- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)5
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)2
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
No rewards at taxpayers' expense
To the editor:
I recently read in the Missourian about the $9 billion giveaway in Iraq and the presenters don't know where it went. Just wait. These screw-ups in charge will likely be promoted and given a raise or a multimillion-dollar retirement.
Franklin Raines, CEO at Fannie Mae, also hid a $9 billion loss and was given $19 million of severance pay plus $1 million a year for retirement. Federal politicians made this possible at the taxpayers' expense.
Our federal government rewards the inept who can't perform their jobs with our tax dollars. What should happen to these people is (1) strip them of their bonuses, severance pay and retirement benefits and (2) bar them for life from government employment.
Facing this, most would analyze their ability to perform the job or perform effectively.
BUDDY PARRISH, Cape Girardeau