The greatest tragedy that happens during a government shutdown is that our military troops are still expected to go out and risk their lives in the line of duty while not being paid. Worse yet is that their families would not receive any of the death benefits if they are killed in action during a government shutdown.
That fact did not go unnoticed by some loyal patriots, including famed game show host Chuck Woolery. The 76-year-old Woolery began to organize an effort to try to raise necessary funds to help our troops during the government shutdown. Although this shutdown was averted after only 3 days, another could be looming in just a couple of weeks.
(Constitution.com) – Game show host Chuck Woolery knows what it means to be a patriot, and he and some conservative friends of his are stepping up to give our soldiers a hand.
With the government shutdown, our heroic men and women in the armed services will be without pay – even though they’ll have to continue working. Meanwhile, our politicians in Congress will continue to get paid – even though they’ll technically stop working. Does that make any sense to you? Particularly considering that it’s congressional Democrats who shut the government down in the first place?
It didn’t make much sense to Woolery and his friend Mark Young either. The two men have come together and decided that they would try to raise enough money to help all of our soldiers (and their families) through this trying time.
The two men took to Twitter to explain what they had planned:…
I believe there should be a federal law that stipulates if the military is not paid during a government shut down and they are denied their benefits, then members of Congress should also go without pay and without all of their benefits and perks. It’s only fair and besides, there would be less of a chance of a government shutdown if Congress didn’t get paid either.