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Letters to the Editor

Frivolous spending

To the Editor:

Every day, Washington proves to its citizens that we need smaller/less government, but do we listen?

Organization and spending are so out of control, and on top of it, there’s no accountability. Well, maybe there’s a resignation or two if we are lucky, but they never recoup our money and criminal charges aren’t filed.

For the past several months, we have been hearing about the General Services Administration, from it’s $750,000 junket to Las Vegas to a groundbreaking ceremony that took two hours in Hawaii. After the ceremony, they stayed for several days enjoying all the amenities Hawaii has to offer on taxpayers’ money. Now they have found out more than $850,000 in bonuses were handed out to its employees and more is surfacing as I write this.

Remember, also, this is just one agency to get caught. Others might not be as flamboyant of taking advantage of the taxpayers’ money.

We keep hearing that the citizens need to take cuts in pay and benefits. Is this so Washington has more money to frivolously spend?

There is a saying: “One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing.” In Washington, it is more like, “One finger doesn’t know what the other finger is doing on the same hand.”

Think about this next time you vote for your favorite career politician, again.

James M. Korjenek

Wonder Lake

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