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.
I am totally going bonkers over this!!! Meghan Kelly just covered this on FNC. The panel on her show was also totally outraged. Without my usual rants and raves....POTUS Obama should be impeached immediately, and Secretary of Defense, deadbeat, Chuck Hagel should be fired tomorrow morning!!!!
Americans....this is insane. Obama hates this country to his very core. I have no use whatsoever for any person....I do not care who they are, that supports or protects this traitor, this America Hater, Obama or any of his Democrat, low life, cohorts!!!
I pray to God that the “Truckers”, “Bikers” demonstration to tie up Washington, DC, this Friday is a mega success. Ladies & Gentlemen...Americans, all...forget about signing the Lee/Cruz petition to “Defund Obamacare”. Begin a dead serious campaign to Impeach Obama and throw all Democrats and RINOs out of office for good!!! America....wake up!!! Obama is spitting on our military and their families. May he burn in hell for eternity for his evil, Satan ways of hate & hurt!!! Forgive me Lord....but..this man Obama is evil in the highest order!!!
Refer to Obama as the “Communist in Chief”. More accurate.
You have been steadfast in your support of the "Defund ObamaCare" petition. I commend you for the effort you've put forth on that. For you to say "forget that, and let's move to Impeaching 0 and ousting all of the traitors to America" is a profound statement, FRiend.
Again, I say Amen!
Remember all the great things Obama said that he would do for our troops? Neither does he nor the media.
Hope someone can put together a list of these quotes and then circulate them around the U.S.
Obama is the ENEMY of America and it is time that the American people did something about it.
The next time you see a Democrat national politician, let him hear how you feel.
Purely a political move.
Of course the media will cover it, they’ll blame Republicans.
This will thrill the American people as a good way to save money, I would imagine.
“...The next time you see a Democrat national politician, let him hear how you feel.....”
Heck, it doesn’t have to be a national one. Hammer the local ones and hammer em hard!!!!
What about Mayo: won’t he have most of the Obama vote brehind him and enough to make a runoff, probably with Riser, the choice of Boehner and Cantor?
Im stunned whenever I talk to an obvious LIV!
tea party...this.... tea party..... that.
they dont think once let alone twice about ANYTHING but the pablum they’re fed.
I’d suggest dropping the NAME.....as though that would accomplish anything worthwhile..
Nominally intelligent ZOMBIES will believe anything theyre told I guess
Chuck Hagel is another in a long line of NE political failures. They haven’t had anybody good since Carl T. Curtis and Roman L. Hruska, and few even remember those long deceased gentlemen.
The military will follow orders.
Of course not, because he knew the questions beforehand, and didn’t take any from Fox.
certainly not mine !
it does not abide by the constitution
it violates, obfuscates, and endruns every Amendment
it does nothing to protect me, but sure spends a lot of soldiers lives on seemingly petty wars
it doesnt ever bail me out
not that Id want it to, but it sure bails out my enemies like the bankers
it doesnt leave me alone to be productive and prosper
it doesnt help our allies around the world
it seems more like an enemy within
a foreign parasite
Meghan Kelley interviewed Duncan Hunter and Oliver North tonight. Both were very angry over this. North said Obama doesn’t give a damn about them.
The Obama clowns did this even after being specifically asked if this would be covered under the Military bill that passed the house and the senate and Obastard signed.
I can’t remember who said it but they said Hagel had found a loop hole in the bill and was using it to deny the benefits.
I some some adds on TV tonight from the “Senate Conservatives Fund” I didn’t watch TV yesterday so not sure when they started airing them.
Geez, I saw some ads running this evening.
When Monroe Mayor Mayo first announced, it was assumed he would likely be in the runoff because he was well known and because of the demographics of the district.
However, his major money donors (bankers and engineering companies who do business with the City of Monroe) have not backed him, and thereby Mayo has been unable to do any significant advertising.
The thinking now is the black vote will be significantly fractured between him and State Rep. Marcus Hunter, to the extent that neither will be in the runoff.
All this is based on “street talk,” as I have seen no recent polls.
Originally, that phrase was:
“Until morale improves, the beatings will continue.”
I realize it more or less says the same thing, but the original is better, IMO.