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Ricky Gill, House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs chairman to speak in Lodi

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:03 am, Wed Oct 3, 2012.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, chairman of the House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs, will appear with Lodi congressional candidate Ricky Gill at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lodi American Legion Hall, 320 N. Washington St.

Their appearance will be a meet-and-greet discussion for local veterans and anyone interested in veterans’ issues.

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17 comments:

  • Michael Thompson posted at 8:57 am on Tue, Oct 9, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    You are being delusional Mr White. Ricky is partisan. Why do you think he is so happy to be associated with the Young Gun program? Why did he sign Grover Norquist's pledge? These are all in line with the GOP agenda.

    Since he is getting ready for the general election, why is he running away from talking about the Ryan budget and Republican healthcare plan? These ideas will not help anyone in his district. Why doesn't he discuss this? What are his thoughts on the SImpson-Bowles commission?

    Party leaders are only coming to his aid because he can raise money for the party, and he will support their agenda once he gets to D.C. But almost all of his money comes from his parents and their connections! This kid will do anything it takes to get to power, and he is supercilious to view Congressman as an entry level job.

    As for Jeff Denham, he is in a tight race but will likely win. His district is rated as toss up-leans Republcan. McNerney's district is rated toss up-leans Democrat.

    How does someone who has never held a full time job have a net worth of at least $1.3 million and loan himself $100,000+? I guess Ricky should discuss this.

    Family farmer. ROFL!!


     
  • phillip white posted at 12:54 pm on Mon, Oct 8, 2012.

    whitepl2 Posts: 1

    Good afternoon
    Veterans are not a Left or Right talking point. I find it amusing that people want to use veterans for political gain even though they have trouble serving them. Here is what I took from Ricky Gill and what he will do for veterans if he is elected. Did you know that this was the first time. Again FIRST TIME the veterans affairs committee chairman has ever come to Jerry's district. This tells me the young man gets it. Veterans is a issue that cannot be tackled alone, or by drawing partisan lines. Jeff Denham is a great example for crossing lines for the better of veterans. Ricky was able to bring the Ag chairman and the Veteran chairman and he is not even in office yet. I can only imagine better days are ahead for Vets when he wins.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:46 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...After spending the last four days with my husband at a Medical Center in Stockton that shall remain nameless


    In all sincerity , I am sorry that you and your husband spent any time in a medical facility as it means pain is present in your life as well as the one you love.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:33 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...I can tell you that "Obama"not"Care, as Mr. Baumbach loves to call it, is greatly needed. The amount of waste is incredible. The minute staff finds out that your primary coverage is Medicare, forget it....a one day stay is extended to 4 days with multiple excuses why you cannot be discharged.

    I have to agree with Ms Bobin on one obvious point. America needs to dramatically reduce the factors that make healthcare rates so expensive. I agree that waste is rampant and so is mandated benefits that make premiums skyrocket.

    Her mistake is in thinking Obama”not”care reduces cost when in fact, it drives cost upward with no end in sight.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:20 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    This is how Republicans "respect" the military:

    Senator Max Cleland from Georgia, a Captain in the US Army who served in Vietnam and left THREE of his limbs in that country, was defamed by his opponent during his relection bid in 2002 for "lack of patriotism."

    After spending the last four days with my husband at a Medical Center in Stockton that shall remain nameless, I can tell you that "Obama"not"Care, as Mr. Baumbach loves to call it, is greatly needed. The amount of waste is incredible. The minute staff finds out that your primary coverage is Medicare, forget it....a one day stay is extended to 4 days with multiple excuses why you cannot be discharged.

    Not only that, but staff openly told my husband that the medical center has been cited for double billing Medicare, billing for dead people, and overbilling for simple procedures. "Funny" what you learn when you are forced into that environment for several days.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:25 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jerry, can you be more specific. Your observation appears bizarre. Can you identify people by name you are talking about.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:07 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Again, vote for Mr McNerney if you prefer left wing legislation like Obama"not"care.

    Vote for Mr Gill if you prefer to repeal left wing legislation Like Obama"not"care and suport agricultural interests of san Joaquin.

    McNerney's staff ( Thompson) wants to focus on red herrings rather than on McNerneys voting record... notice they hide whatever McNerney supports except of conservative military issues.

     
  • Jerry Bransom posted at 7:47 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    Straight Up Jim... its bizarre greed.. sad these people do not understand your point. You and I know good people are on each side. What we don't know is why these "other" people are so ignorant. Do they choose to be? Why? MONEY?? No.. BLOOD MONEY!

