I don’t like finding joy in the misfortune of others but I don’t believe these claims for a second. How is it that two working adults don’t have enough money in their bank accounts to last without a couple of paychecks. Plus - it’s not like they aren’t going to get their money. They get to sit home on their asses and collect backpay once the shutdown ends.
I’ve gotten several pink slips in the course of my working life. No one gave a damn about that. There weren’t news cameras outside my house when I had to sell off a few prized possessions just to make sure I stayed afloat. I think most people have been there.
What I want to know is - are these two chuckleheads paying income tax on the crap they are selling on craigslist? I demand a Mueller investigation.
A Massachusetts couple who work for the Internal Revenue Service claims they have had to resort to selling personal belongings on Craigslist to make ends meet during the ongoing government shutdown.
Karen Mills and Casey Paxton, who both work at the Andover, Massachusetts, IRS office, claim they have “exhausted every resource” to pay their bills and are now plying the online ad service for extra cash, WCVB ABC 5 reports.
“Both our bank accounts are overdrawn,” Casey Paxton proclaimed to the media.
The couple also said they set up a GoFundMe campaign to help defray expenses.
“We’re in a position where we need help, if we get out of that position, we’d like to help other people,” Paxton insisted.
The IRS recently announced that 2,200 Massachusetts employees would be recalled to work to process incoming tax returns but they would still not get paid until the shutdown is over. However, Mills and Paxton claim that they can’t afford to go to work.
“We can’t afford to go back to work because we have no gas, we have no transportation,” Paxton claimed.
The couple claim they cannot wait until the shutdown ends and they receive all back pay to pay their bills, which will happen once the shutdown comes to a conclusion.