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May 3, 2015

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Trimming foreign aid would help

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The Republicans objected to the veterans jobs bill of $1 billion over five years because it would violate the Budget Control Act by adding a new program that would increase the deficit.

Surely, Congress could find many programs in the budget where $200 million a year could be reduced to offset any deficit. How about foreign aid, where billions are sent to countries, friendly and not, with no strings attached and no accounting?

When I go to the polls to vote this year, I will view every “R” on the ballot as “reject.”

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  1. Let me suggest to the letter writer that you view the "R" instead as Reform. That's what we need and want. Not the same old same old. Sometimes tough choices are needed to get reform. And sadly only one party is offering it.


  2. Agree with the letter, Mr./Mrs. Hall. As a retired U.S. Navy Veteran, this latest stunt reveals the Tea/Republican Party, in its entirety, for who they are.

    You didn't point it out in your letter, but that entire piece of legislation was PAID for. The money for it was accounted for. But, of course, it don't fit into a Tea/Republican Party warped agenda to sink a ship to drown the captain (President Obama), so they make up a hokey excuse. One that don't make sense.

    The last President started a war under false pretenses, purely for his stingy political purposes. We were nothing but cannon fodder for creepy civilians like Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rove, and Bush Jr.

    They wanted us to go to a foreign land, spill our blood if needed. Some did.

    And then when we come back to the United States, they could care less if we had health care/treatment and aren't interested if we make a living and get a job.

    The Tea/Republican Party is down on record now they could care less about the military when they aren't out there being political tools for them.

    I will NEVER vote for another Tea/Republican Party politician for the rest of my life. They can all go to hell. And I hope this upcoming election a lot of other Americans feel the same and relegate them to wander around aimlessly out of power at least for a few generations or so.

    When you have an entire political party that is only interested in money, power, money, power, moh money, and moh power all the time, then it finally gets revealed they could care less about people. The Tea/Republican Party treats people as pawns in some kind of game. And the only time they pay attention to you is if you are rich and give money to them.

    I am going to relish voting all of them hypocrites out.

    Obama/Biden 2012! AND a Democratic Party majority in both the House and the Senate!

    To Heck with Heller, and to Heller with Heck!

  3. How about trimming a few of the dozens of bases and posts we have throughout the world? Hundreds of thousands of troops as permanent party in Germany, Guam, Japan, Korea. WHEN will we get out of Korea? WWII has been over 60-some years yet we must defend Europe? Let's strategically eliminate half these places and save the hundreds of billions we sent over each year.

  4. Besides the trimming comments which make sense the letter writer should realize there are many programs available to Vets and the bill had overlapping programs. Why not use what we have in the place now, or modify as needed, not bring in new spending bills. It had many wasteful things in it. Money is hard to come by and needs to be spent wisely.