As far as health care goes, I want what my national elected officials get, or they should get what we get, since it's so easy to spend and tax us.
They should try saving this country some real money by cutting their pensions and their health care. And no more qualifying for a pension just for serving one term in office. They can go out and get a job, like the rest of us.
And having Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank oversee the nation's health care reform is a joke. Those same people said the country's financial system was sound before the bank failures.
Elected officials should show the nation what they are willing to cut, then maybe the people will listen to their proposals.
John F. Kennedy once said, "Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country."
All I want from my congressional delegation is to lead by example. If they cut their perks first, then maybe we will listen to what they have to say.
Clem Bechard, Lewiston