Congress recently voted to pay federal employees idled by the shutdown their wages at some time in the future.

Office locations are still being heated or cooled and the utility bills will be paid so the lights can be turned on, phones and Internet are working.

So, why can’t these folks just return to work since they will be paid?

Find the person with the key, open the door, and let’s get back to work.

F. Gerard Nault, Windsor