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Cut the vacations

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Is anyone else appalled by elected government employees' abuse and misuse of tax dollars?

Mr. President, the government does not need more tax dollars; the government needs to stop stealing the tax dollars it already has for things like re-election, favors and travel expenses.

I could only imagine the money we would have to defend our country, educate our children, help the poor and take care of our sick if all government employees on the local, state and federal levels returned every penny they took that they shouldn't have.

You, Mr. President, could set an example by giving back all the money you took from the taxpayers for you and your family to vacation — constantly! How many hungry people could have gone to bed with food in their stomachs if you only took one vacation a year, like most people do?

Linda Jackson

Franklin Park

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