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Jon Stewart Skewers GOP Opposition to Veterans Jobs Bill

No jobs for you, Veterans. The GOP and elements of the media such as Allen Breed continue their lies that U.S. veterans and reformist VA elements effectively collude to commit widespread fraud. Blaming veterans for illness and injury has a long and shameful tradition, as does high veterans’ unemployment

It was nice to see someone finally skewer Sen. Tom Coburn and the GOP for their hypocrisy on what they say is wasteful spending by the Congress.

 

I’m sick and tired of watching the Villagers in the press give Coburn way more deference than he deserves and pretending he’s some honest broker when it comes to fiscal responsibility and not just another right-wing partisan who’s always got an excuse for why he voted in lock-step with the rest of the extremists in his party.

 

By Heather

 

Coburn and 39 other GOP seantors voted against the Veterans Jobs Corp Act and Stewart gave what is an appropriate response to his cynicism. It’s too bad he’s not treated with this much scorn more often.

STEWART: The unemployment rate for veterans, 11 percent, 3 percent higher than the general population. Luckily, the Senate today has taken up a bill that would help get jobs for the over 700 thousand veterans, currently out of work. […]

Yes, the Senate voted on a bill that would provide a billion dollars to veterans to help them get jobs in law enforcement, fire departments and/or federal land. The bill was affirmed by 58 Senators, rejected by only 40, thus failing to pass, because apparently in Senate-world, 58-40 is a losing score and you eat out of your anus and s**t out of your ears.

Leading the charge against America’s fighting men, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who opposes on grounds of fiscal responsibility. […]

That’s right. This bill is felonious crap. By the way, also the name of my jazz fusion band…

Stewart went on to give the likes of Coburn the smack-down he deserves for his hypocrisy on what exactly entails “felonious crap.”

STEWART: So once again, 800 billion dollars, unfunded, for war. A billion dollars, but paid for in a way you aren’t crazy about to help the guys who fought the war get jobs afterwards, “We’re not made out of money people.”

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