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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Where’s McLaime on this????
Inquiring minds want to know...
I hope the Spite Hut keeps these kinds of petulant tantrums going!
We all know Obama hates the military, but this is beyond all comprehension. The phrase "Spite House" captures the situation.
Obama can veto the law because it’s poorly written, and then write an EO funding the benefits, because he’s King. In other words, he don’t need no law, but he’s munificent. /S
He’ll sign it.
It will be yet another example of where the GOP has successfully set and executed a trap for the Dems with their “piecemeal” funding bill strategy.
I thought only congress can incur debts on behalf of the government?
While what obastard is doing is outrageous I consider the source of the commentary... John Cornpone from Texas who is looking for any way he can find to get out of the woodshed where he belongs.
Spinator Cornpone is still parading around as Captain Obvious.
Radio station WGIR in Red Hampshire gave credit to McCain for bringing this to the attention of the American people. I must have missed that announcement.
I cant begin to to you how much I hate Democrats.....
The list, Ping
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how much you bet obama stiffs fisher house on the money?
It sure does
I don’t hate them. I despise and loathe them
Did he veto it???
Then override it — with prejudice.
I’d love to see you in a ‘to to’
Just joking - I know that you meant:
I can’t begin to tell you how much I hate the Democrats....
it’s just they always do the opposite of what words come out of their mouths. they say they’ll reimburse them, I immediately read that as Fisher House will never see that money from this administration.
Barryhole has been embarrassed by their response. They’ll never get reimbursed.
POINT: the Senate approved it! The Senate can be moved towards the higher ground! Maybe the spite house is being isolated from the dem senate we might hope and pray.
The Pentagon spoke to the media about this issue FOUR days before the shutdown, it was not really reported, but Obama and Congress KNEW it was going to be an issue and did nothing.
When a Marine’s family just didn’t have the money to go to Dover to claim their loved one that died in combat- or money for funeral and other expenses the Marine Family Organization started raising money to help them. Then it was realized there were several other families in the same boat and Fisher House became involved. Both the Marine organization and Fisher House received and are still getting donations for this. The media did report that, and only then did John McCain and others make statements. Donald Trump offered to pay for the funerals as well.
This president is turning fiscal law and rules of orderly governance absolutely upside down and few people in DC freaking seems to care.
President Stompy Foot is still angry with the American people
If there is an MOA involved the DOD will have a difficult time not reimbursing Fisher House.
thats because the ones who report/parrot about it don’t have a problem with a liberal president doing it. because they are of like minds. they see nothing wrong, they see the pubs as obstructionist and just doing it cuz they hate obama.
now if bush or any repub did this to get conservative stuff passed, they’d be on every night discussing revolution.
..get all this out there people, use your email list to spread this far and wide (to non-FReeps). Levin must be near detonation by now
Obama is nutz on this!
Just came back from the hospital here in Massachusetts, and I overheard a former vet and a nurse discussing this. Both blamed this on the Republicans.
Don't ask me to repeat their convoluted reasoning. I couldn't understand it.
Or the "Offal Office".
since it passed unaniously,
overide the dictator.
0bama the Munificent.
But they close privately owned businesses that pay for themselves on federal land.
The opinion you get depends on the party of the opinionator. Dems will find a way to justify this, Republicans know he’s an effin’ liar. But, a few at the edges have shifted, and none of it is in his direction. Obastard’s the net loser in this, at the end of the day.
I bet he would sign it if it was money going to Muslim terrorists.
Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis.
For a long time I have believed Jay Carney had a twisted mentality by the way he postures himself to give briefings. This latest comment as to the problem of a National debt being paid by a private organization is so far out of reasonable response that my mind is now set.
Does Fisher House have such in WRITING?????
Obama’s a major scumbag... hope he keeps doing stupid things, because he’s losing the war here...
You are right. Beck brought this up today, and to this laymen, it seems he has a point. This is a TERRIBLE precedent for the Executive to be incurring debt. How Congress can let this stand is unbelievable.
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.
Government shutdown: Senate sends Obama military pay bill
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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.