Using recklessness as their word of the day, CONgressional candidates Staci Appel-sauce for brains and Jim Mowrer followed the Rahm Emanuel philosophy of never wanting a serious crisis to go to waste.
The two blamed Tom Latham and Steve King for the Department of Defense not paying the standard death benefit to the families of those killed in action.
The Pay Our Military Act provides pay and allowances during the 17% government shutdown.
In his memo of Guidance for Implementation of Pay Our Military Act, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel lists Examples of activities that provide support to service members on an ongoing basis are:
Health Care Activities and Providers
SAPRO, Behavorial Health, and Suicide Prevention Programs
Transition Assistance Programs for Military Members in actives service
Family Support Programs and Activities
Only cold hearted bastards who block access to public monuments and parks, but allow illegals to gather in such spaces, would take that to mean it's okay to deny legal benefits to our military and their families.
And the scientific community is united in that fact.
CNN reported that on Sept. 27, days before the shutdown began, the Pentagon was already telling reporters it planned to suspend death benefits.So for two weeks, the Obama administration has been anticipating this nightmare would come to pass — and did nothing to pre-empt it.
In an effort to cover its ass, on Wednesday, the White House also says it has directed its lawyers to work with the Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon to find a solution outside of legislative action.