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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obama Won't Pay Troops, but Claims To Place Military Families as a Priority

By Douglas V. Gibbs

During the budget negotiations President Barack Obama refused to accept a rider that would pay military personnel in the war for the rest of the year. He called the rider a "distraction."

Only four days after refusing to make sure the military members of our armed forces would get paid, Obama, at an event to launch First Lady Michelle Obama and Joe Biden's Joining Forces initiative "to support America's military families," said:

"As part of a landmark presidential study directive, for the first time ever the well-being of our military families is now a national priority. Not just a Defense Department priority, not just a VA priority. It is a federal government priority. Today my administration's working to implement nearly 50 specific commitments to improve the lives of military families, everything from protecting families from financial scams, to improving education for military kids and spouses, to stepping up our fight to end homelessness among veterans."

He doesn't think we notice his hypocrisy and idiocy.

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