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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Washington - A Sad State of Affairs

I don't normally blog about anything relating to politics or religion, but I had to share this statement that Congresswoman Kay Granger has posted. You may want to take a look at how your representatives are dealing with this Washington mess. Kay Granger has always been willing to let her constituents know how she's voting and the reasons behind her decisions. I receive informative newsletters consistently from her office and applaud her for it. I wish the others would take her lead instead of just blundering along, leaving a wake of confusion behind them while enjoying their paychecks and health care benefits. I say we let our unpaid troops come home and send the politicians who are getting paid to the front line. Just my two cents worth.

Washington, DC-Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement after announcing that in the event of a government shutdown, she will refuse all compensation from the House of Representatives until our men and women serving in the military are paid:

“Yesterday I voted for a bill that would have ensured the men and women serving in our Armed Forces are paid regardless of a federal government shutdown. The Administration and the Senate have rejected this bill while they continue to accept their own compensation. I cannot in good conscience accept my own pay if our war fighters are not receiving a paycheck. These service members are putting their lives on the line in defense of our country, and it is inexcusable that because the President and Senate failed to act, our men and women in uniform will now have to worry how their families will pay their mortgage, buy groceries, and pay the bills. One of Congress’s most important responsibilities is to ensure that our service members and their families are taken care of. The Senate and this Administration have sadly failed them.”

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