The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 1, 2013

Wasting more time

Daily Item

---- — In case you missed it Jan. 28 on the front page of The Daily Item, Marino and Barletta are playing games. They are just wasting time when they could do something like make more jobs. The paper's headline is "No Budget, No Pay." However, if you read the article, they are pointing fingers and wasting time as usual. It's a savings program with no budget; their pay goes into an escrow account and they get their pay at the end of the current Congress even if the budget is never passed.

So what's the point? Now, if they make it real and actually lose pay with no budget, there will be a budget, and on time, you bet.

Carlyle W. Westlund,