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Give Trump His Wall, and Stop the Government Shutdown

January 10, 2019

I think it was unconscionable and very mean spirited that President Trump would purposely shut down the government just before the holidays because he insists on money for a border wall.

Not only does the shutdown affect 800,000 government workers, but it has a trickle-down effect for anyone who depends on government services.

The Democrats, just taking control of the House of Representatives, I understand do not want to appear weak and give in to President Trump, but there is a time to look at the bigger picture and show some heart for the government workers who are stuck in the middle of this tug of war and not getting a paycheck.

If it means the Democrats backing down this time and giving Trump what he wants, then please have the backbone to do the right thing and get government functioning again.

Karen Buckley

Leominster

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