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Old October 24th, 2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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Veterans for Bernie Sanders: Why an avowed pacifist is so beloved by former soldiers

Veterans for Bernie!!! See boys, it is totally possible to be supportive of active duty military and veterans while also being against stupid and/or illegal wars.

Go Bernie!

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Old October 25th, 2015, 06:25 AM   #2
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Veterans for Bernie!!! See boys, it is totally possible to be supportive of active duty military and veterans while also being against stupid and/or illegal wars.

Go Bernie!

Veterans for Bernie Sanders: Why an avowed pacifist is so beloved by former soldiers - Salon.com
You don't have to be a soldier to want to help veterans. He's been advocating for more help for veterans for decades. His recent bill presented in the senate was voted down by republicans.

Military Groups Slam Republicans For Killing A Bill Supporting Veterans

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Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sponsored the bill that would have waived the VA spending cap that was previously established in a budget deal approved by both Congress and President Obama last December. Sander’s office estimated the legislation would have cost $20 billion over the course of ten years.

60 votes were needed to waive the budget rule. 41 out of 45 Republicans voted against it and killed the bill.

Reuters reported, “Supporters said the measure would have brought the most significant changes in decades to U.S. veterans’ programs. For example, it called for 27 new medical facilities to help a healthcare system that is strained by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.”

The non-profit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America called it “Senate shenanigans,” and added that the senate leaders were engaged in “procedural games.”

“It has been a winter of discontent, starting when Congress cut military retirement benefits before being pressured into reversing course,” IAVA Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff said in a statement. “Then earlier this week, Congress forced the Pentagon to make budget cuts that increased living costs for our service members. And now the Senate can’t pass a critical and transformative bill that includes priorities that have garnered bipartisan support for years.”

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American Legion national commander Daniel M. Dellinger told Washington Post. “I don’t know how anyone who voted ‘no’ today can look a veteran in the eye and justify that vote,” Dellinger added “Our veterans deserve more than what they got today.”
This is consistent with the republican decision to cut security at Embassies right before Benghazi.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 07:26 AM   #3
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Ron Paul had huge support from active and retired military.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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Go Bernie but I would not want Bernie or Hillary to be my foxhole buddy.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #5
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I seriously doubt you need to concern yourself with that possibility.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 10:57 AM   #6
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I seriously doubt you need to concern yourself with that possibility.
Foxhole buddy is an old Army joke implying having sex in a foxhole with your buddy.
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That is so gross.
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Bernie's been supporting vets for a long time. He's got the record to back him up.
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That is so gross.
I am impervious to flattery.
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Old October 25th, 2015, 11:11 AM   #10
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What? What are you talking about?
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