Skip to comments.Angry Obama orders GI death benefits restored
Posted on 10/09/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT by abbEdited on 10/09/2013 10:52:26 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A "very disturbed" President Obama has ordered his top aides to restore death benefits today for families of military service members killed in action.
"The president was very disturbed to learn of this problem," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. "The president expects this to be fixed today. He was not pleased."
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Soon to be replaced with: no folks, don’t believe your eyes and ears, there is no, I repeat there is no government shut down that is ginning pain on the American people, the vets, or children, it’s all a smoke screen from the Republicans to make me look bad......
” What difference does it make “ until she tells her lies when she runs for President in 2016.
Let’s hope once he is out of office, the word “racist” is also out of America’s vocabulary. Of all the words to GUARANTEE racism, “racist” is Numbah One, GI!
Last night on The Kelly File, Rep Duncan Hunter (R-Calif)--- He has a fallen hero in his district who died during the shutdown. I haven't seen this point made anywhere else in the press:
VERBATIM transcript (is there video?)
" On the 28th of last month, pre-shutdown, we passed the Pay Our Military Act. It passed through the House, Senate, and the Pres signed it on the 30th of last month. THAT does cover THIS [death gratuity]....We actually saw this coming. That's why we passed that bill. This is an on-purpose, in-your-face middle-finger, as you said so eloquently to the military families. This is nothing other than that.
"Because they were told specifically by us, 'You can pay this.' This is why we are passing this act unanimously through the House and the Senate, signed by the President. They are being careless. And this is reminiscent of them sending back bodies in cargo planes so they could be fork-lifted instead of with an honor guard in the way we ought to treat our men and women.
KELLY: The Penegon Comptroller came out and said, "Well we've had a number of people die recently and we will be able to pay them but not until the lapse of these appropriations problems." They are going to get their money just as soon as YOU, basically, get your act in order. He is putting it back on Congress, and the DOD is putting back on Congress.
They came out and said, "Congress was warned prior to the shutdown that these benefits would be stopped even despite your efforts to legislatively head this off, your legislative efforts only protect the service men and women and not the families"---and that you blew it because that was a LOOPHOLE and you should have seen this coming.
DUNCAN: Let me take off my Congress hat and put on my Marine hat; That statement sickens me---because here is the reason why. We explicitly asked if THIS was going to be covered when we passed that pays for this, and they said YES! This is the DOD trying to cover their own tail on this. They made the wrong decision, and they need to fix it.....
REPOST: Now I hear Obama has fixed this, saying, "He didn't know...He just wasn't aware.
The PR isn't going as Obama had planned.
The "new" lows Obama is setting are only exceeded by his "old" lows. Examples of his moral depravity and obsession with power are mounting.
"The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandatethis is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go."
The Park Police
In one of the most despicable and immoral acts of any president in the history of the United States, President Obama, the Commander in Chief, is playing politics over the dead bodies of American soldiers killed in action during the government shutdown. These soldiers were killed following his orders.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, I cannot conceive of any other president in our history doing what Obama is doing in this situation. As Commander in Chief, he signed the orders sending these young men into harms way. They died following his orders. Now he is denying their families the militarys death gratuity normally given within 3 days of the death, which covers funeral expenses and travel to Dover Air Force Base to receive the flag draped casket that holds their fallen hero. President Obama is callously adding to the unimaginable grief and the heavy burden these surviving loved ones carrying just to score some political points.
Shame on You, President Obama
None of Obama's sadistic [definition: enjoyment that someone gets from being violent or cruel or from causing pain] acts are mandated by the government shutdown. They never happened before in any other shutdown.
These are choice edicts issued directly from the Spite House.
On his radio show yesterday, our pal Michael Graham spoke to one of the tourists held under house arrest (or hotel arrest) by the National Park Service geyser stasi at Yellowstone Park. Heres part of the interview:
There was a large group of Asians there. Not many spoke English They said, Are we under arrest? I mean, they were fearful. I mean, it looked like we were inside a prison. There were two large guards doing a walk up and down in front of the doors, so people felt like they were in prison. And the Australians said that would never happen in their country. Never never never.
Oh, get over yourself. Consider yourself lucky Obama didnt just drone your tour bus...
You forgot the Golf Channel!
With the “sicko-phant” media lapping at Barry’s feet, some will never learn. MSM has killed “journalism”.
“Just bloggers” are doing the work “journalists” used to do.
Nose so long now, it’s ready to topple over.
More BS from BO.
Well, this was so over-the-top that even Obama had to back down.
Obama . . . The Original Angry Bird.
He passes gas and then acts mad because the room stinks.
Obama stinks, and he’s stinking up the whole country and world.
I dont think he’s going to foment what he thinks he wants to......
Major Frank Burns’ fault
Why do we have a system which lets the president unilaterally determine what gets funded and what doesn't, determine who is exempt from Obamacare and who isn't, determine which foreign regimes get funding and which do not???
This is no longer a Constitutional Republic governed by the rule of law. It is an Oligarchy governed by the rule of men.
He’s a liar. A pathological liar.
Congress voted earlier this year SPECIFICALLY to avoid this. The only way it could possibly have happened was if someone made a purely political calculation to try and make it look like the shutdown’s fault so they could blame it on the GOP, and then ordered the payments not to be made.
Sickening and disgusting...but right in keeping with Obama’s modus operandi all along.
Obama is a marxist ideolog