Deseret News
Letter to the editor

The shutdown is irresponsible. It's hurting real people and real families.

22 comments on this story

My cousin is an air traffic controller in Seattle and is worried about feeding his family and possibly losing his home if this continues. There are other ways to support national security without jeopardizing the income of people who just want to work and do their jobs.

There is no valid reason to spend billions of dollars on a border wall when that money is needed for much more practical purposes that would help build our nation.

Our representatives should consider the real lives of people suffering under this shutdown and reopen the government as soon as possible.

Tiffany Villa

Orem