OAN News: ‘Noncontroversial’ GI Bill Cuts To Flight Training Are Unethical
House staffer Jon Clark is abusing his access and authority by slipping his GI Bill cut into a noncontroversial bill to trick House Members into voting for the unsavory cuts.
Clark, a nonveteran without real-world work experience outside the House Committee on Veterans Affairs thinks benefits cuts to the GI Bill would not survive on its own. So, he used his position to slip in his own legislation without a House Committee on Veterans Affairs vote directly on the legislation.
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Some of you may be wondering, “Ben, what is the big deal? You already wrote about this today.” The “big deal” is that the sneaky legislation is being set for a vote today. It is a Red Alert kind of issue, and the major Big 6 VSOs – with exception of AMVETS – are standing down on the issue while smaller Veterans Groups and individuals are crying foul.
According to OAN, the House of Representatives is “set to vote Tuesday under the suspension of house rules using procedures a procedure for noncontroversial bills such as naming a post office or sending congratulation to a championship high school baseball team. Or, in this case, improving opportunities for veterans.”
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It seems obvious Clark is abusing his position in violation of commonly accepted ethics standards as well as House Committee rules to push his agenda forward at the expense of veterans seeking to become pilots. He would rather those veterans saddle up mountains of debt to accomplish their career aspirations.
Here, it is clearly unethical to include GI Bill cuts while labeling them with other legislation deemed “noncontroversial.” No one in their right mind would consider any cuts to the GI Bill as noncontroversial – – not ever.
For his role, Jon Clark should be sanctioned or fired. Period. He cannot be trusted after this display of the tail wagging the dog. And Clark is not just any staffer. He is responsible for House Committee oversight of Economic Opportunity programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Some programs Clark is responsible for? 1) GI Bill, 2) VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment; 3) Transition Assistance Program, to name the biggies.
How can he be trusted given his blatant abuse of process? Why are the Big Six not loudly crying foul on this?
If there is any doubt about what the VFW thinks about its membership, here it is in black and white!
From; “The Gateway Pundit”
“We report the truth – And leave the Russia-Collusion fairy tale to the Conspiracy media”
“VFW Berates Veterans for Booing Media at President Trump Speech”
by Kristinn Taylor
Dated: July 24, 2018 89
“The Veterans of Foreign Wars fragged its own veteran members for booing the media during President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday to their annual convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri.”
“The VFW posted two statements to Twitter Tuesday afternoon attacking veterans for booing the media. The first was in response to Military Times deputy editor Lea Shane. The second was a formal statement by the VFW condemning veterans.”
“Today, we were disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press during President Trump’s remarks. We rely on the media to spread the VFW message, and @CNN, @NBCNews, @ABC, @FoxNews, @CBSNews, & others on site today, were our invited guests. We were happy to have them there.”
“The first VFW attack on veterans was prompted by Shane, who keyed off a tweet by Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Kesling who whined about the press being booed, “VFW convention attendees now booing the media. This morning I attended a House VA Committee hearing in order to make sure VA officials answered my questions abut the claims appeals process and complaints that it isn’t serving vets properly.”
“Shane called out the VFW, “Not a good look for @VFWHQ. #VFWConvention”
The VFW replied, “Agreed. We were disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press. We rely on the media to help spread the VFW’s message, and @CNN, @NBCNews, @ABC, @FoxNews, @CBSNews, and others on site today, were our invited guests. We were happy to have them there.”
“ABC News reported a VFW statement from Randi Law using similar language to the attacks on veterans by the VFW on Twitter.”
“The president, who received cheers as he attacked “fake news”, urged the audience to reject completely any stories they see covered in the news media that might be negative towards him.”
“Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” Trump said, as the audience mostly comprised of veterans and their families booed and heckled reporters in the press pen. “Just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
“Following the president’s departure from Kansas City, the VFW issued a statement saying it was “disappointed” that audience members booed the reporters in the convention center.”
“We were disappointed to hear some of our members boo the press,” Randi Law, Manager of Communications and Public Affairs for VFW told ABC News. “The reporters onsite today were our invited guests and we rely on them to help spread the VFW’s message.”
Looks like the VFW is no fucking better than the DAV!
At this point, regardless of the initials making-up a particular VSO Group, they ALL are so far up the VA’s ass they’ve effectively lost their sites on their original mantra of…ASSISTING VETERANS…as it stands now, ALL VSO Groups are…ASSISTING THE ASSES AT THE VA…NOT Veterans.
Evolve or get out of the way so we can thrive while you all die! Funny Hats are SO last century…
Exactly what Obama did with opioids. He slipped one page in the VA’s 1300 page budget. Shit has been done for years, sometimes has zero to do with the bill. Why some regulations from the 80’s need to be put back and Congress should not be able to talk to lobbyists. If a 16yo has restrictions communicating with colleges, then a senator should not be able to get a free house.
Does Clark have a dead squirrel living up there on his noggin or is it just the lighting in Ben’s “Bad VA Art” playing pricks with my eyes?
(Hey Clark: It’s simple, really simple. FUCK OFF!)
