Shocking news about the Biden Administration’s Christmas plans came out on Friday: despite passing a bill that would send tens of billions of dollars to the Ukrainian government as it attempts to continue its war with Russia, American National Guard soldiers would be receiving their paychecks late because they hadn’t been paid.
That shocking incident of disrespect for America’s soldiers was exposed by the Post Millennial, which uncovered a letter that said pay issues were plaguing National Guard divisions across the country just two days before Christmas.
Beginning, the letter said “Hello gents, if you have been tracking, the pay issue that has been plaguing the unit and the division as well. This info is from the CSM.”
Continuing, the letter went on to explain the problem, saying “You are probably already tracking there are pay issues. Many soldiers were due pay today. They received LES but did not receive funds.” An LES is the military equivalent of a pay stub. Here, the soldiers apparently received the pay stubs, but were not actually paid.
The letter then went on to say that the issue was apparently nation wide and related to the DFAS (Defense Financial Accounting System), but that the Guard thought it would be corrected within a few days. Even if if was corrected within a day or two, as the letter indicated would happen, such a failure could cause serious problems for servicemembers and their families, particularly since it occurred right before Christmas.
The letter recognized that hardship, saying “This is unfortunate and can cause serious issues and aggravation across the formation which are understandable. Especially 2 days before Christmas. I think the messaging is important that it’s understood the issues are at the highest levels and that everyone in the Division and State are pushing for immediate resolution.”
That letter wasn’t the only one that emerged on Friday as National Guard soldiers didn’t get paid just days before Christmas. Another was posted by author and Georgia National Guard soldier James Jarrett. He posted a letter he claimed to have received and said:
@jamiedupree @FoxNews @wsbtv @wsbradio I was wondering if anyone was covering this. The Georgia National Guard was supposed to receive pay today from our previous drill. So, is this how “We Support Our Troops” goes? Shouldn’t paychecks already be part of allotted money?
The letter that he posted claimed the problem was not with DFAS but instead with Congress and President Biden not having authorized the funds, saying “All payments scheduled for 23 DEC are being held until the new FY23 budget is fully approved and signed congress passed the FY23 budget yesterday the housr has to approve it and then to POTUS to sign hopefully by today.” It then added that “With that being sais, DFAS is holding all payments until new budget is signed.”
Ending, it stated that “From what im being told funds hopefully will be released tonight if its signed by POTUS today.”
So Biden and Congress didn’t pay troops right before Christmas weekend, and gave them no indication that those paychecks weren’t coming…