Anyone else a military spouse/family member or military themselves and worried about this whole government shut down and not getting paid thing? i am an army wife and its giving me such a big headache because of it. I've been looking at different things online and found something from cbs talking about the military part and said we'd get paid on 15 april, but it will be about half of what we would get normally. nice... and they still want military to work until an agreement is made..which means working with no pay because congress or whoever can not get their heads out of their asses and get this crap done. and we have our commander and chief going to PA for a town hall meeting, spending more money that the USA doesnt have, so he work on his reelection(if it happens) for 2012. I didnt not vote for him the first time and i will NOT be voting for that man this time either. things he promised during his 1st bid for the white house, he has yet to do . but anyways, basicly the military and fed workers are getting screwed and not getting paid but its ok for the senate,congress and the president to still get tell me how fair is it that men and women who fight everyday in 3 war zones getting shot at,hitting ied's, etc, how fair is it for them to put their lives on the line everyday and basicly asking them and their families back home to go without pay?? how fair is that? its not.. its bs....

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM

I would like to start off by saying thanks for ur Husbands duty in Service, I greatly appricate everything he an our service men an women are doing for our Country! I Agree w/u 100% this is not right at all an what their not taking in to consideration what actions they take do effect us ppl. My opinion if the SERVICE MEN/ WOMEN don't get paid then the Government shouldnt either! But we ppl all know this would neverhappen! Stop an think bout it this way how would they survive if they didn't have that income they were expecting to put a roof over their families, or food on their tables, gas to go to work etc. God forbid don't forget bout their luxuries they need atthe cost of us TAX PAYERS!!!! ( heated sidewalk at the Capitol in DSM for the STATEHOUSE employees) seariously??? Witch is now unplugged what dose that matter its almost SUMMER now! Big Whoopieee.. Could go on bout all this but it wont do any good cause the GOVERNMENT only care bout Themselves an them only heck who cares bout the ppl who are putting their lives at risk for us to enjoy our everyday emmenities. Yeah I would have to agree This sucks an wish there was something that could be done!

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Active duty members will get back pay.  My husband works full-time for the National Guard and is a federal technician and he may not get backpay.  I am currently unemployed, but getting unemployment checks that are due to run out soon.

As for your Obama comments, Congress controls the budget, not the President.  Don't blame Obama for things that aren't his fault.  Right now all that is holding back a budget is ideology on the part of the Republicans.  This could all be averted if they choose to leave Planned Parenthood and NPR out of it.

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 6:50 PM

It's not are right!

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Apr. 8, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I agree with you 100%;  shameful that this is how America treats people in the service of our country. I do think the president is ultimately accountable. I cannot imagine being in your shoes.

I don't like the drama surrounding politics on Cafemom, so I prefer to stay silent most of the time. But I'll say am very disappointed in Obama; people bought his CHANGE promise. He hasn't delivered, as you've said, and I, too, hope he is shown out the White House door.

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Apr. 8, 2011 at 6:38 AM

I do not get into politics either, I'm usually the one cracking jokes about it. But right now there is no joking, this is really serious.

To the mom who posted about it not being Obama  not controling the budget, I said he purposed a budget with that in it. Never said  Congress would pass it. And as far as your husband not getting back pay, if he goes to work during the period the government is shut down he will, if he doesnt he wont. Why get paid for no work? GOP put a bill up to cut $12 billion in cuts,keep the government running for another week, and PAY THE TROOPS AND FUND THE PENTAGON FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. Obama has said many times he will VETO it if it comes across his desk. Yes I get it stop dancing around getting it done, and just do it. But something has to be done. As far as the planned parent hood thing and what not, that never came out until after I wrote this.

Now I'm a SAHM, my husband is our only income, no unemployment, no nothing for me. I'm 3 1/2 weeks away from having our 3rd child. Now is it fair that my husband and his soldiers are asked to go to work,put their lives on the line and not get paid? Yes they will get get back pay, but what if the government is shut down for a month, not saying it will but just saying, Alot of sodliers in Iraq and Afgh, are their families only income . How fair is it to ask them and their families to go without pay? I thank heavens everyday my husband is home. He's been deployed 2 times already came back ok, if your a military family memeber you know they never come back the same, we have many friends over there and heaven forbid something happens to them because they are worried about their families back home being able to put food on the table, pay bills, etc. Its a very bad thing because if a soldier is worring about back home, their mind is no longer on the mission and something may happen to them or someone else.(not saying it will just using it as an example).

I just wish and hope they figure out something because alot of people and families do not need this... 

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