TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Our gallivanting president

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Our gallivanting president

President Obama suggests cutting Social Security to save money while he boards “our” helicopter to fly to California to campaign for Democrats. He also offers to forfeit 5 percent of his salary.

Did he or anyone else ever calculate how much money he could save if he stayed in the White House at least one full week of each month and didn't gallivant anywhere?

How many jobs could he spare or White House tours could he save?

My suggestion to help our country in these crucial times: no campaigning by the president and no fact-finding tours by anyone in government. Also, freeze raises, pensions, haircuts and parties of any kind until we are out of the red. Stay home, conduct the country's business and start by figuring out how government personnel can pay for their own haircuts, contribute to their own pensions, and pay for their own gas and cars. I am sure others can come up with a million ideas about how our officials can save money and our fantastic country.

Mary Ann Badar

Hempfield

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Undeserved ridicule
  2. Curious priorities
  3. Politicians on display
  4. Disrespectful  deceit
  5. Roundabout doubt
  6. Bright lines: Mandatory voting
  7. Jesus’ resurrection
  8. Hell before Judgment Day