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