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Senate's Performance and Pay

Why not eliminate the salaries and keep the honorariums? At least that way congressional salaries would be voluntarily paid by a plethora of private organizations, not by taxpayers, and perhaps members of Congress, lured by honorariums, would spend more time away from Washington, where they can inflict less damage on overburdened taxpayers.David Ridenour, Washington Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.