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Letter: Our Corrupt Congress

To the Editor:

I read “10 Weird Parts of ‘Cliff’ Deal,” a Washington Post article in the Jan. 3 Valley News, and it infuriated me, so I decided to write a Forum letter expressing my anger. An hour later, my wife asked me if this list was a joke. Then I felt it was a joke and these comedy items simply made fun of the U.S. Congress and its low ratings in various surveys. Then I changed my mind again and switched back to my long-held belief that our Congress is corrupt and stupid and believes it can get away with anything. Loyalty is important, isn’t it?

Gary Richardson

Perkinsville

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