Budget, debt worries plague troops

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You know, I'm normally not that harsh on the Teabaggers. Yeah, they're ignorant and mean spirited, but also terribly amusing. But this crap has my blood boiling. Not only are this country's seniors losing sleep over the Teabaggers mental incapacity in understanding the stakes, now the troops are worried. Asshats.

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan —A half a world away from the Capitol Hill deadlock, the economy and debt crisis are weighing heavily on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

And the top question on their minds Saturday even as bombings rocked the city around them, was one the top U.S. military officer couldn't answer.

Will we get paid?

"I actually don't know the answer to that question," Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a group of troops, while at the same time telling them they will continue to go to work each day.

But he offered a bit more optimism than defense officials have acknowledged when those questions have come up in recent weeks.

"I have confidence that at some point in time, whatever compensation you are owed, you will be given," said Mullen, who is making his 15th trip to Afghanistan, just two months before he retires. But, he noted, "There are plenty of you living paycheck to paycheck so if paychecks were stopped it would have a devastating impact very quickly."

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  • Anonymous

    yep

  • KansasDem

    Sadly I doubt it :^(

    I think a large share of those who enlist are already far-right and, from what I've seen, very few leave the service w/o far-right opinions.

  • HarborGuy

    ...ditto to what you said.

  • HarborGuy

    And will the thousands and thousands and thousands of military men and women...remember exactly WHO is at the root of this problem? ...the RushThugs, CONservaTurds, GOBPers and PeeParty Members?

    Ya all best remember this crap next year when you vote...IF, the Thugs will allow you to vote from abroad!

  • KansasDem

    The disabled and retirees too!

    Mike Pompeo (R: Koch Bros.) was on Cspan this morning and every time someone called in his answer was basically "there's plenty of revenue to cover that"!

    He's a liar! He also lied about many other things! You can't negotiate with domestic terrorists ........................... and the new GOP have become domestic terrorists!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KansasDem

    The disabled and retirees too!

    Mike Pompeo (R: Koch Bros.) was on Cspan this morning and every time someone called in his answer was basically "there's plenty of revenue to cover that"!

    He's a liar! He also lied about many other things! You can't negotiate with domestic terrorists ........................... and the new GOP have become domestic terrorists!!!!!!!!!!!