Letter: Wasteful ways of politicians
Minnesota's legislators are out of session only a short time and they are already putting on dinners for $2,000 a plate. The governor wants to have a mini-session to pass some important issues. I hope the Democrats don't try to push too much and ...
Minnesota's legislators are out of session only a short time and they are already putting on dinners for $2,000 a plate. The governor wants to have a mini-session to pass some important issues. I hope the Democrats don't try to push too much and gain nothing for anybody but distaste in everyone's mouth. When will the parties start working together for the good of the people and not their party or political agenda?
Who do you think pays for their expensive dinners, their perks, and their pensions, their kids trashing the governor's mansion, phone cards misused, and a list of wasteful ideas? Even the governor hosted a group of greenhouse gas emission experts at a hotel ballroom when there must be a room big enough for 50 people at the Capitol.
Do politicians just think of ways to spend the taxpayers' money and not how to use it wisely? I think that if they have a special session, the politicians should pay back the per diem for every day that the special session runs. I don't want to pay a 5- to 10-cent tax on fuel, but we need road repair and not just in the metro. We have many intelligent people in our government that seem to eat ice cream and they get brain freeze just before they pass legislation that's supposed to be good for the people and the country.
Do politicians ever feel guilty about getting paid so well and not doing anything besides partying? With everything you hear about politicians lately, how could anyone want to grow up to be a politician unless you have no morals?