Friday, June 20, 2008

Politicians should 'feel the pain'

One of the reasons our elected representatives aren't too concerned about high gas prices is that they don't pay for gas ... or in most cases for their vehicles to get to and from work. We pick up the cost of transportation, including gasoline, for politicians.

As the letter writer below suggest, these public servants don't have a good feel for how much pain working Americans are feeling. If we took away their free cars and free gas, they might get the point.

The letter was originally published in the Reading Eagle.
Let officials feel the pain


Government officials should not be provided with gasoline credit cards and vehicles paid for by the taxpayer.

Let those officials feel the pain of high fuel costs.

I believe that something would be done if lawmakers had to pay for their own transportation.

Brian B. Stufflet

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