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 5:20 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Pelosi (and Obama) have the support of people who have served in combat such as Senator Jack Reed, Senator Jim Webb and Senator Daniel Inouye. They also have some support on foreign policy from Republicans such as Chuck Hagel who is also a veteran.

    Has Mr Miller or his family served in the armed forces? No. And this is the man who is the head of the veterans affair committee? I think this is quite facetious.

    Ricky Gill the boy born on 3rd base, but thinks he hit a triple.

    Well said comments Mr. Bransom!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:09 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...Put the facts where your mouth is, Mr. Baumbach.

    It is a fact, that Pelosi gets her support, money, and votes from San Francisco liberals who have vehemently oppose our military. She is controlled and managed by the liberal establishment that hates the military. If she did not play liberal ball in San Francisco, she would not be elected. Clearly, she represents the thinking and attitude that reflects the people she represents.


     
  • Jerry Bransom posted at 4:29 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    Am I the only one that notices all the cowardly draft dodgers and non-members of the armed services on the GOP SIde? WTF does a blue bottom boy know about Veterans?

     
  • Jim Starowicz posted at 4:14 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    JimS Posts: 1

    As to Miller:
    No Revenues {nor private reagan capitalism economic investments, free market capitalism} = No Sacrifice = No Support = DeJa-Vu all over again!. Now a decade and counting, told to go shopping, added to the previous decades of under funding the VA. While the peoples reps, fed and state, Still try and lay blame on the Agency. After rubber stamping these wars and all costs, off the books till the present exec. admin. and all still borrowed, of and those represented cheered them on! Deficits started rising as surplus was depleted Before 9/11 and continued rapidly after!

    While the wealthy and other investors garner their booty, still, from both and many have the chutz·pa to call themselves more patriotic{?} then others while wrapped in those false flags, using false slogans and various cheap symbols of and then seek one day events or parades to wave all that patriotism, call it "Supporting the Troops", then go home and either ignore or forget about those that actually sacrificed for the country!

    USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 4:03 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    If you keep saying it often enough, I guess you start to believe it is true.

    Since you are a denier of facts, there is no point in even discussing this, Mr. Baumbach.

    So, what "military interests" have Jerry McNerny and Nancy Pelosi voted against?

    Put the facts where your mouth is, Mr. Baumbach.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:00 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated..Jerry McNerny has done more for veterans than Ricky Gill could ever hope to.

    Since McNerney's actual voting record mirrors Pelosi's ultra liberal agenda, it is not possible that McNerney's votes and Military interests are inline most the time.

    Im sure McNerney does support the military when he can. Unfortunately, as a Pelosi rubber stamp, many times he votes against military interests as does Pelosi.


     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:58 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    From Jeff Miller's biography:

    "Since coming to Congress, Miller has established himself as one of the staunchest conservatives in the House. In 2011, Miller became the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is responsible for authorization and oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.) VA is the second largest department in the federal government with over 300,000 employees and a budget of over $119 billion."

    From CNN:

    "With the war in Iraq over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the VA is sorting through a A BACKLOG OF MORE THAN 860,000 disability claims from American veterans. More than a quarter of those vets -- 228,000 -- HAVE BEEN WAITING A YEAR OR MORE."

    Critics told CNN that veterans have an expression among them that the VA's policy is "Delay, deny until we die."

    Time for Jeff Miller to get to work instead of traveling the country in support of aspiring professional politicians.

    Jerry McNerny has done more for veterans than Ricky Gill could ever hope to.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:22 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Oh, I see Thompson of the McNerney campaign team is back...never fails. Something positive for Mr Gill is published and bam... he appears out of no where waiting to reapprear for the next article that might come out...

    I agree with McNerney's team member that there is a joke, but it in the form of their silly game pretending to be a concerned citizen... That's the joke.

    As far as family farm issue, silly point... We need to rid ourselves of the bay area liberal masquerading as a valley representative when in reality, he is a far left rubber stamp for Pelosi's bay area interests.

    If you want a man who supports military issues and conservative causes, Mr. Gill is the only choice. If you want a man who supports all liberal causes and Obama”not”care , vote McNerney. Clear simple choice.

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 10:55 am on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Family farmer, small businessman and now defender of veterans. Is Ricky going to edit some pictures that portray him as a war hero?


    Family farmer. What a joke!

     
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