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POLITICIANS DON'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES

I have been around a long time and I find it a bit irritating when I read about the perks, junkets and freebies enjoyed by our elected representatives. I always thought they were elected to represent the people and not to represent themselves.

What I find disturbing is the fact that state legislators are thinking about giving themselves a raise and yet the city and the county are considering raising taxes of one kind or another to make ends meet. I am beginning to believe that the old proverb, "The government of the people, by the people and for the people" should be "of the politician, by the politician and for the politician."

Arthur Eddy

Buffalo