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July 22, 2007

Reid: Pull Troops or We Won’t Pay Them BUT They Give Themselves a Raise

Reid: Pull Troops or We Won’t Pay Them

If Majority Leader Harry Reid can’t start pulling troops out of Iraq, he doesn’t want to start paying them any more either.

After an amendment to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq within 120 days failed to receive the 60 votes needed to proceed, Reid set the entire defense authorization bill aside. By doing so, he shelved a 3.5 percent pay raise for all uniformed service personnel, $4 billion in equipment upgrades and a new program to treat traumatic brain injuries.

To increase pressure on Republicans to support the measure, sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin (D.-Mich.) and Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.), Reid threw the Senate into an all night session on Tuesday evening that lasted through Wednesday morning. Levin-Reid fell eight votes short, 52-47.

“There are two things that I want to accomplish,” Reid told reporters immediately after the amendment vote. “One is to pass a defense authorization bill, but with a deadline dealing with Iraq. Once we put that together, we'll move forward on it.”

Wild Thing's comment........

So let's see it is ok for Reid to even say such a thing and he gets away with this kind of a threat! Lock him up and throw away the key.

But of course there plenty of money to be spend with NO one complaining if it for politicians! GRRRRRRRRRRRR

House gives itself a raise

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House lawmakers Wednesday voted to accept an approximately $4,400 pay raise that will increase their salaries to almost $170,000.

As for Reid, Pelosi, and all the rest of the enemy within, domestic traitors pose a much greater threat to this country than all the foreign terrorists ever spawned.

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.” ---Marcus Tullius Cicero

Posted by Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 01:50 AM


Hey Senaturd Dirty Harry Reid: I'll sacrifice my 3.5% pay raise this January 2008 for the blessings of LIBERTY anytime! Your approval rating on New Year's Day will be down to 3.5% as well you spineless left-wing treasonous lunatic. Happy New Year Patriots & never put a dollar amount on freedom for it is a blessing from God above. Freedom is priceless. Amen & LET'S ROLL.

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 22, 2007 03:35 AM

Stories like this of self serving politicians make me want to make assassination a duty rather than a crime, just call it a form of term limiting.

If this Reid/Pelosi show doesn't turn voters away from the Democraps in 2008, then there is not much hope for America. I don't want voters to avoid the polls. I want voters to turn out in mass for Conservatives, if we can get some true Conservatives in the races.

Posted by: TomR at July 22, 2007 07:18 AM

Jeez, I didn't even get a raise this year myself. My sup is almost exactly like Heartless Harry--then she got a 10% raise for keeping the budget under control.
But to even use a threatening tone like this is unforgivable. How are the troops families going to survive stateside? Does Harry think those paychecks are going over there? No. They stay here, with the families. My nephews was direct deposited into an account he could use if he wanted to. He chose to let it ride.
Let's just starve the troopers wives, husbands and children shall we? Is that a caring attitude?
But God forbid I can't buy that new Mercedes or another vacation home on some island in the south sea islands.
Those dummycraps are a waste of my time and my money.
They forgot 4 little words--What would Jesus do?
(and they claim to be so religious)

Posted by: Lynn at July 22, 2007 08:09 AM

Next I suppose it will be foot-stomping and another tantrum from these gutless morons.

'Boohoo we're in charge and you won't play our way'

They claim there poll numbers are down because of the republicans, maybe it is down because of the way they keep screwing everything up. And refusing to pay the troops will set their asses on fire as soon as the real Americans find out about this one.

The good news is this might be the shortest majority reign for the democrats. I don't think the American People will let another Vietnam scenario happen again. All Americans don't agree with the war but they sure try to support the troopps and when you start screwing them (troops) , there will be an ire, from the American people the democrats will not soon forget.

Posted by: Mark at July 22, 2007 08:19 AM

If they really believe the American people want them to pull funding, then getting such a law vetoed by the President should be the perfect means of assuring a landslide victory in '08.

They would campaign saying they acted in good faith, but need more Democrats to override the POTUS' veto. A veto would be proof that they need more Democrats in office to get the will of the people done.

Since they haven't done this, it makes me wonder what their polls are really telling them.

Posted by: DD2 at July 22, 2007 10:12 AM

PS: Ok Sen. Reid, you win. We close GITMO and reopen San Quentin so the islamomaniacs can be viwed upon by the San Fran Sickos in Nancy Pelosi's ole second hometown! "I lost my San Fran Sicko?"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 22, 2007 10:30 AM

You just can't fix stupid.
And we have a lot of stupid in our elected.

Oh and Yeah! They support the troops! NOT!
I don't question their patriotism anymore. I'm damn sure they don't have any!

Posted by: yankeemom at July 22, 2007 01:24 PM

Darth, I honestly think they would have to have brain surgery to get them to understand about freedom and what it is about and how we became the land of the free.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:01 PM

Tom, I agree with everything you said. I pray that happens, that we can have a really strong conservative that takes the lead and can win.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:03 PM

Lynn they are so vile, I swear they would have our military fight with no pay at all if they could get away with it.

Our military should be a high paying salary and tons of benefits for life and for the best of care for the rest of their lives too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:06 PM

Mark omg I hope what you siad might happen does happen, I pray it happens, my fingers are crossed it will happen........

"The good news is this might be the shortest majority reign for the democrats."

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:08 PM

DD2, they cling to polls even more then the Rep.s do I think. Interesting things you mentioned too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:12 PM

Darth...""I lost my San Fran Sicko?" "......LOL good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:13 PM

Yankeemom, that would make a great quote about them...."You just can't fix stupid."

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:14 PM