Friday, March 22, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Department of Ed creates new six-figure job, while running of money.

 Letters to the editor are published as a courtesty and do not necessarily reflective of the opinions of the Middletown Insider staff. Below is a letter to the editor from Middletown Republic Town Committee Chair Ken McClellan. Press Release from MRTC: The next meeting of the Middletown Republican Town Committee will be on Monday, March 25, at 7pm, at City Hall. Please join us.

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The federal budget is a mess and President Obama has created another
high-paid, do-nothing job for a political supporter.  Mr. David Johns was
appointed as the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on
Educational Excellence for African-Americans.

How much money is this program costing, and how much impact is it having for
education of American children?

Or, was this a reward, at the expense of the taxpayer, for a former aide for
Rep. Charles Rangle of New York?  If President Obama thinks this is such an
important issue, perhaps he should fund the salary and expenses himself.

This is just one more example of how the President, the cabinet and Congress
are out of touch with reality.  We, the taxpayers, cannot continue to pay
for useless jobs and rewards for political supporters.

I am asking Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, Representative
Rosa DeLauro and the rest of the Connecticut delegation to please stop the
wasteful spending, and stop rewarding political cronies with do-nothing
jobs.

Shut down non-essential programs like this one.

Cut back on the number of aides, advisors and assistants at ALL levels and
branches of the government.   Even if these jobs are not a 'significant'
portion of the federal budget, taking this initiative would show that
congress is serious about dealing with the budget, and show leadership in
doing so.

Ken McClellan
Middletown, Connecticut


If you agree with me, write to our senators and congressional
representatives:
Senator Richard Blumenthal:   https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact
Senator Chris Murphy:  http://www.murphy.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Rep. Rosa DeLauro:
https://forms.house.gov/delauro/webforms/contact_form_email.shtml

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