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How this Unnecessary Shut Down Hurts

A Letter to the Editor says it all in this awful era of Trump

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by Guest Post on
Jan 02, 2019

I agree that members of Congress should not get paid during the partial federal shutdown [“Thoughts on the wall and the shutdown,” Letters, Dec. 27].

This is so upsetting for all those involved. Two members of our family work for the Transportation Security Agency and won’t get paid until the president’s temper tantrums go away. My family has children and household bills. The banks don’t care too much that you don’t have a paycheck.

Perhaps President Donald Trump should go several weeks without all his money and comforts and see how that goes. It’s always the little people who suffer. The rich go on as if it’s just another day.

-Camille M. from New York

This letter was originally submitted to Newsday.

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