Troops to get paid during shutdown

 
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Troops to get paid during shutdown

Have gotten a lot of email about this, and the Congress fixed the issue last night:

U.S. lawmakers voted to continue paying troops as part of a last-minute budget deal before the midnight deadline that saw the Congress fail to pass a budget forcing the government to shut down.

The first federal government shutdown since the mid-1990s will have immediate and far-reaching impacts to the military and veteran communities. While service members will still report to duty, about half of the Defense Department’s civilian workforce – some 400,000 workers – will be forced to stay home and take mandatory unpaid leaves of absence, known as furloughs.

Stateside commissaries will close after Oct. 1, routine medical appointments for troops and their family members may be delayed or canceled, and veterans’ benefits – from pension payments to call centers – could be postponed.

“The fact that funding for VA benefits could disappear in a month ought to be incentive enough for our elected leaders to achieve a solution,” said Daniel Dellinger, national commander of The American Legion. “Our federal government must never put veterans in this kind of position.”

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Myself and many others have put over 40 years in the military service and count on our military retirement pay. Because the federal government can't get along with each other and make the right decisions to serve the people of this country, we all have to suffer. I don't see the elected officials stopping their pay. There is something wrong with government.

North Carolina population consists of 10.1 percent veterans, As a block of voters we should be able to FIRE ie vote out of office of every member of the house in NC that voted against funding veterans recently.
District NC1 congressman Butterfield voted against the veteran funding I intend to vote him out of office.

It is TIME to quit voting for parties and vote for those who support us and if none of them do so fire them all.

What we really need is one 6 yr term for LIFE for the President, Senators and House representatives.

Myself and many others have put over 40 years in the military service and count on our military retirement pay. Because the federal government can't get along with each other and make the right decisions to serve the people of this country, we all have to suffer. I don't see the elected officials stopping their pay. There is something wrong with government.

I say we retirees get together and file a class action law suit against the congress if they fail to pay our benefits. If we don't get paid they shouldn't either.

I agree and I am ready to join in a suit

I think that this president thinks he is a dictator instead of a president. Our veterans fought and some made the ultimate sacrifice. I think it is not acceptable for Obama to use the veterans to force the Republicans to give into his blackmail to get the benefits that they have earned and deserve. If he does allow to let the veterans I think he should be impeached immediately. PLEASE veterans and families of veterans let your government know how you feel. I only wish that the American people who put thus dictator back in office should be the ones to suffer what this man has mandated for our country. He is not my president, he don't salute the flag, he is prejudiced for the Muslims and he is not a representative for the average American.

Obama has signed a peace treaty with the UN to limit our Constitution. This is grounds for impeachment. The Harry Reeds and Obama are both guilty for the Shut Down. The republicans are not.

The Government NEEDS TO LOOK at all levels needs to look out next election.
Count me in on the Class Action Suit.

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News from the World of Military and Veterans Issues. Iraq and A-Stan in parenthesis reflects that the author is currently deployed to that theater.