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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 02:26 PM
When McCain went on, last night, how he "supports" our troops and veterans - going so far as to say he "loves" them, I wanted to reach into my TV screen and choke him!

The following is his record pertaining to our troops and veterans:

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September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments. At the time, nearly 65% of people polled in a CNN poll indicted that "things are going either moderately badly or very badly in Iraq.

July 2007: McCain voted against a plan to drawdown troop levels in Iraq. At the time, an ABC poll found that 63% thought the invasion was not worth it, and a CBS News poll found that 72% of respondents wanted troops out within 2 years.

March 2007: McCain was too busy to vote on a bill that would require the start of a drawdown in troop levels within 120 days with a goal of withdrawing nearly all combat troops within one year. Around this time, an NBC News poll found that 55% of respondents indicated that the US goal of achieving victory in Iraq is not possible. This number has not moved significantly since then.

February 2007: For such a strong supporter of the escalation, McCain didnít even bother to show up and vote against a resolution condemning it. However, at the time a CNN poll found that only 16% of respondents wanted to send more troops to Iraq (that number has since declined to around 10%), while 60% said that some or all should be withdrawn. This number has since gone up to around 70%.

June 2006: McCain voted against a resolution that Bush start withdrawing troops but with no timeline to do so.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

March 2004: McCain once again voted for abusive tax loopholes over veterans when he voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans' medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes. Jeez, McCain really loves those tax loopholes for corporations, since he voted for them over our veterans' needs.

October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.


This guy gets more deceitful, deplorable, despicable every time he opens his mouth.

BTW, he has a 20% approval rating among wounded vets vs. Obama's 80%!

After the debate, MSNBC had an Iraq vet on, and he also mentioned this. He thought that Obama failed to call McCain out on this because Obama isn't a vet. I believe that Obama should compare their records pertaining to veteran's benefits!


 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 03:35 PM
Forgot to add to that list:

May, 2008, McCain voted against the 21st Century G.I. bill!

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 04:55 PM
Thanks for your service, and thanks for the info.

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 05:02 PM
I won't deny McCain served with honor as a POW. I don't think he's honored our service men and women all that much since then. Thank you for the post. Our son-in-law, a vet from the first Gulf War, doesn't think much of him either.

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 06:31 PM
i thank you for your service,,,,,,,,,,it seem like viet nam vets got the sh!tty end of the stick when they came home,,,,,,,,,,,,i dont do no politics but if he voted agin our troops that many times they somethin wrong wit him,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he's votin agin the very ones wats keepin his ass from gittin blowed up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 06:54 PM
I served 22 years and I am still serving John McCain is a great american.

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 09:41 PM
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Thanks for your service, and thanks for the info.


DITTO

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 09:54 PM
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I served 22 years and I am still serving John McCain is a great american.


And he has no business being president.

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 09:55 PM
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I served 22 years and I am still serving John McCain is a great american.


And he has no business being president.


Then again... neither does the current one

 

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  posted on 9/27/2008 at 10:01 PM
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I served 22 years and I am still serving John McCain is a great american.


And he has no business being president.


Then again... neither does the current one
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner. ladies and gentleman.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 01:11 PM
My ex-husband is a VietNam vet - 2 purple hearts from that war. He has a big Obama sign in his yard.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 03:38 PM
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I served 22 years and I am still serving John McCain is a great american.


And he has no business being president.


Then again... neither does the current one


Or BarryO for that matter.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 03:51 PM
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For what it's worth, Obama gets 6x more donations to his campaign from military families than McCain. Presumably McCain's spotty-at-best record with vet's affairs has something to do with it (as does his desire to end the war rather than prolong it for 100 years, no doubt).


Links please.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 03:57 PM
Here's one:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080814/military_donations.html

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 04:00 PM
From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, grades assigned to three senators:

Senator John McCain - D

Senator Barack Obama - B+

Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. - B+

Unlike rbk does, here's the link:

http://www.iava.org/full-ratings-list

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 04:04 PM
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Here's one:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080814/military_donations.html


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Troops serving abroad have given nearly six times as much money to Obama's presidential campaign as they have to McCain's, the Center for Responsive Politics said.

OUCH!

 

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  posted on 9/29/2008 at 04:20 PM
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Here's one:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080814/military_donations.html


Thanks for the help! We know how strongly RBK feels about proper sourcing.
from others anyway...

 

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