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P.L. 112-74, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012

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Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

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Latest Major Action: 7/18/2011: Senate floor actions. Status: Considered by Senate.

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Patricia mcGehee

June 6, 2011, 3:09pm (report abuse)

No construction at this time.

***

June 9, 2011, 6:55pm (report abuse)

Cut veteran compensation spending by 25% immediately. Then cut specific programs, especially the Agent Orange Act completely out.

This will save money and reduce the undeserved veteran welfare programs.

Josh Taylor

June 10, 2011, 5:22pm (report abuse)

@***

Do I have to say this again? Either go join Phelps' hate church and protest at fallen soldier's funerals or go live in China where intolerance of political, economic, and religion is accepted.

Leave the Veteran welfare program alone.

Shutting down schools is the only way to cut federal spending. We don't need our kids to be brainwashed by secular atheistic evolution.

Homeschooling should be legalized and taught with biblical principles, moral values, biblical history, Judeo-Christian Culture and Creation Science.

Hank 2729

June 13, 2011, 2:29pm (report abuse)

*** You must be a muslim like that socialist osama bin obama

Rob54

June 13, 2011, 10:26pm (report abuse)

It's clear to see *** is not a Vet of anythig except video games. ever fought for anything except he right to party with mom and dads money.

Rob54

June 13, 2011, 10:28pm (report abuse)

Also it's time to clean my keyboard.

Josh Taylor The Real

June 15, 2011, 4:36pm (report abuse)

Cut veteran compensation spending by 25% immediately. Then cut specific programs, especially the Agent Orange Act completely out.

This will save money and reduce the undeserved veteran welfare programs.

Kachina

July 18, 2011, 2:16pm (report abuse)

If the funds directly suoported Vets, that's great! However, I fear the funds would be diverted into pockets that have deep holes in them & it has nithing to do with Vets!

J. T.

July 18, 2011, 2:48pm (report abuse)

Cut veteran compensation spending by 25% immediately. Then cut specific programs, especially the Agent Orange Act completely out.

This will save money and reduce the undeserved veteran welfare programs.

Nick Love

July 18, 2011, 3:05pm (report abuse)

Your nuts!

J. T.

July 18, 2011, 9:57pm (report abuse)

Cut veteran compensation spending by 25% immediately. Then cut specific programs, especially the Agent Orange Act completely out.

This will save money and reduce the undeserved veteran welfare programs.

R.H.

July 19, 2011, 12:24am (report abuse)

I'm sure all of us vets are a bunch of phony idiots that make up crap just to screw the US tax payer. That's why so many vets take their own lives every day, everybody knows it's just for kicks.

Johnny reb

July 19, 2011, 4:15am (report abuse)

I see their are alot of people on hear who never served in the service. Must be the bunch who ran to Canada dureing the Viet Nam war. Veterans has earned their right to be compensated,but their are alot of construction that does not need to be done. Put the work on the hospitals that really need it. Not some remodeling to spend money wastefully. Why don,t they hire people to work on the back log cases that veterans have been waiting on for years? Do away with some of the DOPE PUSHING that goes on at the VA HOSPITALS--that is what,s killing most of the veterans --so the government won,t have to pay them. No one should have to take 50 pills a day--that is dope pushing. That alone would save a fortune.I can park my car--I don,t need the valets parkers who make a fortune. That is another waste.

IROQUOIS227

July 20, 2011, 12:34am (report abuse)

GOOD GOD!! i know these can't be veterans speaking this garbage such as this J.T. mope. as long as there is ONE agent orange vet left, LEAVE THE PROGRAM AS IS! I can't believe the total lack of any humanity here, much less education, information, or sophistication. you people are simians! this country doesn't deserve to survive.

R.H.

