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Letter: It’s time for a ballot-box revolution

I, for one, will not vote for any congressional incumbent. This Congress is making a mockery of our system of government. Democrat, Republican, Tea Party or Independent, they hold us hostage to their purposes while they continue to receive their overblown salaries, health-care and benefits.

Limos, bodyguards, aides, all get paid, but they deny benefits to families of veterans killed in the line of duty. In the midst of our country’s recovery from the economic downturn, they decide to shut down the government and throw everything into reverse. Colorado towns, crippled by floods can’t do business because the attractions that could bring tourists to their areas are closed. Federal employees can’t buy food for their families or pay their bills. Thousands of people are out of work and our Congress can’t put aside their political differences and make it work.

The rest of the world laughs at us; and the fools in Washington don’t care, because their golden parachutes are in place and when they don’t get re-elected, or resign, they can go to work for big business as a lobbyist. I want legislators to create laws for the people that they represent, not for themselves. They have placed themselves above us and I don’t believe that the Founding Fathers planned it that way. Our country was founded in revolution and I think it’s time for another one; at the ballot box. Send them all home. My only regret is that we will still have to pay them. Thanks for reading this.

Skip Bell


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