Susan Lamb: What some ‘afford’

January 22, 2013 

What some ‘afford’

After reading about the raises Gov. Pat McCrory approved for his Cabinet so that they “can afford to live while running multibillion-dollar departments,” I was appalled.

I volunteer at a local charity, the Diaper Train, that provides diapers to families in need. Almost every week I volunteer, a state employee comes in to get diapers because his or her salary isn’t quite enough to cover the cost of disposable diapers to keep a child day care. I think that is a case where our state employees deserve a true cost of living raise.

Susan Lamb, Raleigh

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