The “Big Six VSO’s” lost their way a long time ago. They haven’t been helping veterans with anything. Of course, there is those few lucky vets they “roll out the red carpet” for yearly. You know, for “appearances sake”!
So, why would anyone believe these fake assed criminal organizations would start helping now?
As for Jon Clark, he’s a punk assed little pussy! Never served one day in the military. He should be held in Contempt of Congress, then tried on whatever charges which can be used against his ass!
Damn, the shit in Washington DC is getting deeper every fucking day! If it doesn’t stop, our “Constitutional Republic” will be no more!
Laws are being broken every day. And not one asshole has been held accountable. Only a few on the lowest rung of the ladder are occasionally being thrown under the bus. Not the ones who started the shit!
Another piece of sheep dipped legislation, designed to negate benefits for veterans. Should be shit canned, but that’s not going to happen.
He sure looks like a wormy little b****rd!
Hey I can’t find your user name on discord. So here’s a link to my server.
good for 24 hrs.
WyldeChylde, I am at server #Unity4J, if I leave that server, I won’t be able to get back in, stop in and take a look at what they are doing, and how they are doing it. This is exactly how we need to be going about things for Veterans, instead of just bitching about things.
I took screenshots of it all, for future reference.
The reason the big 6 are not saying anything is simple. They want friends in Congress. Just like when I was told the AmVets was suppose to be apolitical. And yet they allowed Cordray to come to a convention and get pictures taken knowing what would happen. And yes the little creep is sending out info with him standing before the AmVets flag and with his arm around the past State Commander and giving the impression that we support him or endorse him. I ripped a state officer a new one for that and they let it happen anyway. So it seems that once you get to a state level, you like the perks and think you are untouchable. And thats why they do it
I’m smellin’ a buncha Hoosier Hogwash!
Of the current eleven cosponsors of HB 5649, only two of them are veterans, and both are of the original five cosponsors. It would be interesting to know on what date Clark pulled off his sleight of hand.
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]* 04/27/2018
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]* 04/27/2018
I have always despised the little bastards that whine about cost of veterans benefits, particularly those like Clark whose sole experience of the military was seeing someone in an ROTC uniform on campus.
His LinkedIn profile shows he was a part of a couple campaigns, one of them Steve Buyer.
Clark then weasels his way into a staff position in Congress…and has been there ever since.
His LinkedIn profile also says he works for Chairman Phil Roe.
I can’t believe such a flunky would try pull off such a stunt on his own, so it makes me wonder who encouraged him.
We will see by what happens. Either he is immediately fired, or nothing happens…which means some Congressman told him to hide information from other members on the committee.
91 – saw his LinkedIn also. He didn’t do this without being ordered to. A committee staffer has to survive party and leadership changes. They are there to take orders, not make them.
I hear ya Windguy.
But I think the past few years have shown Congress likes to keep certain staffers around who are willing to do anything no matter which party orders them to do it.
I just can’t fathom a staffer trying to get away with this on his own though. Surely a VSO would be asked if they supported or didn’t support a specific piece of legislation, by someone other than just another staffer.
Maybe congressman Snuffy asked VSO Gomer Pyle after a Photo Op why they didn’t send a letter on the legislation.
I also wonder if Clark is experienced enough to know when he’s handed a flaming poo sammich, and expected to be the one to bite.
@91Veteran– Good to see you around…was worrying a bunch of liberal, underarm beaded liberals may have taken over your parts of your state…welcome back….same smell, same assholes at the VA.
Thanks nam. Just busy with things and needed a break.
VA issues haven’t changed a bit. Referred to a new program that replaced Choice, still can’t get a timely appointment and got a bill for a Choice appointment from May 2017.
So what are we supposed to do Ben? Call our reps and senators? That doesn’t work. Make threats? That doesn’t work either. What are we supposed to do? Besides arm ourselves and go staffer hunting?
Spread the heck out of these posts on social media. Lawmakers may ignore us if we only send them complaints. But when we take to social media, that is when the rubber meets the road.
Well shit, maybe we need to start voting for Twitter and Facebook in the next elections since it takes shaming on social media to accomplish anything.
Well shit, just when I renewed my commitment to stay away from social media… Except for that Facebook virus. I had it ten ish years ago – lasted 90 days, and clicked on the box that said, “are you sure … deleted from facebook …. never get back in…etc” Until it just popped up a year ago. Since then, I’ve “deleted” my account a half dozen times, and the effin thing keeps coming back like some stanky fungal infection.
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And ask when he will be fired for screwing veterans.
Staffer Hunting. 😀 😀 :D….just look for the piss bucket bearers down at the swamp. The more tech-savy congress critters ride stairmasters with built-in piss buckets.
Run this slime ball out of the House of Representatives in any employment capacity; Why is a non-veteran playing around with veterans’ benefits anyway? He must work for a Congressperson who is an agent of the Anti-military, Anti-veteran Obama Syndicate.
Let’s do some Deep Googe investigation here, he Works for 2 Republicans swamp Drainers (a myth) so i guess by definition he’s a REPUBLICAN got the Wrong Syndicate I do believe. You see the Truth isn’t Validated by your Ignorance.
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