Reader unimpressed with council pay hike

Reader unimpressed with council pay hike

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Georgetown, Canada

#1 Jan 1, 2014
Reader unimpressed with council pay hike
Dear editor,
Once again, after reading only the headline (Council OKs pay hike, Dec. 5 IFP), I am not impressed with politicians.
We citizens are constantly being asked to tighten our belts, accept tax increases, donate to a multitude of charities, etc. Local councillors voted themselves a pay hike. Go figure.
Why does the mayor need a raise of $14,931 per year? Some folks don’t even make that in 12 months of hard work. Why a car allowance of $495, not to mention the new allowance:$661-plus mileage! I could probably finance a Ferrari for that amount of money! Why, as an afterthought, do they receive one third-tax free?
Councillor Jane Fogal, however, takes the cake when she says,“I don’t think we should be under-valued for the job we do here.”
Are these folks so distanced from reality that they don’t realize a lot of people are under-valued for the work they do? I know I am.
Finally, I would just like to point out that what they’re doing is important and should be compensated accordingly. But they are playing with taxpayers’ hard-earned cash.
Hans Tunney
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Georgetown, Canada

#2 Jan 1, 2014
Councillor Jane don't need the money
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Georgetown, Canada

#3 Jan 1, 2014
You don't know me, but I think we know you. What's it smell like in that bubble? does it stink from the people not following your lies and letting Romney win? Being poor doesn't mean stupid.
How much did Jesus make? Did he help anyone? What about Mahatma Gandhi? Were they jealous of how much David makes?
Hey why don't you try justifying to me how them Hostess executive deserved the 80% raises they got while their company went into bankruptcy! This is what I'm trying to explain about GREED. Pursue money, get all you can! But when it starts hurting people, and polluting our air, maybe you got enough. And if that statement scares you, how about this one.
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Georgetown, Canada

#4 Jan 1, 2014
Carl

Georgetown, Canada

#5 Jan 1, 2014

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