Skip to comments.White House says bill to pay military death benefits 'not necessary,' senator blasts Obama
Posted on 10/10/2013 3:11:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
WASHINGTON The White House signaled Thursday that President Obama might not sign a bill to pay death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, leading a top Republican senator to allege the president has hit a "new low."
The Senate approved the bill Thursday afternoon, after it cleared the House a day earlier. The bill would reinstate the $100,000 "death gratuity" payments to military families, as well as resume funeral and burial expenses -- after funding was suspended as a consequence of the partial government shutdown.
But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed the bill was "not necessary," noting that charity group The Fisher House Foundation had just entered into an agreement with the Pentagon a day earlier to provide the benefits in the short-term.
"The legislation is not necessary," Carney said, adding that the Defense Department has already agreed to reimburse the Fisher House.
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Oddly enough, the person who did something was Democrat Senator Manchin, supposedly brokering the deal (along with Secretary Hagel). The whole thing is so odd and illegal.
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Posted on 09/30/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT by familyop
then resign or refuse to go into combat enmass, they are still there own persons, the government does not own them.
It takes 2/3 in each house to override a veto. Meaning it wound take 67 votes in the Senate to override the veto, and since we do not have the majority there dingy Harry Reid would never agree to it, and although we do have the majority in the House, we still would need 290 votes to override the veto.
Even if we could get that many together it will not do us any good because of what I explained above
Not paying them is exactly what his half-melanin-wealthy fellow travellers, Just-us Brothers, Sharpton and Jackson, do all the time.