Obama to troops: drop dead

President Obama has reversed policy from 1995, and will withhold military pay if the government shuts down:

When the government was shut down in 1995, military personnel continued to report to work and were paid, but the planning guidance sent to the services and defense agencies says a shutdown this time will be different.

“All military personnel will continue in normal duty status regardless of their affiliation with exempt or non-exempt activities,” says the draft planning guidance that was prepared for the services and defense agencies. “Military personnel will serve without pay until such time as Congress makes appropriated funds available to compensate them for this period of service.”

I’m astonished.

(Via Hot Air.) (Previous post.)

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