There is a lot of “Hope” pending the fate of military pay as the shutdown looms regardless of a recent “stop gap” bill that was presented and the President is threatening to veto.

It’s easy to say that the military members won’t be affected in the long run but as those of you in the military know, many of us live from pay check to paycheck. Again I bring up that when the orders are issued to deploy, do we tell them them no we want to delay our deployment when it fits our needs? No we go when they tell us. Why can’t they pay us when we go?

Its not about if we will get all of the money we rate, we know that it’s the timing of receiving the money. With the gap or shortage of pay your servicemembers will have bill issues which will result into long term credit issues. What is the plan to fix those issues for our young warriors?  As I’ve discussed HERE in the previous post, many will be hurt by the shut down and it’s the little guy that suffers.

When the Gov shutdown happens, and it looks like it will, keep in mind those that are deployed, fighting the enemy in the war we are in and remember, they aren’t getting paid. Just when we thought our warriors were going above and beyond with the support of everyone, we take their pay from them. Does this seem right to you?


Time for a Cgar


More here:

Shutdown Could Affect Young Troops Most, Gates Says

House Passes GOP Stopgap Budget Bill in Face of Veto Threat


  1. If some one mentioned to the Community Leader In Chief that the Golf Course at Andrew’s was closed for the budget shut down, the crisis wold be solved in a few minutes. I love that all these “spur of the moment” demostrations, whether they be in Wisconsin over the election or in silly Slaughter’s or ‘extreme’ Schumer’s press conferences, all the pretty pre-printed signs? Last time I tried to get some ‘signs on a stick’, it was one day expeditied service, ‘course, I didn’t have the printer’s union in my pocket. The more and more I see of our politicians, the more I’m beginning to like Trump.

  2. Community Leader in Chief, love it. I’m so pissed about this whole thing I could scream. Then I have a Brit come on my FB page (first on my profile, where I deleted her) slamming fallen soldiers — then came to my FB Writer’s page and slammed them again as murderers! I support the troops 100%, it makes me see red. My nephew is fighting in Afghanistan. The only reason I had her as a friend is because she was in a support group with me for epilepsy (which I have). But clearly she’s an idiot. Like many in our government. Sorry for the rant. My blog doesn’t get nearly the hits yours does; I’m not good at SEO, I’m just a writer. But I know how to get my point across intelligently when I’m not ranting, and I always, always support our troops.

  3. The Pentagon also announced that families of service members killed in the line of duty during a government shutdown would not be paid death benefits. A senior defense official told Pentagon reporters Friday that while typically the $100,000 payment is received within days of a military death, families of fallen soldiers will have to wait for Congress to resolve the budget impasse before any of those payments can be made.
    The Pentagon pays out roughly 100 to 150 deaths benefits a month
    Unconscionable. Shame on them all for even considering such a move. Not to mention these reports are put out with out one scintilla of compassion. Not even a “we regret to inform you”.
    Boehner says there is no daylight between him and the tea party.
    Mr. Speaker with all due respect what the Patriots of this Republic including those found in the tea party want to hear from the CIC, the Senate and the House is there will be no daylight between all of you and those standing in the door for all of us 24/7 from the founding of this Republic to this present day.
    Shame on all of you on both sides of the isle for even allowing a suggestion of nonpayment for those men and women still standing and the families of the fallen.
    Kipling had it right when he wrote “Tommy” .
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! ”
    But it’s ” Saviour of ‘is country ” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An ‘Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool – you bet that Tommy sees!

  4. No sir, it isn’t right. But when the people’s representatives are not listening or working for the people, things like this happen. Under decent leaders, the warriors of this country would be treated with the utmost care and respect because the leaders would realize that the fate of the nation ultimately rest’s on those warriors shoulders. It is not about the money that goes into certain people’s pockets, the job is to do whats best for the people (All of them, republican, democrat, Tea partier, it doesn’t matter) regardless of when the next election year is.
    I just wish there was something I could do.

  5. I personally don’t see how we can expect these men and women that fight for our country have to be there and not get paid for it. Aren’t there families home taking care of the bills and stuff while they are out fighting? If the money isn’t there to pay the bills then what are the soldiers supposed to come back home to?
    When I was stationed in Okinawa and my wife was back in the states she took care of the bills with my salary alone. If the money isn’t there then how is she supposed to pay the bills? Why don’t they try threatening the salary of the congressmen that cant pull their heads out of their arse to solve these issues? I bet if they threatened their salaries they would get solved real quick.
    Semper Fidelis,
    Manuel Perez

  6. One of the things I also found interesting about this possible shutdown that was rarely mentioned was the amount of reservist that had to leave their civilian jobs. For a lot of them they were already taking a pay cut and then imagine on top of that you don’t get paid late. Talk about a bad day. Glad it didn’t go down that way.
    Semper Fi!

  7. “There is legislation pending to make sure those serving in the military don’t fall through the cracks, but according to conservative radio show host Mark Levin, such legislation isn’t necessary. The president could ensure soldiers get their checks using his executive power — it’s been done in the past — but President Barack Obama won’t do it, Levin said on his Thursday program.
    “Now listen to me folks, with a simple signature the president can ensure our military personal, who are already at enormous risk, both personal and financial, and sacrifice so much, and so do their families, will be protected financially – with a signature,” Levin said. “And he won’t do it. Reagan did it. Clinton did it. But Obama won’t do it. Now why do you think that is?”
    Levin insisted such inaction was indicative of Obama’s attitude toward the military, and suggested the president was using military families as political pawns.”
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/08/levin-on-obama-not-funding-military-by-executive-order-this-is-what-saul-alinsky-marxists-do/#ixzz1JylRyWFz
    …Your commander in chief, beside everything else he has pulled, is playing fast and loose once again with the lives and finances of our men and women under arms. Remember this when the ultimate reprehensible order comes. And it will come. Remember that those you will be ordered to oppose will be those who stood in the ranks with you. Call you brother. Swore the same oath you did, and support you like no one else does because they know what you are living. Because they have been there.
    Crazy? Paranoid? Maybe. I hope so. But something tells me the fear I hold for my country and my way of life, Defended from Valley Forge to The Fulda Gap, is under threat and teetering on the brink like at no other time before.
    I don’t have to tell you that the America we all believe in, idealistic or not, is the best place on this planet. Stand to and make ready to occupy and hold the high moral ground. It is yours for the taking…http://oathkeepers.org/oath/
    Semper Fi 3011

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