Editor: I am writing to express my disappointment with a recent action taken by U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock and the Republican controlled House of Representatives that gave them the power to cut the salary of a federal civil service employee to $1.
When Barbara Comstock was running for re-election to a seat once held by
Frank Wolf (a true friend of federal civil service employees) she promised to “protect the interests of federal workers.” But she voted for this measure, even saying before the vote that it was “misguided and ill-informed.”
I guess Mrs. Comstock is only caught up in the new way politicians do things today: Say anything to get elected, but then vote the way your party wants you to vote.
What happened to keeping your promises?
Members of Congress have not been able to produce a budget (their most important task) since before the Nationals started playing in DC. Since they cannot do their jobs, perhaps they and Barbara Comstock should have their salaries reduced to $1.
Anthony V. Fasolo, Leesburg