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Wed., March 6, 2013, midnight

Revisit term limits

I am extremely disappointed by the job performance of Congress. I was shocked to receive an email from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers last month where she took credit for preventing a tax hike on 98 percent of Americans. Then she worked hard with her party to water down a bipartisan Violence Against Women Act that was approved by the Senate. The House version diminished protection for American Natives and the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals.

Then The Spokesman-Review reported on ex-Sen. Larry Craig billing his campaign treasury to pay his attorney fees for his behavior in a Minneapolis men’s room, where an undercover police officer said he was sexually solicited. Craig’s lawyers claim he was on official business. Really?

And, in 2009-2010, Rep. Charles Rangel used over $300,000 from his political action committee to pay attorney fees for his ethics investigation.

The list goes on and on, and for some reason these people keep getting re-elected. If any of them had a regular job they would have been fired a long time ago. The issue of term limits needs to be revisited.

Joseph Ford

Spokane



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