Dave Lee

Money's worth

Washington Post reader Ted Miller, of Alexandria, in a letter to the editor:

No sooner had the Senate passed a $95 billion aid package for Israel, Ukraine and other U.S. allies than House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) pronounced it a nonstarter on his side of the Capitol. Won't even debate it. Instead, his colleagues tilted at their latest windmill: the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. According to Quorum, a data analytics firm, this keeps the 118th Congress on track to be the least productive legislature in decades. Here is Nero fiddling while Rome burns. As a taxpayer, I resent paying the salaries of legislators who refuse to legislate and prefer preening for the TV cameras to the hard work of governing their nation in an increasingly dangerous world. I don't get to elect the representatives from Louisiana, but I would respectfully suggest to the good citizens of that state that they aren't getting their money's worth.

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