To the editor
With all the money the state has in reserve, you would think KPERS retirees could get a cost of living adjustment. The state quit funding KPERS many years ago. Sweet deal for Kansas politicians; they have more money to squander. Kansas University gives back $4.5 million, and it goes to the state Capitol restoration. Millions of dollars have been spent on that project. Costs have gone above and beyond the first cost estimates. What do the politicians want this time? Mink-lined toilet seats?
There is $180 million in reserve, plus $4.5 million from KU and supposedly $689,000 in arts funding. Maybe someday KPERS retirees will get the gold and not the shaft, which we have received for the last 20 years.
One thing about our elected officials. The problems exist and they have town meetings, which is a waste of time. They don’t care about someone else as long as they get theirs. There is a lot of talk but no action.