Susah Cohen: Preposterous pay

August 16, 2013 

Preposterous pay

Regarding the Aug. 16 news article “Young McCrory staffers highly compensated”: Outrage is my only response to learning about the high salaries of McCrory’ s former campaign workers. Are these our hard-earned tax dollars at work? Is this justifiable when our Republican administration and legislature tell us that there is not enough money to provide any raises at all to our teachers, our health care workers, our first responders?

Now that they are handicapping our education system and denying Medicaid to 500,000 North Carolinians, who do they think will be educated enough or healthy enough to provide these services to us in the future? Will these high-paid young Republicans help our children get to college? Will they give us flu shots before the next outbreak? Will they respond to the next 911 call when we have our next heart attack or motor vehicle accident? I don’t think so!

Susan Cohen, Durham

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service