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CONGRESS: Here’s how to boost its rating

Letter by Robert Jeffrey, Lakewood on July 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm with No Comments »
July 24, 2013 4:55 pm

I read with interest that Speaker of the House John Boehner feels that Congress should be judged on how many laws it repeals (TNT, 7-22). What a great idea, since they are the ones that created the law in first place.

I have three suggestions that I am sure would get them high marks.

• Repeal the law that prohibits or does not allow term limits.

• Repeal the law that gives members of Congress their own retirement program. Why don’t they fall under Social Security like the constituents they represent?

• Repeal the law that provides members of Congress with their own health plan. Why not let them fall under Medicare like everyone else?

If Congress repeals these laws, I would give it an A+ for getting things accomplished. Isn’t it about time for a change?

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