Military Pay Impacted by Congress’ failures
Yup. It’s official. If Congress doesn’t pass a spending bill that the President can sign, your US Air Force service members, and Department of the Air Force civilians, will have a cut in pay. This is required because the Air Force redirected their funds from their own accounts to those of their sister service, the US Army, to ensure the Army has the funds necessary to enable them to complete their mission in Iraq. Say what you will about the US Military, but they understand the need for sacrifice, and they understand the importance of meeting the mission, and the objectives. The Air Force is “stepping up” to the responsibility.
Obviously, Congress needs to play politics. It’s what they do. But they need to stop playing politics with the lives, and the livelihood of the Men and Women who (the case of servicemembers) are putting their lives at risk to defend our freedoms. I encourage all of you to let your representatives know that you support our troops! Tell Congress that it’s their turn to “step up” and behave responsibly.
Ah, I almost miss the rhetoric.
He had a bill he could sign. He not only got the money he needed, he got MORE money than he asked for. Instead, he chose to play chicken on a road with the lives of other people’s children and he’s about to get squashed with them. I bet you he’d sign that bill right quick if his drunk offspring were in uniform, forget all about the pissing contest he’s started and is losing. But you can only expect that from a responsible adult. Not the temper tantrum stricken 7 year old we have as President.
Luckily, we are all counting the months til we’re rid of “it”.
Ahh, but last time I checked, playing “chicken” required two drivers. If Congress wanted to demonstrate they were “responsible” adults, they would have sent Bush two bills. One bill would provide the funding the troops need (they say they support the troops, right?) and the other bill would put an exit date for leaving Iraq.
Of course, if we leave the job “undone” the Dems could claim forever that Bush lost the war. If, on the other hand, we actually stay long enough to succeed, they will be shown to have been wrong. Can’t have THAT now can we?
You really should try to see past your hatred. It’s not very becoming.