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Now the US Government is using charities to pay the benefits.

  1. Ericdierker profile image78
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    So the Pentagon is now taking charitable contributions to make good on its' promise to pay dependents of KIA service men and women.

    From what I read there is provision to make these payments based on a bill passed last week.(just read the bill - 2 pages and clearly allows these payments) But the administration has determined not to do so. Looks like they are blaming the lawyers. Obama may be a good guy. But he is just a terrible leader. He is clearly leading his administration against the people.

    Party politics are doing what they are suppose to do as set forth in our Constitution. I do not like it but so be it. But this is just downright lousy leadership. Obama has options and he is choosing really bad ones to punish the people.

    This is like a family on a tight budget and the dad declares we have no money for milk but my beer budget remains intact. Paying politicians before paying deceased military servicemen families is disgusting. This cannot be laid on Congress.

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      retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I can think of nothing more important to the function of government and honoring our troops than the President's golf game.  Despite the "shutdown" ( only 17% of government functions have actually been shut down) His Petulency has commanded that the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base remain open so that this vital and essential function of the Sun King's government can continue.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed.

    3. tsadjatko profile image77
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well, turns out this administration doesn't approve all charitable contributions. The Fishers offered to loan the money but Republican Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Offer to pay Military Death Benefits - with no strings attached was turned down. The administration said thanks but NO THANKS! Seems this administration's specialty really is growing the debt.
      http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/10/11/wh … its-denied

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      retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Federalist #58

      "The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose supplies requisite for the support of the government."

      James Madison, Father of the Constitution and one of the organizers of the Democratic-Republicans

  2. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago

    http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/obama-nothing-is-my-fault.jpg


    Dem Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUx50lP8Vfc

    Imagine that?

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      retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Easily, she is part of an elitist coterie that sees the American people as an inconvenience that must be managed.  If an internment camp is necessary, so be it.  If the seizure of property is necessary, so be it.  If narrowing and regulating the FREE PRESS is necessary, so be it.  If rounding up Jews...you get the point.

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It's a bit early to Godwin the thread.

      2. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
        Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Kinda ironic that you make that rant considering the governor of Maine (Tea Fiesta affiliated may I add) already declared martial law in that state.

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          retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Cool.  How does that change things in Indiana?  It doesn't but the unlimited power of the FEDERAL - repeat - FEDERAL - government is a threat to everyone's liberty.  Let the people of Maine do as they will, apparently the notion of FEDERALISM is still a mystery to lefties.

          1. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
            Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            So it's OK if states take away the freedom of their citizens...

            I thought you guys were all about liberty?

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              retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              If the people of Maine are stupid enough to put up with massively intrusive government, so be it.  Given the tendency of Maine voters, it appears they are also  enthusiastic about massively intrusive FEDERAL government.  It is the FEDERAL government imposing Maine's insanity on Indiana that is most objectionable.  Just as the FEDERAL government imposing Massachusetts' insanity on the whole country hiding behind the excuse that if Romeny liked FORCING everyone in Massachusetts to  buy health insurance it must be a good idea for EVERYBODY in America to be FORCED to buy health insurance.

              “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”

              “[T]he propensity of all single and numerous assemblies [is] to yield to the impulse of sudden and violent passions, and to be seduced by factious leaders into intemperate and pernicious resolutions."
              —James Madison

              "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
              --- George Washington

              1. Ericdierker profile image78
                Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Check out Maine's martial law history of late. It was the United Nations -- WHO that required a martial law be imposed recently. That is pretty goofy except for NPR which just got fully funded during the shutdown. 450K for NPR and hold back death benefits for the Military ---- cool huh!!

              2. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
                Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Not the point.....if its not OK to take the liberty of people anywhere, then it must be a bad thing to take away the liberty of the citizens of Maine. I thought the Tea Fiesta was all about personal liberty? Just not in Maine?

                If you would stop changing the subject, you would realize how stupid it is to blast a Democrat who *suggested* martial law while somehow glossing over a government that *invoked* martial law.

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                  retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Considering the political affiliation of each it would appear that the real threat to liberty is elected Democrats.

                  1. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
                    Cody Hodge5posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Good one.....

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                  retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  If you actually examined the content of your point you would realize how stupid it is to conflate state and federal power, or probably not.

        2. Reality Bytes profile image94
          Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Source?

          I cannot even find a tinfoiler on youtube discussing this?

          1. Ericdierker profile image78
            Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Maine had martial law over the flu epidemic in 2009. Real and not pretend. http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/ind … ticle-2008

            An emergency law such as this invokes Martial Law. But nothing today over the slimdown.

    2. tsadjatko profile image77
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sheila Jackson Lee? Yeah, now there's an informed Congresswoman and speaker for the Democrap party! She, said  "All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party..."
      great example of Democrap "civility"
      http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profil … /Scandals/
      Of course the grassroots Tea Party movement doesn't compare with the Democrap version of their tea party

      http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj234/APithicus/a116d414-890a-4901-8399-aac7f908480d_zpscf2477d1.jpg?t=1381349786

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        retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        +++++++++++++++++

        1. Ericdierker profile image78
          Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Ditto

  3. bBerean profile image60
    bBereanposted 3 years ago

    It is sad and embarrassing.  The efforts by this administration to exploit the situation and make the people suffer anyway they can in hopes that the Gop will be blamed, when other options are available, and by their discretionary choices and implementation, is so transparent, I have to believe those who say they don't see it are just denying it.  Nobody can be that gullible, can they?

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The won't introduce a clean budget, even though if they did it would pass the house.  So blaming them strikes me as quite logical.

      1. Ericdierker profile image78
        Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Only a budget that is clean should be considered by the Senate? What a great term. Somebody is eating the pablum.  37% approval rating for the president should suggest that privately even Pavlovs' dogs are balking at the admin.

      2. bBerean profile image60
        bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        "Clean" as in give us what we want before we talk about what you wanted and how you didn't get any of it because we refused to do our jobs and negotiate with you?  You do know "clean" would pretty much be unprecedented in government, right?  They gave them a way to fund almost everything, but dems refuse to even negotiate.

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          retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          For anything clean to be done in that cesspool we would have to unwind about 80 years of leftist power grabbing.

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      retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A majority of voters were that gullible, twice.

      1. bBerean profile image60
        bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I have no words to describe how depressing and alarming that reality is.

    3. tsadjatko profile image77
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Gullible? More like http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj234/APithicus/ObamaPromises_zps1120155d.jpg

  4. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago

    'Dollar valueless, about to crash' - World Bank whistleblower

    http://youtu.be/4hgA9j-4dB0


    Can anyone debunk this?  I dare you!

    1. Ericdierker profile image78
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes - she does not name names and she claimed 10 corporations but does not name one. She speaks only in accusations and theory not facts. I am interested that the Jesuits own and control all Chinese currency. Her demeanor was short of breath and jerky which is more consistent with other qualities than truth. Her apparent association is only with herself. No need to debunk the story, the lady lacks credibility and is an attention hound. No doubt brilliant but disoriented Xs 3.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image94
        Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        World Bank Whistleblower Reveals Massive Corruption

        You need to know about this woman! Former Senior Counsel to the World Bank, Karen Hudes, unleashed recent interviews that should shatter any remaining fairytales about a functional and law-abiding system of banking and government.



        Posted: 05/29/2013 5:29 am

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-law … 50872.html

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    alexsaez1983posted 3 years ago

    I'm not a right-winger by any means (I see myself as more of a left-of-center, like most Canadians), but I was pretty disappointed by Obama. Now it's really sad to see that the government isn't willing to pay benefits to all the people who signed up to get shot at.

 
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