Troops Won’t Get Paid With Government Shutdown
Go ahead and tell us how much you love the military as you’re busy shutting down the government. Can you imagine what would happen if liberals took an action that resulted in the military not getting paid?
The Pentagon announced on Friday that 1.4 million U.S. troops will be kept on the job but won’t be paid if the government closes. Nearly half of the Defense Department’s 800,000 strong civilian workforce will be placed on unpaid leave if Congress fails to pass a new budget by the fiscal close Monday. It would also delay death benefit payments to family members of any casualties that occur during the shutdown. A proposed budget bill has cleared the Senate, but awaits a vote in the House.