If politicians want to cut, they should start with their benefits

February 28, 2011

When will the politicians take up the issue of their own benefits? You never hear them talk about requiring themselves to reach a retirement age before collecting a pension. Some collect pensions from serving local, state and federal elected offices long before any recognized retirement age. Maryland's ex-governors are a good example. Beside pensions ex-politicians often get subsidized medical insurance. How many really need the pension, from ex-presidents to local county executives/city mayors? Let the cuts begin in their own house.

Bob Woolley, Timonium

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