Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Shutdown Impasse Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Shutdown Impasse Should Not Be Taken Lightly

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While I do not agree with every editorial the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes, I respect the right to drift to a more conservative approach. I have friends who have canceled their subscription due to the PG's opinions, but I continue to subscribe so as to not filter my political opinions in one exclusive direction.

The current government shutdown and the political battle between the Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's caucus is deplorable. Their inability to find common ground leaves some 800,000 federal workers without a paycheck. I fear that the economic instability of these dedicated employees is considered nothing more than collateral damage in this political squabble.

The editorial cartoon choices are sometimes funny, sometimes not; so be it. But Sunday's editorial cartoon regarding the government shutdown impasse is an insult to both sides of the issue. …

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