A letter rebuttal
This letter is in response to Hershel Houk’s recent letter to the editor.
In his letter, Mr. Houk asked how much of a raise the Mayor gave himself. My answer would be that whatever he gets, he earns. It is not an easy job. By the way, the last time you wrote to the Daily News editor, you stated that you did not own property in Greensburg. If this is true, why are you worrying about Mayor Herbert’s salary, anyway? You pay very little, if any, of his salary.
The next part (of the letter) is over the top. Why is the mayor’s salary being compared to your wife’s salary? I don’t think he has anything to do with your wife’s 1.5 percent raise. She is getting the same as all others who receive social security, so what’s the beef?
The next question concerned the city engineer, Gary Murray. Since you don’t know what the past city engineer received in wages, this is not a very smart question. When Mayor Herbert was elected, he could have replaced all of the people from prior administrations, but he instead decided not to change very many of them.
I have no idea what your problem is with City Clerk-Treasurer Bridgett Weber, so I won’t say anything except that she is a nice lady.
The last part of your letter I will sum up the way I told you a while back: Mayor Gary Herbert has run on the Democratic ticket and won. He then ran twice on the Republican ticket, winning both times. So I think the people of Greensburg are satisfied with his performance.
The bottom line is that you are hanging out with the wrong people. You need to watch more TV. That Obama guy is the one to blame. If your car won’t start or your commode won’t work, it’s his fault, okay? He gets blamed for anything and everything going wrong, after all.