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SHUTDOWN: Congress and staff should have to feel the pain, too

Letter by Pat Cleghorn, Gig Harbor on Sep. 30, 2013 at 11:22 am with No Comments »
September 30, 2013 11:22 am

If this minority of right-wing extremists in Congress wants to shut down the federal government and send thousands of Americans home without pay, let them put their money where their mouth is.

Congress should work for no pay (like the federal employees who do stay on the job). And congressional staff should get furloughed: no work and no pay, like the rest of us sent home.

If those were the rules of shutdown, there would never be one.

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