Do-nothing congressmen get away with robbery
To the editor:
Mark Twain said, "There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." This was true 100 years ago and it holds true today.
Some examples of their excesses:
An average salary of $174,000 a year. Free airplane flight. Free gymnasium membership. Insider trading on Wall Street that would send us to prison. Up to 239 days off a year. Free health insurance. To top it off, they get nothing done.
Seventy percent of US congressmen are millionaires. No wonder they don't want to tax the rich.
Phil Prew, Pittsfield