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Letter: No work, no pay for employees

So the government has reopened. Yay! Let me see if I’ve got this right: All the furloughed government workers are going to get paid for sitting at home for two weeks? That seems like a pretty sweet deal. If I don’t go to work, I don’t get squat. Why should those of us who pay these leeches’ wages be forced to subsidize this vacation?

Government does not produce anything. These workers did not do anything to deserve being paid for this vacation. I wish I could get back pay for cleaning out my garage and surfing the Internet. These workers should be ashamed for stealing from those of us who actually produce.

— Robert A. Scott

Anchorage