SYRACUSE To the editor:
Bob Antonacci has, and is, doing a very commendable job as Comptroller for the county, but as a County Legislator representing the people, I cannot justify the need for a raise. The notion that this job needs to be brought up a notch to attract qualified people for the job simply is not true.
This economy is presenting very hard times in our communities. We have people who have lost their jobs, people watching their life savings disappear with the stock market, and most important - the senior citizens, who are living day to day without a cost of living pay increase in almost three years to their social security.
It may be only pennies added to the tax payers, but if you start adding all the pennies up— for milk, bread, gas, the day to day necessities, it is making it tougher for people trying to make ends meet.
We as true public servants should not run for the size of the paycheck, but to do the job of protecting the citizens, as we were elected to do.
Onondaga County Legislature