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mike60
07-11-2008, 12:13 AM
Here is how the Bush Whitehouse responds to the needs of troops after they've outlived their usefulness to the WAR PROFITEERS.......


VETERANS -- WHITE HOUSE ISSUES VETO THREAT ON BIPARTISAN*HOUSING BILL FOR LOW-INCOME VETS: The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a veto threat yesterday against the Homes for Heroes Act, which would provide housing assistance for low-income veterans. The bill, introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), passed 412-9 in the House Wednesday; a Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has 10 sponsors. The act*authorizes $200 million for veterans' housing and support services, requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide at least 10,000 rental*vouchers a year available for homeless veterans as well as a*comprehensive*report on homeless veterans to be made each year.*The*Statement of Administration Policy released yesterday stated that the White House opposes provisions requiring that*builders of veterans' housing pay prevailing wage and that Bush's*"Senior Advisors would recommend that he veto" the bill. The Department of Veterans Affairs*estimates that nearly 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and that veterans make up*23 percent*of all homeless people in America.*

This is a damning statement: "The Statement of Administration Policy released yesterday stated that the White House opposes provisions requiring that builders of veterans' housing pay prevailing wage and that Bush's "Senior Advisors would recommend that he veto" the bill."

If you voted for Cheney-Bush it's all your fault too, idiots.

mike60

Gayle in MD
07-11-2008, 09:34 AM
I will never understand how any proud American can support or defend Bush, or the Republicans which have aided and abetted him throughout is assult on our Veterans.

Halliburton and the Carlyle Group can bilk us out of billions upon billions, but just let anyone try to get financial aid for our Vets, and the Republicans are up in arms, McCain in the lead, and Bush with his veto pen at the ready.

Repulsive!

Gayle in Md.

mike60
07-12-2008, 02:03 PM
Too important to slip away.


mike60

pooltchr
07-12-2008, 02:34 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mike60</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

This is a damning statement: "The Statement of Administration Policy released yesterday stated that the White House opposes provisions requiring that builders of veterans' housing pay prevailing wage and that Bush's "Senior Advisors would recommend that he veto" the bill."

mike60 </div></div>

Sounds like the administration wasn't against the bill, but rather against the government forcing the builders to overpay for labor. Why would this provision be necessary, since the Dems have already established a minimum wage?
Steve

mike60
07-12-2008, 02:39 PM
Steve, The key term is prevailing wage that is what is paid for skilled labor on other jobs in the area. Not increased wages for the same kind of work.

mike60