The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 6, 2013

Tough cuts


Sunbury is not centrally located in the county believe it or not. Travelling from one end to the other because the office isn't where it needs to be is not being wise with taxpayer money. Your commissioners are already where they need to be: leading. Leaders who take pay cuts have but one motive: "government by the people and for the people."

The salaries of your elected commissioners are now lower than the average income of the people in Northumberland county-wide. In doing so, they have started to gain the perspective of their elective populous. State and federally elected officials could do well to emulate this sacrifice and leadership because they in one vote proved that their motives are not personally capitalistic, but rather civic in nature.

Ken Flewelling, New Columbia

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