TO THE EDITOR:

This shutdown shows the absurdity of both houses of Congress. Both are more concerned with their image than doing the job they were sent to Washington to do. The Dems focus "open the Government and we'll negotiate". Sens Graham and Coon, among other, respond with "open the Government and give us 2 to 3 weeks to negotiate a deal".

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My question to every member of Congress is "what keeps you from negotiating a deal today, yesterday, tomorrow? You're still getting paid, do the job you are paid to do instead of spending time everyday in front of a news camera.

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The Dems are saying the same thing they said to Reagan in 1986. Give us what we want and we'll negotiate. He's still waiting!

John Culiberk

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