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CONGRESS: Put a stop to the madness

Letter by Edgar L. Braun, Graham on Dec. 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 13 Comments »
December 22, 2011 1:58 pm

I find it interesting how political system works. Just think:

Colleges pay presidents millions and they then raise tuition. Electrical and other utilities pay enormous salaries to executives so they then raise our rates. Oil companies, drug companies, hospitals, insurance companies, etc., gouge all of us even more.

In addition, we have to pay for bailouts, cleanup and foreign aid. Our lives are also ruined because of lobbyists and their back-door deals. Pork politics is our enemy.

So, our congressmen and women take advantage of insider trading to make millions more than their salaries. They also have lucrative medical benefits and retirements in addition to speaking fees that can run into the thousands. With all of that they do nothing.

I have a suggestion: Let’s fire all of our congressmen and women since they do nothing for us. In addition there should be term limits of eight years for all elected and appointed government officials.

We suffer with unemployment and an anemic economy as well as the most crooked and greedy financial, political and other industries in the world. It is time we put a stop to all of this madness.

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