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DEBT: Norm Dicks’ perk for bringing home the pork

Letter by Tracy A. Baublits, Fife on March 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm | No Comments »
March 4, 2013 1:10 pm

Re: “Rep. Dicks says his six-figure pension is fair (TNT, 2-21).

Norm Dicks has been a congressman for 36 years, and in this time the federal debt has ballooned to an unbelievable amount – from $620 billion to well over $16 trillion. If this were a bank or similar business that the government had bailed out, there would be a public outcry.

His pension is one of the “perks” you get for being a “public servant.” Since these pensions are for life, they never have to live with the decisions they made while in office.

Who knows what other “perks” they get in addition to the pension? Dicks was known for bringing home the “pork,” which in essence means he could bleed the government better than anyone else. It would be nice if they had to live a life with their decisions like the rest of us do.

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