Military Pay Halted....F'd up

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    And just plain pisses me off...

    I would hope all Americans would be up in arms, fit to be tied, totally pissed off, if this government is so F'd up that this could happen...just pathetic..

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    Military pay for soldiers in the US and abroad could be drastically affected should the government experience a budgetary shutdown in the coming days.

    With hundreds of thousands of active, reserve, and national guard military personnel providing front line, or support functions for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a stoppage in pay would add additional stress to soliders, sailors, and airmen trying to focus on missons at hand.

    While President Obama has stated that during a government shutdown, essential services would be paid and budgeted for, the fact that military expenditures make up such a large portion of the national budget would mean that halts in money would have to occur in many areas regardless of the President's overtures.

    In an article on Friday from the Army Times, soldiers back in 1995 were not effected by the government shutdown, but this time circumstances are different, and pay would be halted even while men and women continue to fight in the active war zones.

    https://www.examiner.com/finance-ex...-could-be-affected-with-a-government-shutdown
     
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    right on---serious bullshit !:evil:
     
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    The way i see it stop the payment of everyone in the government before you stop the payment to our military!

    fucking halt all aid to all other countries...and stop paying for UN wars!

    Its total bullshit!
     
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    It's extremely unlikely that the Vets will not get paid.

    the pay is so small, that anyone in office would get an organised boot out.
    the backlash from former servicemen and many civilians, if not most, would be to much for any pol to recover from

    I'd also like to say they are armed to the teeth, but Honor and Duty play strong roles in the life of servicemen. So I know they would continue to serve with Honor, hoping that back-pay catches up and bill collectors can wait.
     
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    From 1979 to 1995 every time the Government threatened to shut down the military got told they may not get paid. Under Reagan it happened several times. They always managed to pay us.

    Just remember, IF the Government shuts down it is because of Democrats in the Senate.
     
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    I hope your right but these are different times and a very different President..
     
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    Uhm, not really. It will be the Repubs who will shut it down, just like before.
     
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    Good article on the subject from Centered Politics:

    They need to get it together or they'll all be thrown out next time..

    The government shutdown will be a Republican decision as it was when Newt was the ringleader. It isn't good strategy.
     
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    Look you democratic stooge the Republicans were elected to rein in costs. To bring down the budget and to stop the trillion and half billion deficits. The Senate refuses to even consider cuts. It will most definitely be the Democrats in the Senate that force a shut down.

    As you turds told us when the Dems won in 2008 , elections have consequences. The Republicans won get over it. If I were the GOP I would be flooding the air waves right now with the reality that a few Democratic Senators are trying to force the American people to suffer another trillion and half deficit and that THEY not the House are DIRECTLY responisble for any shut down of the Government.

    Reality is that the House HAS done its job, it has passed budget bills, the Dems in the Senate REFUSE to do so. If I ran the GOP I would be publishing that fact over and over even if I had to do an end run around the Liberal press and buy advertising.
     
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    The more moderate of the Repubs will save the extremists from themselves. There won't be a shutdown.
     

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