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Letter to the Editor
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

In response to your Feb. 5 front-page story about the Bullskin supervisors wanting a raise (“3 Bullskin supervisors appeal for raises in court”): These people knew how much the job paid when they decided to run for that position. If it wasn't enough money for them, they should not have run.

But they wanted the job. Two of them are even charged with violating the election code.

In my opinion, these are greedy, untrustworthy people who want to put more in their own pockets at the expense of others, many who aren't earning anything close to the $19 per hour that these guys are unsatisfied with.

When these people were campaigning a short time ago, do you think they told anyone that their first official actions would be to try and secure a raise for themselves even if that means going to court and trying to take more of your money?

For those of you reading this who are earning $10 or $12 an hour with lousy or no benefits, think about this and if you would be satisfied with a $19-an-hour job with a total value of more than $80,000 a year. Then run for Bullskin Township supervisor in the next election. I'm sure there are a lot of young, energetic people out there who can do the job just fine. It would be interesting to see 25 or 30 people running as independents for the supervisor position in the next election.

Daniel Bierer


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