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When the heroes of Benghazi finished their mission, the State Department, run by Hillary Clinton at the time, told them they had to foot the bill for their own plane fare home from Germany, according to former congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz.

Chaffetz appeared on Fox News on Tuesday night to talk to Sean Hannity about Barack Obama’s comments regarding “wild conspiracy theories — like those surrounding Benghazi.”

At the 4-minute mark, Chaffetz declared that Clinton’s State Department abandoned the Benghazi heroes. “You know what happened when they actually got home? Those people saved dozens of American lives. When they got home you know what the State Department — Hillary Clinton’s State Department did? They took away their security clearance so they couldn’t get a job. It’s unbelievable.

“That’s how they treated these guys. When they were there in Germany. They didn’t send them home. They didn’t offer them plane tickets. They just told them they were released. They had to pay for their own plane tickets to get home.”


If these allegations by Chaffetz are true, it begs an obvious question: Why in the world were American heroes treated so shabbily when the government thinks nothing of draining taxpayer resources for illegal aliens and giving luxury perks for politicians? Thankfully, President Donald Trump is doing something about the ridiculous spending.

In January, he announced his plan to end the over $33 billion dollars in aid that the U.S. has been providing Pakistan since 2002.

And there’s more — in September last year the Washington Examiner reported that illegal immigration cost American taxpayers $116 billion dollars a year. “The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the most authoritative report on the issue yet,” read the report.

“And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.”

Axios listed a few taxpayer funded perks that our elected representatives get at our expense.

It costs taxpayers more than $3.5 million dollars a year for members of the House and Senate for travel and to staff their offices, as they see fit, according to Axios. Members of Congress also don’t work a full year for their salary. “The House has averaged 138 legislative days each year since 2001, and the Senate 162.”

They get subsidies for their health care under Obamacare; “they receive a federal subsidy amounting to 72% of their premiums.”

Pensions aren’t shabby either. “Depending on age and length of service, members can receive a lifelong pension of 80% — which, given today’s congressional salary of $174,000, equals out to $139,200 in annual taxpayer-funded retirement benefits.”

They also receive free airport parking, and among other things. “Our nation’s legislators get a slew of lifetime benefits even after leaving office, including a taxpayer-funded gym at the Capitol, access to the House and Senate floors, parking in House lots, and the ability to dine in the House and Senate dining rooms.”

Finally, as we have the national argument over whether or not former Obama administration officials should lose their security clearance, why would American heroes have their security clearances revoked? As government workers draw salaries 80 percent higher than that of the American worker, why would we deny the ability of these heroes to find work after their service?

Why — with all the money bleeding out of our federal government — would service members, and heroes at that, have to pay for their own plane tickets home after serving their country?

It’s not just the money. Those heroes are making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Not just for you and me, but for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Susan Rice, and all the other characters who gave stand down orders in Benghazi when Americans were in danger and needed help.

Our Benghazi heroes deserved better.

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  1. Mike Dar

    September 13, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Not mentioned is that Brennan had their clearances pulled, the FBI threatened them with charges of ‘unnecessary force'(in a active gunfight no less! OVERSEAS IN A WAR ZONE NO LESS!!!!) if they would not shut up.. making the heroes actual criminals, needing to spend their own money for legal representation and the FBI could and would have hammered these guys with legal expenses till they were all bankrupt… as the FBI has done to many people, to shut them up!!!!!
    This is the height of corrupted power, ruination of Americans protecting other Americans, where the last administration had decided those in Benghazi had to be sacrificed.. sacrificed for politics.
    To make the last administration look good. For appearances sake, the last administration simply didn’t care about the lives of Americans.. traitorous behavior extraordinaire!!!

    • John F

      September 14, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Seems like the Obama administration may have actually set up Benghazi to happen; and our Heroes interfered with their plans!

  2. erik

    September 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Well Said!

    • Annabel

      September 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Seconded Mike and Eric: Please distribute this to all your contacts.

  3. Crystal Bradford

    September 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    I hope the American people that are not brainwashed by these despicable corrupt criminals which include the entire Obama administration get to see every single one of them charged for treason. These deep state criminals let these men die, lied about and Obama continues to spew his lies. Throw in the Obama regime and Hillary spying on the Trump campaign with the help of corrupt federal agencies, the collusion to rig an election with phony and fake evidence, and Obama trying to set up a shadow government. Hopefully, they all get the same sentence for treason as the Rosenbergs!

    • Annabel

      September 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Crystal: YES, YES AND YES.

    • Sue

      September 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Oh Crystal, there definitely was a collusion, but it was paid for by Clinton with Obama’s help. He knew all along she wasn’t using a .gov account. They were writing back and forth to on another. America will have their eyes opened when his sealed papers are all opened in 10 more years if we’re all still here.

  4. Chris

    September 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    So shameful! The corrupt acts of Hillary and Obama and his administration are mind blowing! Just when you think you’ve heard it all, something else comes out. They should all be ashamed treating American heroes so badly!

    • william

      September 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      They should be in jail.. And now we need to start with sessions..

      • Brian Magano

        September 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

        TREASON warrants a much higher punishment.

        • Gerry

          September 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

          Exactly right !!!!!!

  5. james a gould

    September 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Just reading this article and following previous lies and wrong decisions should wake the voter up, the Dems. are corrupt!

  6. Michael Liso

    September 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Obama and Clinton are by far the biggest disgraces to ever hold Office in this Country Thank God she never won. We now have a POTUS that in a year and half has done more for this Country than that sham did in 8 yrs of a disgraceful administration.

