Among those working without pay, the very secret service agents protecting the president, US Customs and Border Patrol, marshals, ATF and DEA, most NASA employees, 14,000 air traffic controllers and 51,000 TSA officers. All should receive back-pay once the government reopens, though that could be a while. Many of those people that you talk about are on my side. In Boone Iowa, furloughed EPA worker Joe Zimmerman and his family are trying to make ends meet. Everybody talks about 800,000 federal employees, well that's just the 800,000 of us who work. How many wives, husbands, spouses, partners, children, parents, how many more people are associated with that 800,000 employees?
Also furloughed hundreds of thousands of FDA food inspectors. Meanwhile a support network is recommending garage sales for furloughed members of the Coast Guard. While TSA officer Robert milhollin working without pay fears he won't be able to close on a new home since the bank needs proof of income. We don't know when this is going to end. We don't know when the income stream will pick up again. Tonight the TSA says it understands the stress the shutdown is putting on officers and their families, many living paycheck to paycheck. The Union says some officers are starting to quit as they're unlikely to be paid on Friday.
1.make ends meet收支相抵；量入为出
Our former church gave it to our family, knowing I'm a single parent trying to make ends meet.
2.be able to能够
It was anguishing for us, because as a doctor I would like to be able to help them in any way I can. But it was not the protocol we agreed to.