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Comptroller audit shows lack of selfless officials

In response to the Aug. 9 News article regarding Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s criticism of the New York Power Authority’s gross expenditures of taxpayer’s money, are we ever going to return to the days of elected and/or appointed public officials being concerned about the people whom they are expected to represent, rather than themselves?

Everyone knows what “plum” positions these appointments are, but come on! Thirty-five percent of a staff of 1,636 (that’s 573 “employees”) make in excess of $100,000 a year and 58 of them exceed $150,000. Not to mention the pension contribution and the 401(k) benefit.

When is the general public going to say “enough” to all this greed and arrogance shown by the people we’ve elected to office?

Joseph A. Gehl


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