Marine Families Worried About The Unknown With Debt Deal

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

While the initial word from Washington is veterans are expected to be in the clear, there's a big question mark hanging over the head of active duty military service members in Eastern Carolina. The yet to be defined parts of the debt deal are what worries marines and their families at Camp Lejeune.

Chelsea Mosley, and her husband who is based at Camp Lejeune will have a baby soon, and now they wonder if they'll have to change their plans, and if Chelsea will have to get a job.

"I'm going to be two and a half months into school and then have to have another baby and then miss a week, two weeks. You know, depends on how everything plays out,"
said Mosley

Spouses of deployed marines say marines shouldn't be focused on problems at home, so they can stay focused on the battlefield.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    That entire crowd of self-serving, overpaid, lobbyist-loving, money wasting, power hungry, back room dealing gaggle of crooks should be booted out of Washington along with Moochele and her husband. But that`s just my opinion, everyone else, have a nice day.
  • by Barry Location: NC on Aug 2, 2011 at 06:52 AM
    Todays military are all volunteers they knew what they were getting into and none got ' Drafted ' like I did. Some are patriots some join because they need a pay check or for many other reasons. Years ago the judge said jail or the US Army. Todays military have a good deal and the pay is not that bad as it was years ago. We are all worried about the Unknown With Debt Deal. In this economy a lot of wives have to get a job to help the family.
  • by Vet Location: Havelock on Aug 2, 2011 at 06:15 AM
    I would gladly give up my VA disability payments and healthcare if it meant that our active duty and elderly would still get their benefits! Cut the pay of the politicians, require mandatory drug testing and track the spending money of those on welfare and the government will save a ton of money and be able to get us out of debt. 'People should not be afraid of their government. Government should be afraid of the people'- Thomas Jefferson.
  • by Mike Location: Richlands on Aug 2, 2011 at 04:47 AM
    Anonymos, 10:42 Aug 1, you will care about the troops if we default on payments and China or ay other industrialized nation we owe money to decides to come collect.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:46 AM in reply to Mike
      Actually, no.
  • by MICHELLE Location: ENC on Aug 2, 2011 at 03:14 AM
    I agree with "concerned from Jamesville." Pay the military, the vets, and our senior citizens. These groups deserve to be paid. Don't pay the politicians and free loaders. Do this for a few months and the government would be amazed at how much money they have saved.
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      by Whodat? on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:55 AM in reply to MICHELLE
      I agree 100% Michelle. Especially when it comes to the elderly.
  • by Albert Location: NC on Aug 1, 2011 at 10:41 PM
    If Obama can't pay the Military because he barrowed so much $$$$$ money from China. He owes China so much money just in interest % payments every month. Who is going to join the Army if you won't get paid?
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      by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:57 AM in reply to Albert
      Bush borrowed most of that money. Please get the facts straight.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 09:40 AM in reply to
        Obama tripled the debt. Please get the facts straight.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM in reply to
        Clinton started it all and then cooked the books to make it look good!
  • by Luke Location: Chocowinity on Aug 1, 2011 at 08:18 PM
    I wonder how many of the Marines,Army,Navy,Coast Guard voted for the Community Organizer , Muslim , Marxist? I would be worried also.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 03:58 AM in reply to Luke
      Wow, Another Mis-informed Birther, I thought all you guys went back under your rocks, with the Donald.
      • reply
        by Sam on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:29 AM in reply to
        Anonymous are Birthers the ones who are not affraid tell the truth about our Golfer in Chief.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:59 AM in reply to Sam
          No, they're the liars. They lie about tax cuts creating jobs, they lie about who ran up the deficit, they lie about their own fiscal responsibility. The tea party just lies, about everything.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 at 01:45 AM in reply to Sam
          No, they're the morons who believe he was born in Kenya and is a Muslim.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:12 AM in reply to
        Birther? Luke didn't say anything about his birth certificate.
  • by concered Location: jamesville on Aug 1, 2011 at 08:18 PM
    why don't they cut the salaries of our elected officials? I think they should take the pay cut before anyone else. They make more than they should to begin with.
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      by Barbara on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:02 AM in reply to concered
      I can't agree with you more. I don't believe that has been proposed. They need thier retirement system, pay and benefits analyzed to be included in the plan. They mention the defense budget is a big portion of the federal budget, but NEVER mention what portion is the salaries of our elected officials and the expense that goes along with it.
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      by anon on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:41 AM in reply to concered
  • by Barbara Location: Martin County on Aug 1, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    Remember that the only way any service man will not get his pay is if the President chooses not to send paychecks to service men. Ther is enough money coming into the Treasury to pay Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment checks, Medicaid, Military salaries, and much more. Democrats have been trying to scare old people and others that are dependent on the government. Reputable Democrats are telling the truth, but some of them are trying to use this to win the 2012 election.
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      by be fair on Aug 2, 2011 at 03:56 AM in reply to Barbara
      On Sean Hannity's Fox News Show, Dick Morris carried forward the right-wing "let's scare the elderly" strategy by pushing the "Obamacare will euthanize our seniors". Now thats a scare tactic. Oh, I guess you forgot about the rhetoric the Republicans were using.
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        by Fairness Goes Both Ways on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:16 AM in reply to be fair
        And the democrats tv commercial showed a republican pushing grandma over a cliff. Oh, I guess you forgot about the rhetoric the democrats are using. Just so you know, noone is trying to push elderly over a cliff, democrats just thrive on the scare tactics, much more so than the republicans!! Research the entire commentary attached to Dick Morris' comment, then take your spin off, the commerical is undeniable!!
  • by WOW Location: Pitt County on Aug 1, 2011 at 07:59 PM
    I am a Vet, and it is for sure we will get paid. The government brings in enough taxes every month to service the military and VA BENEFITS, service the debt, pay social security and medicare and all the welfare payments it is committed to make. Some bureaucrats could get laid off or services slowed for awhile. We take in 200 billion in taxes and spend 300 billion/ month. We borrow the rest. OBAMA DID NOT HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY YOU WOULD BE PAID BECAUSE HE WAS USING THIS THREAT TO TRY TO GET A DEAL PASSED WITH NEW TAXES. HE IS DISGUSTING!!! He would have to make decision on who gets paid if the debt ceiling is not raised-- he just wanted to SCARE YOU AND THE ELDERLY because he still wants a BLANK CHECK. The man is SOCIALIST and wants to REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH. He drove up government spending by 30% since he took over, blew a trillion on a pet project STIMULUS bill (this helped drive unemployment up over 9% for the last two years), gave us $13 trillion dollar HEALTH CARE MONSTROUSITY, and now he wants to get our financial house in order--HE IS A JOKE--THANK GOODNESS HE WILL BE GONE SOON. I just hope we can survive until then.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 01:06 AM in reply to WOW
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      by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 at 01:50 AM in reply to WOW
      Oh no...not a socialist! Perhaps if you understood what actual socialism is you wouldn't be so afraid of it?
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