IN OBAMALAND: BIG BIRD gets $445Mil., Our Troops Get the Shaft

The Pentagon has confirmed that it will not pay death benefits to the families of troops killed in combat during the so-called government shutdown. In a related story, Big Bird received a check for $445 million.

As reported by, Defense Department spokesman Lieutenant Commander Nate Christensen confirmed Team Obama’s Decision:

“Unfortunately, as a result of the shutdown, we do not have the legal authority to make death gratuity payments at this time. However, we are keeping a close eye on those survivors who have lost loved ones serving in the Department of Defense.”

Really, Lieutenant Commander? As close of an eye as the National Park Service is keeping on WWII veterans and other Americans who attempt to enter our national parks?

As close of an eye as Team Obama keeps on PBS, whom it sent a check for $445 million on the first day of the shutdown, claiming that PBS funding is “indispensable”?

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