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Posted: June 14, 2013 2:09 p.m.
Updated: June 17, 2013 5:00 a.m.

** A new Gallup poll indicates that Americans rank the performance of Congress at the lowest level since polling on the subject began. Only 10 percent of citizens say they have confidence in Congress, with no discernible difference among those who call themselves Democrats and those who say they’re Republicans. Congress rates last on a list of 16 institutions, with the American military ranking first. The Gallup organization has been asking opinions of Congress since 1973, and confidence has been less than 20 percent since 2006.

** Kershaw Countians are generous in making charitable donations, but it might be beneficial to point out that there are some "charities" which do little more than enrich the people associated with them. The worst is a Florida organization called Kids Wish Network, which raises millions of dollars each year but spends less than three cents of every dollar actually helping make kids’ dreams come true. This bogus organization is not to be confused with the Make A Wish charity, which does great good. There’s a special place down below for those who line their pockets in the name of charity.

** The poor performance of the Veterans Administration in Washington is appalling, with many vets having to suffer through interminable waits to receive the benefits to which they’re entitled. There are nearly a million vets who are sitting by while their claims are tied up in red tape. This is abominable and the VA should do whatever needs to be done to get this cleaned up.

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