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Posted: July 24, 2012 - 5:54pm  |  Updated: August 1, 2012 - 8:18am

Dear Editor,

 

I have been learning more and more about how many state, county, local and school administrators are actually being paid a salary that is tens of thousands of dollars more than the state’s governor is paid.

If you ask me, and hopefully the overwhelming majority of taxpayers, this is an absolute waste of taxpayer dollars and probably one of the main reasons why taxes are so high and continuing to go up.

As for the private sector of businesses, we, as citizens and consumers, have very little control over what companies pay their employees.

We must rely on supply and demand and the nature of competition in order to determine what we ultimately pay for goods and services.

Generally speaking, the governing factors of goods and services usually will provide a reasonable price of what consumers have to pay.

As for all, and I do repeat, all of the employees that get their wages and salaries from the American taxpayers, if these employees are not forced, if necessary, to be satisfied with much, much lower and reasonable wages and salaries, I say, tell them to clear out their offices so that the hundreds of unemployed capable people will be given the chance that they deserve at a much, much more reasonable salary.

The politicians and bureaucrats that are now in office are forcing a situation that puts the American taxpayer in an obligated state to pay higher and higher taxes just so these overpaid and grossly underworked politicians and bureaucrats can continue to get undeserved salary raises.

The public school system in the United States is the perfect example of students’ basic needs being ignored due to overpaying paper-pushing and unneeded desk-jockeys’ high salaries and perks!

We, the taxpaying people, must take back our rights to control these salaries.

 

Timothy ( Tim ) Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta

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