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Video: W.H. explains death benefits confusion

There are 115 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 10, 2013, titled Video: W.H. explains death benefits confusion. In it, CBS News reports that:

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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Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#43 Oct 11, 2013
There has not been a Federal Budget passed in Congress since 1996, further evidence you don't know what you're talking about and flatly shouldn't attempt to discuss the matter of spending and budgets.

How Bizarre of you to claim Obama's been given a budget...... Obama insisted on "Balanced Cuts" ...... This post explains how that is confusing to you. You know very little about the Government you live under and nothing of it's policies.
SirPrize wrote:
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Paying Federal Workers for not working is dumb, I agree. That's why the TEA Party has been calling for reduced Government.
Obama did not reduce spending, this was done by the House. In fact, Obama insists on spending even more! He was given a budget to work with and blew it. Then, he threatened to shutdown the Government unless he was given even more money; this time he insisted there be no conditions on those additional funds. Thank goodness that Boehner refused this outrage demand and is continuing to work to keep the Government functioning in the face of Obama's and Reid's obstinacy.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#44 Oct 11, 2013
You not knowing isn't proof that the Campaign on Shutting Down the Government was not a central theme of the Tea Bag Republicans....... you didn't even know there's not been a Federal Budget since 1996.

There's a lot about politics and American Government you don't know... you've proven that in this brief dialogue.
SirPrize wrote:
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Really? Show me one Republican quote calling for a Government shutdown. Seems to me it was only Obama threatening to shutdown the Government. It's Boehner who keeps sending bills to the Senate to keep it operating. Thank goodness Boehner is representing the American people.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#45 Oct 11, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
You not knowing isn't proof that the Campaign on Shutting Down the Government was not a central theme of the Tea Bag Republicans....... you didn't even know there's not been a Federal Budget since 1996.
There's a lot about politics and American Government you don't know... you've proven that in this brief dialogue.
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Technically, there has not been a Congressionally approved Federal Budget for quite a while, but this is not because the House failed to provide one. The House presented more than FIVE budgets and the Senate rejected each one.
But the Continuing Resolution is the de facto budget, as you well know. It was approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. A difference without a distinction.

Now, show us that quote where any Republican called for a Government shutdown.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#46 Oct 11, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
Technically, there has not been a Congressionally approved Federal Budget for quite a while, but this is not because the House failed to provide one. The House presented more than FIVE budgets and the Senate rejected each one.
But the Continuing Resolution is the de facto budget, as you well know. It was approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. A difference without a distinction.
Now, show us that quote where any Republican called for a Government shutdown.
the quote where they tied a law that has absolutely nothing to do with the budget to the budget bill...

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#47 Oct 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the quote where they tied a law that has absolutely nothing to do with the budget to the budget bill...
What quote was that? You say it had nothing to do with the budget. There were a lot of those. Which one called for a Government shutdown?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#48 Oct 11, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
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What quote was that? You say it had nothing to do with the budget. There were a lot of those. Which one called for a Government shutdown?
All of those that attempted to tie delaying the ACA in a budget bill...

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#49 Oct 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>All of those that attempted to tie delaying the ACA in a budget bill...
Didn't Obama just delay ACA for a year for businesses?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#50 Oct 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama isn't the one that shut off the payments to the families of those soldiers, dear...
Question: When is Obama going to be responsible for his administration and his people. The I didn't know crap all the way from Fast and Furious, Benghazi to this is bringing up the question; what are we paying the empty suit to do, just play golf and fly in circles. The tempo and the culture comes from the top.......hense there is no top.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#51 Oct 11, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Didn't Obama just delay ACA for a year for businesses?
Yes, he is catering to big business while throwing the little guy under the bus, which forces them to join the trap called Obama Tax. The herd them into to the alleyways and then force them to buy from uncle sugar or face fines and punishment. What a guy they voted for. Seig Heil.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#53 Oct 11, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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flagged as spam.
Dave

Joplin, MO

#55 Oct 11, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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flagged as spam.
flagged as you being a retarded bastard
see the light

El Paso, TX

#56 Oct 12, 2013
This shutdown is on Democrats, Obama refusing to even negotiate with Republicans, but will talk with Iran. Once again he gives aid and comfort to Americas enemies.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#57 Oct 12, 2013
Dave wrote:
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flagged as you being a retarded bastard
Has Ohio declared for rugby yet, gay davey?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#58 Oct 12, 2013
see the light wrote:
This shutdown is on Democrats, Obama refusing to even negotiate with Republicans, but will talk with Iran. Once again he gives aid and comfort to Americas enemies.
nothing to negotiate about. the ACA has absolutely nothing to do with the budget.

boehner and Reid had a deal done well over a month ago, it is the house GOP that backed out of this deal. they own this shutdown 100%
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#59 Oct 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama isn't the one that shut off the payments to the families of those soldiers, dear...
So you just proved that Obama is not a leader - you also proved he picks people that are not competent to be in offices. He picks people that will kiss his azz and no matter how bad they screw up they never have to face any type of punishment.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#60 Oct 12, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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So you just proved that Obama is not a leader - you also proved he picks people that are not competent to be in offices. He picks people that will kiss his azz and no matter how bad they screw up they never have to face any type of punishment.
no, i just pointed out that the GOP house wholly owns this shutdown...
see the light

El Paso, TX

#61 Oct 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>nothing to negotiate about. the ACA has absolutely nothing to do with the budget.
boehner and Reid had a deal done well over a month ago, it is the house GOP that backed out of this deal. they own this shutdown 100%
No one's talking about debt ceiling....but thats on Democrats too. They just can't stop spending money....racking up trillions of dollars. His refusal to talk about shutdown with Republicans is because he wants to inflict the most pain he can on American People.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#62 Oct 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, i just pointed out that the GOP house wholly owns this shutdown...
Now you got it, say it over and over and over and eventually someone will believe it. You really should add that Obama is not responsible for anything, ever.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#63 Oct 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>All of those that attempted to tie delaying the ACA in a budget bill...
Why, both have been done before. Hope you finished reading the last spanking I
Gave you.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#64 Oct 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>nothing to negotiate about. the ACA has absolutely nothing to do with the budget.

boehner and Reid had a deal done well over a month ago, it is the house GOP that backed out of this deal. they own this shutdown 100%
The ACA had nothing to do with affordable health care either. It's just 22 new taxes with an insurance scam attached.

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