10/08/2013 by syrbal-labrys
Those are US Army members who were killed in Afghanistan this week AFTER the government shutdown. Lt. Jennifer Moreno was a nurse from our local base. Her family has no benefits paid, including the usual housing allowance. So, imagine being the unlucky team sent to inform family members of their terrible loss….not only do they get to tell them of a permanently empty place at their tables henceforth, but they get to relay the news that because of the government shut-down, the insurance will NOT be paid, nor will burial benefits.
Those families have my sincere sympathy for their terrible loss. And the GOP has my enduring and continuing enmity for the continued fuckitude of black-mailing a country and a President to have their way in spite of not being able to win it at the ballot box. For the GOP to now backpedal and say “Oh, well, gee whiz, we didn’t mean that wouldn’t happen…surely it is just like paying active duty troops and not meant to stop,”….. I’d say you bozos did not clearing think through the consequences of your extortion, did you? Maybe the Pentagon simply has lawyers whose brains still WORK, whereas the brain cell cycle in the Tea Party is under serious doubt.
And again, to demand “negotiation” and “conversation” when what you want is capitulation is not exactly working in good faith.
* I do not have all the names to account for 16 said killed since October 1st.