Obama, the Commander-in-Chief, decided that he'd rather not pay our soldiers.
Soldiers will continue to earn money but not be paid during a government shutdown, a senior Obama administration official said. “Military will continue to work as I described earlier,” the official said. “They will continue to earn money during this period of time. Given that we do not have any money to pay out, they will not be paid.
Boehner & Co. had put this on the table:
The continuing resolution would include $515.8 billion in base funding for the Department of Defense, a 2.9 percent reduction from the president’s fiscal year 2011 request, and a $7.6 billion, or 1.5 percent, increase over last year’s level, according to the House Appropriations Committee.
Further, the temporary funding bill would provide $157.8 billion for overseas operations and includes $126.4 billion for military personnel, providing for 1,432,400 active duty and 846,200 reserve troops.Obama's decision to play politics with the military is utterly amazing.