Senators must be the only ones

In the article ``Parking perk preserved for Senate,'' April 22, Sen. John Danforth (R) of Missouri succeeds, despite his best efforts to the contrary, in confirming that members of Congress are ``out of touch with ordinary Americans.''

His suggestion that senators are the only people in the country who work more than 40 hours a week is naive at best. Many of us consistently put in the number of hours he's talking about, without additional compensation or ``perks.'' Is he so far removed from reality that he doesn't know this? Wendy Landry, Orlando, Fla.

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