Republicans: Pay China First, Troops And Veterans Second

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Rep. Boehner and fellow Republicans are rock solid on stiffing veterans and the troops in favor of China and similarly situated bondholders.

During a Bloomberg TV interview, the House Leader said the current Republican bill would push troops and veterans to the back of the bus if passed. The bill essentially sets payment priorities should the U.S. hit its debt ceiling at some point, putting China ahead of troops.

130509 BoehnerWhile prioritizing debt holders, the bill fails to recognize America’s greater debt to those who bore the risk of service before self – the debt to our troops and veterans. It further discounts the impact of failing to pay troops while securing our nation at home and abroad.

“Our goal here is to get ourselves on a sustainable path from a fiscal standpoint,” Boehner said. “I think doing a debt prioritization bill makes it clear to our bondholders that we’re going to meet our obligations.”

Veterans are used to America forgetting its obligations to them. For over 200 years, America has struggled to meet its obligation to veterans following every war. Once the muskets go back in the closet, politicians and bureaucrats soak up the remaining good will towards troops in the form of fraud, waste and abuse.

Now, the House majority is back to business as usual  Pay off the banks first; through in some tax cuts for the “job creators.” Those who sacrificed to keep the bankers safe, they get the table scraps.

“American families do not get to choose which bills to pay and which ones not to pay, and the United States Congress cannot either without putting the Nation into default for the first time in its history,” read the Statement of Administration Policy. “This bill would threaten the full faith and credit of the United States, cost American jobs, hurt businesses of all sizes, and do damage to the economy.”

Personally, I think this move by Boehner and fellow Republicans is a dick move.

Source: Huffington Post

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  1. Unfortunately, our veterans are remembered within honor ceremonies, veterans celebrations, memorials, etc.; but the most important honor the country can give them is a decent life after they return home and become civilians again; i.e. good medical benefits, a good pension or financial support while they find a job; good housing, etc. Not let them ‘peddle the streets’ because post war disorders, missing limbs, many sleeping on the streets because they can’t function within a familiar environment as prior to serve at a way; nor can’t find jobs due to their state of mind caused by the horrors they endured. They are the ones risking their lives to give us security and freedom, the least we can do for them is to show gratitude the way they need, not the way it is easier for everybody else. Rep. Bohener needs someone to make him aware of this. Veterans first, China can wait!

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