To the editor:
We don't need more taxes in Douglas County. The elected officials have wasted more money than most people will ever see.
The teachers have received salary increases of 20.78 percent in four years. I have been retired 21 years under KPERS. I have not received a 5 percent increase in that length of time. Let us get the playing field leveled out here. Quit giving all the money to the same people all the time.
People talk about a living wage. How about a living retirement? Set the raises for active employees under KPERS to the same as the cost of living adjustments KPERS retirees receive. Talking or writing to state officials falls on deaf ears. The standard response is, "You were not guaranteed a raise when you retired," but the politicians guarantee themselves a raise every year. They don't fund KPERS like they should, but they line their own pockets.
Some people make a statement, "It's only a small increase." Small increases year after year turn into a large increase. We don't need any more small increases. We don't need any increases. Elected officials take note: Quit wasting our tax dollars.