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Forgetting the military, Nancy?

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POSTED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:14pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:45am

Right now, on Capitol Hill, they are fighting about a sequester. That's a $5 word for government cut. Like tax increase has become "investment."

Many in the U.S. military are furious our fighting men and women at only getting a 1% pay increase. You know, our military folks. The ones getting shot at and taking chances.

I know they volunteered for the job, but it's a very important job.

Mclatchy newspapers are reporting today, the processing time for disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs worsened in a majority of its regional offices last year, and the VA has struggled with its much-anticipated plan to correct its problems, according to two recent audits and a review of department data.

The result for veterans is longer waits often for disability decisions that are incorrect.

But, according to some, fighting folks are forgotten because Congress once again is trying to save it's own hide-- enter Nancy Pelosi.

She told reporters this week, Congress should not have to take a pay, but because it would diminish the dignity of lawmakers' jobs.

Say what?

She said this-- and I quote-- "I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded."

Rewarded? You ran for those jobs?

Tell me one person in Congress who will starve.

I'm sure there are a few there in Congress who are not rich, but not many.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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I find it interesting that this reporter always uses the first names of female legislators as a sign of disrespect and in an attempt to be cutesy. Make your argument based on the facts, not some type of cheap tactic of marginization of women and minorities.

The Most High, Elite, Illuminati requires the rest of us must grovel for cake crumbs.

Much is said for whatever reason of what people think about lawmakers at all levels but when the opportunity at re-election time comes around the voters seem to go brain dead at the chance to remove them from office.
To this end along the same lines as the saying goes "you get what you pay for" in these cases vote for so grin and bear it.
If one thinks It's not the money they do have that keeps them being re-elected time after time I got a bridge for sale on Ocean front property Arizona.

I am stunned that Jezebel ever got into office. She is the icon of Washington and all that is wrong with it. Obama and his ilk mean to take America down, militarily, financially and as far as the spiritual side. We have done exactly what Rome did and that is precisely what will happen to us if we as Americans do not repent of our ways. "It is not in man that walketh to direct his own steps.""Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."

Why haven't you complained or done a story about Rand Paul , Eric Cantor , the T-Party and the entire Republican Party trying to eliminate the pension plans of our fighting men and women? I havent seen any story come out of you about 51% of the military budget going to Private corporation contracts. Get rid of the contracts and the soldiers could get a huge pay raise and make solvent all pensions for the military.

Pelosi is worth over $200 MIILLION.

Her husband got tones of government contracts from House committees that Pelosi was chair of.

Coincidence, right?

Over 1/2 of Congress members are millionaires. Obama is a millionaire.

And we let these thieving politicians destroy our military while they live in palaces.

We need a special tax on politicians incomes other than their government salary. A real big income tax!

On Thursday, Pres. Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, a bill that the Federal Aviation Administration’s AnneMarie Ternay describes as containing requirements for integrating unmanned aircraft systems and vehicles such as drones into the national airspace starting immediately. Irresponsible media hack Neal Barton would have you think about the elitist botox biotch Pelosi and her antics rather than report that we've all have just been placed under military surveillance.

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