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Letters: ‘He Has Been Going to Work Every Day, Not Knowing When He Is Going to Get Paid.’

We asked readers of The Atlantic Daily to tell us about how the U.S. government shutdown has impacted them or others they know.
Source: Jane Ross / Reuters

We Asked Readers:

Have you or others you know been impacted by the shutdown?

Here’s how readers responded.


We have two family members who are government employees—they are a family of four with one on the way. Not only have they been working with no pay, but they also need day care for two children. This is an abuse of power on the part of the president! The man has no empathy and no conscience. He is a disgrace to his

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