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View Diary: Military Family Hearts Are Breaking - updated (174 comments)

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  •  What is the ask right now? (0+ / 0-)

    Sorry to be confused about what we should be asking our Senators to do after earlier developments today, but I want to make sure I'm as specific as I can be in my calls. My son is a Marine who just came out of the field, where he was practicing desert warfare, and he was not happy to come home to news about the cuts. But it cheered him a great deal to know that military families are organizing on their behalf. Thanks for all you do, angelajean!

    •  The military community is all over the place. (3+ / 0-)

      They are not used to playing politics.

      Here's my suggestion:

      Call Senator Reid and tell him to accept amendments. That means calling back the House to fix this.

      If he doesn't accept amendments, then the budget passes as is and it goes to President Obama. I can't for the life of me see him not signing this. I'm not sure it's worth an effort to even try.

      If Obama signs, then some in Congress are saying this provision will be reviewed in the New Year. Most military families don't believe the review will be in our favor. Once a law has passed, it is very hard to change.

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