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All veterans’ benefit payments will be disrupted if a shutdown goes beyond two weeks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/09/2...

The Department of Veterans Affairs told congressional officials Friday that all benefit checks it issues, including disability claims and pension payments, will be disrupted if a government shutdown lasts for more than two or three weeks, according to congressional sources.

During the telephone briefing, the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees were told that VA will run out of money to make compensation and pension payments if a partial shutdown is drawn out for weeks, according to aides to two members of Congress.

The briefing, which was provided by VA congressional affairs, represents a significant change from what the members had previously been told, and from the information the VA has released to the public, according to congressional officials.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/09/2...

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Scare tactic

They can selectively leave this switch turned on. They did the last time this happened.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

There will

be no shutdown.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

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But Congress

will still get paid, and that's whats important (sarc).

http://www.dailypaul.com/300679/in-government-shutdown-congr...

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."