LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shutdown gives us limited government

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The story we hear from all sources of public information is the same, with small differences in wording: the government shutdown is forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most nonessential federal programs and services (“Senate kills latest shutdown offer as effects begin to be felt,” Web, Oct. 1). Now, what is wrong with not paying people for nonessential services and lowering taxes collected from those who provide essential services in competitive markets? What is wrong with giving limited government a chance? I think that the Founders had something like that in mind.

STEVE PEJOVICH

Professor emeritus

Texas A&M University

Dallas

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