Republicans block vote on veterans jobs bill

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  1. Political Junky
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    More shameful obstruction by republicans.

    Republicans block vote on veterans jobs bill (UPDATE) | The Raw Story

    UPDATE: Senate Democrats failed to achieve cloture and thus prevent a filibuster on the legislation. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) led the opposition to the bill, arguing that the nation’s debt overrode its obligations to help veterans get jobs, and only 5 Republicans voted to proceed with the debate, leaving Democrats two votes short of the 60 required to block a threatened Republican filibuster.

    Veterans groups and Democrats are urging Republican senators to put political bickering aside and stop blocking a bill which would help offset high unemployment rates among veterans.
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    Of course not....they don't give a shit about jobs, and judging by this...the whole "support our troops" thing rings hollow as hell. Now if it was a tax cut for billionaires who make weaponry....they'd call that supporting our troops.

    How can people still believe in their message?
     

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