Republicans Don’T Support Veterans

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Editor:

Forty Republican senators voted against the Job Corps Act of 2012 that would have helped our veterans.

Both McCain and Kyl voted against this bill that would do nothing more than help our vets.

The two senators from Texas and other Romney fans including Lindsey Graham also voted against the bill.

Although Kyl is leaving office, thank God, and McCain is not up for re-election, just remember, the Republicans who are running for House seats in Congress and local seats here in Arizona are not going to help our vets ... the party of Romney will not support our troops.

Ted Paulk, Vietnam veteran

Comments

Kim Chittick 1 year, 5 months ago

Wow, seriously Ted?? Are you honestly and truly supporting Obama? The man who, along with his wife, shows utter contempt for our country, our flag, and our military. The man who did not even know how to properly salute his Miitary contingent? The man who tacitly allowed 4 American citizens to be killed in Libya, because he did not want to offend his muslim brotherhood. The man who lied to the American people about that very attack?

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Ted Paulk 1 year, 5 months ago

Yeah, seriously Kim! Unlike every totally untrue sentence in your comment, I checked out my story and these guys VOTED AGAINST THE VETERANS JOB BILL. No one can cover this up although they will try. There is no Benghazi conspiracty by ANYONE except 24/7 inuendos on FAUX news. Jeep is NOT sending it's factory to China as Romney keeps spewing lies about. Bain Capital IS sending their factory from Indiana to China. OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM, nor was he born in Kenya as the two brain-trusts, Arpaio and Trump keep telling us and some of you actually believe. Just because one group keeps telling the same lies over and over does not make lthem true. Michelle Obama is a true lady but I suppose you prefer Sarah Palin?

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Kim Chittick 1 year, 5 months ago

WHAAAT "Michelle Obama is a true lady" Gee Ted, guess you didn't see the photo of her tromping down the steps of Air Force One in running shorts, a crappy t-shirt and tennis shoes. That's a class act right there. A woman who truly loves and respects the United States of America and all it stands for, NOT! A woman who actually had the audacity to say, "All this fuss over a piece of fabric"?

As for Obummer, I think it is fascinating that YOU above MANY learned scholars, investigators, and journalists know all of those things you mentioned to be accurate. YOU, little ole Ted Paulk from Payson Arizona. Dispute the FACT of the photo of Obummer standing with his hands at his sides while EVERYBODY else at the event has their hand raised to their heart for the Pledge of Allegiance.

It's ok Ted, I understand that Vietnam affected so many people in sadly unalterable ways. I thank you for your service to MY country. But I apologize deeply for the lingering after affects of your service.

2 last things, why you brought Sarah Palin into this discussion, I am perplexed, however, I will say that Yes, I DO prefer ANN ROMNEY over Michelle "money grubbing, greedy" Obama any day. And finally, I am done with this discussion, as you clearly have drunk too much of the Obummer koolaid and are delusional as to the realities of the Obama administration. You have yourself a wonderful day mired in your delusions.

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ALLAN SIMS 1 year, 5 months ago

Being a vet myself, I resent Mr. Paulk’s waving his service like a flag to attack the very values most of us fought for in those bygone days. That is not to belittle the bullets he may have dodged, the mud he may have had to swallow, or the gut wrenching fear he may have felt, among sundry other things. He and many others went through more than most people could imagine, unless he sat at a desk while over there. I don’t know, and that isn’t the issue.

As most communists do, he’s tossed out half the story (half truths) without a regard of the underlying reasons for the republican’s stance.

We are in a fight for the very life of our nation, and folks of Mr. Paulk’s ilk are the ones destroying it from within. It is the old ‘Divide and conquer’ technique. Take an issue, paint it the way that looks worst for the other side; and wave it like a flag, wanting the targeted members t of the issue to rally around it.

Has anyone asked why those 40 senators stood up to block what, on the surface, is a most commendable and humane bill? Not that I’ve seen. I did read Senator Sessions’ reasoning for it, and thank him publicly for taking a very brave stand in the face of mob rule. Imagine getting 40 politicians to take such a stand, when it could mean their political demise. They must have had some heavy consideration to do that.

It is easy for Hussein to wave a pen and create a political windfall for himself. It only costs us taxpayers $1 Billion to front that political windfall, which in this case is the bill that was defeated, according to Senator Sessions. $1 Billion. Hmmm. A drop in the bucket when you consider it is 1/5000th the amount of our national deficient today (Or 1/16,000th of our national debt). Our Republican leaders have taken a stance we rarely see politicians take, and that is to represent the people who sent them there to stop the spending, in spite of misguided public outcry.

So, as a vet, I sure do want to see vets get a fair shake. But, not at the expense of driving our bus over the cliff, and certainly not so Hussein can make political hay out of them.

As Peter said in: 2 Peter 2 King James Version (KJV) 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, … 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: …

In a similar way, these false prophets tell just enough of the truth to mislead, and gain for themselves by making merchandise of these (and all) veterans who only want to be treated fairly.

Anyone, who stops to think this through, realizes we can achieve the same end by doing it in a different way, that doesn’t rip another hole in the bottom of our boat. Put conservatives in office and get things done the right way, not the Hussein way.

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Kim Chittick 1 year, 5 months ago

Aaah Mr. Sims, I will thank you for your service as well. As you stated, the men and women who were there likely saw, heard and did things that most of cannot comprehend. For that, I appreciate anybody who served, including Mr. Paulk. As a matter of fact, I thank everybody who serves now or has ever served in our military in service to our country.

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ALLAN SIMS 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, said, and thank you.

And, regardless of political differences, Mr. Paulk has earned your praise, and mine.

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