Letter: Legislators need to pay laundry bill just like 'we, the people'

February 18, 2013 

I recently read that some of our representatives in the Legislature can't or won't budget their pay to cover their own laundry costs the way that "we, the people" do.

If we want to be compensated for work-related things like laundry and travel, "we, the people" have to claim it as an expense on our federal tax return. Why can't legislators, instead of wanting the state to pay for it?

And Rep. Brad Klippert, really? You rented a place without a washer and dryer, and that's your excuse? Next time you're in town get ahold of me and I'll show you a real nifty little place called a "laundromat." It's a place "we, the people" use when we don't have a washer and dryer.

You're supposed to represent "we, the people." This kind of spending and foolishness make me wonder.

AL GAINES, Kennewick

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