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Paul Ryan and Hugh Hewitt
have heated exchange
over veteran pension cuts

The Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley

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Posted By:Periwinkel, 1/15/2014 9:20:30 AM

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt slammed Rep. Paul Ryan Tuesday in a heated exchange over the federal spending bill’s pension cuts for active duty military servicemen. “This will destroy retention, it will destroy morale and it is deeply unfair to the American military,” Hewitt told Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget committee. “…On every level it is an outrage to what we stand for in the Republican party.” “If you think I wanted to do this…that’s not true,” Ryan said, later adding, “Look, I didn’t write this bill that’s coming to the floor tomorrow…this isn’t a bill that I

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Paul Ryan screaming, "Not my fault! Not my fault!" like the little worm he is.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/15/2014 9:31:04 AM     (No. 9692748)

"This will destroy retention, it will destroy morale and it is deeply unfair to the American military,"

I never read stuff that starts with obvious hyperbole. Army has heen lowering their age for recruitment. Too many folks applying.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/15/2014 9:33:29 AM     (No. 9692750)

#1, meant max age. Too many people in their 30´s having trouble in the obamaEconomy looking to start a career.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 1/15/2014 9:33:34 AM     (No. 9692751)

More to the point promises were made to our vets. We need to keep them. This bill as written would not. That´s what it comes to. These vets are either too old or too wounded to speak as a voice. We have to speak for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/15/2014 9:43:44 AM     (No. 9692767)

I listened to this interview. Paul Ryan had us all fooled alright. Too bad for him he was dealing with Hewitt who didn´t let him get away with one lie. Ryan purposely tries to throw lots of numbers out there to confuse, talks too fast, and refuses to answer a question directly. Time in the military would have done this fella a lot of good. Please kick him outta Congress, good WI voters!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 1/15/2014 9:50:32 AM     (No. 9692777)

NOTHING should be taken from vets, whether they retired before or after age 65. (And just how many wait until 65 to retire? They couldn´t pass the physical requirements at that age.) Anyone who spends 20 or more years in the service of their country deserves whatever was promised them. It´s not only the service member who sacrifices; it is also the member´s family.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/15/2014 9:58:35 AM     (No. 9692785)

That figures. One of the few days I miss Hewitt´s show, and this happens.
Glad he pounded on Ryan, because he had it coming.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/15/2014 9:59:01 AM     (No. 9692787)

I read a couple of days ago that the Zerobama administration overspent by 175 million buying penis pumps. In other words, they could have gotten them for 175 million LESS than they actually got them for.

So we can´t take care of our vets and here´s one good example of why.

Why are we putting up with this?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/15/2014 10:04:56 AM     (No. 9692792)

Thanks Hugh.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 1/15/2014 10:05:20 AM     (No. 9692793)

Ryan is pond scum.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TalkRadio, 1/15/2014 10:07:03 AM     (No. 9692795)

I got out of the Navy after 4 years because I was told "You´re not paid to think" so went to the private sector where I am. The ´lifers´ are there because they´re either incapable or too scared to find a real job. They´re not all heroes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/15/2014 10:07:10 AM     (No. 9692796)

If the criminals in Washington get away with this, all you pensioners out there need to start worrying about your Social Security payments. They´ll be trying to reduce those soon.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: alecto2, 1/15/2014 10:17:43 AM     (No. 9692809)

Sorry #10, unfair to pond scum. It does not have the ability to constantly destroy people, communities and nations.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: OHappyDay, 1/15/2014 10:18:51 AM     (No. 9692812)

#11 - TalkRadio - your comment about "lifers" is beyond ignorant. Sad to see that on this board. Fortunately for our country you got out of the Navy.

As for Ryan - what we´ve learned is that he does not want to run for Prez.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/15/2014 10:19:10 AM     (No. 9692814)

After listening to the audio, had to take my blood pressure medication---Cutting veterans´ pension funding but leaving billions for illegal alien "benefits"?

"We´ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we´ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can´t even clean up after a hurricane. I´ll give you a sound bite---Throw the bums out!---I´ll go a step further---You can´t call yourself a patriot if you´re not outraged!"
Lee Iacocca
"Where Have All The Leaders Gone?"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 1/15/2014 10:24:39 AM     (No. 9692829)

#11, I left the Navy after 4 years too. `Lifers` that I left behind were some of the best people I´ve ever encountered. On the Gator Freighter that I lived and worked on, Senior Chief Buck and BM1 Marshall saved my live. They are hero´s to me.

BM1 Marshall became CWO1 Marshall. He makes an appearance on the PBS documentary on the Battleship USS Wisconsin. The ships Bos´n.

God Bless all the Lifers in the US Armed Forces.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/15/2014 10:30:57 AM     (No. 9692835)

#8-- That is rather a bad purchase especially in that bulk. Were these units to be stored like ammunition or were they distributed........liberally ?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/15/2014 10:37:16 AM     (No. 9692848)

Paul Ryan reminds me of the kid in high school who was good in Debate Club, and did what he needed to do in order to become class valedictorian, but was not the kind of person that many called, "friend."

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/15/2014 10:37:27 AM     (No. 9692849)

Ah #11, a one hitch wonder, too smart for them dumb ol´ officers and noncoms always trying to tell you what to do.

