Normally, I’d maintain cool-headed humility on issues just to be able to analyze them later. But not when lower house legislators inflicted atrocious familial economic Armageddon by raising their loot by 80 percent. So sad their wiser-than-thee treachery or abhorrent behavior, convinced they’ve done another successful tip-top job. Nah! We heard your every whispery sashay!
As though civil servants are ignorant, they handed them breadcrumbs like a 5-percent hike while simultaneously ignoring those in the private sector. Sure, we stood by the roadside as bystanders but we know our issues! Eh, taxpayers are smart too!
This act of greed reminds me of what Einstein said: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” So how do we derail Capital Hill idiocy, imbecility, astigmatism, and derangement in this instance? We could do it next year!
We read touts of “economic improvements” but a closer look at reality reveals a much gloomier picture. Isn’t it true that more than 13,000 combined employees are earning poverty income and below salaries? How could you have missed this glaring fact? Is your ignorance premised on reading deficiency?
Obviously, you’ve failed due diligence, given your new modus operandi. So you leave behind people limping in the misery of poverty to fend for themselves while you scurry off with your hefty loot! It’s $31,000 more for your pockets against a measly sum for civil servants.
What about those in private industries who earn a measly amount per year? Are they not deserving of some help too? Are they immune to the skyrocketing cost of basic goods here? Why would you punish productive workers in favor of filling your pockets with more taxpayers’ money you’ve never earned? Aren’t civil servants and private industry employees people too?
What have you done on rock solid basis to increase the buying power of families throughout the archipelago? Isn’t your action one of malfeasance or misfeasance in office? With such grand fiduciary failure did you really expect re-election next year? Hombre iya!
This bravery in arrogance happens when legislators lose their sense of empathy for the people they’ve sworn to represent. It slides into greed where they look at their ugly conscience in the mirror and declare, “It’s me, myself and I!” You may have approved it, now. That you’d receive later, never! Most voters are ready to intone “pues adios estake…” Get that pal?
I suppose it’s okay to play George Gershwin’s haunting Summertime, an idealistic vacation when we leave everything behind while playing along the shore, only to find out paradise has morphed into a hellish hole.
John S. DelRosario Jr.
As Gonno, Saipan