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Letter to the editor: Time we said to our officials, 'Enough!'

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:01 am

Bravo to Jean Franke for putting into words what most of the citizens of this country are thinking. We are so tired of these people who supposedly represent us giving away money that we do not have to other countries. (It’s called a deficit, and it is ruining this country.)

Our representatives, be it House or Senate, need to grow up and do their jobs.

1. No automatic salary increases. We, the people decide if you get a raise; 2. Balance the budget and eliminate the deficit. Cut your spending; 3. No special perks to serve: i.e., Secret Service protection for the president and his family only while in office; 4. Representatives are not exempt from anything that your citizens must endure, including Obamacare; 5. Executive order is being used unnecessarily. We have a Constitution that has worked for over 225 years; 6. Term limits need to be enforced and a five-year sabbatical in which you may not work for the government in any form is required; 7. Leave your hands off Social Security; 8. No perks after leaving office, including lifetime insurance, Secret Service protection and a pension that is far superior to the average American citizen; 9. No vacations at taxpayers’ expense.

I’m sure that there are many more instances of government abuse. This will not stop until we the citizens of this great country stand up and say, “Enough!”

Sandy Mueller