Will he stop trying to be cute, stop playing politics, and begin to think what is best for the people of the NY 23rd? Nobody said that the sequester will hit us on Day One. Here it is just around two weeks after the March 1st manufactured Sequester deadline, and some are starting to feel the affect of Congresses inaction.
“Just got a text from my (sophomore in college) daughter. There has been a freeze placed on her living expense payments by the government for her GIBill payments. Should I contact Tom Reeds office to lodge a compliant?”–found on my facebook page Friday, 3/8/13.
College students who are receiving eduction benefits from the G.I. Bill have received information that their benefits have been ‘frozen’. Not understanding what that exactly means, many parents, who, as Veterans gave years protecting our country earning the promised benefits that are now ‘frozen’, have been trying to contract their representatives for an explanation. After unsuccessfully trying to contact two of Rep. Reed’s Offices by phone, this parent emailed his office. They had no answers; they had to look into it, and get back to them.
These ‘frozen’ benefits should not be a surprise to our Congressman, they were spelled out last year before during the fiscal cliff scare. Rep. Reed voted to delay the sequester affects until March 1st, under the guise of working to break the conflict between the House and the Senate, and find a compromise the President could sign. That’s how the Congress used to work.
The House was scheduled to be working in Washington for only 20 days between January 3 and March 1. In reality the parties involved had from the Fall of 2011 to work for the American people, including the Veterans who are using their hard earn promised benefits.
Who is our congress working for? Who is our congressman, Rep. Reed working for? If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
- The March 1 Sequester: How it Will Affect You (lexingtonlaw.com)