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And not with just one amendment but Three of them, which we All know they would have walked in lockstep in voting for!
Not only do they not want their pimps, the wealthy, the corporations, whoever else they get on their knee’s for, to pay for veterans issues, and more, but they keep trying to Cut VA Budgets by millions while pushing Defense and their Wars of Choice Spending to the limits!!
The following link just popped into my e-box, a quick search didn’t bring up another just yet, wondering if the FOX and company will be outraged, or even report on this as they wave their flags and yell patriotism meme’s, they’re patriotism definitions!
Proposals to slash VA funding are withdrawn at last minute
July 28, 2010 Three amendments submitted this week under the name of Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the House Rules Committee would have sliced proposed fiscal 2011 Veterans Affairs Department funding by more than $52 million.
But all three amendments were abruptly withdrawn Tuesday, just moments before the committee was set to approve them for consideration Wednesday by the entire House.
The amendments had each been submitted to the Rules Committee Monday as possible changes to the proposed $77.3 billion fiscal 2011 spending bill for military construction, the Veterans Affairs Department and related agencies.
“I thought it was extraordinary that someone would want to cut the VA budget to the bone,” said Rules Chairwoman Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. But Slaughter also characterized as “unusual” the sudden request to withdraw the Boehner amendments.
“Yes, the request to withdraw came right before our meeting, very last second, very unusual,” confirmed Rules Committee spokesman Vincent Morris. Continued
Now i wonder what pocessed this sudden withdrawal, hell seems many are wondering same as the weak excuses come out from the real lousy tanned one.
They certainly haven’t shown any interest in Veterans, especially as they rubber stamped two Occupations of Choice, but do peak up when an election is coming in the few months prior, till then you can hear crickets sounding but louder from the (R) silence!
But wait, not only did the above thought of cuts come about there’s a report now being passed around the net far and wide, from of all places Bloomberg, as to one of their Industry Corporate Pimps,who by the way, like the most of the Wealthy and the other Corporations don’t want to pay their fair share, let alone Sacrifice, as to what is owed Veterans of our Military, even as two long running occupations just got the go ahead to borrow more Billions! But they Really want to hand over that cash to Campaigns, as much as they want!
Fallen Soldiers’ Families Denied Cash as Insurers Profit
Jul 28, 2010 The package arrived at Cindy Lohman’s home in Great Mills, Maryland, just two weeks after she learned that her son, Ryan, a 24-year-old Army sergeant, had been killed by a bomb in Afghanistan. It was a thick, 9-inch-by- 12-inch envelope from Prudential Financial Inc., which handles life insurance for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Inside was a letter from Prudential about Ryan’s $400,000 policy. And there was something else, which looked like a checkbook. The letter told Lohman that the full amount of her payout would be placed in a convenient interest-bearing account, allowing her time to decide how to use the benefit.
“You can hold the money in the account for safekeeping for as long as you like,” the letter said. In tiny print, in a disclaimer that Lohman says she didn’t notice, Prudential disclosed that what it called its Alliance Account was not guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its September issue.
Lohman, 52, left the money untouched for six months after her son’s August 2008 death.
As time went on, she says, she tried to use one of the “checks” to buy a bed, and the salesman rejected it. That happened again this year, she says, when she went to a Target store to purchase a camera on Armed Forces Day, May 15.
It was being held in Prudential’s general corporate account, earning investment income for the insurer. Prudential paid survivors like Lohman 1 percent interest in 2008 on their Alliance Accounts, while it earned a 4.8 percent return on its corporate funds, according to regulatory filings. Continued
I bolded Target as I believe I’ve caught a few very recent reports about that Pimp Corporations dealings with the so called TEA Party, who also by the way don’t want to Sacrifice for the Soldiers or Military Veterans, don’t believe me, when have you heard them demand that their taxes be raised, to Sacrifice, and pass a much bigger Veterans Administration Budget!
Apparently what started out as some thinking this might be a better way to help and handle the Death Benefits of Soldiers, and possibly others, didn’t stay that way as Corporate Greed stepped in and like everything else rules were developed, over the past decade, and not explained properly or just left unexplained to those who were receiving the Death Insurance Policies Payouts!
Veterans Affairs to Investigate Fallen Soldiers’ Death Benefits
From the Bloomberg report above:
This reeks similar of the residential mortgage debacle!
…. that actually pulls up the media articles on the politicians that they donate money to.
They are using the Tea Party to site WalMart stores. Freedom! to do what you want with your property, yadda yadda. They’re doing it locally, we’ve been all over them like flies on molasses pie, and then the wankers deny that they are doing it.
So I goes to the wally- world political site and there they are.
It’s called Walmart Community Votes.com
Get a gander at this:
They local Republicans are pushing this awful ballot prop that would let voters vote absentee after the election was officially over, by counting them late, because they claim that overseas ballots don’t arrive in time- imagine being able to order up cooked ballots from your overseas deployed, to tip an election after it was over, under this guise.
Complete and utter frigging crooks, that’s the Walmart ownership mentality.
Gates Says Pentagon to Help Death-Benefits Inquiry
Bloomberg’s Evans on Cuomo Probe on Life Insurers