Regarding the Sept. 15 news article “Education items, some tax credits restored”: I find quite a bit of amusement in Senate leader Phil Berger’s comment: “Yes. It has taken us longer than we would have liked ... but the more important thing is that we got it right.” Really? With respect, he did not get it right.
A $750 bonus for teachers and state employees? No cost of living increase for state retirees? Seems to me that these Tar Heel residents both past and present are the ones who made and continue to make North Carolina so great. And this is how Berger and his fellow state leaders reward them?
My suggestion is that Berger and his fellow elected officials take a “field trip” sometime to a local school or state employees office, and they will quickly find out that these hard-working, taxpaying people are worth much more than $750.
Election season is coming soon. And many will remember this gesture by our elected officials.
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Jeffery H. Richardson