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VA bill shooting through Congress
could cost taxpayers billions,
fiscal hawks warn

Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 6/13/2014 2:11:16 PM

Washington - Fiscal hawks are warning that new legislation passed in both chambers of Congress this week in response to the Veteran Affairs scandal could cost taxpayers more than $500 billion over the next decade. A Senate source told FoxNews.com on Friday that lawmakers "passed a bill they didn’t read which led to Congress issuing a blank check with real consequences for the country down the road." The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget rang the alarm bells over the bill on Thursday, releasing a statement saying the Senate version of the bill “violates every principle of good budgeting, and could add substantially to

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What is a "fiscal hawk," because these numbers won´t fly in reality? The cost of providing for the Vets who have served honorably and to defend our Country should be the FIRST bill the House pays. (Way down on that list should be the salaries of all government employees and retirement packages). Repeal 0bamacare immediately and the EPA and other worthless government organizations and see the savings are moved to the healthcare of our deserving military (and families). BTW, one "alleged "Senate source" could be a staffer on dRATS side.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/13/2014 2:18:30 PM     (No. 9884764)

This bill should include de-funding the VA. Every retired serviceman should get a gold card enabling him to obtain treatment anywhere in the country.

It would be cheaper in the long run than maintaining the VA bureaucracy and the care would be better.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/13/2014 2:40:48 PM     (No. 9884784)

There should not be one penny expended toward NON citizens until our Vets are cared for properly.
Veterans´ and Widows´ claims should be processed quickly and correctly..end rules for concurrent receipt for widows as you have already done for Vets. Talk about War on Women ! s/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StuartL, 6/13/2014 3:24:54 PM     (No. 9884832)

-- As opposed to the trillions that taxpayers have already poured down the collective ratholes of the Great Society, Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Mann-Made Global Warming, economic kickback and slush-fund "stimulus" programs, the subsidizing of illegal aliens, the mushrooming of the incompetent and grossly overpaid federal bureaucracy, and foreign "aid" to countries that at best can be described only as our enemies?

"Billions" for our veterans are billions that I for one would be the first to pay.




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Reply 4 - Posted by: saguni, 6/13/2014 3:28:45 PM     (No. 9884839)

SNAP (Food Stamps) has expanded by about that much since Duh WUN has been in office...take their increase away, bring them back to the level of 2000, and tell the able-bodied recipients to work for their benefits, either by finding a "real" job or picking up trash on the roads.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Edgelady, 6/13/2014 3:31:19 PM     (No. 9884841)

Another bill they passed without reading???

Not again!

And how much pork was attached to it?

I am glad they have acted towards getting these Vets the medical care they desperately need, but I´m uneasy they didn´t read the bill before passing it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/13/2014 4:28:29 PM     (No. 9884903)

Let´s not lose site of what is important here. The legislative process is working!!

double /S

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 6/13/2014 4:35:51 PM     (No. 9884915)

Hard to decide. A bad bill to correct a problem is probably just loaded with pork. A good bill to correct a problem is fine.

Which is this?

I´m inclined toward #1. Provide good insurance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mikkins2, 6/13/2014 6:37:50 PM     (No. 9885059)

What? We are throwing more money away on those over compensated Veterans again?

Someone call Paul Ryan! He must put a stop to all this madness!

Got Tea?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 6/13/2014 6:39:04 PM     (No. 9885061)

Sequester this and cut back on the wasteful social programs. Vets come first.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 6/13/2014 10:30:49 PM     (No. 9885307)

But at least it was a sacred bi-partisan piece of legislation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/14/2014 12:03:02 AM     (No. 9885362)

Personally, I would rather my tax dollars are spent on the health of veterans than illegal immigrants coming across the border or foreign aid to people that hate US.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/14/2014 6:43:40 AM     (No. 9885466)

ReportsI have read say this is pro-union legislation, the veterans needs will still go unanswered. Thanks John McCain.

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