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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

A politician purchases drugs and goes to rehab. A person other than a politician purchases drugs and goes to jail.

A politician is convicted of stealing from his employer (taxpayers — us) and does “soft” time or no time and gets to keep his pension. A person other than a politician, similarly convicted, has to use his pension money to make restitution and does jail time.

Politicians pass a health-care bill that increases taxes and costs for everyone (but themselves) and they are excluded from participating in this fiasco.

Why do we put up with this? Why are there two standards? Why do politicians do this?

Because we let them.

There is only one solution: Throw the bums out. Lying, cheating and stealing should not be a profession.

John W. Newhouse


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