Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Republicans Fail to support the troops by blocking veterans benefits

Yesterday Republicans once again showed how little they care for our troops when they blocked an amendment to the Senate supplemental military spending bill. The Repugnant Hypocrites where happy enough to approve $80 billion in additional spending on the Iraq war, but could not find it in their shriveled little hearts to throw a $2 billion bone to those doing the fighting.

Support the troops my ass!


* Bloggers, please pick up this story! This is very important and goes to show that the issues the American people care about are not the issues Republicans care about.


Here are the names of the no voters:

NAYs ---54
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Burr (R-NC)
Chafee (R-RI)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)

Sources:
Republicans Who Voted No to Veterans
Senate rejects increased funding for veterans

3 Comments:

Blogger PoliShifter said...

Even McCain voted no???

Wow.....Was any reason given at all (not that there needs to be a reason....)
I have been gone most of the night but I will try to get something up on PoP tonight or in the morning...

10:23 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Makes this veteran sick

9:37 AM  
Blogger halcyon67 said...

MY dad is a Marine Corps Veteran and he voted for Bush (yuck!). Usually McCain votes for issues that benefit Veterans, but I guess that the Rove Rangers got to him.

2:34 PM  

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