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Letters: Incentivizing Congress to take action

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Jon Huntsman Jr. thinks the cure for Congress is not to pay them if they don't approve a federal budget.

Sadly, that is not how Congress makes its money. They make money from sweetheart deals that benefit their own monetary interests or investments.

If Huntsman wants them to act, here's what to do: for every hour that they don't approve a balanced budget, pick one law — starting with the most recent — that they have tried to exempt themselves from, and require them to follow it. That includes Obamacare. That would be motivation and justice.

Jed Nieveen

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