WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 1, 2013: Unconscionable Actions - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 1, 2013: Unconscionable Actions

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By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Our congressmen and senators should be furloughed.

It is unconscionable that because our elected leaders could not do their jobs, thousands of federal workers and their families are not permitted to do theirs.

Their paychecks are shut down with the government. So until lawmakers end this craziness, they should not be paid either.

Why should they continue to collect a paycheck? In fact, why should we continue to employ them? If they don't stop this nonsense this week, we shouldn't re-elect them.

Not paying them won't make the slightest dent in the billions it could cost if the shutdown continues until next month, but it would send a statement.

Of course, our legislators won't vote to do that, but maybe some with a conscience will do it voluntarily. And hopefully a majority will come to their senses before further damage is inflicted on all of us.

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