Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, June 17, 2022

Baghram Lung Bill Passes the Senate

A bill to cover millions of veterans’ care for cancer and lung problems linked to burn pits is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk after a final vote in the House next week, where it is expected to pass.

The Senate voted 84-14 Thursday to pass the Honoring Our PACT Act, H.R. 3967 (117), requiring broadened Department of Veterans Affairs coverage for toxic exposure related to burn pits
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So, one might ask, who were those brave Republicans who voted to not provide veterans with health care due to conditions they acquired while serving their country in time of war?

The usual suspects of the Party of the Rich:

Republican Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Rounds and John Thune of South Dakota, Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, and Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho voted against the bill.

Maybe if they had put in a provision that granted tax breaks for car elevators in the garages of mansions, then Romney might have voted for it. Rand Paul, well, he's little more than a spoiled brat with a Senate seat. As for the rest, I imagine that they are so, so proud of themselves for standing up against the cause of helping veterans who are suffering because they served. It takes real guts to do that. Zero integrity, no conscience, though, and that is true of all fourteen of those bespoke-suit-wearing millionaires in the "Fuck Veterans, What Have They Done for Me, Lately" caucus.

1 comment:

Stewart Dean said...

Some quotes I use as a sig....which are appropriate all too often:

If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime
- William Arnot
...or, more recently:
"Once you've done away with integrity, the rest is a piece of cake."
-J.R. Ewing
...and:
“It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth,
impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor,
blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.
Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22