Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
Proposed legislature pay cuts
By Charlie Freeman
February 15, 2016
The proposal to cut legislative pay, while sounding noble, is a really bad idea and here's why. Most people have to work for a living and cannot take 120 days off to go to Juneau for free. We already pretty much limit the legislative gene pool to lawyers and the retired, and that does not make for a representative government. What it does do is get you a government with a limited idea of what it takes to live here.
Outside of the fact that the cuts are akin to bailing out the Titanic with a tea cup, moving the legislature one more step away from the ability of a common man's reach is not a noble goal. Just looks like it.
About: "A fair amount of knowledge of how state gov does and does not work."
Received February 14, 2016
- Published February 15, 2016
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