Thank you for your (short) service to the country. I´m sure the lifers who (in your opinion) don´t have real jobs appreciate your comments as well.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 1/15/2014 10:58:09 AM     (No. 9692889)

Congressman Ryan...(and I say that lightly) you claim you didn´t write this bill but you endorsed it? Sir (and I say that lightly) you might as well have wrote it. YOU....are supposed to be our representatives.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/15/2014 10:59:26 AM     (No. 9692893)

I, too, am a Navy veteran - who was not able to retire from the Navy after 20 or 30 years as I was a victim of the Clinton´s peacetime downsizing; you´re an Admin/Legal Officer - anyone can push papers - we need pilots, etc. I will add that these are benefits earned by these retirees and they should be considered for adjustment (up or down) as the times warrant it. However, many of these retirees also go on to rather well paying careers as defense contractors - not all but many.

I will add before I get attacked that this same budget bill restores over $ 8 billion to Headstart - and the little ones still can´t read or write...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 1/15/2014 11:08:05 AM     (No. 9692917)

Paul Ryan ( RINO-Ohio ) Presidential timber.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/15/2014 11:09:59 AM     (No. 9692922)

#21 You are absolutely correct. Most military retirees will agree that cuts should be made across the board of all government expenditures, and they will take theirs, too. What they question is why the military first? There are huge cuts to be made everywhere——why this one and why now?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: norcalvet, 1/15/2014 11:35:36 AM     (No. 9692986)

DH and I are both retired Navy, and I am deeply offended at #11´s comment. We both served honorably, despite the broad brush #11 painted with. We also enlisted several times under a contract that as years went on we found WE could not break, but the government could. We served with some of the finest shipmates to be found, still keep in touch with a couple. #11 can pound sand.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/15/2014 11:36:17 AM     (No. 9692987)

#23: exactly. All those defending Ryan and attacking anyone who disagrees with him are missing the biggest point. Why the vets instead of proven failures like Head Start? Why the vets instead of illegal immigrants? Why the vets instead of penis pumps? Why the vets instead of congress and the Admin? I could go on and on.

You can tell me a million "good" reasons why the vets have to take a hit, but unless you´re showing me that others are taking a hit, too -- others who did not agree to give their lives for this country if necessary -- then you´re blowing perfumed smoke on something that doesn´t deserve it so don´t bother.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: HPmatt, 1/15/2014 11:41:27 AM     (No. 9692999)

Ryan is a slimy little weasel. ´I didn´t write the bill´ - sounds like ´I was just following orders when I shot the Jews, Gypsies and Retarded´.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/15/2014 12:03:33 PM     (No. 9693056)

When go along to get along with the liberal Democrat Republicans like Ryan get knocked out by way of the primary or general elections other such Republicans will think twice about taking the liberal Democrat bait.

Service members and veterans would have to be nuts to vote for Ryan in the future.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 1/15/2014 12:09:40 PM     (No. 9693070)

As one of the retired lifers # 11 referred to as …"The ´lifers´ are there because they´re either incapable or too scared to find a real job."

#11, Did you put your life on the line, well I did and so have the millions of retired sailors, solders, airmen, Marines, Guard and the Reserve. Did you sign up at work to be shot at? How about blown up by an IED? Or be assigned on some God forsaken island such as Shemya for a year. How about a nine moth tour on Johnson Island, where the used to store and destroy our nations stockpile of nerve gas?

Ryan cut the benefits of our men and women in uniform but where are the cut to those on welfare? Where are the cuts to our hard working federal workers? s/o

I would´t wait in line to ….(never mind)

MSgt USAF, (ret) 62-68 76-97

I´m also a retired museum curator to answer the question as to not being able to get a job on the outside.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: happywarrior, 1/15/2014 12:19:44 PM     (No. 9693091)

Please do not feed the troll.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: judy, 1/15/2014 1:13:06 PM     (No. 9693159)

Ryan could have cut lots of waste instead of veterans benefits. Poor little liberal Ryan he coulda shoulda. Very odd congress always find $$$$ to fund illegals, welfare, food stamps,congressional trips, WH parties, alcohol for federal employee, but the military & social security is at the top of their cut list.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/15/2014 1:53:24 PM     (No. 9693218)

Mr. Ryan should have told everyone up front.

"I have to agree to get this past so Republicans aren´t the Main Streams whipping boy to help the Dimocraps"

That said, as soon as YOU vote us into full control of the house/senate with a veto proof majority WE WILL FIX THIS and MANY OTHER ISSUES...GUARANTEED!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/15/2014 2:56:09 PM     (No. 9693299)

I bet #11 is a Ryan staffer.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: broken01, 1/16/2014 12:17:38 PM     (No. 9694444)

You guys have to remember we are talking about the same man who couldn´t deal with our oafish VP during their one and only debate in 2012. When a moron like Joe Biden makes you look like a chump what does that say about you? Hewitt was right to take RINO(sorry Huckabbe but you can pound sand too)Ryan to task for this stupid bill. And to #11 you can go the way of Huckabee also. You sound like my cousin when both of us were in the Navy. He got out after 4 yrs while I went on to retire after 20. I overheard him telling my wife while he was in the process of leaving the service that I was a "lifer" and too scared to get a "real job". Well I´m telling you what I told him. This lifer was proud to serve for as long as I did because I love my country and it was a pleasure to be around like minded people. To me and others that was a real job and it was probably good that someone like you left.

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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their


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