Secretary of Defense Hagel was following orders from the “Spite” House to make a shutdown just as painful as possible to the American public, and to Military families especially. Unlawful furloughs and cutting off military benefits has been the Administration’s plan since day one. Hagel, instead of being a patriot, sided with the progressive extremists and shuttered as much of the military as he could in an act of political calculation. It was Obama’s and Hegel’s decision to halt death benefits for the families of troops killed in action. This is disgraceful and was done for purely political reasons. Anyone who could put politics before the well-being of the troops is unfit for command and needs to be removed in the most humiliating manner known to man.
Families of fallen warriors have been denied standard financial assistance to travel to Dover AFB to claim the remains of their loved ones. What sort of calculating, vindictive, political thug could even imagine such a cold-hearted, politically inspired statement at such a time?! Thanks to the Fisher House Foundation the families will get the help they need during their time of sorrow. God bless the private sector for providing the assistance Barack Hussein has refused the families of the dead.
The Fisher House Foundation came forward and will provide benefits to the families of the fallen heroes. Ignoring politics and doing what is right for American troops and their families, the charity will provide all of the assistance to the grieving families, assistance usually given freely by the federal government! Since 1990, the Fisher House foundation has provided “a home away from home” for families of Vets receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The not-for-profit organization supports existing Fisher Houses and helps individual military families in time of need. A grateful nation should always remember those who unselfishly help the troops and their families when they need it most.
The House of Representatives voted unanimously to restore the $100,000 death benefit to fallen soldiers in an attempt to force the Administration to obey the law. Like him or not, Speaker John Boehner has been working overtime to untangle the mess being created by the Chicago community organizer and his political terrorists. Obama suggested that the matter be passed off to lawyers for review so that ways might be found to restore the payments. Of course, this is “Inside the Beltway” code for doing NOTHING. This is one thing he could easily do with an executive order, but he won’t.
After all, why should Obama worry? The DC Military golf courses are still open!
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