Video: W.H. explains death benefits confusion

Oct 10, 2013 Full story: CBS News 115

Despite a report from the Congressional Research Service saying the payment of death benefits to fallen soldiers' families would have been legally permissible under the Pay Our Military Act, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that was "not the judgment at the time."

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enough

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Oct 10, 2013
http://washingtonexaminer.com/jay-carney-says...
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the esteemed prez is busy urinating on the bodies of the 26 servicemembers killed in action the last 10 days after he vetoed the bill passed unanimously by house and senate for his signature to pay military death benefits. His pitiful excuse because a charity stepped up in the vacum created by pentagon lawyers to pay the 26 widows he doesn't need to do it. So what is the fool going to do with the next 10, 25, 100 dead servicemembers arrive ? Pass a hat around the barracks for the new widows ? Beyond bizarre, they need to override his veto tonite, then impeach the commie and throw him and his tribe out of the peoples house. And obamas lying parrot carney can just go with them.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#2 Oct 10, 2013
enough wrote:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/ jay-carney-says-we-dont-need-l egislation-to-pay-military-dea th-benefits/article/2537106
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the esteemed prez is busy urinating on the bodies of the 26 servicemembers killed in action the last 10 days after he vetoed the bill passed unanimously by house and senate for his signature to pay military death benefits. His pitiful excuse because a charity stepped up in the vacum created by pentagon lawyers to pay the 26 widows he doesn't need to do it. So what is the fool going to do with the next 10, 25, 100 dead servicemembers arrive ? Pass a hat around the barracks for the new widows ? Beyond bizarre, they need to override his veto tonite, then impeach the commie and throw him and his tribe out of the peoples house. And obamas lying parrot carney can just go with them.
Obama isn't the one that shut off the payments to the families of those soldiers, dear...

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Oct 10, 2013
Carney is as smooth as a gravel road. Obama said this would happen, although he knew it didn't have to happen, he made it happen, and then when he got caught, he 'fixed' it. Maximum pain - maximum politics. Thank you Mr, Chicago Politics, President.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#4 Oct 10, 2013
enough wrote:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/ jay-carney-says-we-dont-need-l egislation-to-pay-military-dea th-benefits/article/2537106
..........
the esteemed prez is busy urinating on the bodies of the 26 servicemembers killed in action the last 10 days after he vetoed the bill passed unanimously by house and senate for his signature to pay military death benefits. His pitiful excuse because a charity stepped up in the vacum created by pentagon lawyers to pay the 26 widows he doesn't need to do it. So what is the fool going to do with the next 10, 25, 100 dead servicemembers arrive ? Pass a hat around the barracks for the new widows ? Beyond bizarre, they need to override his veto tonite, then impeach the commie and throw him and his tribe out of the peoples house. And obamas lying parrot carney can just go with them.
All that has to happen is for Boehner to
allow his members in the House have a straight
up and down vote on the Continuing Resolution.

He won't do it for the sake of the veterans
and the widows.

He just refuses to take the vote regardless
of how much it might help the veterans and the widows.

Boehner is screwing these service members for the
sake of his own position in the House.

Boehner is nothing but a little, pathetic dictator.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Oct 10, 2013
Obama has used the IRS, the NSA, the Park Service and other agencies in America to impose pain and hardship for political gain and to take people's attention off important matters. The majority of people feel insulted by Obama's imposition of the non-affordable healthcare act, strongarming it through Congress and altering it to benefit certain of his chosen cronies. Time after time this truth is shown, but diehard Obama supporters continue to deny it. The Personality Cult of Obama worshipers must wake up!
Fire the GOP

Oakland, CA

#6 Oct 10, 2013
Congress should pass a constitutional amendment freezing congressional pay during a shutdown.

Why hasn't Cruz or Boehnor championed this?

..oh. That's right..G-reed O-ver P-eople.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#7 Oct 10, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Carney is as smooth as a gravel road. Obama said this would happen, although he knew it didn't have to happen, he made it happen, and then when he got caught, he 'fixed' it. Maximum pain - maximum politics. Thank you Mr, Chicago Politics, President.
congress knew it would happen when they didn't do their job...
sandy1

New City, NY

#8 Oct 10, 2013
Obama is a lying,anti American POS who has gone out of his way to damage this country. He will continue on this path until the grazing sheep wake-up, and open their eyes to what a monster he really is. What other president treats Veterans like dirt while kissing the butts of illegals? The real Americans have had enough of his unpresidential behavior, blatant disregard for the Constitution. He is not fit the lead this country or anything else for that matter.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#9 Oct 10, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Obama has used the IRS, the NSA, the Park Service and other agencies in America to impose pain and hardship for political gain and to take people's attention off important matters. The majority of people feel insulted by Obama's imposition of the non-affordable healthcare act, strongarming it through Congress and altering it to benefit certain of his chosen cronies. Time after time this truth is shown, but diehard Obama supporters continue to deny it. The Personality Cult of Obama worshipers must wake up!
Boy, you just suck up any old bullshit the media talking heads spew your way, don't you?

