- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- A message from heaven (1/23/17)
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Area residents among those attending inauguration, women's march (1/22/17)90
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
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