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Outsource Congress

Perhaps the time has come to outsource Congress. We know the drill: Fire the staff, sell off the assets, demolish the health care and retirement benefits. Hire someone in India who can’t take a month’s paid vacation plus go home for the holidays without doing their work, as Congress does.

The lobbyists might have to move to India. For all we know, the lobbyists are from India. Then, make sure the outsourced replacements won’t sign a “no tax” pledge to Grover Norquist, whoever he is.

Sandra Sweetman

Republic, Wash.


 

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