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captain planet
05-27-2008, 01:43 PM
This thread is dedicated to TX.X-30!!! :D

The McCain Record on Veterans

McCain Refuses to Support Sen. Jim Webb’s and Chuck Hagel’s new GI Bill.

The bill, officially called the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007", would establish a program of educational assistance for members of the Armed Forces who serve in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001.

Sen. Jim Webb has called on McCain to sign on as a co-sponsor to his GI bill

The bill has 51 co-sponsors – including 9 Republicans – but needs 60 co-sponsors to make it filibuster proof.

McCain Voted Against $19 Billion for Military Hospitals, Choosing Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Earners over Veterans.

In February 2006, McCain voted against an amendment that would have provided for at least $19 billion for military health facilities, paid for by eliminating tax cuts for the wealthiest earners.
*Senate Amendment 2735, Amendment failed.


McCain Voted Against Legislation to Provide $2.8 Billion For Medical Care for Veterans.

McCain voted against a 2006 Democratic amendment that would have provided $2.8 billion to increase veterans’ medical care.
*Senate Amendment 149, Amendment failed.

McCain Voted Against Establishing $1 Billion Trust Fund to Provide Improvements to Military and Veterans’ Health Facilities

McCain voted against an Amendment to establish a $1 billion trust fund to provide improvements to health facilities that treat veterans and military personnel paid for by allowing dividends and capital gains tax breaks, for those with incomes greater than $1 million to lapse on December 31, 2006.
*Senate Amendment 2735

McCain Chooses Corporations Over Veterans, Voting Against Adding $1.5 billion to Veterans’ Medical Services in 2007 Budget by Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes.

McCain voted against an Amendment offered by Democrats to increase medical services funding to veterans by $1.5 billion in 2007, to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.
*Senate Amendment 3007

McCain Voted Against Mandatory Funding of $6.9 Billion in 2007 Budget and $104 Billion Over Five Years for Veterans' Health Care.

McCain voted against a Democratic amendment to provide a mandatory stream of funding of $6.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2007 and $104 billion over five years for veterans' health care; paid for by restoring the pre-2001 top tax rate for incomes over $1 million and closing various corporate tax loopholes.
Senate Amendment 3141

September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments.

The legislation would have provided minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
*Senate Amendment 2909

April 2006: McCain one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430 million for Medical Services for the Department of Veteran Affairs for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

Despite his vote against, it passed overwhelmingly, 84-13 (3 not voting). All 13 voting against were Republicans.
*Senate Amendment 3642

October 2003: McCain voted against an amendment offered by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322 million for safety equipment for troops in Iraq.
*Senate Amendment 1817

April 2003: McCain voted against an amendment that would have provided more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.
*Senate Amendment 452

August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650 million.
*Senate Amendment 1218


HAVE A GOOD DAY TX.X-30. 8p8p

captain planet
05-27-2008, 01:45 PM
More Of The Same!!!!

Gonzo
05-27-2008, 01:47 PM
Im pretty sure that I ride the pine on the other side of the aisle as you CP, but that picture right there is funny, I dont care who you are.

ShamrockIV
05-27-2008, 01:50 PM
Im pretty sure that I ride the pine on the other side of the aisle as you CP, but that picture right there is funny, I dont care who you are.

true!!!!
a man in my line of work has to worry about the upcoming election!!!
either way i will return to the desert again no matter who wins!!

BriEOD
05-27-2008, 02:07 PM
Gee...hard choice--Obama or McCain? Doesn't take a rocket scientist, regardless of what this thread says.;)

bigmac
05-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Gee...hard choice--Obama or McCain? Doesn't take a rocket scientist, regardless of what this thread says.;)

I'm with ya there, Bri.

mpm32
05-27-2008, 02:46 PM
What a crop of winners that is being presented to us. The tough job is to pick the one that s u x the least.

DemolitionMan
05-27-2008, 02:57 PM
There is no telling what else was attached to those bills.

TX.X-30 fan
05-27-2008, 03:10 PM
There is no telling what else was attached to those bills.





now there is a man that knows how to use that globe attached to his shoulders. :D:D


CP you have to start wearing a hat at the lake. 8p

Chief
05-27-2008, 03:17 PM
And to believe that Bush/Gore was tough then Bush/Kerry was even tougher and now McCain/Obama.

TX.X-30 fan
05-27-2008, 03:18 PM
The Audacity of Hype [Larry Kudlow]


Barack Obama is causing quite a big stir.

