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Benefit cuts for military loom; Citizens lobby GOP, Dems to #KeepYourPromise

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CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the question, and for many, the answer was obvious:

http://twitter.com/#!/libbyslemonade/status/423516570808492032

A strong social media campaign started by military spouses and families is turning up the heat on GOP leaders as well as Dems in protest of COLA benefit cuts for active duty soldiers in the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill. The hashtag #KeepYourPromise was started to spread the word.

Talk host Hugh Hewitt lays out some of the details:

http://twitter.com/#!/hughhewitt/status/423449593469100032
http://twitter.com/#!/SheriDMellott/status/423450352810479616
http://twitter.com/#!/hughhewitt/status/423457158751993858
http://twitter.com/#!/hughhewitt/status/423459752119500802
http://twitter.com/#!/hughhewitt/status/423460536898961408
http://twitter.com/#!/hughhewitt/status/423213402010300416

The House is expected to vote on the spending bill today. (Note: See update below)

http://twitter.com/#!/LoriVolkman/status/423518294306328576

More:

http://twitter.com/#!/oldusarmyvet/status/423505421492424705
http://twitter.com/#!/clamoure/status/423553743490002944
http://twitter.com/#!/060411Amber/status/423360765127438337
http://twitter.com/#!/Josooke/status/423515423078764545
http://twitter.com/#!/jlrmhilton/status/423530519339343872
http://twitter.com/#!/Real_HouseMD/status/423518199926124544
http://twitter.com/#!/progress4usa/status/423551069575077888
http://twitter.com/#!/swcolburn/status/423552897012342784
http://twitter.com/#!/SheriDMellott/status/423515894472798208
http://twitter.com/#!/iava/status/423536583417929728

A maddening thought:

http://twitter.com/#!/KurtSchlichter/status/423335778245046272

Update: The spending bill has passed:

http://twitter.com/#!/JGWithrow/status/423565553765056512

It now heads to the Senate:

http://twitter.com/#!/nytimes/status/423565560275017728

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/15/benefit-cuts-for-active-military-loom-citizens-lobby-gop-dems-to-keepyourpromise/



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