Over at Big Government, Mike Flynn has a fascinating post on what Barack
Obama is doing to our soldiers.
In the past, American soldiers were classified as essential personnel.
Therefore, should the government shut down our soldiers would keep getting paid.
But Barack Obama has decided to hold our American soldiers hostage to a
government shutdown. The Commander-in-Chief has, via the Secretary of the
Department of Defense, proposed classifying our men and women in harm’s way as
“non-essential.” That means, should the government shut down, they will not be
As Mike Flynn notes, during the previous two government shutdowns during the
Reagan and Clinton Administrations, soldiers were treated as essential. Barack
Obama is not following suit.
It is important to note that the “non-essential” classification is a draft
recommendation, but it is a huge departure from prior shutdowns and comes
directly from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Why would Barack Obama and the Democrats do this? The answer is simple.
They need to change the message because right now they are losing. And they
are willing to use our soldiers as hostages to get that message changed.
I’m not sure what troubles me more: the fact that there are no honest
grownups running things in D.C., or that the kids, community organizers and
Far-Left academics that are running things think that we’re all a bunch of
Just another good reason to make Obama a one term