However it ends,
For the moment it seems a budget deal should have been resolved last year is finially on the books. After all the talks threats and posturing, overall Government spending was reduced an incredible one percent
At least we won't have troops in combat, stuck thousands of miles from home, knowing the government isn't going to be paying them, and wondering if there's money to feed their kids. Service members should have been designated as essentail personel to begin with. They were not. A bill was introduced to make sure they got paid, in the event of a shut down. it was defeated..
There is a law agaist Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy. The penalties for breaking that law are severe. Every member of Congress who voted against the military getting paid in the event of a shutdown, violated that law. Budget battles will happpen again, the Government will be faced with a shutdown sometime again in the future.
Action needs to be taken that will insure that not paying our service men and women during time of war is an option no elected official will ever again consider.
When it was over with, here's what the jackasses had to say for themselves
Boehner: Deal has been reached
You can see the video of Obama's Speech here;
I'm not sure why, I couldn't get both the Boehner and Obama to embed on the same page