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  • captain_tweezers captain_tweezers Oct 10, 2013 12:39 PM Flag

    Pentagon warned Tea Party nutjobs of cuts to military death benefits days before shutdown

    Lawmakers and the White House have voiced outrage over the shutdown fiasco that has deprived military families of death benefits, but the Pentagon warned of the situation days before the shutdown began.

    Under Secretary of Defense Robert Hale advised of the effects a shutdown would have on military personnel and their families during a news conference on Sept. 27.

    “We would also be required to do some other bad things to our people. Just some examples – we couldn’t immediately pay death gratuities to those who die on active duty during the lapse,” Hale said.

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