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As President Trump would say, it is time to drain the swamp of federal employee benefits. The average federal employee gets 10 days paid holidays a year, they get 13 paid sick days a year and 20 days vacation a year. That is about a couple months a year off with pay.

Iíll bet there isnít a single person reading this letter has benefits like these. And besides this $1.5 billion a year are handed out in bonuses. In addition, one TV channel has a broadcaster on, who says the retirement program of federal employees, doesnít fall under the Freedom of Information Act. And it gets worse, there are almost 30,000 federal employees who make over $190,000 a year, that is over $15,000 a month, how much do you make? There are zero governors who make over that amount. What does that tell you? It tells me things are out of control and it is time for us taxpayers to start complaining wouldnít you think? But the government is a big fat organization with 30,000 lawyers, so what chance do we have. We can only hope President Trump will take up the issue. I am sure Congress wonít.

ROGER GREGORY

Priest River

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