To the editor:
I believe that senators and congressmen/women from Kansas do not deserve to be re-elected because:
They are playing partisan politics instead of working together to serve the people that elected them.
Many of these legislators seem to be more interested in raising campaign funds and catering to the wealthy instead of making decisions beneficial to the average voter.
Some of our legislators were aware there were inspections done in Iraq before this past war and that no evidence of weapons of mass destruction was ever found yet they supported the war. Many lives were lost unnecessarily and the burden on the middle class taxpayer has been substantial.
Lastly, I would like to suggest that all legislators be limited to the same number of terms as our commander-in-chief. This will limit undue influence by big business and lobbyist groups on campaigns. Why should someone running for Congress be able to hold office longer than the president?
I also believe that lifetime benefits for congressmen should be revoked. Not many jobs have lifetime benefits for as little as a two-year term in office. Retirement benefits are being cut for many workers who have put in years of service, so why should the taxpayers foot the bill for legislators to have lifetime benefits? How much would this lower my taxes or yours? Maybe if legislators had to depend on Medicare or Social Security like the average person, they would be more interested in keeping/fixing these programs.