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Editorial: Should Congress stay in session?

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Our leaders on Capitol Hill are scheduled to take five weeks off in August.

They usually go home to tell their bosses-- US-- what they've accomplished, and to hear what WE have to say.

But with precious little accomplished this year, and voters from coast to coast howling about Obamacare, both pro and con, is this break really needed this year?

Maybe they will consider staying in Washington, and getting some work done.

The debt ceiling issue will come up again soon. So will an authorization for the FAA, as well as the Children's Health Insurance Program.

And while we're making a list of action we'd like to see in Congress, here are three items that may be popular with US, if not with THEM:

ONE- Tie Congressmen's pay to the amount of work they actually get done.

TWO- Pay themselves a wage that's not THREE TIMES the median income in this country.

THREE - Make THEMSELVES part of whatever healthcare system they conjure up for the rest of us to live with.

Let's see some real accomplishments, elected officials... We know we'll see you again in primary season.

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