I read in the Standard-Examiner on Oct. 20 that Obama and the U.S. were "quietly" deciding to release $1.6 billion (that's billion) to Pakistan! Yet, the U.S. government had been shut down until Oct. 17 and it could not meet its obligations. Thousands of people were out of work with no paychecks. Our national parks lost $30 milion in Utah because of the shutdown.
There were temporarily no death benefits for fallen soldiers, yet members of Congress were still receiving their paychecks.
What am I missing here?