AROTC is correct AD members will not receive their full pay Feb 1st if the shutdown continues. I can't recall from when Bullet was AD what the cutoff date was for pay, but I think it was 5 days. I am not sure if that was business or actual days. Either way it basically works out to not getting paid if this goes past Friday.
To illustrate this fact even more, USAA has announced that for their service member customers they will offer them 0% int. loans to assist them to cover their pay loss during the shutdown.
There is going to really hurt the young married enlisted impo. Go shopping in any commissary and what you will always see is some young wife working there. Thus, not only is the service member not getting paid, but because the commissary will not be open during the shutdown, those spouses also will not get a paycheck.
~ Many also work at the on base daycare or if they work off base they use it too. IE Service members are still required to report to work, and if their spouse works off base, but they use the daycare it could be that they now are scrambling for daycare.
Again, I am not really that concerned. Why? Because when all of the MoCs have to make their own coffee or answer the non-stop phone calls/emails from constituents that had a trip planned to visit the Statue of Liberty or the Smithsonian only to find it closed. Or them calling because they are suppose to go on a trip in 8 weeks and now their passport application is on hold. Plus, I think for the Leaders/Whips the fact that they can't use the AF planes to fly home for the weekend than will get back to the table really quick.
~Here's a little tidbit that I find comical. Part of this shutdown is about DACA. Well, guess what? Due to the shutdown E-Verify will not be accessible to check legal status for employees.
There are hundreds of thousands of workers that will not be at work come Monday, and for the majority of them they will not be allowed to collect unemployment or even try to use their vacation time to get income coming into their household. Thus,this shutdown will have an impact sooner or later on many local economies.
~ I work for a national mens clothing retailer, and live in No VA. I can guarantee you that our numbers will be down because clothing is now a luxury. Bullet went to get his haircut yesterday at a barber shop that typically has a 20-30 min wait on a Sat. (lots of military, GS and alphabet workers...FBI, CIA, SS, IRS, etc) He walked in and there was no wait. Why? because come Monday they knew that all they were doing was walking into their building signing their official paperwork informing them they are furloughed and leaving. That 20 bucks maybe needed next week to fill their gas tank! Betting the same is true for our local dry cleaners regarding getting shirts pressed.
The one thing a shutdown does is remind people how much the govt drives the economy and that it is not just the military not getting paid.
~ Back in the early 90's when BRAC was occurring, the mayor of Mt. Home was pressing for the base to be closed because the 111s were noisy. This was in the day when you could either have direct deposit or OMG a check handed to you on payday. The Wing King knowing he did not have support of the mayor, asked the bank to get a large supply of $2 bills to use for small denominations. He informed the troops that what he wanted was everyone to pay in $2 bills. On Monday the mayor called and said mercy! I get it now because the town was over flowing with $2 bills everywhere!