Deseret News
Letter to the editor

As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, denying needed revenue to hundreds of thousands of employees, the most glaring injustice is that Congress and White House employees receive their full pay without interruption, no matter how long the shutdown lasts. The warring entities would be far more motivated to talk seriously if their financial welfare were on the line too.

Where is the national outrage and activism in this debate? And where is a national petition to tie payment of salaries for Congress members, the White House and their staffs to the timely passage of appropriation bills that ensures uninterrupted government function and payment of employees’ earned compensation?

Jim Bach

Salt Lake City