July 20, 2011, 1:00pm (report abuse)

Right on Johnny Reb! I wonder if some of the VA Dr.s aren't getting kick backs from the drug companies. Some of the guys I was with were walking zombies, on 16 or so different medications. My 1st Dr. and I had some real "discussions" about the meds he wanted me to take. He nearly died (probably from taking some of the same crap he tried to push down my throat). My new Dr. had a pretty good head on her shoulders.

J. T.

July 20, 2011, 6:38pm (report abuse)

Cut veteran compensation spending by 25% immediately. Then cut specific programs, especially the Agent Orange Act completely out.

This will save money and reduce the undeserved veteran welfare programs.

Far too much money is being wasted in unnecessary and unwarranted veteran benefit giveaways. Now is the time to start reunung in these wasteful veteran welfare programs.

J. T.

July 21, 2011, 7:54pm (report abuse)

Senator Coburn has finally take action to do something about the Agent Orange scam. I certainly hope his amendment to this bill is approved.

11B40

July 23, 2011, 2:33am (report abuse)

J.T. = Proof that low intelligence people can be taught how to type.

May even have been part of Secy. McNamara's Project 100,000.

Vetter

July 23, 2011, 5:30pm (report abuse)

Congress should stop Military retired from getting both Military

retirement pay and VA Comp.pay.

This is a scam ! Some of the retired get 100% VA money which is 3,000 a month tax free plus there Military pay every month and Social Security

The average is 6,000 a month total

Irish

July 31, 2011, 1:22am (report abuse)

cut comp by 25%? I served in both the Marine and Army Infantry for 17 yrs and had to have surgery to replace 3 vertebrae due to an injury incurred in Iraq You can rot for saying that it is "welfare"in the sense in which you meant it JT. Try this...the VA says you cant work for six months after surgery but you have already been discharged from the Army due to the injury....the VA nor the Army pays you anything yet you still have bills to pay. We served you and now we get screwed...maybe we should step away from the door and invite the wolves in to feast on those such as you. We've kept them away from the door ..not the cowards making these statements.

Sharen

(logged-in user) August 15, 2011, 2:30pm (report abuse)

I do not believe that ALL Vets should be tilted a life time of medical care, unless they were injured in the line of duty. In those cases, they should be able to pick the dr of their choice and the Government pay for it. Most cannot get to a V.A. hospital. The constitution states NO PRIVLAGED GROUPS OR PEOPLE. That goes for our Government officials also.

AH

August 15, 2011, 2:33pm (report abuse)

Veterans comp to many older veterans is just another retirement benefit. Raise compensation for those directed injured in combat. These are the veterans most in need. Like I said VA compensation is not a retirement benefit,

NAVY VET

August 15, 2011, 4:42pm (report abuse)

Obviously all of you who disagree with Veteran's benefits have not volunteered even a minute of your life to defend your own country. Until you have actually served over 20 years can you have the right to even make a comment about Veterans.

AH

August 15, 2011, 8:29pm (report abuse)

I know US Army draftees 11 Bravos and Marine one term 03oo's who spent more time serving their nation then most 20 year retiree. Giving respect to those that served 20 years. In the past the military was a good place to hide with no skills for twenty years. Repeat service connected compensation is not a retirement benefit albeit many think it is.

no offense

August 18, 2011, 1:00am (report abuse)

to Vetter:

get your facts straight --example

retirement pay= 1000

service connected injury=500

total pay is 1000 but 500 of it is taxfree.

no offense

August 18, 2011, 1:06am (report abuse)

Coburn is a political hack looking for a higher up job

Deano

(logged-in user) August 24, 2011, 2:22pm (report abuse)

@no offense

What you don't tell is that those who can get CRSC get ALL of it, and it is tax-free.

@no offense

August 27, 2011, 1:08pm (report abuse)

Senator Coburn is a concerned citizen attempting to put a stop to the stupidity known as Agent Orange Presumption.

That whole thing has become nothing more than a huge waste of money being used to provide welfare payments to a bunch of scammers.

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(logged-in user) July 30, 2012, 2:48am (report abuse)

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