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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:52 PM

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



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


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/01/09/coast-guard-families-told-they-can-have-garage-sales-cope-with-government-shutdown/?utm_term=.c5db1d4e74c7
‘Bankruptcy is a last option,’ the service said in a tip sheet published on a website.



‘Why am I nonessential?’

Out of work and behind on her bills, a furloughed FDA employee in Ohio says she may have to leave government service if the shutdown goes on much longer. (Ray Whitehouse/The Washington Post)
By Dan Lamothe
January 10

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....................................

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:55 PM

1. Outrageous!

Unconscionable.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:57 PM

2. ...



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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:00 PM

3. Yeah, it's time to get rid of your Faberge eggs

to cover your rent and car payment


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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:00 PM

4. My Neice's Hubby did

a Coast Guard Tour at Kodiak Island for one year. Lot's of luck with a Garage Sale on that Island. One of the most expensive Duty spots anywhere in the world . Yet it is a prize for anyone to serve on that Base.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:06 PM

5. I understand US Coast Guard (USCG) Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats are fast movers at garage sales

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:29 PM

6. Trump threatens national security in name of making America more secure.

What a dangerous dipshit, and Mitch McConnell, too.

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