YOUR TURN: Government shutdown - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

YOUR TURN: Government shutdown

(WMC-TV) - This week's "YourTurn" segment goes to Amanda Asher. She is one of many people who took to the Action News 5 Facebook page to debate the government shutdown.

Quite a few people said they were happy to see the government shut down, with some of those expressing total indifference to the people who are being impacted. Asher and others took the opposite point of view. In her words:

"What happened to "It takes a village?" The old saying is true and if you have ever fallen on hard times you would understand. It is our job as parents to feed our kids. Yes, but bad things do happen, such as layoffs, unexpected expenses or the death of a bread winner. I'm not saying everyone on these programs deserves to be on them, but there are quite a few who have no choice. So please people, have a little compassion for those who are not as fortunate as you."

That's Amanda Asher's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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