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October 24, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Congress is a bad business model

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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.

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