The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


June 11, 2013

Letter: Rein in government officials' million

I want to know how at the time officials are sworn into office they have estates worth "X" amount. But, after a few years in office, their wealth has risen by millions? Maybe I'm just being skeptical, but something don't smell, look or taste right.

Hey, I would like them (officials) to guide me to the promise land. Us poor taxpayers would like millions (just like them). You ask, am I saying something crooked and unethical is occurring in government. Yes. I am. The only solution I see is an audit when elected, then an annual audit for 10 years after leaving office (no post sweetheart deals). It's time they accumulated wealth by earning it, not by making sweetheart deals with corporations and one percenters or by insider trading.

If officials are not reined in, this country is doomed to a Third World status (not all officials are shady, only 99 percent of them).

Tom Jewell


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