Military Pay, Vets’ Checks Under Threat in Spending Cuts Battle

Mike O'Brien

Active-duty troops may be forced to go without pay if the government is shutdown over the debt ceiling battle being raged between Congress and the White House. Checks for veterans could also be delayed in the ensuing chaos, President Obama has warned. Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the government would not be able to avoid defaulting on its debts between mid-February and early March. Previous governments have routinely asked Congress to raise the debt li...
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