Congresspeeps to actually go through the code to follow all the references.

This is what we get when they pass huge bills in one big package, rather than the old practice of smaller appropriations.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/8/2014 5:54:46 PM     (No. 9684893)

One thing is for sure, if the Republicans don´t get the veteran´s pensions back on track, they risk losing the votes of a lot of service members and veterans, and there are millions of those people out there who actually do vote.

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