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Letter: The political is personal

The Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. Credit: AP

The government shutdown would be fixed overnight -- or never would have happened -- if members of Congress were also furloughed and didn't receive any salary or benefits for the duration ["Vote ruled out," News, Oct. 7].

Also, the Social Security mess would be fixed overnight if the members retired on Social Security instead of with extravagant benefits.

Charles Naftal, Mineola

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