Theodore's World: Harry Reid with His Senare Democrats Block GOP Attempt To Restore Military Pension Cuts

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January 11, 2014

Harry Reid with His Senare Democrats Block GOP Attempt To Restore Military Pension Cuts

Harry Reid with his Senate Democrats Blocks GOP Attempt To Restore Military Pension Cuts

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican attempt to restore military pensions cut in last month’s budget deal, denying a vote that would save up to $20 billion by closing a loophole that allows tax refunds to go to illegal aliens.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) called an effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) to repeal the military retiree cuts “fiddling while Rome burns.”

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) “filled the amendment tree” on Thursday, ending debate and blocking any Republican amendments to a bill to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

Among them was Ayotte’s measure, which would repeal cuts to military pensions by ending a loophole in the tax code that allows illegal immigrants to receive the Additional Child Tax Credit. Her attempt to get a vote failed 42-54, with only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), voting with Republicans.

“It’s a sad day when a common sense amendment to responsibly pay for legislation that helps struggling Americans, repeals unfair military retirement benefits and reduces the deficit can’t even get a vote in the Senate,” Ayotte said in a statement.

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

Harry and democrats go to hell. I will never tolerate anyone that does not support our military and our Veterans.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 11, 2014 12:47 AM


They can all go to Hell, that is all well and good, however my money is cut and that covers the house payment, so how will I make up for that?
While crappy reid and the rest get a 25% pay raise for this year.
Is it time to storm the castle yet?

Posted by: Heltau at January 13, 2014 12:21 AM