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Tom McClintock, you should be ashamed of yourself. You were elected to take care of your constituents. Yet when you voted with the rest of the Republicans to close down our government for two weeks, you did not take care of a particular constituent.
Pamela Harris of Groveland has been forced to close her business (The Pine Mountain Deli and Ice Cream Emporium). Just as her business was starting to pick up again after the Rim Fire drove visitors away, the U.S. Congress closed down our government. This in turn closed Yosemite National Park, which again kept the tourists away from Groveland. Pamela was not able to earn enough income to pay her bills. Yet you not only supported the government closure, you continued to be paid.
It seems to me that you should consider giving those two weeks of unearned pay to Pamela to help her recover from her loss.
RICHARD Y. KERR