“Perhaps the most problematic of the cuts implemented so far for the Obama administration was the decision to withhold death benefits for the families of more than two-dozen military service members. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney last week said the president was “very disturbed to learn of this problem” and that he expected it to be fixed that day. However, the administration later determined it didn’t have the authority to pay the money, and a charity group would cover the cost. The president, though, then reversed course and signed a bill authorizing the payments.”
Rollback of cuts fuels claims that government inflated impact of partial shutdown | Fox News
This is so misleading. The shutdown basically meant death benefits would not be paid, since the legislation to pay them was stalled in Congress. The White House does not have the ability to unilaterally issue death benefits, so they worked with a charity group to cover the benefits. In the meantime, Congress passed a separate bill for the government to cover the death benefits, which the president signed.
Obama did not just decide he was shutting down the part of the government that pays death benefits to military families and he did not just decide he was/was not going to have the government fund them on his own. This is actually something Congress has to sort out. All Obama can do is sign or not sign the bills Congress passes when they get to his desk. In this case, he signed the bill to fund death benefits when he got it.
The sad thing is, most Americans don’t even have a 3rd grade level comprehension of how our government works, so they won’t be able to see this for the bullshit it is.
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Ed Shultz video.
Wait wait wait…. I thought the US economy has been adding jobs since Obama took over? According too the White House, and progressive bloggers have claimed Obama is doing good, and creating jobs. Ed’s saying they’ve lost 900k??? Bahahah these idiots just lie lie lie.