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KSLA News 12 Editorial: October 7th-What a Mess

What a mess.

Our United States government is shut down because our elected leaders in Washington can't get it together.

So what does today look like following the dysfunction in Washington?

800,000 federal workers are furloughed without pay, affecting everything from national parks to the Internal Revenue Service and our own Barksdale Air Force Base. For you, if you are applying for a federal home loan, would like a passport or a gun permit - it's not going to happen.

And in case you were thinking a government shutdown was as bad as things could get. Later this month, there will be another fight in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling. The United States of America could conceivably have a government that is shut down and be a defaulter all at the same time.

Now is the time for all of us to make our voices heard. Contact your congressmen, senators and the White House. This is no way to run the greatest nation on Earth. Let me know what you think.

I'm James Smith.

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