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Don’t focus on legislators’ pay

Published 07/17/2011, Wadena Pioneer Journal

Many newspapers this week will run stories about which legislators are still getting their paychecks despite the government shutdown, and how horrible that is, and how it should be stopped. Let me make the contrarian, unexpected and amazingly ill-timed argument that not only should they continue to get paid, we should think about giving them raises when the economy recovers.

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