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vets will take the cuts
12-18-2013, 05:23 PM #1
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A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.




The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.

Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.

A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/...dget-bill/

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12-18-2013, 05:34 PM #2
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One provision, cutting the inflation increases of pensions for military retirees under the age of 62, was proving to be especially unpopular. Members of the military are eligible to retire after 20 years at half pay. The provision was included in the bill at the direction of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Top Democrats said they would revisit the cut, which raises $6 billion over 10 years, before it takes effect in two years. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash. — Ryan's negotiating partner on the budget agreement — was grilled by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., on whether she knew the cut could reduce by $80,000 the lifetime benefit of a soldier who retires in his or her early 40s.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18...64894.html

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12-18-2013, 05:49 PM #3
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good morning wayne hug.gif

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12-18-2013, 06:41 PM #4
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Meanwhile, the govt. appropriates billions into black ops projects and most never see the light of day.
This is interesting as well..

Quote:The Department of Defense lost roughly $1.1 billion via improper payments in 2011 and that number may be even higher than that, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

The GAO isn’t sure how much money is lost to improper payments because, as the report explains, DOD accounting practices are apparently unreliable.

From the report:

… [the DOD's] long-standing history of pervasive financial management weaknesses, coupled with problematic sampling methodologies and the lack of adequate supporting documentation, contributed to improper payment estimates that were not reliable.

“Things aren’t likely to improve any time soon, either,” the Washington Examiner’s Kelly Cohen reports, “because DOD has not fully addressed the causes following 2009 audit, so the Pentagon remains ‘at risk of continuing to make improper payments and wasting taxpayer funds.’”
Read more: theblaze.com

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12-18-2013, 06:53 PM #5
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The gov can ignore $88 billion/mnth in debt spending but think $6 billion over 10 years on vet pensions is a good cut?

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12-18-2013, 07:04 PM #6
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12-18-2013, 08:10 PM #7
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(12-18-2013, 06:53 PM)Shadow Wrote:  The gov can ignore $88 billion/mnth in debt spending but think $6 billion over 10 years on vet pensions is a good cut?

İmage

gaah.gif what part of "it doesn't start for 2 (that's two, with a taaa) and they will fix it before it happens" did you not get? Must be sleepy time in Finland.
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Oh, the big difference, well, never mind. 37.gif
12-18-2013, 08:11 PM #8
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(12-18-2013, 07:04 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PTiMKsTo-o

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12-18-2013, 08:57 PM #9
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lmao.gif I've lost the ability to follow this thread.

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