Letters to the Editor

Time for term limits

The U.S. Congress is the only place in the country where you can continue to work with an approval rating of 16 percent.

And not to forget the raises and perks that the average American can only dream of.

If a worker in the private sector has an approval rating of 16 percent, that worker would be fired.

Sounds like a double standard.

Term-limits for members of Congress would be a step in the right direction.

What good is for the average American, should be good for Congress as well.

A three-term congressman (or one-term senator) who has reached retirement age would be eligible for an annual pension of $17,588 for six years of work. That’s pretty generous.

— Jan M. Verrijcke, Arlington

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