Marines and Soldiers in Combat (Vietnam, then) — and today: Abandoned Again
This headline today is are startling and almost takes your breath away (
February 27, 2014) posted from here: “GOP
Blocks Veterans' Bill...”
Specifics from the story:
Senate Republicans stopped Democrats from advancing a bill that would have expanded health care and education programs for veterans. In a 56-41 vote Thursday, the motion to waive a budget point of order against the bill failed, as Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome the Republican roadblock. GOP Senators Dean Heller (NV) and Jerry Moran (KS) voted with Democrats (good for them).
So, why couldn't the DEMS get the necessary 60 votes: Simple: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) refusal to allow a GOP substitute amendment to get an up-or-down vote because it included Iran sanctions, which Sen. Reid said were unrelated to veterans’ issues. (I totally agree with that, too).
Shame on the GOP — true hypocrites, par excellence. Claiming to support the troops and in time of war and for those who served in uniform while pulling these kinds of stunts.