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October 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Government closed leaves thousands without work

People hold signs at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Republicans and Democrats remain gridlocked over funding the federal government. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

People hold signs at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Republicans and Democrats remain gridlocked over funding the federal government. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Congress should take the hit

Members of Congress who have caused the partial shutdown of the government should take the hit too. I would like to see their pay withheld until they agree on a budget. [“Obama, GOP meet; no one budges,” page one, Oct. 3].

Of course this would be symbolic, as many of them are wealthy, but still it should be done. Less symbolic would be the furloughing of their employees-all of them. Also, I would stop funding for their “pork barrel” projects. This would cause them some real pain, which they deserve, as they are causing pain to so many people.

Ted Coskey, Seattle

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