Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shutdown does affect Military Families -

There are no words to write about this.

Our military is still in Afghanistan and still dying. The Afghan Taliban is now supporting Pakistani militants and providing sanctuary for them...
Shutdown outrage: Military death benefits denied to families of fallen troops

The Washington Times
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

At least five families of U.S. military members killed during in Afghanistan over the weekend were given a double-whammy by federal officials: Not only have your loved ones died, but due to the government shutdown, you won’t receive a death benefit.
The benefit is $100,000 and is wired to family members of the killed military member within 36 hours of the death. The so-called “death gratuity” is aimed at paying for funeral costs and to help with those living expenses normally covered by the soldier’s paycheck.

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