Taxpayers pay government workers' pay, benefits

2013-09-24T00:00:00Z Taxpayers pay government workers' pay, benefits nwitimes.com
September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Do government employees know who is paying their salaries and all of the benefits they receive? 

Working taxpaying citizens pay for their employment. The politicians do not pay their salaries, and they don't even pay their own.

It's the citizens who work many hours and struggle in unpleasant working conditions to pay government workers' salaries.

When a taxpaying citizen visits a government office, he or she is treated like a scumbag, while employees are sitting in their comfortable chairs with modern conveniences.

Guess who is paying for your rude and unpleasant attitude? The taxpayers, that's who.

Politicians control when government employees receive pay raises and increased benefits. Guess who determines how much pay increase the politicians received? Yep, it's the politicians themselves.

Do we know how these wage increases are paid for? The answer is simple: Raise taxes. The heck with the people who have to pay these taxes.

- Vernon C. Miller, Highland

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