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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 05:12 PM

Coast Guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown

‘Bankruptcy is a last option,’ the service said in a tip sheet published on a service website.

By Dan Lamothe

Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military

January 9 at 3:33 PM

Employees of the U.S. Coast Guard who are facing a long U.S. government shutdown just received a suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting, dog-walking or serving as a “mystery shopper.”

The suggestions were part of a five-page tip sheet published by the Coast Guard Support Program, an employee-assistance arm of the service often known as CG SUPRT. It is designated to offer Coast Guard members help with mental-health issues or other concerns about their lives, including financial wellness.

“Bankruptcy is a last option,” the document said.

The Coast Guard receives funding from the Department of Homeland Security, and is subjected to the shuttering of parts of the government along with DHS’s other agencies. That stands in contrast to other military services, which are part of the Defense Department and have funding.

The tip sheet, titled “Managing your finances during a furlough,” applies to the Coast Guard’s 8,500-person civilian work force. About 6,400 of them are on indefinite furlough, while 2,100 are working without pay after being identified as essential workers, said Lt. Cmdr. Scott McBride, a service spokesman. They were last paid for the two-week period ending Dec. 22.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/01/09/coast-guard-families-told-they-can-have-garage-sales-cope-with-government-shutdown/?utm_term=.07407cbd8387


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 05:14 PM

1. How can there be a single American that doesn't hate him by now?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 05:17 PM

2. I visited Germany 2 years after the wall came down

Brandenburger Tor was lined with Soviet soldiers hawking used goods including mattresses. Their country had collapsed to the point they could not pay their occupying troops.

Is this what he has in mind?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:38 PM

3. What a horse's ass

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:43 PM

4. I read on here that Coast Guard was getting paid?!

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