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Government shutdown 2013: Military death benefits withheld for grieving families
WJLA-TV ^ | October 8, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by abb

(WJLA) - The government shutdown is causing branches of the United States military to withhold death benefits for the survivors of members of the military killed in action.

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Defense officials said Monday that among many critical programs and benefits for military members being stifled due to the shutdown, family members of several troops killed in action are not able to access the gratuities guaranteed to them.

These benefits, according to the Associated Press and USA Today, include a $100,000 cash payment due within three days of a service member's death, travel costs to and from Dover Air Force Base to meet a loved one's remains, costs to cover memorial services, caskets and burial expenses and other costs.

USA Today reports that the inability to disburse these benefits have already impacted the families of five service members - four Army troops and a Marine - who were killed in Afghanistan since the government shutdown began Oct. 1.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: governmentshutdown; obama
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1 posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:24 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

On the lighter brighter side illegal immigrants will be allowed to have a rally in DC on the Mall...


2 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: abb

this is MOST discomforting!!! MOST discomforting INDEED!

need I ask whether the Drive By Media will cover THIS??

MOST discomforting


3 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: abb

And Obama’s golf course is open...


4 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: abb

http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/Body-of-Wisconsin-Marine-returned-to-Dover-226749591.html

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/08/20871220-just-disgusting-outrage-after-shutdown-delays-payment-for-families-of-fallen?lite

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/08/disgusting-pentagon-refusing-to-pay-death-benefit-to-relatives-of-military-killed-in-action-blames-shutdown/


5 posted on 10/08/2013 11:08:05 AM PDT by abb
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To: GOPJ
Can we begin referring to Odrama as The DeMoralizer In Chief??


6 posted on 10/08/2013 11:10:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: abb

Oh MY! This coverage could be very positive...or ..very otherwise


7 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This will not go over well with We The People. I sent the link to my entire address list and asked them to forward to their list(s).


8 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:37 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: abb

http://www.today.com/news/shutdown-denies-death-benefits-families-fallen-soldiers-8C11355842


9 posted on 10/08/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Can’t afford the death benefits but can afford a mechanical bull.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 11:15:40 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
This may sound trite....but JUST when we think we have seen "it all" ....even more outrageous OBABAMATRASH makes the headlines..OVER and OVER AGAIN

THIS..appears..to be...and I PRAY that it indeed IS.... The VERY BOTTOM of THE BARREL.

Several people to whom I recounted the Gubment EVICTIONS form Private Homes at Lake Mead ...to did not BELIEVE that action to be real....

THIS STUNT....is too sad to IMAGINE...

perhaps its an OVERSIGHT,,,,,,,/s



11 posted on 10/08/2013 11:16:52 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: bgill
this is The Mechanical Bull......


12 posted on 10/08/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: abb

How nice it must be to be king... you get to pull whatever puppet strings to f*** with the lives of whomever you like for that day.

Someday... either in this life or the next... he’ll get his.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 11:20:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: abb

This is up:
http://www.letsmove.gov/about
This is down:
http://www.usda.gov


14 posted on 10/08/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: abb

o.m.g.

Valjar really does have it in for the military, doesn’t she

Hey Val it wasnt the miltary that fooled and bypassed you on taking out BinLaden, it was “other agencies”


15 posted on 10/08/2013 11:25:07 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: abb

But Obama & Michelle are in ads supporting military families.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: MeshugeMikey

“THIS..appears..to be...and I PRAY that it indeed IS.... The VERY BOTTOM of THE BARREL. “

Sadly there is always the scraping underneath the barrel.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 11:27:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: abb

“The beatings will stop when morale improves.” -BHO

B@stard.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 11:30:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: VanDeKoik

These nasty people are having the time of their lives. This is what they’ve been waiting for. It would not surprise me if some of these new restrictions become permanent just like the off limits white house.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: abb

PBS got their money.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: abb

vets and public not allowd to see public monuments and it cost money to stop people from seeing them, death benefits now not being paid but WE LET F-IN PRO ILLEGALS AND ILLEGALS TO ENTER THE PARKS.

GOP get out there and point this out, make AD’s, show some frigging emotion on camera and demand this crap to stop from bozo and mention his name as well as Democrat,.


21 posted on 10/08/2013 11:39:03 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: abb
I think the spiteful attention whore and his kin should move out of the white house.
It really should be shut down.
22 posted on 10/08/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: abb

These actions are meant to provoke, ironically only nutty Obama supporters have reacted.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 11:43:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: abb

Trying to anger the military is not smart.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 11:46:08 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: RedMDer

It’s not as if anyone is going to succeed at doing anything. I mean they may try, but the push back will be awful. We are a very civilized nation for now.

How could we help the families?


25 posted on 10/08/2013 11:49:14 AM PDT by madison10
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To: abb

I have to ask if Obamacare is not currently funded why is it still operating?


26 posted on 10/08/2013 11:52:55 AM PDT by AU72
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To: abb

Just to remove the TINIEST chance that the military would back him in the coming martial law, Obama does THIS.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: VanDeKoik

The nether world of dank ugliness that grows beneath that barrel....can not be allowed to pollute the light of day!


28 posted on 10/08/2013 11:56:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: AU72
I have to ask if Obamacare is not currently funded why is it still operating?

But it's not operating.
I think this whole obamacare thing was a Ponzi scheme to provide yet another slush fund for him.

