How low can you go?
In what veterans call an outrageous slight after the ultimate sacrifice, the shuttered federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment, known as the death gratuity, that is normally wired to relatives of fallen service members.
It’s typically sent to families within three days to help cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.
Well isn’t that special? What’s up next for President Stompy Foot? Withholding treatment from cancer stricken children? Oh wait, no, he’s already done that.
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that the House (and the Senate who, after all, didn’t dare stop THAT bill) has already funded the military, but apparently somebody at the Pentagon, undoubtedly *ahem* encouraged somewhat, decided that the blanket appropriation for the military didn’t cover giving our fallen heroes’ families their dues. Because, fuck, they’re already dead, right? The heroes, we mean. What do they care?
So now the House is going to pass another bill funding the military again in the vain hope that Stompy Foot’s goons won’t find a way to sabotage that one as well.
Meanwhile, G-d bless them, the Fisher House Foundation is stepping up to the plate to cover the families’ expenses until Princess Barry’s temper tantrum subsides and she’s sent back to her room.
Somewhere in this nation there are countless lampposts missing their ornaments.