Skip to comments.Government shutdown 2013: Military death benefits withheld for grieving families
Posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by abb
(WJLA) - The government shutdown is causing branches of the United States military to withhold death benefits for the survivors of members of the military killed in action.
Defense officials said Monday that among many critical programs and benefits for military members being stifled due to the shutdown, family members of several troops killed in action are not able to access the gratuities guaranteed to them.
These benefits, according to the Associated Press and USA Today, include a $100,000 cash payment due within three days of a service member's death, travel costs to and from Dover Air Force Base to meet a loved one's remains, costs to cover memorial services, caskets and burial expenses and other costs.
USA Today reports that the inability to disburse these benefits have already impacted the families of five service members - four Army troops and a Marine - who were killed in Afghanistan since the government shutdown began Oct. 1.
On the lighter brighter side illegal immigrants will be allowed to have a rally in DC on the Mall...
this is MOST discomforting!!! MOST discomforting INDEED!
need I ask whether the Drive By Media will cover THIS??
And Obama’s golf course is open...
Oh MY! This coverage could be very positive...or ..very otherwise
This will not go over well with We The People. I sent the link to my entire address list and asked them to forward to their list(s).
Can’t afford the death benefits but can afford a mechanical bull.
How nice it must be to be king... you get to pull whatever puppet strings to f*** with the lives of whomever you like for that day.
Someday... either in this life or the next... he’ll get his.
Valjar really does have it in for the military, doesn’t she
Hey Val it wasnt the miltary that fooled and bypassed you on taking out BinLaden, it was “other agencies”
But Obama & Michelle are in ads supporting military families.
“THIS..appears..to be...and I PRAY that it indeed IS.... The VERY BOTTOM of THE BARREL. “
Sadly there is always the scraping underneath the barrel.
“The beatings will stop when morale improves.” -BHO
These nasty people are having the time of their lives. This is what they’ve been waiting for. It would not surprise me if some of these new restrictions become permanent just like the off limits white house.
PBS got their money.
vets and public not allowd to see public monuments and it cost money to stop people from seeing them, death benefits now not being paid but WE LET F-IN PRO ILLEGALS AND ILLEGALS TO ENTER THE PARKS.
GOP get out there and point this out, make AD’s, show some frigging emotion on camera and demand this crap to stop from bozo and mention his name as well as Democrat,.
These actions are meant to provoke, ironically only nutty Obama supporters have reacted.
Trying to anger the military is not smart.
It’s not as if anyone is going to succeed at doing anything. I mean they may try, but the push back will be awful. We are a very civilized nation for now.
How could we help the families?
I have to ask if Obamacare is not currently funded why is it still operating?
Just to remove the TINIEST chance that the military would back him in the coming martial law, Obama does THIS.
The nether world of dank ugliness that grows beneath that barrel....can not be allowed to pollute the light of day!
At least now it should be blatantly obvious that the Senate Dims and the WH have a personal stake in making this shutdown as unpleasant and painful as possible for genuine American patriots of any stripe. Now that the are giving free passes to special interest groups who are actively working to dismantle the nation it cannot be ignored anymore.
This Executive needs to serve a term in prison.
My preference is the illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper.
Louisiana Congressional Candidates React to Latest Obama Outrage
Reaction was swift today from Louisiana congressional candidates, reacting to the latest outrage from President Barak Obama regarding the ongoing government shutdown.
It was reported earlier today that the federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment normally wired to relatives of fallen soldiers including the families of five killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. The payment, known as the death gratuity, is typically sent to families of the fallen within three days to help them cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.
Two Fifth Congressional District candidates we contacted had plenty to say.
Neil Riser: We made an obligation to the men and women of our armed forces, especially to those who make the ultimate sacrifice. We also made a a commitment to their families. The house unanimously passed a bill to appropriate military pay, and the death benefit should have been included in the bill. The Senate has failed to act as yet.
Clyde Holloway: I am not surprised the Obama Administration has chosen certain targets to punish in order to make the government shutdown as difficult as possible on those who oppose the presidents agenda. That is typical of Chicago style thug politics. I am, however, angry and outraged that the Administration would be so cynical and callous as to deny the family of an American hero the this well earned reward. It is inexcusable.
:snicker: :chortle: :snort:
We should encourage our youth NOT to sign up for odongo’s military...they’ll only get screwed over.
Given the depths of the Baraqqi Depression, it’s one of the few possibilities for youth these days.
FEMA Region II has all the supplies The Crossing Guard In Chief’s people think they will need.....to clamp down on all us scoff “laws”...
The Crossing Guard In Chief is in place.
The October Surpise is about to begin
This is outrageous, but not surprising with this administration
I’ve got one more quote coming in from the other leading candidate in LA05, and I’ll put it up when I get it.
Likely two of these three will be in the runoff after 10/19: Holloway, Riser, and Morris.
But not the families of military personnel kia.
Government shutdown 2013: Military death benefits withheld for grieving families
And not ONE reporter asked the O about this during his lecture/presser this afternoon!
It was either Stalin or Hitler who sadistically pulled all the feathers out of a living chicken then dropped the bird to the floor for the ultimate 'lesson' for his gathered minions. The plucked chicken limped around the room after him - following him like an abused child.
The Stockholm syndrome is a tactic...
It gets worse. They’re not going to fly the dead bodies of troops killed in Afghanistan. A private group has stepped up and will pay for it. If every republican talking head doesn’t scream about this I’m going to....I don’t know what I’ll do.
I will say this to all the young people in this country. DO NOT JOIN THE MILITARY! And to all the officers. RESIGN NOW! Or learn how to spell pronounce coup.
This has to get to Michelle Malkin, Hannity, Greta, Judge Pirro, Drudge, Rush, Levin et al. The veterans are going to DC on October 13 and this BS has got to be addressed. I also recommend sending this information to everyone’s email list(s) and ask them to forward it to their email lists. We The People have got to scream like hell on this BS.