- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
- Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year (10/22/17)3
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