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Letter: Using federal workers as pawns is wrong

January 14, 2019

Building a wall on the Mexican border is a divided issue. Some support it. Some oppose it.

That’s not the issue. But not paying over 800,000 federal workers is simply wrong.

Forcing a government shutdown as leverage to force the funding for the wall is bad government. Regardless of the position you take on the wall, using federal workers as pawns is unacceptable.

Darold Quam, Rochester