Despite all other bureaucratic functions ceasing to go on because of the government shutdown, our fearless rules ensured us that the War Machine will be just fine.
The United States government's mission of spreading empire, destabilizing peaceful countries, and violent regime changes will not be hindered by the government shutdown. Our fearless rulers have ensured Americans that the military-industrial complex will be just fine—despite not paying the soldiers.
On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence encouraged troops to focus on their missions and ensured them that they will be just fine even though their paychecks won't come in next week.
Although military personnel remain deployed and on the job, they won't be paid unless Congress votes to compensate them.
"We'll get this thing figured out in Washington," Pence said early Saturday as he greeted US servicemen in Ireland shortly after the government shutdown. "Stay focused on your mission," he said.
"We have soldiers that are headed down range to Kuwait for six months in a critical theater to serve the country, and yet because of Democrats in the Senate, they have anxiety about their pay," the US Vice President said playing partisan tactics as he addressed the non-partisan military.
Pence then took to Twitter to lambast Democrats for their role in the shutdown—ignoring the fact that both equally repugnant sides are at fault.
While many bureaucracies will suffer as a result of the shutdown, the warmongers made sure to let everyone know that the programs "that keep us safe" will not be affected.