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Shutdown idles military, leaves Congress untouched?

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In Monday’s edition of The Wilson Times, page 3A:

“Butterfield said his offices in Wilson, Durham and Washington will remain open during the shutdown.”

On page 5A:

“The federal government shutdown has scuttled plans for a National Guard training exercise at Fort Bragg and created uncertainty for the Army base’s civilian employees and local businesses.”

If each member of the House and Senate averages three offices, that’s 1,755 offices being considered to be essential — while military operations are considered non-essential?

Have the highest governing bodies in our country completely lost their collective minds? What has happened to common sense in Washington? Lord help us.

Nancy Baker

Wilson

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