House votes unanimously to restore military death benefits
October 9th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
7 months ago

House votes unanimously to restore military death benefits

(CNN) - The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to fund payments of death benefits to survivors of fallen military personnel - benefits that were halted because of the partial government shutdown.


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  1. Malory Archer

    anonymous

    Yet another Obama admnistration tactic of abusing the American people to make them suffer. This illustrates just how low these leftist criminals will stoop to inflict injury on the most vulnerable of people, families who have just lost a loved one.

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    Yeah, except just yesterday a rethug was bashing the Pentagon for witholding funds, whining that the rethugs had restored funding and the Pentagon wasn't disbursing the $$$. This is just more of the rethugs abusing the American people and blaming EVERYBODY ELSE for their failures. This illustrates just how low these fascist criminals will stoop to inflict injury on the most vulnerable of people, families who have just lost a loved one.

    October 9, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Some Commander-in-Chief. Pathetic, absolutely pathetic. Obama shows the world every day he simply is not up to the job."

    What don't you understand about the money not being there and Obama having ZERO authority to continue these benefits unless and until Congress passes something? Congress has to authorize it or Obama can't do it, and Congress failed to do so, which is why they're trying to do so now. Your talking point is garbage, a lie and nothing more than you spouting blind hatred.

    October 9, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Malory Archer

    smith

    @Data-Military personnel on WIC, I don`t think so.

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    The operative words being you "don't think".

    October 9, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. Silence DoGood

    Tea Party logic:
    we wanted government to stall to show we don't like Obama
    we planned for government to stall
    we told weak Repubs in office to make government stall
    we encouraged government to stall
    we discussed scenarios to make government stall
    we cheered when it looked like government might stall
    government stalled
    we cheered

    therefore it was Obama's fault that government stalled

    October 9, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  5. Malory Archer

    RandyIA

    Data Driven

    But if you're on WIC, drop dead ... unless you're in the military, in which case you're likely on WIC. After you're dead from poor nutrition, we'll extend death benefits to your survivors.

    Super-brilliance!

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    Actually the house passed a bill to fund WIC on Oct. 4th. Harry never let it come to a vote in the Senate.

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    Actually, a rethug filibustered it so it never made it to a vote in the Senate.

    October 9, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. Malory Archer

    Tony D

    Some Commander-in-Chief. Pathetic, absolutely pathetic. Obama shows the world every day he simply is not up to the job.

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    Yeah, except just yesterday California rethug congressman duncan hunter was bashing the Pentagon for witholding funds, whining that the rethugs had restored funding and the Pentagon wasn't disbursing the $$$. The rethugs show the world every day they simply are not up to doing their job.

    October 9, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. smith

    @Rudy- Saying personnel in the military are likely to be on WIC is an insult. Class now in session.

    October 9, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. LW

    Day 9 of government shut-down. I'm ok with congress going on strike....if they don't like it...they should have the right to protest it. But these jerks go on strike and put up someone else's jobs. Put up your own job....COWARDS!!!!

    October 9, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Teatard's unnecessary recklessness and muscle flexing is screwing a lot of people, including the very people they claim to honor and support.
    Y'all keep voting these unpatriotic , selfish, greedy mental midgets in so that they can keep screwing everybody including our men and women in uniform.
    Wave that flag Teatards.

    October 9, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. A Kickin' Donkey

    This illustrates, perfectly why the government shutdown is an idiotic folly from the Republicans.

    Look, the governmental budget is far too complex for these fact challenged intellectual lightweight legislators to understand. There are scores of nuances that they don't understand and probably lack the mental horsepower to follow. The can not, nor did not fully study or comprehend the implications of their shutdown over Obamacare. There will continue to be a rash of consequences for ordinary Americans that these morons didn't contemplate.

    If there was any doubt that these GOP'ers are not up to the cerebral task of THINKING, just look at their strategy . . . shutdown the government to end a program [Obamacare] that IS NOT funded by way of the discretionary budget. They are geniuses . . . NOT

    October 9, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Did the teabafoon Cruz ever serve in the army , navey Air Force ,marines, oh ya, he's CANADIAN!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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