November 27, 2007

Vetoing Our Veterans

When Bush vetoed SCHIP, I heard lots of rhetoric about the fact that the 'children' being supported by the bill were as old as 25 years old -- that many of these 'so-called-children' were living in their parents' homes.
What was, so conveniently, left out of the talking points was the fact that many of these children were VETERANS OF THE AFGHANI AND IRAQI WARS.

As reported by Tom Harper at Who Hijacked Our Country and Larry Sadler of Let's Talk, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton joined with Senator Christopher Dodd and a bipartisan coalition of Senators to introduce an amendment to the SCHIP bill which would extend the Family and Medical Leave Act to family members of wounded soldiers from the current three months to six months.
Furthermore, these family members would be assured, for up to one year, that they would not forfeit their jobs if called upon to take a leave of absence in order to care for a veteran family member. Co-sponsors of the amendment included Senators Dole, Graham, Mikulski, Chambliss, Brown, Salazar, Cardin, Menendez, Kennedy, Boxer, Reed, Murray, Harkin and Lieberman.

And, amazingly, there's even more.
I can't make the points more succinctly than Larry Sadler can, himself. So I'll quote directly from his post:

"We have heard for years from President Bush, his Administration, and the Republicans. If you are not for us, you are against us. Well the question to this President, his administration and the Republican party, who vetoed the SCHIP that would help our troops as well as our children; If you are not for our Troops, You are against them!

"If that's not bad enough for us. The Bush Administration wants to cut the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a move which will literally leave 30 million low-income households in the cold this winter.

"Yes you heard it right, he wants to cut government-subsidized heat to low-income households this winter. . . ."
That's right, folks -- George W. Bush, who cries crocodile tears over our troops when demanding money to fund the war, VETOED a bill that will help those who have been grievously wounded in battle after they get home from the battlefield.
is how our President shows his 'Compassionate Conservatism -- an oxymoron if ever there was one.


LET'S TALK said...

Oh two crows, you are just too much. I am always taking other bloggers post and re-posting them in some way, so you know that I am shocked to see this. Thank you, this lets me know that someone is paying attention.

two crows said...

thanx. I thought I'd mentioned on your blog that I planned to steal this. sorry if I didn't. it's been in my hopper for a few days and it may have slipped my mind.

LET'S TALK said...

Keep stealing , the more things are put out here the better. If you go my Live Link or Google sites, there is many uploaded video's that might be of interest.

two crows said...

thanx, LT--
I'll check those out.

an average patriot said...

I am so sick of his lying underhanded crap. He is like a little kid and he's going to hold his breath til he gets his way. Damn temper tantrums!
Side note: I just clicked on Roberts video and it said sorry it's no longer available!

an average patriot said...

Two crows it works! It is the Dem debate that doesn't. I'm going to watch it now. Robert does a good job.

an average patriot said...

two crows
That was really good. I saved the link but how do I get the picture. Do you get that from utube? Here I go again!

TomCat said...

Off topic...

I get to be first!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!!
Happy Birthday dear Two Crows!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

two crows said...

hey, AAP--
I'm not sure what you're referring to here -- what works? and what isn't getting a picture?
sorry to be so dense.

and TC--
how'd you know?
I'm the big 6-0 today!
and I get to spend tonight on neighborhood watch. oh, goody.

an average patriot said...

Hi two crows
Do I understand Happy Birthday is in order? That was in reference to Roberts video. The one above it is no longer working.
His though is great. I took the link but do not know how to get the you tube title or picture whatever you call it on the right side of my page? Remember I couldn't figure out how to do it before? You're not dense but I am in regard to computers.