Below is an excerpt from an article written by Sarah Palin about the government shut down and possible holding of pay for our military. I try to steer clear of commenting on politics but this stuff going on in D.C. is ridiculous. These are grown men and women who we elected and they are behaving like middle schoolers who want the soda machine left on during school hours. Plain and simple- I do not know of anyone besides the self-employed who work without receiving a paycheck. Plain and simple- my nephew and his wife need their paychecks so that the rent, electricity, groceries, and fuel for their vehicles can be taken care of just like everyone else does. They and so many others like them are willing to sacrifice their lives to protect the very people who want to hold their pay?!!!!! Come on US government- put your heads on straight! Here’s Sarah’s excerpt:
Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops
by Sarah Palin on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1:31pm
Yesterday the House passed H.R. 1363, which funds our Department of Defense and our military for the rest of the year at their current levels. It allows for the continuation of current military operations, which is pretty important when you’re fighting three wars. It also funds the government for another week and cuts $12 billion in wasteful spending. So why would the Commander in Chief declare that he will veto this? Why would he play politics at the expense of our troops who are putting everything on the line to protect us? Memo to the President: I doubt the insurgents will stop and wait for a government shutdown to end before resuming actions. You need to fund our troops, sir.
Like me, you might be asking yourself: Why on earth would he threaten to veto funding for the troops? What is his game plan? Basically, he’ll veto military funding because he wants the rest of the government funded too. And by the rest of the government, he means things like Harry Reid’s “Cowboy Poetry.” Essentially, he’s holding military funding hostage to NPR funding. This is a perfect analogy for what is wrong with this entire budget showdown. Our federal government has strayed so far from what is constitutionally mandated that they are blind to the fact that NPR funding is not a constitutional duty. Funding our military at a time of war is!