The 76 members of Company X-196 joined the service during a closed ceremony, the first since the partial government shutdown forced the Coast Guard to forgo pay.
Unlike the Defense Department’s branches of the military, the Coast Guard is operating without a budget, marking the first time in more than a century that part of the armed forces has had paychecks withheld.
While Congress has approved funding for the Defense Department, the Coast Guard is part of the Department of Homeland Security, whose agencies are affected by the shutdown. Active-duty personnel are “essential workers,” working for free with the promise of back pay when a spending deal is passed — but they have no idea when that money will come.
As many as 54,000 employees from Customs and Border Protection — the agents who are currently working to secure the southern U.S. border — were also projected to work without paychecks. By forcing a shutdown over border security, Trump was expected to cause the agents he often lauds for their efforts to stop illegal immigration to temporarily go without compensation.
Они, оказывается, относятся к министерству внутренней безопасности, а не к министерству оброны и потому им не платят!
И да, ФБР тоже без денег. Трамп, видимо, наслаждается унижением своих врагов как в гетто, которые не получат воспоможений, так и всяких расследователей, которые копаются в его делах.