Letter: Let's stop paying for nothing

October 8, 2013 

I will try to make this brief and to the point. Our politicians are behaving like the spoiled brats they are. Once again, the threat of a government shutdown has been realized. As always, the hardest hit are those most financially fragile.

I believe this is politics by intimidation and fear, and screams lack of leadership. If we had real leadership, a budget would have been approved and passed last March or April at the latest. However, to even consider requiring our military to work without pay is beyond the pale!

I have a better idea -- the president and Congress should be denied their pay while the government is shut down. They made this mess and they should fix it, without the taxpayers having to pay for such incompetence!

KATY STORM, Benton City

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