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posted: 3/22/2013 5:00 AM

Federal payrolls should be cut, too

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This is in response to the March 15 letter from Margaret M. Murphy about federal workers downtown losing their jobs. I have sympathy for Ms. Murphy. However, welcome to the real world. With close to 14 percent of the population out of work, why can't government workers do their fair share? It is about time we reduce the size of government and the number of government employees. We are $17 trillion in debt and growing. Many of these people have great benefits, and they also on average make more money than the people who pay their salaries.

I am not happy with her or anyone losing their jobs, but in the private sector if your company cannot support all its workers it must reduce staff. Somehow when it comes to the government the crocodile tears come out and say we can't cut government. It is time.

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Gerald Aleksy

Elk Grove Village

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