Politicians need better behaviour on spending

Behave yourselves and stop taking our money, and we'll let you keep your jobs, reader says

Dear Politicians,

We, the people, have had enough of you wasting our tax dollars.

Effective immediately, we the taxpayers will deposit our taxes into a trust account instead of paying them directly to you.

When you want to get paid, we will write you a cheque (if we feel it is not too much). If you want a raise, we will consider it (as long as the rest of us get raises, too).

If the economy does not improve, we will have to cut back on some expenses. You will have to work fewer hours and get smaller paycheques. We can no longer afford to pay for your benefits. Most of us do not have benefits, so why should we pay for yours?

As for your expenses, pay for them yourselves and submit the bills. We will reimburse you for the ones we feel are legitimate. No more free trips for spouses, $700 hotel rooms and lavish dinners.

If you behave yourselves and stop taking our money, we will let you keep your jobs.

Monte Shea

Victoria

 

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