Letter to the editor: Push for full-time First Selectman Republican ploy

Over the past few weeks in this newspaper we seem to have been experiencing a coordinated, or an amazingly coincidental, effort on the part of Beacon Falls Republicans to solve their problem enticing a candidate to run for the position of First Selectman. They would like to use our tax dollars to serve as an incentive for otherwise reluctant individuals to step up to the political plate.

Susan Cable, our First Selectman, who serves defacto full time, knows that we can not afford the full-time pay and expensive benefits and perhaps lifetime retirement checks the Republicans are pushing for. One writer stated without apparent irony that we should “start eliminating career politicians,” He wants to accomplish this by initiating a new, unneeded, career position in Beacon Falls.

Even in these tough economic times the position of First Selectman in Beacon Falls should not be used as a safety not for the under or unemployed nor used as training wheels for future CEO’s as suggested by one of the writers.

Ned Grace
Beacon Falls

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