Comments on: Press Conferences at GP National Meeting http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/ Fri, 21 Nov 2008 12:22:25 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.3 by: Razor & Tie http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/#comment-214877 Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:52:52 +0000 http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/#comment-214877 <strong>Lake_Ozette</strong> Mr Wong Norman Hall Normangee, Texas Royal Family of Romania Volvo ECC John Paul Stevenson Prince Takamatsu Cup Nishinippon Round-Kyushu Ekiden Siren (zoology) Razor &#38; Tie San Luis Central Railroad Lake_Ozette

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by: Citizens For A Better Veterans Home http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/#comment-43600 Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:25:30 +0000 http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/#comment-43600 Ballot Access News: COFOE Needs Your Help (July 27th, 2006) The Coalition for Free &#38; Open Elections (COFOE) earnestly requests a donation from readers of this page. COFOE recently paid for the Oklahoma Libertarian Party appeal fees (this is the case in state court challenging the 5% petition for new parties, and the 10% vote test for old parties to remain on the ballot). We also paid the fees to appeal the Ohio independent petition deadline to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result, COFOE’s funds are almost depleted. Anyone who donates at least $25 will receive a free sub to the paper version of Ballot Access News, which contains content not found on this web page. For instance, a chart, showing how much money each political party received in state income tax donations, in the 13 states that permit such donations on state income tax forms. The chart contrasts the results with last year’s results. The postal address is PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147. Checks can be made out to “COFOE”. (THIS IS A GREAT NEWS LETTER, -----Don Lake.) Response Number 1. Donald Raymond Lake Says: (July 28th, 2006 at 9:25 am) Richard Winger, you are a secular saint! As a long term Libertarian, you are more fair to Peace and Freedom (and the Greens and the reformers and the Constitutionalists and the ______________!) than alot of their own party loyalists! Freedom to choose is inherent in the Declaration of Independence and the Confederation and the Constitution! This is especially true for reformers and reformists. By design, any (Green, Lib, ARP/USUSA, American Independent Party, Socialist, or conservative….) reformers and or reformists are anti establishment! Any one else, by deffinition, is a Democan and or Republicrat mole! We are a nation and a culture and a public policy which continues to catch up to its creed (and even our out right propaganda!) Ballot Access News: COFOE Needs Your Help (July 27th, 2006)

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) earnestly requests a
donation from readers of this page. COFOE recently paid for the Oklahoma
Libertarian Party appeal fees (this is the case in state court challenging the 5%
petition for new parties, and the 10% vote test for old parties to remain on the
ballot). We also paid the fees to appeal the Ohio independent petition deadline to
the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result, COFOE’s funds are almost depleted.

Anyone who donates at least $25 will receive a free sub to the paper version
of Ballot Access News, which contains content not found on this web page. For
instance, a chart,
showing how much money each political party received in state income tax
donations, in the 13 states that permit such donations on state income tax forms.
The chart contrasts the results with last year’s results.

The postal address is PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147. Checks can be
made out to “COFOE”. (THIS IS A GREAT NEWS LETTER,——-Don Lake.)

Response Number 1. Donald Raymond Lake Says: (July 28th, 2006 at 9:25 am)

Richard Winger, you are a secular saint!
As a long term Libertarian, you are more fair to Peace and Freedom (and the
Greens and the reformers and the Constitutionalists and the __________!)
than alot of their own party loyalists!
Freedom to choose is inherent in the Declaration of Independence and the
Confederation and the Constitution! This is especially true for reformers and
reformists. By design, any (Green, Lib, ARP/USUSA, American Independent
Party, Socialist, or conservative….) reformers and or reformists are anti
establishment! Any one else, by deffinition, is a Democan and or Republicrat
mole! We are a nation and a culture and a public policy which continues to catch
up to its creed (and even our out right propaganda!)

