- Posted October 8, 2013 by
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Shutdown over: What next?
Government Shutdown, They Crossed a Line
Start with the Military, because that is where I'm Furious. We lost Soldiers this weekend, and their death benefits to the families are being withheld. HELLO Congess, Republicans, Democrats, The President, Our Chief Master of Arms.You have already made the Veterans worry on where their next meal and medicine where come from, You have taken medical care from our Soldiers, and You have closed Veteran Memorials, TO THE VETERANS THAT FOUGHT FOR THEM. Where do you draw the line? How far are you going to take your squabbles, your pride? Soldiers, died in the line of duty, and you have to VOTE to give the families benefits due to them. Really? This is what our great Country has come to?
You take military pay from a family. That Soldier was fighting, and paid the ultimate price for His and Her Service. They paid their dues.
How does the welfare system remain, for people who dont work, and still get TANF Checks, and food stamps, and a family cant get paid for the loss of a Soldier? Am I the only one who sees something seriously wrong with this picture?
I realize a small compensation is being made by Private Volunteer agencies. But it is NOT their responsibilty. That falls to our Government, Whom our Soldiers belong to.
If the President is the Chief Master of Arms, who Our Soldiers are to take as the HIGHEST word, why is our President still getting paid? If the Government is shut down, and hundreds of thousands of People are out of work, then why are our Senators and Congress still getting paid?
By not paying our Veterans, Our Military families, and other Government funded people, and YOU are still getting a paycheck, is that saying that your life and livlihood is more important then that of a Soldier, or their family?
New laws or bills need to be passed, when this is all over. Bills and Laws that will protect our Veterans, Our Active Soldiers, Future Soldiers, Fallen Soldiers and Their Families.
My Grandfather, ARMY, WWII. MY Dad, Force Recon, Marines, Viet Nam. My Son, Army, And all the hundreds, and thousands, need to know our Government will protect them, regardless of political circumstance. Our Soldiers, past and present, MADE this Country what is today.
When my Daughter, 13, goes to bed at night, She says a prayer for Her Brother, and the Soldiers. My Soldier prays for a Government resolution, and their Mother prays that the Government will work together for the betterment of all of American People.
When the Government shutdown affects our Military, or their Families, it is time to draw a new line.