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LAWMAKERS HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE REST OF US LIVE

If anyone wants to know why our government is in such bad shape, we only have to look as far as our congressmen and the high salaries theyreceive. They have no idea how the common man they are supposed to represent lives.

They had to vote themselves a raise because they have a hard time living on $133,000 a year. That is more than three times what my husband makes and we, too, have had to maintain two residences because of plant closings and relocations. My husband's employer didn't give us a $3,000 annual raise when we had to leave our home of 28 years and rent a different place just to get enough time in for a pension.

If our poor congressmen are having such a hard time getting by, then maybe we should do them a favor and vote them out of office.

JEANNETTE MATTICE North Tonawanda

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