April 17, 2013 - To the editor:
This letter is to the men and women employees of the Mehlville Fire Protection District.
Are you that gullible, naive or just don’t care how the leaders of your union spend your money?
In the last two elections for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors, your leaders have spent more than $160,000 of your money supporting Mike Klund.
Klund received a combined total of 11,800 votes. That breaks down to more than $13 per vote.
In the April 2 election, Klund was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. That’s more than $60,000 to lose 2-to-1.
That’s not getting much bang for your buck.
It’s your money. How many more $13 votes are you going to give a hand-picked union candidate who probably can’t win?
Wouldn’t that money have been better spent supporting a food pantry, a rescue shelter or some other needy charity? How many college scholarships would $160,000 fund? How many times could $160,000 pay for a day at Six Flags for your children? How much aid would $160,000 give to the widows of past firefighters? How many toys would $160,000 buy for needy children at Christmas?
Before you spend more than $13 a vote again, think about it.
George M. Stuever