- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Taxpayers should acknowledge the ridiculously high salaries of public employees. President Richard Nixon once imposed a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices in an effort to help the economy recover. With some federal, state, county, local and school bureaucrats making more money than some governors and U.S. congressmen, I truly believe it is well past time to impose a freeze on public employee salaries.

There is absolutely no rational reason why these overpaid public employees should continue to receive raises when taxpayers must foot the bill. I view such unnecessary salary increases as “taxation without representation” since just a few politicians are the ones approving them. These salaries must be frozen and then reduced.

We taxpayers need to band together to stop the constant pay inflation.

TIMOTHY MONROE BLEDSOE

North Augusta, S.C.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide