Wealthy Congress decides our benefits

01/24/2014 7:10 AM

01/23/2014 3:20 PM

Re “To fight poverty, we need new energy and new ideas” (Editorials, Jan. 12) All 535 members of Congress are at least millionaires. Many also are married to people of matching wealth. I recall Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, trying to remember how many houses he owned. Do you hear about any of them or their families going online trying to sign up for health care? Members of Congress are covered for health care and pensions for the rest of their lives. Yet, they are the ones who decide how many people are worthy to receive unemployment benefits and have access to affordable health care and food stamps. It’s democracy in action.

-- Judi Williams, Davis

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