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Shame on Congress

Dear Editor:Congress has voted themselves a $3,000 raise, while they have refused to raise the minimum wage by 40 percent, bringing it up to $7.21 from $5.15 an hour. Shame! Shame! Shame! This from individuals who have lifetime pensions and lifetime health care not only for themselves but also for their spouses.This Congress, which has turned a blind eye to the administration’s numerous assaults on the constitution and a refusal to listen to the people’s plea to bring the troops home from a war without end.They seem not to be interested in representing the needs of the people, but only in raising money to make it possible to keep their “jobs.”Jane Baker VeiyCarbondale


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