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It’s time to cut costs

Published September 08. 2018 07:26AM

I’ve read that our governments — federal, state and local — are always looking to cut costs by cutting out or reducing government-sponsored programs, such as Social Security, veterans benefits and others. While some entitlement programs should be better managed, reduced or done away with, not so the ones such as above where the benefactors have either paid into them or served their nation in the military to earn them.

But the main point of this letter is that the elected politicians, at any level, are public servants. Therefore, I believe that they should be subject to term limits and receive no government pension. They could be allowed to contribute to their own 401(k) or the like, but without any contributions from the government, our tax money. I also believe that they should not have any special health care benefits, but have the same as the average citizen, and paid for by themselves.

The above are just a few examples, but what other benefits do they give themselves, at the taxpayers’ expense, but do not give to the average citizen? I’m sure that the Times News readers can write to the editor with other examples of politicians’ excesses. I urge readers to also inform their public servants to make their benefits the same level as the average citizen, and paid for by themselves, not the taxpayer.

Bruce Morrison,

Palmerton

Comments
In Socialist Countries, the elites who rule always enjoy benefits above that of the commoner, at least until those "useful idiots" are no longer needed... then what? Hal Lindsey (2006) said it best... "when the useful part is over, the “idiot” part remains – waiting for the chance to become useful again. And with our liberal at-any-cost media, the idiots’ future usefulness is virtually guaranteed." Hal said that in 2006. Wake up folks.

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