Re: "Ethics board OKs golf tickets for lawmakers" (TNT, 2-11).
Wow, when I grow up I want to be a state legislator. They make a pretty decent salary for only 90 days or so of work, they get $120 per day extra pay during session, and the Citizen's Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials wants to give them an 11.5 percent raise. Sweet!
Now Pierce County has gotten the OK from the ethics board to give them free tickets to the U.S. Open golf extravaganza. What a deal!
No wonder so many of our state legislators run for office time after time. Who would want to give up those cool perks of the job?
Are we supposed to believe that there will be a "detailed agenda" showing "there will be legitimate discussions of legislative business" at a golf tournament? The writer of the article states that "Lawmakers will have time to watch some of the tournament."
Oh, I just bet they will. Probably the entire tournament! My husband would like to be a spectator, however it is cost prohibitive when you're on a fixed income. I guess it pays to be a state legislator in more ways than one.