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September 30th, 2013
08:52 PM ET

Shutdown could hurt nation's veterans

As we've mentioned, all "essential" people – like members of Congress – will keep getting paid during a government shutdown.

But when it comes to members of the military, especially the nation's disabled veterans who often times live paycheck to paycheck, well, they're being told that they could get IOU's. Barbara Starr is OutFront with more.


Filed under: Government Shutdown • Military • Veterans
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  1. Karl Major

    Where are the human interests stories on the hard working civil servants? It is completely immoral to negotiate on the backs of real people who work pay check to pay check. Keep the government running, then negotiate whatever the politicians want after that.

    September 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Reply
  2. Jan

    Hopefully, Democrats won't shut down the government.
    I am curious why it is that the media keeps looking for "moderate" Republicans to vote with Democrats, but we don't hear that same media looking for moderate Democrats to vote with Republicans?
    Could it be that there are very few moderate Democrats left in Washington? Other than Joe Manchin, most Democrats seem to have adopted a hard line on the far left of politics. Wonder why the media never wants to point that out? It seems "moderation" is demanded from Republicans, but never from Democrats and our President.

    September 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Reply

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