Gary M. Kost: Public servants not lazy

May 2, 2013 

Public servants not lazy

The April 26 cartoon depicting air traffic controllers sleeping on the job published in The News & Observeris beneath contempt.

This representation reinforces the idea that public servants are lazy and therefore unnecessary. Apparently the air traffic controllers are needed because Congress rushed a bill through so that members of Congress would not be inconvenienced during their rush home to enjoy their recess.

I suppose the “artist’s” depiction also applies to fire and rescue workers, police, teachers and other public servants. Demonizing these people serves no purpose except to fire up right wing lunatics.

Gary M. Kost

Raleigh

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