Read the Bills Act Coalition

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Posted by MAXIMUS

Welcome to Virginia Barack Obama. I want to thank you and Sen. Webb for kicking Pre- September 11 combat veterans in the face by legally blocking them from receiving enhanced GI Bill benefits under SB22. Odd how Obama can "face" Virginia voters while managing to turn his back on Virginia veterans who served in combat missions prior to Sept. 11, 2oo1.

Obama and Webb faced Virginia voters today in Prince William County. Somebody wrung out the washrag and what dripped out? All the NOVA libs, members of the MSM stricken with puppy love, and a buffet of assorted miscreants, slackers, and starry eyed poets.

How was this even best summed up? Woodstock meets Woodbridge. The bongs outnumbered the Birkenstocks. Lunch was comprised of one food group--Shrooms. Who said the sixties died in the sixties? It was revived today in Prince William. Can anybody name the one Virginia group that didn't show up? Veterans who served in pre September 11, 2001, combat zones.

Why? Earlier this year, Senator Webb introduced the Veterans Educational Assistance Act (S.22) in the United States Senate. This bill was passed into law just before Memorial Day 2008. This law increases educational benefits for all members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and National Guard. To qualify, veterans must have served at least three to thirty-six months of qualified active duty, beginning on or after September 11, 2001. This bill is designed to pay for a veterans room, board, food, tuition, and books whereas the current GI Bill is only designed to pay for a PORTION of a veterans tuition.

Senator Webb and Senator Barack Obama continue turn their collective backs on combat veterans who served their nation in combat zones prior to September 11, 2001. Below is a listing of all of the combat zones where veterans have served since around 1980. Senator Obama and Senator Webb have legally and successfully blocked veterans of the below combat tours from consideration for enhanced educational benefits under the new GI BILL, to wit:

Bosnia (Operations Joint Endeavor, Joint Guard, and Joint Forge) )
November 20, 1995 to December 20, 1996; December 20, 1996 to June 20, 1998;

El Salvador
January 1, 1981, to February 1, 1992

Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury)
October 23, 1983, to November 21, 1983

Haiti (Operation Uphold Democracy)
September 16, 1994, to March 31, 1995

July 1, 1958, to November 1, 1958, and June 1, 1983, to December 1, 1987

Mayaguez Operation
May 15, 1975 to May 15, 1975

Operations in the Libyan Area (Operation Eldorado Canyon)
April 12, 1986 to April 17, 1986

Panama(Operation Just Cause)
December 20, 1989, to January 31, 1990

Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Earnest Will)
July 24, 1987, to August 1, 1990

Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Vigilant Sentinel)
December 1, 1995 to February 1, 1997

Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Desert Thunder)
November 11, 1998 to December 22, 1998

Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Desert Fox)
December 16, 1998 to December 22, 1998

Somalia (Operations Restore Hope and United Shield)
December 5, 1992, to March 31, 1995

Kuwait (Operation Desert Shield)
August 7, 1990, to January 17, 1991

Kuwait, Iraq (Operation Desert Storm, Provide Comfort)
January 17, 1991, through part of 1991 (Desert Storm) 1991 and beyond Provide Comfort

Do Virginia Veterans of these combat tours deserve to be considered for enahnced GI Bill benefits or should they be legally written out of the bill, blocked from receiving help to pay off student loans they had to take out due to an insufficient GI BILL that didn't cover but 25% of their education bill? According to Obama and Webb, pre-Sept. 11 Veterans are not worthy of consideration for enhanced GI BILL benefits. Leave nobody behind? Senator Webb, a Vietnam veteran, is doing just that by leaving pre Sept. 11, 2001 combat veterans out of the equation for enhanced educational benefits under his new GI Bill. Semper Fi to Obama the sawed off elf posing as a Virginia Senator who purports to represent ALL combat veterans in Virginia.


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