Death gratuity payments on hold while leftist groups are given exemptions from shutdown

| October 8, 2013

The selective manner in which budget items are prioritized and laws are enforced by the federal apparatus under the leadership of the Obama administration is getting sleazier by the day. We already know that death gratuity payments for service members killed in the line of duty have been suspended as “non-essential”.

Are they, from the perspective of the legion of Washington bureaucrats enforcing federal governance, actually essential? Probably not. Yet, it’s part of the American ethic and, just maybe, a good idea too. It’s why Congress is already moving to reinstate the funding by law, one of the many ethical and simply good pieces of funding that the Congress has sent to Obama to be reinstated.

The odd thing is while this “non-essential service” is falling victim to Obama’s “no negotiation” strategy it comes to light that at the same time leftist union backed immigration amnesty groups are managing to have a previously scheduled rally on the supposedly shutdown national mall today. How? Courtesy of an Obama administration exemption. Imagine that.

Category: DC Government, Politics, Protests/Rallies, Unions

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  1. David says:

    Here in Houston we were sorta hoping Al Green wouldn’t make bail.

  2. Cheeses crust says:

    Am I the only one who remembers that congress critters cannot be arrested whilst congress is in session save for very serious crimes?

  3. NHSparky says:

    @48–FLOTUS Twerking Competition.

    Aw, fuck man. I may never eat solid food again.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Guys, you have to learn to spell correctly. It’s FatLOTUS.

  5. James in Gulf Breeze says:

    The commissaries should have NEVER closed down – they are self sustaining and dont take any government money to run.

  6. James in Gulf Breeze says:

    #29 – these are libs who were arrested for IMMIGRATION – i.e. lets make the existing law breakers legal – and not for anything else

  7. valerie says:


    The call for volunteers for arrest went out some time ago. I think they had a target of 200. And, they had to stop traffic to get arrested.

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    DoD is working with Fisher House to get money to vets’ families:

    I’m not sure why there should be a problem with this, but it should be easy to bypass.

  9. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    That’s because the current administration has no respect for anyone who contributes to the nation only the f#cking low-life parasites who drain the nation of its’ resources and vibrancy.

    There’s a boat landing on some federal property that has been unmanned by any park rangers for 40 years, just a simple launch ramp sitting on a lake unattended but there for the public to use. Never a problem, never any presence, unmanned. Under the current shutdown Obama’s team actually paid someone to come to an unmanned boat launch and place barricades around it to shut it down when there was never any presence there while it was open….it’s clear what’s going on, Obama is telling every American to go f#ck themselves, if he doesn’t get his way he’s going to stick it up your 4ss and laugh.

  10. Andy says:

    so Chuck and some Army brass attended the arrival of some recent war dead at Dover AFB. On the one hand I like that they are trying to call attention to the non payment of death benefits, on the other hand, I don’t trust anyone that works inside the Beltway