Sens. Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett are co-sponsors of SB1638, a bill to raise the salary of federal judges by 51 percent. Meanwhile, working class Americans have to try to survive on 2 to 3 percent pay raises. This proposed legislation is particularly galling given the hostility the judiciary has shown to the working class in many recent decisions, especially judges appointed by President Bush. They might be more sympathetic to average Americans if they shared the same fate. Voters should contact Hatch and Bennett to oppose this pay raise.

Lisa Burke

South Salt Lake