you cannot really be that stupid can you?
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#10 Oct 10, 2013
Congressional Research Service: "payment of death benefits to fallen soldiers' families would have been legally permissible..." however, no funds were available in the absence of Congressional passage of a budget.
Fire the GOP

Oakland, CA

#11 Oct 10, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Obama has used the IRS, the NSA, the Park Service and other agencies in America to impose pain and hardship for political gain and to take people's attention off important matters. The majority of people feel insulted by Obama's imposition of the non-affordable healthcare act, strongarming it through Congress and altering it to benefit certain of his chosen cronies. Time after time this truth is shown, but diehard Obama supporters continue to deny it. The Personality Cult of Obama worshipers must wake up!
Obama is so powerful. You forget to mention he forged his birth certificate.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Oct 10, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Obama has used the IRS, the NSA, the Park Service and other agencies in America to impose pain and hardship for political gain and to take people's attention off important matters. The majority of people feel insulted by Obama's imposition of the non-affordable healthcare act, strongarming it through Congress and altering it to benefit certain of his chosen cronies. Time after time this truth is shown, but diehard Obama supporters continue to deny it. The Personality Cult of Obama worshipers must wake up!
ABC poll: Republican approval rating.....28%

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#13 Oct 10, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
Congress should pass a constitutional amendment freezing congressional pay during a shutdown.
Why hasn't Cruz or Boehnor championed this?
..oh. That's right..G-reed O-ver P-eople.
when our company bids federal jobs, we are fined, heavily, if we do not get the work done on time. that should be the contract we have with our representatives. you would never see another shutdown...
enough

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Oct 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama isn't the one that shut off the payments to the families of those soldiers, dear...
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he signed the bill for the military the first week. pentagon legal staff along with eric holders justus dept ruled the law did not explicitly pay the benefit when the intention of house and senate was it was included. now who in the administration sets eric 'the red' holder out ? obama that's who. now obama kills the bill senate and house sends to explicitly pays the death benefit because a private foundation said it will pay the 26 widows. again, what happens if another hundred die this week and the bill was vetoed ? military have a long memory of how the upper brass treats them and their families while they're in a war zone.
enough

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Oct 10, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
Congressional Research Service: "payment of death benefits to fallen soldiers' families would have been legally permissible..." however, no funds were available in the absence of Congressional passage of a budget.
.
BS there were funds for golf @ andrews atf, funds for park service to barricade vet memorials and parks, funds for the obamacare startup, lew at treasury stated he would be down to 30billion on Oct 17th.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#16 Oct 10, 2013
enough wrote:
<quoted text>
.
he signed the bill for the military the first week. pentagon legal staff along with eric holders justus dept ruled the law did not explicitly pay the benefit when the intention of house and senate was it was included. now who in the administration sets eric 'the red' holder out ? obama that's who. now obama kills the bill senate and house sends to explicitly pays the death benefit because a private foundation said it will pay the 26 widows. again, what happens if another hundred die this week and the bill was vetoed ? military have a long memory of how the upper brass treats them and their families while they're in a war zone.
he wouldn't have to had sign anything at all if the Gop hadn't shut off all payments to the military. get it now? it is the GOP in the house that is using the military and their families as pawns...
enough

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Oct 10, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
ABC poll: Republican approval rating.....28%
.
the A)ll B)arak C)hannel quote of the day lolololol

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#18 Oct 10, 2013
New NBC/WSJ poll has really bad news for the tea-bagging republican GOP. This government shut down has blown up in their ugly faces and I told you tea-bagging idiots that OBAMACARE was here to stay. What a stupid strategy for you fools to take. To think that the American people were going to let you fools take down Health Care Reform was foolish and pathetically stupid.

Once again President Obama beats the dog crap out of you fools, LOL. Open up our government and get the Hell out of our country, you unpatriotic bastards.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#19 Oct 10, 2013
enough wrote:
<quoted text>
.
he signed the bill for the military the first week. pentagon legal staff along with eric holders justus dept ruled the law did not explicitly pay the benefit when the intention of house and senate was it was included. now who in the administration sets eric 'the red' holder out ? obama that's who. now obama kills the bill senate and house sends to explicitly pays the death benefit because a private foundation said it will pay the 26 widows. again, what happens if another hundred die this week and the bill was vetoed ? military have a long memory of how the upper brass treats them and their families while they're in a war zone.
Clearly there is an immediate need for legislation to fund punctuation.
Fire the GOP

Oakland, CA

#20 Oct 10, 2013
==========

Rank-and-File Members:
The current salary (2013) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.

Congress: Leadership Members' Salary (2013)
Leaders of the House and Senate are paid a higher salary than rank-and-file members.

Senate Leadership
Majority Party Leader -$193,400
Minority Party Leader -$193,400

House Leadership
Speaker of the House -$223,500
Majority Leader -$193,400
Minority Leader -$193,400

==========

Boehnor gets paid $223,500. That's $4,298 a week. That's $107 an hour!

Must be nice for him. To shut down government and get paid for not doing his job.

Boehnor and Cruz need to pass a constitutional amendment freezing congressional pay during a shudown ASAP while they are waiting around.

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