Elected reps should share cov­er­age with all Amer­i­cans

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

In ref­er­ence to Rus­sell Gayer’s July 23 let­ter “Politi­cians need to find an­other way,” I agree with his po­si­tion. There are a lot of mod­er­ates who agree but never take the time to voice it.

I be­lieve all elected of­fi­cials and gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees should be on the same pro­grams that ev­ery­day work­ing peo­ple are on. They should be on Oba­macare, pay into So­cial Se­cu­rity and if they want more re­tire­ment, en­roll in a 401(k). (They have given them­selves many raises and too much re­tire­ment.) Our rep­re­sen­ta­tives have al­lowed lob­by­ists to buy their votes.

Politi­cians who don’t up­hold the laws they swore to en­force when they were elected will be the down­fall of our great coun­try.

Term lim­its should be voted in. Maybe then they would work for the peo­ple in­stead of them­selves.

R.T. REED Lin­coln

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