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Entries in government shutdown (5)


For Democrats, a shutdown could be a preferred weapon in 2014

Are Democrats positioning to use a government shutdown as a weapon in the 2014 midterm elections?

The party will certainly need to be creative, considering the current plight of the middle class.

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Sen. Lee busts up a lie: You don’t have to shut down government to defund ObamaCare

  Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has called on his constituents and other supporters to help correct a false narrative about defunding ObamaCare [the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act].

Media and politicians on both sides of the aisle claim that if ObamaCare is defunded, the U.S. government will shut down.

Lee called that assertion “a lie.”

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I call Sen. Nelson’s office about military pay and get my mind blown extremely

After we narrowly avoided a government shutdown that might have delayed pay to members of our military, I sent an email to Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D) office on April 12. I asked my senator to support S 724 introduced by Sens. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). S 724 would continue pay and allowances for active and reserve component forces in the event of a failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces.

I received Nelson’s response on April 13. The first sentence thanks me for writing. The remainder of the email contains inaccuracies:

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Military pay on track; permanent fix still needed

As a government shutdown appeared likely, one matter caused grave concern for families of men and women serving in our military—paychecks.

Approximately 2 million supporters joined a Facebook group aiming at making sure our troops received their full paychecks if a shutdown did occur.

The US Report researched the matter and located statements at the Dept. of Defense and the Army—both said troops would receive their full pay. While we have a current fix, we need a permanent fix.

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More than one million on Facebook want military bargaining chip off table

Updated on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 4:24PM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

Screen snip of 'Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act of 2011', a Facebook page currently listing one and one-half million supporters, aims to make military pay permanent even during a government shutdown. *Ed. Note: See the followup at the end of this article for statements from the Dept. of Defense and the Dept. of the Army on the impact of the continuing resolution on military pay.
Amid extreme rhetoric by socialist-progressives on Friday as a government shutdown loomed, a Georgia woman set up a Facebook page ‘Ensuring Pay for Military Act’ aimed at guaranteeing members of the military would be paid. As of Saturday morning, the page has drawn 1,470,490 supporters. I did what so many other supporters did—posted the link on social media and emailed it. Now those supporters want to make sure military troop pay is never endangered again.

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