Letter: Husband worked hard for his retirement

March 5, 2013 

I don't agree with the retirement our congressmen receive. They sit behind their desks in cushy swivel chairs -- warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

My husband worked for the Washington State Highway Department as a crew chief, outdoors in all kinds of weather, 12 months a year for 30 years. His retirement is a drop in the bucket compared to our congressmen.

My husband enjoyed his work and I'm thankful for the retirement I get from it. But I don't agree with what we pay our congressmen.

JEAN VARLEY, Richland

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