The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 14, 2013

Cut politicians’ pay


PERRYSVILLE, Ind. — Editor:

Our government wants to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, mental health, schools and social programs. The government has great salaries, pensions, insurance and benefits. They have pet projects .

There’s a lot of cash going around in government. It’s easy for them to get their hands into so much cash. Not once did I hear any politicians say they would take a pay cut. Instead they take it out on the middle class and poor.

Who takes care of them? We do. We put them in office, Republican or Democrat. They invent loopholes so the government makes more money. The lower and middle class income is paying the way. Yet, we as the people keep letting this go on.

Come on, people.

Mark Mikel

Perrysville, Ind.