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Under the government shutdown, why is congress and the president still getting paid and billions of dollars in aid still going to foreign countries while our veterans and the families of deceased military members aren't getting the benefits they should?

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The 27th amendment made it so pay to lawmakers could not change without an election being held; this effectively means they can't lose pay. To change that would be another Constitutional amendment.
As for pay for the administration, that's covered by the Constitution and amendments. The Administration has chosen everything they want to keep open, and everything they want closed. Everything was a choice they made.
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But I just saw a story about An Army Ranger who lost his legs in an ambush, and I wonder where we get the men and women who so selflessly give their bodies, their lives, for this country, and how unworthy our last 5 weeks have been of their sacrifice. Let's get this done for Army Ranger Josh Hargis. Let's do this for his 4 dead teammates. Let's negotiate a budget so that we prove government works here, and not everything is always totally broken.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/good-news/injured-army-ranger-josh-hargis-inspires-others-with-salute

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This question should go straight to the White House! I'm only sorry I don't have an answer for you.

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politicans are paid because they claim they are too important

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Pay for government officials, as well as VA benefits, are part of mandatory spending. The recent stories of military families not getting benefits was due to the fact that no one was processing those cases because of the shutdown.

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Obama stated that military death benefits "weren't necessary" and that still doesn't answer my question on why were still giving foreign aid
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