Many veterans stop receiving disability checks due to gov’t shutdown

Many veterans stop receiving disability checks due to gov’t shutdown


More people in central Florida are worried they will start to feel the impact of the government shutdown.
Some local military personnel have received letters that say their benefit checks will stop.
Many veterans said they depend on that money to pay for basic things, such as rent and food.
Disabled veteran Patricia Black said the government they served is now letting them down.
“To have it taken away is just unfathomable,” said Black.

Veterans storm WW II DC memorial amid govt shutdown

Veterans storm WW II DC memorial amid govt shutdown

Thousands of protesters pushed through barriers to make their way to the World War II Memorial closed under government shutdown in Washington DC. Local police donned riot gear as they tried to control the protesting veterans.

  The crowd chanted “Tear down these walls” and sang  patriotic songs in protest to the closing of monument during the  government crisis, according to local news coverage.

US veterans take part in a demonstration at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC on October 13, 2013 demanding for an end of US federal government shutdown (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)


Armed Rangers sent to shutdown Businesses – Feds order Arrests & 24/7 Patrols in National Parks

Armed Rangers sent to shutdown Businesses – Feds order Arrests & 24/7 Patrols in National Parks

The federal government, who shut the national parks after claiming they didn’t have the money to keep them open, is now sending in Park Rangers to patrol the parks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sadly, the Rangers are not being sent in so visitors can enjoy these parks, there being sent in to arrest anyone who tries to enter them.

Shutdown Defiance: Citizen Mows Lincoln Memorial Lawn

Shutdown Defiance: Citizen Mows Lincoln Memorial Lawn Oct. 9, 2013

Earlier today, a lone bearded man took up the job of furloughed federal workers and mowed the lawn behind the Lincoln Memorial in stark defiance of the Obama administration’s efforts to make the shutdown as “difficult for people” as possible.


Chris Cox, the man pictured above pushing a lawnmower, told CBS DC his actions weren’t politically motivated, but meant as a symbol of respect for the veterans set to convene in the nation’s capital this upcoming weekend for the Million Vet March.

From CBS DC:

“These are our memorials. Do they think that we’re just going to let them go to hell? No,” Cox exclusively told All-News 99.1 reporter John Domen. “If they shut down our memorials, we’re still going to take the trash out, we’re going to clean the windows, we’re going to cut the grass, we’re going to pull the weeds, we’re going to do the tree work.”

According to the Weekly Standard, “It’s unclear how much of the expansive lawn behind the memorial was mowed, but Park Police were alerted and three cruisers with multiple officers showed up.”

A Park Police public information officer said Cox “was asked to leave, and he complied.”

This type of civil disobedience has been carefully engineered by the Obama administration to lay the fiscal debate blame at the feet of Republicans who are trying to negotiate portions of the Obamacare law – which forces every American (at gunpoint) to obtain health insurance regardless of their state of health.

However, the president’s efforts have backfired as he has ultimately ended up taking most of the heat for barricading national parks and memorials across the country.

Earlier this week, we reported how police arrested numerous Vietnam veterans during a vigil at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza in New York City where they met to protest the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

We’ve also documented how the North Country Honor Flight executive director has asked a “significant number” of World War II Marine veterans to join in civil disobedience solidarity this weekend at the Iwo Jima Memorial and collectively express outrage over war memorial sites being blocked by feds.


This article was posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013  at  1:30 pm