Skip to comments.DOD Issues Detailed Shutdown Guidance
Posted on 09/29/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
American troops would continue fighting in Afghanistan if the government shut down next week, the Defense Department said Friday but if any were killed, the Pentagon could not pay out their death gratuities until the government reopened.
That is just one ugly reality of the government shutdown for which DoD has been preparing, Pentagon Comptroller Bob Hale said.
The Pentagon has also decided to exempt funerals and dignified transfers of remains from a shutdown if one happens, he said so if troops were killed during a shutdown, the Air Force could fly them to Dover Air Force Base, Del., and hand over their remains to their families.
All other activities need to be shut down in an orderly and deliberate fashion, including temporary duty travel, with a few exceptions.
Members of the military will continue to report to work, regardless of whether their job is affiliated with an exempted activity.
However, military personnel would not be paid until Congress makes the necessary funds available. The same is true for civilian employees who are required to work through the shutdown: the law requires them to be paid, just not necessarily on time.
For those civilian employees who are not required to work during a shutdown, their pay is not guaranteed. They would be furloughed, Carter wrote, placed in a non-work, no-pay status.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Targeted, limited time of duration Legislation can fix anything the Administration threatens the military with.
Shame on the Politico for this piece.
This sucks the big wazoo. We are just trying to do our jobs, but we’re held hostage to Congress’s inability todo their job.
This government had no problem with paying Nadil Hasan over a quarter of a million dollars after he went on an Islamic jihadist rampage killing over a dozen men, women, and children, and injuring dozens more.
What is the current betting pool on how many days into the “shutdown” Obambi is seen on a golf course or hosting another White House Party for Hollyweirdos.
It sounds like we need to watch out for an attack on our “his” military, for retaliation for not getting his way.
But Hussein wouldn’t stop sending money to his Muslim Brotherhood all over the world.
I give him until 5 Oct so he can get lost in the Friday afternoon news blands and stay lost for weekend.
Should have shut down this government long ago.
>> but if any were killed,
Didn’t think any died under Obama’s imperious leadership.
We gave up on fighting in Afghanistan about 5 years ago, though an argument could be made we gave up long before that.
Does anybody recall seeing the similar article about the orderly shutdown of EBT Cards?
You won't get far with that specious argument around HERE.
Tell the Democrat-controlled Senate to do their Gaw-damn job.
Then tell Obama not to veto funding the government.
EBT cards are given by the state.
Laz is correct. The House passed a spending bill. But the Dem- and Rino-controlled Senate refused to consent.
YOU tell them, Laz. I’ve done my part.
Just mentioning, make sure to pin the blame where it really belongs.
You write, “This government had no problem with paying Nadil Hasan over a quarter of a million dollars after he went on an Islamic jihadist rampage....”
This I hadn’t heard. Obviously the government spent money on his medical care and provided him with a defense lawyer. That’s just SOP for anyone accused of a crime. Is that how you’re counting the quarter million, or is there something else? I’m not very knowledgeable about his case so I’d be grateful for any information.
Complete and utter nonsense. Our service members should be fully paid no matter what. Defense of the nation is priority one for the federal government. Pay for ALL non-essential federal employees and expenses must be cut or halted first, and that would obviously include anyone or anything connected to obamacare, the EPA, Education, Health, Housing, Welfare, Energy, Agriculture, Commerce, DEA, etc, etc, etc. Even pay and expenses for the elected officials and their bloated staffs should be halted or cut before any service member!! Do your jobs to defend the constitution or get OUT!!
The question to be asked is: If it is in the Nations best interest to shut down the Government, then why are there only TWO Federal Politicians, Obama and Reid, loudly advocating shutting down the US Federal Government?
Obama has MANY reasons to shutdown the Federal Government such as:
1.) A headline grabbing story that will distract attention from the Impeachable scandals of:
Benghazi Massacre Dereliction of Duty by Obama as CIC;
Obamacare Insurance managed by the corrupt IRS;
IRS harassment of political opponents of Obama;
Use of the NSA by Obama to spy on everybody in the USA;
2.) The use of fear of a shutdown might help to protect defunding and eventual abolishment of Obamas narrowly focucused ideological agenda of an European-style, failure-prone, Marxist, monopoly of the US Medical Insurance Industry.
3.) Spreading fear and blame might also preserve Obamas power to increase Obamacare Insurance premiums on an annual basis.
*This would be highly advantageous to Obama as the increase in mandatory insurance premiums would not be a tax, as the unexpected market conditions would be given as the reason for the increase.
*Also there would be no need to ask for the Advice and Consent of Congress, as the IRS would be in complete control of all income and medical records.
4.) The last reason is the most important for Obama, personally: America would at last no longer be a Nation where the Liberty to choose ones own family destiny could ever exist again.
As for Reid, the best guess I have is that he wants a Government Monopoly of the Medical Insurance Industry. Well, to be fair, Reid calls for a single payer system.
My guess is that multi-millionaire Reid, nearing Federal retirement, owns a lot of stock in some companies that are tied to a single payer system.
Maybe the NSA, or the IRS can find out for us?
Im going to as my US Senator from TEXAS, The Esteemed Senator John To Hell with my voters Cornyn to check on this for me - - - .
Noise, static and hysteria.
Pablum for the weak minded.
“This sucks the big wazoo. We are just trying to do our jobs, but were held hostage to Congresss inability todo their job.”
I noticed that also.
They’re not going to pay the military their salaries, but you can bet that EPA will be considered an “essential” function.
Didn’t the House pass a bill 423-0 completely funding the military?
Government rolls out shutdown plans
Nadil Hasan drew his salary for YEARS.
Video: Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan still drawing salary $278,000 and counting
Hotair ^ | 05/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
First of all, I would not serve in the military today. Second, if I did I’d go to Canada if I wasn’t getting paid. If I was in Afghanistan I’d do everything I could NOT to engage the enemy.
but Obama will be able to fly his dog around.
The Senate 'pubs who traitor us are worse than Obama. Their appeasement attitude is the reason Obama gets away with never having to negotiate.