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Shutdown of federal government a travesty

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To The Editor:

It is not possible to stop the lawmakers from receiving their pay, although the rest of the country is suffering from their shutdown of the government. If it were possible, I think they should forfeit their pay, have all assets frozen, be put on a poverty budget and lose their medical coverage.

As to the “tea party 80,” give them each 2 gallons of water, 1 lemon and a box of teabags. Maybe a half cup of sugar along with this. Let them see just what the rest of the country is feeling.

It is outrageous that one law, passed and found legal by the Supreme Court has caused these so-called lawmakers to close down a total government.

Just how to vote in the next election? Maybe, just maybe, we could choose lawmakers who would follow the wishes of the majority and not be cowed by a bunch of “Teabags.”

Ronald Hanson

Norfolk

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