Dear Editor:

Regarding the shutdown of the government – the people who should lose their paycheck is congress as well as they should lose any travel benefits – any rent and meal benefits they have while staying in Washington, DC. They should not be reimbursed any expenses they lose during the shutdown. This would probably stop another government shutdown – because they are not being “hit” in their pocketbooks at all now! Congress has no incentive to avoid a shutdown – just to “prove their point.” The president is not accepting any pay while he is president – but everyone else is taking a “big pay check” plus all expenses which the taxpayers pay!

Trula Haley
Butler, TN