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After reading that Congress had voted themselves exempt from the new health care bill, I wrote everyone from the president on down asking this simple question: Is this true, and if so, what makes you feel you are more entitled to a better quality health care than the hard-working, taxpaying citizens that pay your salary?

So far, I have received only one reply, from Sen. Saxby Chambliss, and he answered every kind of question except for the one and only one that I asked.

If we cannot get a simple answer to a simple question from the folks who are supposed to represent our best interests, I say it is time to vote them all out regardless of their stand on other issues. Let’s give someone else a chance to do what is right for our country.

God bless this country, and please send us some decent leaders.

Melinda H. Gravitt

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