  7. Pj

    September 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    You see the truth about Obama and Hillary but liberals only see hate. They want you to think Obama and Hillary were just wonderful to americans. One big lie. Only power and control they want. Left Americans to pay their way back from death. Obama and Hillary are just evil. They just be shot for treason. Liars. Subhuman stains on America.

  8. joe

    September 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    If true Clinton and Obama should be beheaded in the public square. If needed I’ll do the beheading

    • Annabel

      September 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Joe: I’ll hold your cell phone for you….go for it!

      • Dean Perry

        September 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm

        Only if Trump goes first…

        • ON THE ROCK

          September 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm


          • Andrew

            September 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm

            That is because he is a liberal planted snowflake to cause trouble. What an idiot with no common sense.

        • Jim

          September 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

          Right after you

        • Michael

          September 14, 2018 at 1:08 am

          You go first, you fucking douche-bag piece of shit!

  9. Mike Hansen

    September 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    My God!!!! How CORRUPT can they f’ing be!!!!!! We, the AMERICAN people KNOW that this is wrong but what can WE do about it???? PRESIDENT TRUMP IS OUR ONLY SAVIOUR!!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, someone stop them!!!!!! I’m proud to be an American, but with the exception of President Trump, I’m ashamed of our American government (Congress & Senate)!!! How in the world can these politicians stand in front of Americans UN-ASHAMED???? DAMN THEM!!!! DAMN THEM ALL for taking taxpayers money for doing next to NOTHING, while hard working AMERICANS work THEIR ASSES off just to support their families!!!! SHAME I say!!!!! SHAME to you all!!!! And THANK YOU for those that DO work for the AMERICAN people!!!!! NOT the illegal foreigner ‘s BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!! GOD BLESS DONALD TRUMP and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!

    • Kathy

      September 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      And President Trump isn’t taking a salary! He is a multi billionaire that doesn’t need this job but does it for the love of his country. He also was worried about the country. Part of that was our politicians selling out the country to foreigners.

    • William

      September 14, 2018 at 4:04 am

      What can you do about it? If the government won’t do anything about, then you organize and tell the government that if they don’t start putting these a-holes, (being nice here) in prison, then the American people will go after the scum and wipe ’em clean, and you can start with the big-eared pole-sucker!!!

  10. Zeek

    September 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    “swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids”

    You misspelled SWILLING.

  11. Carl J Bujan Jr

    September 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Obama and Hillary should both be in prison for all their crimes.

  12. rcb

    September 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    And the intelligent American taxpayer/voter is surprised by the unmitigated gall of the past presidency?????? The Dems have no use for the military,have nothing but disdain–until they are needed to pull their lame ass out of a mess [which by then, it is too late,and brave men and women lose their lives] and then deny they were needed—since it was only a videotape that caused the ruckus….

  13. Ulla Camp

    September 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    It is way past time that we have a serious audit into what our tax dollars really go for; and apparently it is also way past time to rewrite the amounts of pay and persk for the public officials, they are supposed to serve us, not suck us dry………
    This article is enough to make anybody think twice about, what is going on in Washington DC…

  14. sharon steiner

    September 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I quit reading anything that dean perry posts he has Trump derangement syndrome and he always lies and he is a morn !!!! IGNORE HIS POSTS!!!! MAYBE HE WILL GO AWAY !!!

  15. Carol

    September 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Why is Hillary Clinton NOT IN JAIL. Guess this will answer all Hannity question. No one in our great government in Washington has the guts to stand up to old Hillary and she know it.

  16. N

    September 13, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    ‪Expose, boycott, prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal demoncrats post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump! Vote Republican in Nov to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrat rule. No McCains, please!‬

  17. Oscar V Pearson

    September 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Obama and his crew are the ones that should have been fired. Clinton, Holder and the rest.

  18. Frank

    September 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    One solution. Get rid of all liberals by any means necessary. You can’t reason with them. They control the media like Joseph Goebbels. They jump on anything President Trump does.

  19. binkyxz3

    September 13, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Remember that 12 Sept. was 55 days before the presidential election.

  20. DW

    September 13, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    N. My sentiments exactly !

  21. n.oconnor

    September 14, 2018 at 1:29 am

    What a team that Hillary and Barack, can’t deny it, what a team, true to the Party ! !

  22. Bobby

    September 14, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Pull the security clearances of all the #44 administration. NOW!

  23. Kenneth Barr

    September 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Term limits, limited retirement perks Mr President Trump, please.

  24. Auntcon

    September 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    That is how wonderful Barry and Killary were/are. Take care of the illegal immigrants and leave our military etc to struggle. Undermine the people of the United States but stick them with exorbitant bills to be paid via taxes. Two genuine low life individuals. May they never have another role in our government in any way! Meanwhile giving away pallets of money and stuffing their own pockets.

  25. larry ripley

    September 24, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Trump Derangement Syndrome applies to Trump I assume. He is definitely deranged, narcissism and paranoia are personality disorders and paranoia is a mental illness. The most pertinent question is how much intertwined fantasy and stupidity does it take to produce this mass idiocy. I haven’t read this much bully bull in at least a year. Chaffetz is full of the remainder of the hay eaten by the bull and falls out in patties. The comments are so full of lies, conspiracy crap and desires to hang, butcher, behead, shoot or at least jail forever the Obama gang. Denigration is obviously the highlight and most important thing in each comment.

    It’s the Bozo crowd. Have a good time Bozos and be stupid my friends.

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