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The Pentagon announced Wednesday that a charity will step in to pay death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, in response to widespread outrage over the payments being cut off amid the partial government shutdown.
H J RES 91 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 9-Oct-2013 2:33 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes
(n) A person who never has any money and/or is constantly broke. Yet, this person never has any problem with always asking you to lend him/her some cash. The biggest problem they have is paying you back on time, if ever.
These people are the object of both pity and utter disdain by many.
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Maybe your onto something! Stop paying taxes to the government and actually pay them to organizations that wish to do good with the money they receive!
At least that way the corporations and banks get the screws....
The services are having to cancel training that was planned years ago because they barely have funding for regular operations. If you're going to blame someone for this, let's put it where it belongs, which is not the Pentagon.
And is it honoring the Oath by sacrificing unit readiness? That's what it comes down to. We already came damn close to losing a crew this year because unit readiness was sacrificed to save money, should we do it again? Maybe this time we will lose people.
I'm as pissed about this as you are, but losing unit readiness (or risking it), would be just as bad, and would be a terrible way to honor those who gave all, as well as those we're asking to.
The ONLY reason that death benefits were frozen was to make a political statement, so I will reserve my ire for the bottom feeders that claim to represent me.