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You don&rsquo;t offer your loser brother in-law the guest bedroom to get them off your couch and out of your house.<br />\n I do understand the congressman&rsquo;s point as Washington DC has an extremely high cost of living and trying to pay for two homes is expensive. Contrary to popular belief, not all members are millionaires like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren.<br />\n Maybe instead of a monthly stipend we should require all members of Congress to live in dormitories. Simply convert the Departments of Energy and Education buildings into living quarters. Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham could be roomies and Nancy Pelosi could step down as minority leader and become a resident assistant on one of the floors. Although Coach Beulah Ballbricker from Porky&rsquo;s comes to mind.<br />\n Under these living arrangements not only would term limits become a mute issue, but maybe Congress would finally get something done about the horrible conditions in VA hospitals.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n I can&rsquo;t believe how ridiculous and out of touch Democrats are with rank and file Americans. The mainstream media knows nothing about mainstream Americans, and it shows on the big RED election map because of all the Democrat losses. Now the Democratic Congressional Campaign has created a &ldquo;Heartland Engagement Chairman&rdquo; position to try and win back the middle Americans they have been losing.&nbsp; Do you think this will be effective? &mdash; Cornhusker in Nebraska<br />\n Dear Cornhusker: &nbsp;<br />\n No it won&rsquo;t be effective because the liberal message isn&rsquo;t in line with most Americans. Their big government liberal utopian agenda only resonates with Democrats from the West coast, the Northeast elites and college professors in the faculty lounges. But let me get this straight, the Democrat Party lost the heartland of America because of their progressive policies but they want to win back middle America based on conservative promises so they can have the votes to cram their liberal agenda down the throat of middle America only to lose it again because of their liberal agenda. Whew, I&rsquo;m dizzy from all of that spinning.<br />\n Overall, it&rsquo;s hilarious that Democrats even came up with this position as it is the perfect illustration of their big government mentality.<br />\n E-mail your questions to <a href=\"mailto:marklevy92@aol.com\">marklevy92@aol.com</a>. 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Presidential weeting advice, stipends, Heartland Engagement

DEAR MARK: June 30, 2017

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