I would be willing to listen to an argument that county legislators are underpaid. They make, what $15K a year for a job that comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot more grief. So maybe, just maybe, I'd listen to bumping the salary a bit.
But don't try to tell me that they deserve lifetime health benefits paid for by my tax dollars, long after they have left office, if they serve for 20 years. Yet Renae Kimble has submitted a resolution to do just that. What an outrage.
The legislature made a bold move to end this practice in a vote earlier this year...let's see if they have the gumption to stick with it. I know some of the geezers are clamoring to restore this benny, but the young legislators are loathe to face voters again with this on their voting record.
So, to all my fellow taxpayers, get out your scorecard and let's keep track of who is a pig at the trough when this vote to give legislators lifetime health benefits comes up soon. Democrat or Republican, let's vow that whomever votes for this does not get our vote when election day comes around.