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The real problem
By Irving B. Welchons III


May 18, 2012

To the Editor:

The members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been working in Washington on 41 of the first 127 days of this year.  They are planning to be in session half of the remaining weeks.  How long would you keep your job if you worked like that? Even when they show up they fail to address the biggest problems facing the country.  It would take a 50% tax increase in order to balance the so called budget yet they are avoiding the problem while the debt grows by 1200 billion dollars per year.  

The real problem is you and I let them get away with it.  They work for us and we pay them $174,000 per year to do it.  Make a commitment to write or call your representative once a week and express your views.  See how they respond and let that be your guide to voting this November.

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Irving B. Welchons III
ibwg [at]
Charlotte, NC


Received May 15, 2012 - Published May 18, 2012



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