Letter to the Editor: Give us a break
BY Pam Pofahl, Bartlesville
Thursday, February 28, 2013
2/28/13 at 8:17 AM
We need to take a look at what is at stake. As long as we are fighting a war military spending should not be sacrificed. All of us right now are sacrificing with higher gasoline prices; insurance premiums are going up, we are paying more in withholding and more taxes to boot.
To hear that the government employees are going to have a furlough day, please give us a break. Many of us have not had a pay raise in six years, but are grateful that we are employed. Washington, D.C., has the highest paid employees in the nation ($120,000 a year) and the best benefits. They also have a union to barter for their pay and benefits. We are the middle-class, and we still pay more and our only help is prayer.
We should not be used as pawns between political parties. Lawmakers ought to stop pointing fingers and acting like children. This is the time to be serious, make tough decisions and not worry about pleasing people. We are the people. We voted for them, now they ought to do their jobs. They work for us; We don't work for them.
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