I was going to post something different today, but I thought you should hear about this:
By Rick Maze - Staff writer Army Times
Posted : Friday Mar 11, 2011 12:08:58 EST
U.S. troops could be required to report to work without pay if a budget clash in Congress results in a government-wide shutdown, according to draft planning guidance circulating in the Pentagon.
A shutdown could happen as early as next week, as the government is set to run out of money at midnight March 17. A bill that would keep the government operating temporarily has been prepared in the House of Representatives, but it is not clear when or if it might pass.
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