Deseret News
Letter to the editor

While Congress and the president fight over a wall, thousands of federal workers are struggling to exist without a paycheck.

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One station reported on one such family in Utah who has been selling household items, such as their kitchen table, to meet basic needs. Meanwhile, members of Congress continue to draw their salaries and enjoy the holiday festivities at home with family and friends.

Congress is now back in session, continuing to act like spoiled children instead of adults elected to serve the people. In the meantime, portions of the federal government remain unfunded as families continue to suffer deprivation because Congress and the administration cannot agree on a spending plan. Such a travesty.

Ralph Boren