Dear Editor:

I really wonder about the mindset of the weak links in the capital. And do they really understand the value of a dollar and what we are doing without to make ends meet in this time of financial crisis gripping our nation.

First they hire an old man on the way out for the quarterback of their Washington Redskins football team. I'm happy he's not here for the same contract. Then the Washington Nationals pay an outfielder more money than God who will 40 years old in seven years. Does that really make sense? You cannot find fault with Jason Werth for accepting the $126 million-dollar contract. In a recent poll, 71 percent of the people voted yes. He was over paid. But he goes where the money is, wouldn't you? Do you note the common denominator? "Washington."

Now, turn to the political scene. A congressional member for 40 years became the 23rd house member to be censured for his lack of ethics in financial misconduct. That's right, the number was 22 of these spineless wonders that we voted in and this arrogant bureaucrat became 23. We also learned that our own Lame Duck Representative Congressman Paul Kanjorski opposed the censure of Wriggle Rangle. Doesn't that say something negative about Kanjorski's mind set and why we voted him out of that office in the house? And to see all of Rangle's political allies patting on the back for a job well done as he left the floor of the house. That almost made me vomit. Then look at a former Texas congressman Tom DeLay, who was convicted on charges of political money laundering. These dummies will always be known by their job description title and have full medical benefits for them and their families for the rest of their lives. The questions become why are we paying those sums of money to these congressional baboons?

You have to wonder what have they put in the drinking water in the capital. Perhaps they should double the dose of Thomas Pain's Common Sense. In late 1775, he declared his wish was to serve the oppressed people and to assist in a just cause.

From the pen of,

Ken Treger

Lehighton