Job protection for elected, not for us

April 5, 2013

Dear Editor:

How is it that your elected elite have job protection in this state, when the state legislators passed the right work law? You can be fired at any given time your employer chooses. Yet your elected officials have protection from their employer (you the tax payer). At the same time they voted for and passed the right to work law, they put a law through that protects them from recall in the first 6 months and the last 6 months of a state Representative’s term of office. State representatives are elected for 2 year terms. Your state senator cannot be recalled in their first year or last year of their 4 year term. Is this protectionism?

At the moment there are term limits for these elected elite who by the way vote on their own wages and benefits. It was not that long ago they voted on a pay raise of somewhere around 38%, under John Engler, and yes they did vote to reduce the representatives pay by 10 % and last year rolled back your taxes by .1%.

This is not just a problem at the state level. It is also at the local level, where the township can vote in a pay increase of 28 % along with voting for themselves medical. By the way these are not full time positions. Is this madness? Is this what the founding fathers had in mind? By the way if this upsets you, which it should wait till you learn what is going on at the federal level!! I hope these elected elite sleep well at night. Just my 2 cents worth.

Bernie Blain


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One Response to Job protection for elected, not for us

  1. trackerjim03 Reply

    April 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    It is the typical mentality of the politician tocontrol the public. Elect me but you have no right to get rid of me except by election. They do not totally represent the electors that voted them in because they tend to go the way of the persons or businesses that can line their pockets. I personally do not think any legislation is legal unless it is voted upon by the voting public.

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