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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Gov. Tom Corbett and the Legislature want to cut-cut-cut, but not where they should.

Why don't we cut the number of legislators? We don't need 253 members to represent us. Then we could cut the salaries, per diems and expense accounts of those remaining, saving millions.

Why don't we cut legislative pensions? Some get more than $100,000 a year for the rest of their lives. And why should they get free health care for life?

I wish I had these terrific benefits. The government wants to cut-cut-cut from the people who pay-pay-pay so those in government can have these benefits.

And why did Corbett spend $100 million for outside legal counsel for a bunch of losing cases? That money could have gone to education, our roads and so much more.

Pennsylvania needs cut from within. Many programs could be cut to make the government smaller and less expensive, instead of taking money out of the pockets of working people for the government to spend-spend-spend — on themselves.

Yvonne Sabattini


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