Wonder if the $67,000,000.00 that was missing from the obamacare slush fund was ever found...
29 posted on 10/08/2013 12:19:50 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: abb

At least now it should be blatantly obvious that the Senate Dims and the WH have a personal stake in making this shutdown as unpleasant and painful as possible for genuine American patriots of any stripe. Now that the are giving free passes to special interest groups who are actively working to dismantle the nation it cannot be ignored anymore.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 12:21:42 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: abb

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/08/outrage-builds-over-lapse-in-funding-for-families-of-fallen-heroes/?hpt=hp_t1


31 posted on 10/08/2013 12:31:44 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

This Executive needs to serve a term in prison.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 1:09:58 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenship. Consider that.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Can we begin referring to Odrama as The DeMoralizer In Chief?

My preference is the illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper.

33 posted on 10/08/2013 1:11:16 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Kaslin; kristen; Lazamataz

http://lincolnparishnewsonline.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/louisiana-congressional-candidates-react-to-latest-obama-outrage/

Louisiana Congressional Candidates React to Latest Obama Outrage

Reaction was swift today from Louisiana congressional candidates, reacting to the latest outrage from President Barak Obama regarding the ongoing “government shutdown.”

It was reported earlier today that the federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment normally wired to relatives of fallen soldiers — including the families of five killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. The payment, known as the death gratuity, is typically sent to families of the fallen within three days to help them cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.

Two Fifth Congressional District candidates we contacted had plenty to say.

Neil Riser: “We made an obligation to the men and women of our armed forces, especially to those who make the ultimate sacrifice. We also made a a commitment to their families. The house unanimously passed a bill to appropriate military pay, and the death benefit should have been included in the bill. The Senate has failed to act as yet.”

Clyde Holloway: “I am not surprised the Obama Administration has chosen certain targets to punish in order to make the government shutdown as difficult as possible on those who oppose the president’s agenda. That is typical of Chicago style thug politics. I am, however, angry and outraged that the Administration would be so cynical and callous as to deny the family of an American hero the this well earned reward. It is inexcusable.”


34 posted on 10/08/2013 1:19:37 PM PDT by abb
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To: Old Sarge
Well That too works fairly well....

keeping it current...allow me to present the debut of ...


35 posted on 10/08/2013 1:20:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

:snicker: :chortle: :snort:


36 posted on 10/08/2013 1:25:49 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: abb

We should encourage our youth NOT to sign up for odongo’s military...they’ll only get screwed over.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 1:35:17 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: lgjhn23

Given the depths of the Baraqqi Depression, it’s one of the few possibilities for youth these days.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Old Sarge

FEMA Region II has all the supplies The Crossing Guard In Chief’s people think they will need.....to clamp down on all us scoff “laws”...

The Crossing Guard In Chief is in place.

The October Surpise is about to begin


39 posted on 10/08/2013 1:39:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: abb

This is outrageous, but not surprising with this administration


40 posted on 10/08/2013 1:50:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve got one more quote coming in from the other leading candidate in LA05, and I’ll put it up when I get it.

Likely two of these three will be in the runoff after 10/19: Holloway, Riser, and Morris.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 1:54:04 PM PDT by abb
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To: madison10
How could we help the families?

We are already helping them through our tax dollars, however PPOS has chosen to freeze those monies intended to help out families whose men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

This jug-eared POS and his Iranian Val Jar need to be brought to justice, their administration abolished, their EO's and venemous legislative slate wiped clean, elect a true representaative government and move on. What a horrible time in our country's history.
42 posted on 10/08/2013 2:19:38 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: GOPJ

But not the families of military personnel kia.


43 posted on 10/08/2013 2:21:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: abb; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; La Lydia; aragorn; Velveeta; ...

Government shutdown 2013: Military death benefits withheld for grieving families

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44 posted on 10/08/2013 2:42:58 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

And not ONE reporter asked the O about this during his lecture/presser this afternoon!


45 posted on 10/08/2013 2:48:06 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: LucyT

46 posted on 10/08/2013 2:55:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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47 posted on 10/08/2013 3:32:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The 'pushing' you're seeing is intentional. Obama's goons want to see what they can get away with - how much pain they can inflict... Intentional pain on free citizens is a tactic.

It was either Stalin or Hitler who sadistically pulled all the feathers out of a living chicken then dropped the bird to the floor for the ultimate 'lesson' for his gathered minions. The plucked chicken limped around the room after him - following him like an abused child.

The Stockholm syndrome is a tactic...

48 posted on 10/08/2013 3:39:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

It gets worse. They’re not going to fly the dead bodies of troops killed in Afghanistan. A private group has stepped up and will pay for it. If every republican talking head doesn’t scream about this I’m going to....I don’t know what I’ll do.

I will say this to all the young people in this country. DO NOT JOIN THE MILITARY! And to all the officers. RESIGN NOW! Or learn how to spell pronounce coup.


49 posted on 10/08/2013 4:20:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

This has to get to Michelle Malkin, Hannity, Greta, Judge Pirro, Drudge, Rush, Levin et al. The veterans are going to DC on October 13 and this BS has got to be addressed. I also recommend sending this information to everyone’s email list(s) and ask them to forward it to their email lists. We The People have got to scream like hell on this BS.


50 posted on 10/08/2013 4:22:27 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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