This is serious stuff with impact here on the Siuslaw . . . IMHO
I wonder why millionaire Congressmen/women still get paychecks as usual.
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz says "it is “unacceptable” that Coast Guard service members must rely on food pantries and donations amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, To the best of my knowledge, this marks the first time in our Nation’s history that service members in a U.S. Armed Force have not been paid during a lapse in appropriations.”
As the only military service falling under the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard has been uniquely impacted by the shutdown. Since many of the Coast Guard’s operations are deemed essential for national security and protection of life and property, service members and employees continue to work without pay during the lapse in appropriations. Tomorow, in its 32nd day.some 42,000 service members and 8,000 civilian employees will miss their second paycheck of the shutdown.