Billions for unions - not a penny for the troops

Greg Richards
The Pentagon has announced that paychecks for the military will not be cut during a government shutdown.

The military is actively engaged in three wars, the last of which Obama started himself. It is beyond belief that Obama now plans not to pay the military during a government shutdown especially while troops are active in the field.


Is this the true Obama agenda? Is this the Democrat agenda? Billions for union pensions but not a penny for the troops? Courting demoralization and defeat in the field?


Yes, we get it that after government resumes, the pay will be made whole. But much of the military has young families that live from paycheck to paycheck. And even without that factor, stopping pay is a breach of the implicit contract between our troops and the American public.


It is simply beyond belief that the president sees this as executing his duties as Commander-in-Chief. This is a disrespect for the troops that leaves one reaching for an unprintable vocabulary. It is a breach of faith that we should remind him and the Dems in the Senate of every day from now on. They see the country as nothing more than a sugar daddy to be plundered and have no respect for those sacrificing for its future.

The Pentagon has announced that paychecks for the military will not be cut during a government shutdown.

The military is actively engaged in three wars, the last of which Obama started himself. It is beyond belief that Obama now plans not to pay the military during a government shutdown especially while troops are active in the field.


Is this the true Obama agenda? Is this the Democrat agenda? Billions for union pensions but not a penny for the troops? Courting demoralization and defeat in the field?


Yes, we get it that after government resumes, the pay will be made whole. But much of the military has young families that live from paycheck to paycheck. And even without that factor, stopping pay is a breach of the implicit contract between our troops and the American public.


It is simply beyond belief that the president sees this as executing his duties as Commander-in-Chief. This is a disrespect for the troops that leaves one reaching for an unprintable vocabulary. It is a breach of faith that we should remind him and the Dems in the Senate of every day from now on. They see the country as nothing more than a sugar daddy to be plundered and have no respect for those sacrificing for its future.