Congress: Republicans work against the poor, vets

2012-09-30T08:15:00Z Congress: Republicans work against the poor, vets Ravalli Republic
September 30, 2012 8:15 am

Why Congress is the “worst ever” with only a 10 percent approval rating: For the last two years they have been only working to make President Barack Obama a one-term president.

So what have the Republican members of the House and Senate not done?

Republican senaters blocked the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. A bipartisan bill, even the Republicans who helped write the bill, voted NO! This bill was paid for. Two hundred thousand brave men and women won’t be getting a job, and we’ll have more homeless vets on the street. If Rep. Dennis Rehberg, R-Mont., were in the Senate, he would have voted no. After all, he voted to cut $13 billion from veterans’ health care, yet he voted for the wars?

The Farm Bill: Republicans walked out the door on Sept. 21, the earliest in history for Congress, to go home to campaign for their re-election and won’t be back for over a month. So they don’t care about the hardships of the farmer. What the Republicans want out of the Farm Bill: to cut $16 billion from food stamps, the largest cut in a generation. This is a Republican House, and a Paul Ryan budget plan. Who gets food stamps? Poor seniors, unemployed people, people who can’t find a job or can no longer get unemployment, the working poor, single mothers who work and only make 77 cents on the dollar on average compared to men.

The Tea Party Republican House needs to cut the budget in order to give tax cuts for the 1 percent and the rich who fund their campaigns. Rehberg, John Boehner, Mitt Romney and Ryan are rich. They don’t care about the poor, don’t care about our veterans or our farmers.

Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus both voted yes for our vets.

I watch C-SPAN so I vote smart.

Judith M. Wiancko, Ennis

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  1. GeneWil
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    GeneWil - September 30, 2012 5:38 pm

    You ask;

    "So what have the Republican members of the House and Senate not done?" I ask you what have the Democrats done. Or did you forget that they have not passed a budget in three years? And don't blame Republicans because Democrats before 2010 controlled both Houses of Congress and Barack Obama.

    I suggest that you contact Harry Reid and ask him to stop blocking every Bill that comes to him from the House of Representatives. But of course you won't do that. It is just too easy for you to spout the Party line and demonize Republicans. That way you don't have to think.
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