‘If you could, what would you cut in the federal budget?’

“When budgets are delayed in passing, withhold legislators’ pay.”

Peter Grant, Astoria

“It’s a ‘mom’ answer. Probably some cuts to the military budget, and add to education.”

Mindy Bizzell, Astoria

“Politicians’ wages.”

Jack Nicholson, Astoria

“Not something that would take away jobs, or food stamps, or health care. Politicians’ wages.”

Lorey Steppe, Chinook, Wash.

“Not the military. I would say politicians’ wages. I think they’re way too overfunded.”

Amy Jensen, Astoria

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