- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)3
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)23
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
- Cape woman hopes son's death in Chattanooga will lead to better policing (11/30/16)11
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
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