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Reader Opinion: Represent us

It appears to me that a "normal" person suffering the accusations and embarrassment that Sen. Al Franken has would more than willingly resign and drop out of the limelight. The reality however is legislatures are not "normal" like you and me. With their incredible health care benefits, salary and other perks, coupled with a superb retirement that puts our Social Security to shame, he has to fight for his job.

Would he be fighting this hard if he was paying the same as the rest of us for his health care, retirement, and benefits? We really need to get people elected that will change the system to more closely represent us.

Craig Anderson