Many public workers get ridiculously high salaries

Monday , August 06, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

Editor,

As I have been trying to ask the taxpayers to acknowledge the ridiculously high salaries of public employees, I remembered that President Nixon imposed a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices to help the economy recover.

With federal, state, county, local, and school bureaucrats making more in salaries than some governors and U.S. Congressmen, I truly believe that it is well past time to impose this wage and price freeze again for the tax payers’ sake! There is absolutely no rational reason why these over-paid public employees continue to receive salary raises when these un-need and un-deserved raises must be paid by the taxpayers.

I view such un-necessary salary increases as "taxation without representation" when only a very, very few politicians get the only say as to approving these ridiculously high salaries!

These salaries must be frozen, and in all financial frugality and responsible stewards’ of our tax dollars, must be reduced when these very same taxes should be going toward repairing this country’s crumbling infrastructure and school buildings!

We, as the taxpayers; and in reality; the payers of these ridiculously high salaries, we need to band together to stop these constant salary increases!

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta, S.C.



Get the Standard-Examiner Advantage.