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Repeal The Agent Orange Act
The whole "agent orange made me sick" whine is BULL$HIT. The entire thing is nothing more than a veteran welfare program which pays BILLIONS of dollars to a group who deserve nothing. (4 comments | 16 signatures»)

No Automatic Pay Raise for Congress!
Sign this petition to oppose automatic pay increases for members of Congress and to support measures to limit congressional pay. (5 comments | 274 signatures»)

WE WANT WHAT YOU HAVE NOW! (THANK YOU?) H.R. 812, The Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011
"THE AMERICAN VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS SURVIVAL GUIDE" _________________________________________________________ YOU HAVE A CHOICE! WE DID NOT! YOU HAVE PTSD. WE HAVE BOOZE,POT!ADDICTIONS,PRIZION! SUICIDE. TOOK MOST! TOLD TO JUST DEAL WITH IT! WE COULD NOT WIN A WAR THAT OUR COUNTRY TOLD US "NOT TO FIRE BACK!" I AM A NAM VET, THIS IS TRUE! DESERTSTORM THRU NOW! MORE VIETNAM VETS DEAD OF SUICIDE! THAN AMOUNT OF MILITARY DEAD IN COMBAT! WHITE HOUSE READ THE BOOK ABOVE (3 comments | 10 signatures»)

Pass H.R. 108, The Disabled Veterans Commissary and Exchange Store Benefits Act
To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents. (6 comments | 61 signatures»)

We Want a Transparent and Orderly Congress
People of all views and priorities know that Congress will do a better job if it does its work in the sunshine. We also believe that bills should not be rushed through Congress because that deprives us of our chance to have a say. Signers of this petition want a Congress that we can oversee and that does its work on time, all the time. (19 comments | 193 signatures»)

"Help Save Our Hides"
It seems like we the American people get hoodwinked every time we elect someone into office. They seem to shed their skin like a snake as soon as they get to Washington. Lets not forget the incompetence factor that has plagued us for so many years. (6 signatures»)

Huntington's Disease: Waive Medicare Waiting Period
Those diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a hereditary, neurological brain disorder, for which there is no cure, are dropped by health insurance companies and forced to wait 24 months to become eligible for Medicare and receive treatment for this horrific disease. During this time, the damage that is done from not being treated is mounting. Sign here to help change that!!! (22 signatures»)

RECLAIM YOUR ABILITY TO CLAIM
Congress has created legislation (in Public Law #112-74) to increase administrative fees for filing and renewing existing and new placer mineral claims by an egregious 800% and is forcing claim-owners to pay-up or forfeit claims that have been owned for decades, even generations. Sign this pettition to support your right to make a living on YOUR public property - against the time that paper money is worthless and you may have no other means of making a living!! (1 comment | 23 signatures»)

Toxic Ft Mcclellan
US Congress need to step up the plate and pass the bill for Veterans Administration to treat and compensate all veterans who are suffering health problem associated with being exposed to PCB and other toxic exposures to include vaccinations that is considered dangerous to humans. I am appalled that my country USA would do such to innocent citizens serving their country and then lie about it and not want to help us. You need to be ashamed of yourselves; repent and do the RIGHT thing. (4 signatures»)

Make American politicians know what American,s feel
If the politicians got a permant lay off,cut in salary,stop their expense account,stop all lobbyst and severly punished those guilty of breaking the laws--then America could see a big improvenment in our life. (8 signatures»)

Abolish Capital Punishment!
It is time we abolish the death penalty. It is an archaic and outdated way to punish criminals. Killing is never the answer. (5 signatures»)

Support H.R.819 The Government Shutdown Fairness Act
H.R. 819 would prohibit Members of Congress and the President from receiving pay during Government shutdowns. (41 signatures»)

Project Stand United "Debt Paid In Full"
Regardless of the sentence handed down by the courts ex-offenders are given a hidden life sentence. A Civil Death. This is not Justice! Signing this petition to Pass Bill H.R.2449 Fresh Start Act will start the process of justice for ex-offenders. (1 comment | 27 signatures»)

Stop Stealing Our Milk Money!
These old controls are costing producers and consumers more money than needs be. Let's push for this savings of $2.5 billion over the next 5 years!

Equal Medical Rights for the Fort McClellan Toxic Exposure Veterans
Sign our petition to mobilize a Republican-led Congress to swiftly pass an important medical and disability bill for service veterans of Fort McClellan, Alabama. (10 comments | 443 signatures»)

Elect presidents NOT because of how big there wallets are.
We need to create a system that prevents the use of money to effect who is elected as a president.

The Lounge
A place for people here to just talk and (maybe) relax about... life, and politics. (67 comments | 7 signatures»)

Tired of the song and dance with VA on claims issues?
Since getting out of the military in 1998, going up against VA is like driving on ice in the middle of a pond. (1 comment | 3 signatures»)

"Don't let homeless children fall between the cracks!"
Please sign this petition for the H.R. 32 The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2011 to be passed. It's purpose is to make sure that all homeless children are accounted for and recieve the same rights to education as everyone else. (6 signatures»)

Beer Lovers Unite: Support Your Local Brewery!
This legislation will half federal taxes on the first 60,000 barrels that a brewery produces, meaning that craft brewers will pay less to make delicious beer. Those savings will help craft-beer aficionados, like you and me, pay lower prices for our favorite brew. Please sign this petition and urge your representatives in Congress to support this legislation! (9 signatures»)


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