The mainstream media is enthralled with him. His recent trip yesterday to New Hampshire brought out large crowds. He’s forcing Hillary to accelerate her presidential campaign schedule.

And of course, his new book, is selling very well.

Behind the Obama story is a very liberal left voting record. Here are some key votes and positions from Obama:

· Voted against extending the Bush tax cuts on capital gains and dividends.

· Voted against permanently repealing the Death Tax. (Called the cuts a "Paris Hilton" tax break for "billionaire heirs and heiresses") · Voted against CAFTA.

· Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25.

· Opposed the lifting of $0.54 per gallon tariff on cheaper Brazillian ethanol. Said, "ethanol imports are neither necessary nor a practical response to current gasoline prices."

· Voted against the bankruptcy abuse bill.

· Opposes privatizing Social Security

· Voted against drilling in ANWR.

· Voted against confirmation of Sam Alito AND John Roberts as chief justice.

· Voted against extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision.

· Opposed any bans on partial birth abortions.
Is this the liberal left direction Dems really want to go in 2008?

Sure, they took Congress this year by sounding like Republicans on the campaign trail. But Obama would be a rather big u-turn from that centrist strategy.

djhuff
05-27-2008, 03:38 PM
There is no telling what else was attached to those bills.

BINGO!!!

As far as the education benifits go... McCain wants the bill to include increased benifits for soldiers who re-enlist, as well as the ability to use the benifits to pay for past student loans, as well as be transferred to a spouse if the GI wishes. He doesn't oppose it, he thinks it's too little!!!

You can make anyone look bad by quoting their voting record, but you have to look into their statement of why they voted the way they did. Any vote can be taken out of context and made to look bad.

Ex. (I'll use Obama to appear impartial)

Obama voted not to reduce the "Death Tax" by 50% (hypothetical bill presented to congress)
- right wing claim "he's hurting the middle class person who is having to pay taxes on sentimental items inherited from loved ones"

Let's say he voted the other way and to reduce the Death Tax by 50%
- right wing claim... well, he's a democrat, this would never happen, but "He only wanted to reduce the tax by 50%!!! It needs to go away completely).

See, same bill (hypothetical) that has negative connotations either way they vote for it.

DemolitionMan
05-27-2008, 03:43 PM
Romney was my first choice for president. But now Mccain is the gop nominee so I will support him. When you are looking at the way senators vote you need to check to see what else is attached to the bill.

captain planet
05-27-2008, 03:49 PM
now there is a man that knows how to use that globe attached to his shoulders. :D:D


CP you have to start wearing a hat at the lake. 8p

Naw, that hat is not my style. However, the next time I go to a Halloween party.......you know what I'll be wearing! :D

TX.X-30 fan
05-27-2008, 04:22 PM
Naw, that hat is not my style. However, the next time I go to a Halloween party.......you know what I'll be wearing! :D




35577 :confused:

captain planet
05-27-2008, 04:41 PM
35577 :confused:

....um.....NO! But good try. ;)

wakeX2wake
05-27-2008, 04:42 PM
35577 :confused:

looks pretty left wing to me

TMCNo1
05-27-2008, 04:45 PM
I'm moving to Florida, cause down there your votes don't count!

JimN
05-27-2008, 05:15 PM
"What a crop of winners that is being presented to us. The tough job is to pick the one that s u x the least."

You make it seem as if that's a new problem.

Gonzo
05-27-2008, 07:03 PM
35577 :confused:

....um.....NO! But good try. ;)

Hey, that horse head is a sight better then the other end... it produces Ozone depleating emissions!!

BriEOD
05-27-2008, 07:42 PM
I'm moving to Florida, cause down there your votes don't count!

Oh yeah, and North Carolina is the hot bed of political movement in the US.:D

bradamerry
05-27-2008, 08:01 PM
Now we should talk about religion.:rolleyes:

TX.X-30 fan
05-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Now we should talk about religion.:rolleyes:

That was a great thread!! :D

TX.X-30 fan
05-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Hey, that horse head is a sight better then the other end... it produces Ozone depleating emissions!!




So does #1 after a pickled egg binge. 8p

TMCNo1
05-27-2008, 08:31 PM
So does #1 after a pickled egg binge. 8p


You should see the repercussions after I eat boiled picked eggs and vote!:rolleyes:

TX.X-30 fan
05-27-2008, 08:33 PM
You should see the repercussions after I eat boiled picked eggs and vote!:rolleyes:

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I'm sure that would be worse than a hanging chad. :D