Lines for the Trough

To the Editor:

Re “Some Democrats Have Second Thoughts About Lobbying Reform” [May 21]:

Representative Joe Baca (D-Calif.) complained that having to wait two years after leaving Congress before joining the lobbying trough was “not democracy” and “un-American”: “If you’re not wealthy, what are you going to do … sit out?”

How about going out and looking for a real job like other Americans do!

This reveals how incapable Congress is at solving its own problems. A caucus leader seems unable to comprehend how foolish and revealing his own words are. We now understand why this Congressman ran for office.

Bill Baker
Tucson, Ariz. Lines for the Trough