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Pay government employees the county average salary

Arroyo Grande

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I read the article about how government employees at the airport decided they were tired of a local cab company, so they no longer allow the outfit to deliver passengers to the airport (“Taxi company sues county,” April 8). Outdoor cigarette smoke, unruly gatherings, sand from sand dunes, farmers plowing incorrectly: Give me a break.

When did our lives become entangled with the wishes and whims of people who are supposed to work for us? Twenty-one percent of the people in this county work for one government agency or another. Why do we have so many government employees who have time for such nonsense? And how much are we paying them to interfere in every little thing and then charge us for the service? For far more than most of us earn; and that’s the truth.

What if government employees could earn no more than $35,000, the average income in this area? Why in the world should government employees earn more money than the people who are paying their salaries?

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