GOP Attempt to Restore Military Pensions BLOCKED by Senate Democrats

GOP Attempt to Restore Military Pensions BLOCKED by Senate Democrats

Why do Democrats hate military personnel?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. Nev) has blocked a Republican-proposed amendment to restore military pensions that were recently cut.  Federal civilian retiree pensions were unaffected.

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican attempt to restore military pensions cut in last month’s budget deal, denying a vote that would save up to $20 billion by closing a loophole that allows tax refunds to go to illegal aliens.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) called an effort by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) to repeal the military retiree cuts “fiddling while Rome burns.”

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) “filled the amendment tree” on Thursday, ending debate and blocking any Republican amendments to a bill to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

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Source: Washington Free Beacon

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