It really gets old, this “My taxes pay your salary” mentality. In my personal case, I actually pay my own salary by that definition. Instead of balking about what your taxes pay, why not balk about having to pay taxes first? The article goes on to say “A quick drive around the State House clearly shows the special treatment that lawmakers get...and city residents don’t.” Again I say...big deal. Some of these people complaining about this issue would also be the first to complain that state officials aren’t doing their job if they couldn’t report to work for lack of parking due to snow. It’s a catch 22 situation...highlighted by the hater mentality of someone getting something that you are not...and I don’t buy into it.
If you really want that type of perk, then run for state office...and win. If you really can’t understand the idea of having certain perks attached to certain positions or jobs...then welcome to the real world. How long have you been here?
I say, instead of complaining about the perks of a job or position, be grateful for those perks you enjoy. Seek employment in the field of the chosen perk you want. Want to bypass the toll...commit to the life of a public protector, and put your life on the line for it (they do). Want to sleep and get paid for it...? Become a firefighter and sleep all you want at night (until the bell goes off and you are called to risk your life). Want free food? McDonalds is hiring. The next time I see a news personality interviewing a celebrity, I’m going to scream foul because it’s not fair that I can’t meet that celebrity. Oh wait...that’s one of the perks of their profession.