"Peg congressional salaries to the average Social Security recipient's monthly benefit and watch the dough roll in."

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Today's L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Cable TV, the right way," Opinion, May 23

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he's a certifiable sports nut and could never go without ESPN, so he wants to make it less expensive. In fact, he's willing to go up against "well-paid lobbyists" and seems to favor more regulation of the cable TV industry to keep the American people from being "ripped off."

Frankly, I find all this a bit self-serving, but then I've noticed that the problems with the best chance of being addressed are those that directly affect members of Congress.

I don't fly much, so I didn't lose a lot of sleep when there were too few air traffic controllers, resulting in widespread delays. But after jet-set congressmen shuddered at the idea of waiting at the airport, a solution was quickly found.

So if Social Security is underfunded, peg congressional salaries to the average Social Security recipient's monthly benefit and watch the dough roll in.

Errol Miller

Chino

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