Las Vegas Sun

August 28, 2015

Currently: 90° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Letter to the editor:

Congress is a bad business model

Another view?

View more of the Las Vegas Sun's opinion section:

Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint.

Columnists - local and syndicated writers.

Letters to the editor - readers' views.

Have your own opinion? Write a letter to the editor.

So now the sequester is in effect. Congratulations to all the members of Congress for their total disregard of the American people. This is America as it now stands.

Of course, the people who will really suffer are working-class families who are struggling to make ends meet. They are, apparently, little more than collateral damage as congressional members fight with each other. After all, these families contribute little, if anything, to campaigns so they are irrelevant.

Members of Congress will lose nothing. They will still get full salaries, free health care, limousines to take them to work, fact-finding junkets, numerous vacations, etc. Oh sure, they may have to lay off junior or insignificant members of staff, whose functions or names are, most likely, unknown.

If Congress were a business, the owner of the business (voters) would have fired the members long ago. When will all of the people of America actually be represented and valued? That’s a question everyone should ask when the next election occurs.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy