Letter: No honor among politicians
If politicians were responsible for the money that they wasted, maybe they wouldn't be so wasteful. Another fine example was the Beechcraft plane that the state of Minnesota bought. Were Beechcraft and Cirrus the only two companies that make small planes? Is Beechcraft a Minnesota-based company? According to Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau, also the Minnesota Transportation Commissioner, we (the taxpayers) should chalk it up to a misunderstanding.
Maybe we should pay her half her wages and half her benefits and she can chalk it up to bad politics. If politicians cared as much about the people that they are working for (taxpayers) and less about their lobbyist friends, this would help the people to trust in their public officials. Some day I hope we can bring back the honor of a politician.