Obama threatens to withhold Active Duty military paychecks...again.
This is not right. I find it unconsciounable the Commander in Chief would threaten to withhold the checks that pay the rent and put food on the table of our troops. Would you want to be at war and having to wonder how your family was going to pay the rent or buy a loaf of bread?
Just for the record....he is threatening to withhold Social Security and Military Pensions as well.
Veterans' checks could be delayed and active-duty troops may not get paid if the ongoing battle between the White House and Republican-led Congress results in a government shutdown over the debt ceiling, President Obama said Monday.
Though the Department of Veterans Affairs and Pentagon were not discussed in any detail during the roughly 40-minute White House press conference, veterans and troops – along with Social Security recipients – topped the list of those Obama said will be adversely affected by a government shutdown.