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Stand up to “lawmakers”

Do we really need term limits?

What am I talking about?


Ten perks that the average Joe simply doesn’t have.

1. A base annual salary of $174,000.

2. Free airport parking.

3. Weakened insider trading restrictions, they don’t have to publicly disclose their trades and potential insider knowledge.

4. 239 days to work outside of Congress.

5. Health-care subsidies.

6. A better retirement plan.

7. Members of fly free.

8. Free, on-site gym.

9. Death benefits of at least base annual salary of $174,000.00.

10. $1.2 million to $3.3 million allowance for a staff as well as a $250,000 budget for travel and office expenses.

How do I feel about our present congressional representatives?

When someone calls these people “lawmakers” I get a real bad taste in my mouth. Beneath contempt (utterly worthless or despicable). No respect at all. Should be required to dress up as a cartoon character when working.

Now are we, as voters, going to stand up and demand TERM LIMITS? Nah! We have no backbone. We will just keep getting sheared as we are sheep.

David Haderlie

Liberty Lake

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