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by: Citizens For A Better Veterans Home http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/#comment-43355 Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:23:17 +0000 http://thirdpartywatch.com/2006/07/27/press-conferences-at-gp-national-meeting/#comment-43355 Hopefully the national Greens and the 'buzz' for a long over due "Veterans Caucus" will spur the California Greens to evolve their Moor Park (June 2006) meeting's state veterans caucus into a true 'work group'. This has been a hole in green platform/ planks/ philosophy that you could drive a semi truck of votes through. Mean while, back in Tucson, others are more than aware of the virtual and real world importance of fairness to former military....... United States Representative Jim Kolbe - Serving Arizona's 8th District January 27, 2005 (Pima County - Tucson area.....) (The Horrible Injustice of) Concurrent Receipt The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2004, which President Bush signed into law on November 24, 2003 , included provisions that significantly improve benefits for disabled military retirees. Previously, military retired pay for all disabled retirees was reduced, or offset, by the disability compensation they received from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The fiscal year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act eliminated this offset for large numbers of disabled veterans. As a cosponsor of legislation in the 107 th and 108 th Congresses to eliminate this offset, I was pleased with this action by Congress. The fiscal year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act improved benefits for disabled retirees through two provisions. First, it greatly expanded the Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program enacted by Congress in 2003. CRSC is a special payment for retirees who meet certain criteria for disabilities attributed to combat, combat training, or hazardous duty. Second, it authorized concurrent receipt for retirees with at least a 50% disability, regardless of the cause of the disability, to be phased in over 10 years. The Department of Defense subsequently named this program Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP). The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2005 (HR 4200) eliminates the 10-year phase-in for the most seriously disabled military retirees. These retirees will begin receiving full concurrent receipt in the first year. I voted in favor of HR 4200, which President Bush signed into law on October 28, 2004 . I recognize that this legislation is not as far reaching as some would like. The 10 year phase-in is still in effect for those with disabilities less than 100%. Retirees are not eligible if their disability is rated less than 50% (although they still may qualify for CRSC). Also, Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) retirees still are not eligible for either CRSC or CRDP. Despite these shortcomings – which are attributable to fiscal considerations – the legislation is a significant step forward for disabled retirees. While pleased with our progress toward eliminating the offset, I will continue to support efforts to completely eliminate it, as the budget allows. HR 4200 did not specifically address the issue of Individual Unemployment (IU). DoD has been working with the military services and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) to resolve it. Should DoD’s solution to the matter be unacceptable, I will consider supporting legislation to establish a satisfactory policy. HR 4200 also requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study of the totality of all current and projected benefits available to disabled members and former members of the Armed Forces. The results of that study will be used to determine the adequacy of those benefits and can guide Congress in establishing policy. As one of an ever smaller number of veterans in Congress, my commitment to our armed forces and veterans remains as strong as ever. My voting record clearly demonstrates my consistent support in Congress for our military and veterans. I will continue to advocate improvements in benefits for those who have worn the uniform in defense of our nation. Issue Reports: * SBP – DIC and Paid-Up Coverage * VHA Mandatory Funding Interested retirees can refer to the following web sites for additional information: * Defense Finance and Accounting Service website – http://www.dfas.mil. * Information about benefits, programs and information that affects them – http://www.defenselink.mil/prhome/mppcrsc.html. * Information on veterans’ benefits – http://www.va.gov. Updated: January 27, 2005 Hopefully the national Greens and the ‘buzz’ for a long over due “Veterans Caucus” will spur the California Greens to evolve their Moor Park (June 2006) meeting’s state veterans caucus into a true ‘work group’. This has been a hole in green platform/ planks/ philosophy that you could drive a semi truck of votes through. Mean while, back in Tucson, others are more than aware of the virtual and real world importance of fairness to former military…....

United States Representative Jim Kolbe – Serving Arizona’s 8th District
January 27, 2005 (Pima County – Tucson area…..)

(The Horrible Injustice of) Concurrent Receipt

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2004, which President Bush signed into law on November 24, 2003 , included provisions that significantly improve benefits for disabled military retirees. Previously, military retired pay for all disabled retirees was reduced, or offset, by the disability compensation they received from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The fiscal year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act eliminated this offset for large numbers of disabled veterans. As a cosponsor of legislation in the 107 th and 108 th Congresses to eliminate this offset, I was pleased with this action by Congress.

The fiscal year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act improved benefits for disabled retirees through two provisions. First, it greatly expanded the Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program enacted by Congress in 2003. CRSC is a special payment for retirees who meet certain criteria for disabilities attributed to combat, combat training, or hazardous duty. Second, it authorized concurrent receipt for retirees with at least a 50% disability, regardless of the cause of the disability, to be phased in over 10 years. The Department of Defense subsequently named this program Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP).

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2005 (HR 4200) eliminates the 10-year phase-in for the most seriously disabled military retirees. These retirees will begin receiving full concurrent receipt in the first year. I voted in favor of HR 4200, which President Bush signed into law on October 28, 2004 .

I recognize that this legislation is not as far reaching as some would like. The 10 year phase-in is still in effect for those with disabilities less than 100%. Retirees are not eligible if their disability is rated less than 50% (although they still may qualify for CRSC). Also, Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) retirees still are not eligible for either CRSC or CRDP. Despite these shortcomings – which are attributable to fiscal considerations – the legislation is a significant step forward for disabled retirees. While pleased with our progress toward eliminating the offset, I will continue to support efforts to completely eliminate it, as the budget allows.

HR 4200 did not specifically address the issue of Individual Unemployment (IU). DoD has been working with the military services and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) to resolve it. Should DoD’s solution to the matter be unacceptable, I will consider supporting legislation to establish a satisfactory policy.

HR 4200 also requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study of the totality of all current and projected benefits available to disabled members and former members of the Armed Forces. The results of that study will be used to determine the adequacy of those benefits and can guide Congress in establishing policy.

As one of an ever smaller number of veterans in Congress, my commitment to our armed forces and veterans remains as strong as ever. My voting record clearly demonstrates my consistent support in Congress for our military and veterans. I will continue to advocate improvements in benefits for those who have worn the uniform in defense of our nation.

Issue Reports:

* SBP DIC and Paid-Up Coverage
* VHA Mandatory Funding

Interested retirees can refer to the following web sites for additional information:

* Defense Finance and Accounting Service website – http://www.dfas.mil.
* Information about benefits, programs and information that affects them – http://www.defenselink.mil/prhome/mppcrsc.html.
* Information on veterans’ benefits – http://www.va.gov.

Updated: January 27, 2005

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