Double-standard for Dixon

March 28, 2013

Why would the Associated Black Charities want former Mayor Sheila Dixon, a convicted criminal, to speak at their event ("Dixon plans decision on return to politics," March 27)? Ms. Dixon was convicted of stealing gift cards intended for the poor. If I had done this crime, plus violating my probation, I would have been fired and sent to jail, and I certainly would not be receiving an $83,000 (of our tax money) annual pension. I guess it pays to be a politician.

It seems that there is a wide disparity between the honest, everyday, taxpaying citizens and politicians! No wonder our wonderful United States is in such trouble. Politicians make laws for citizens, but the laws do not apply to the politicians. God help us.

Carolyn Clavell

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