The Repub spin is on and a (R) Congressman just blatantly lied on CNN -
The Congressman had a short snip on CNN. Framed their proposal solely in terms of military pay. An accurate point of their proposal, to an extent, but *totally* disregarding the rest of the package. And Dem's agree with ensuring military pay. We disagree with the package and the political gamesmanship.
This is the spin -
They are supporting the troops. Dem's aren't. Geez, this one was so predictable. And such a tacky political ploy.
He then went on to his closer - "We don't get any checks either during a shutdown."
That's not true, as far as I understand it. Congress is an "essential function" under a government shut down, no? They get paid, as scheduled.
(Sorry, I didn't catch his name. It was brief on site, walk on clip.)
10. I saw that too but because when he said that, I snapped up my head
from my monitor and looked the the TV. Moments earlier they were playing the military angle and I rolled my eyes and went back to work. Then he said that they also would not be paid, I nearly broke my neck snapping back to the TV.
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