The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

October 13, 2012

Our Readers Speak — Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

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Take a chance on a new face

I work an average of 110 days per year in my office (2.1 days per week). I take two month-long vacations per year, plus substantial time off that is not counted in my vacations. I also take off about two months just before my contract expires to network to get rehired.

I have an immediate personal staff that costs you an average of $2.2 million per year (costs me nothing). I pay nothing for my offices or their equipment/utilities/mail. I have at my beck and call an additional 25,000 people to do research for me on virtually any subject.

I have a government-funded retirement plan, free health care, subsidized or free government travel. I appear to accomplish virtually nothing except to stand in the way of any progress or movement of my company in any direction and yet get rehired almost every time my contract expires.

Regardless of my financial situation when I get this job, I almost always leave much, much more wealthy. I have an inside track on what companies may make money or lose money from my and my fellow workers’ actions, so I know when to invest and when to diversify. I also get to keep the unused money given to me to help me get rehired.

“Please support me at my next contract expiration. I’d really hate to lose this job.”

What am I? Why, your local congressman or senator, of course.

We deserve the government we vote into office. Think before you vote.  Take a chance on a new face.

Tim Thomas

Rainelle

 

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