LETTERS: Time to limit access to the public trough

LETTERS: Time to limit access to the public trough

Editor:

The salaries of public sector workers shows that there is no end to the largesse of local taxpayers and tuition-paying students, with a few UBC professors being paid $600,000 yearly and Surrey School District superintendent Jordan Tinney pocketing $340,459 for himself.

At what point does the public say enough is enough, and at what point do governments at all levels limit access to the trough?

Canadians lose almost half of what they earn every year to taxes, and half of this sum goes to government sector salaries.

Most of your readers would agree that everyone deserves a fair wage, and as a government sector worker (a teacher) I sure do.

What I cannot understand is the obscene salaries diverted to people at the top who often have easier, less-productive jobs.

Jim McMurtry, Surrey

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