Liberal radio host Bill Press said death benefits to military families should not be paid during the shutdown because it prejudices those "things that pop up in get a lot of media attention" over other "legitimate" functions of government Thursday on The Bill Press Show.
By "fixing" the problem, Press suggested, a quick end to the shutdown becomes less likely:
BILL PRESS: When you shut down the government, a lot of great things are not going to get done. And why should we make an exception for those that just happen to pop up and get a lot of media attention?
The idea that paying death benefits to military families may be a virtue beyond a function of government seemed lost on the liberal radio host.