Government Shutdown & the CG

USCGA13STN

5-Year Member
Well, crap. I'm out of ideas, then, other than the need for DHS to put together some type of contingency plan for use next time. I'm sure the USCG staff is already doing that.

Thanks for the intel, I appreciate the thorough response.
Apparently I need to vent on SAF more often, just after I submitted that previous response a C.R. was passed. Our paychecks are safe... for another three weeks. In the interim, let's hope they pass a full budget for the Coast Guard.
 

Jcleppe

5-Year Member
Now that the Government is about to re-open, I truly hope that they are able to get the CG and the rest of the federal employee's back pay to them as quickly as possible. All of the services that started up due to this shutdown should remain ready to help again after the 3 week time period before this could all start up again, or should I say shut down again.
 

Devil Doc

Teufel Doc
Well, crap. I'm out of ideas, then, other than the need for DHS to put together some type of contingency plan for use next time. I'm sure the USCG staff is already doing that.

Thanks for the intel, I appreciate the thorough response.
Apparently I need to vent on SAF more often, just after I submitted that previous response a C.R. was passed. Our paychecks are safe... for another three weeks. In the interim, let's hope they pass a full budget for the Coast Guard.
You did it. Great job.
 

emwvmi01

5-Year Member
Russian & Chinese soldiers, sailors & airmen (not to mention government functionaries) don't worry about getting paid or stability or budgets.
They Pretend to Pay Us; We Pretend to Work. #verysad[/QUOTE
Russian & Chinese soldiers, sailors & airmen (not to mention government functionaries) don't worry about getting paid or stability or budgets.
They Pretend to Pay Us; We Pretend to Work. #verysad
That might have applied for Soviet Union, but the present-day Chinese really know how to work. And they get paid. And they know how to spend. Modern economy, albeit loaded with corruption and mind-boggling debt.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/believe-were-spending-too-much-on-defense-think-again/2019/01/27/4cad190c-20c1-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html

This piece in today's Washington Post highlights why it is hard to compare US defense spending with the PRC and Russians and shows the true cost of the All Volunteer Force. Most estimates say we're about on par with near peers in terms of acquisitions and R&D which is concerning.
 

ders_dad

Member
I just want to say a big "thank you" to our Coast Guard. On Friday, we intured my mother-in-laws cremains (she passed away in May) with her husband's at the columbarium in Arlington (he died in 2006 and was a Merchant Marine officer in WWII). The young officer assisting the Navy chaplain in the honors was Coast Guard. We were honored by his service to our loved one, which transcends political rancor and petty gamesmanship.
 

Devil Doc

Teufel Doc
Just don't spend it all at once, the sequel could be coming soon. Hope it all works out and every one keeps working.
It was nice being back at work today..... the 5 am wake up was less welcomed (by me and our baby).
I get up at 3ish. Arrive at work 1 point 5 hours before required. Glad you’re back at work but I could hardly tell the difference in traffic this am going up 95/Route 1 toward Fairfax County. I’ve called a snow day for Wednesday.
 

LineInTheSand

USCGA 2006
10-Year Member
I get up at 3ish. Arrive at work 1 point 5 hours before required. Glad you’re back at work but I could hardly tell the difference in traffic this am going up 95/Route 1 toward Fairfax County. I’ve called a snow day for Wednesday.
Apparently the VRE ridership nearly doubled today.
 
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