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Part-time officials should provide own health care

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To the editor:

The Johnson County Commissioners, county council, councils of towns and cities, school boards, library boards — all of these are part-time voluntary duties.

They provide a service to the public, which is why they receive a payment to compensate for their time and expenses. But they are NOT full-time jobs.

There is no reason for them to receive health care from the public trough — it is ridiculous and borders on immoral/unethical for them to vote themselves an over-the-top benefit like this.

Anyone who runs for commissioner who vows to eliminate this plum will get my vote (even a Democrat) — ditto for a council candidate who promises to refuse the health care.

They should all have health care at their full-time jobs — or Medicare with their self-paid supplement as they would have if not in office.

Why would anyone want health care tied to a temporary part-time elected position? If they want to participate in the county’s plan and pay in full themselves, that would be acceptable.

John Clingman

New Whiteland

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