Partisanship Trumps America in Cut Military Death Benefits, Philanthropist Says
There are 2 comments on the US News & World Report story from Oct 10, 2013, titled Partisanship Trumps America in Cut Military Death Benefits, Philanthropist Says. In it, US News & World Report reports that:
Failing to pay death benefits for fallen soldiers' families due to the shutdown is "the worst thing this country has ever done," philanthropist Arnold Fisher said.
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#1 Oct 11, 2013
The Navy asked Congress to give each victim's family $5,000.
Representative John E. Rankin (D-Mississippi) insisted the amount be reduced to $2,000 when he learned most of the dead were black men.
Congress settled on $3,000 in compensation, and interred what little remained of the victims in a local cemetery with tombstones reading "Unknown, US Navy, 17 July 1944".
Years later, on March 4, 1949, the heirs of eighteen merchant seamen killed in the explosion were granted a total of $390,000 after gaining approval of their consent decrees in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California....
#2 Oct 11, 2013
I read somewhere that only 7 percent of the federal government is "shut down". Sounds like a pony show to me.
I watched a youtube video where obama supporters signed a petition to abolish the bill of rights. They will probably all blame "republicans" for what's happening to the military.
Why are we raising the debt limit? Is that how a person gets more credit? If you max out one card and don't pay on it you get approved for more????? WTF?
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