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Consumer Confidential: Here's why Wilbur Ross is dead wrong about borrowing money during financial hardship

There have been a number of really great let-them-eat-cake moments as prominent conservatives have defended President Trump's government shutdown by telling 800,000 paycheck-lacking workers to just suck it up.

First came Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law, shrugging off weeks of unpaid work as "a little bit of pain" that's a small price to pay for a multibillion-dollar, taxpayer-funded border wall.

"Listen, it's not fair to you, and we all get that, but this is so much bigger than any one person," she said. "It is a little bit of pain, but it's going

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