Time to get handle on employees salaries 

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I have been learning more and more about how many state, county, local and school administrators are actually being paid a salary that is tens of thousands of dollars more than the state governor is paid.
If you ask me – and hopefully the over-whelming majority of tax payers feel the same way – this is an absolute waste of taxpayer dollars and probably one of the main reasons why taxes are so high and continuing to go up.
As for the private sector of businesses, we, as citizens and consumers, have very little control over what companies pay their employees. We must rely on supply and demand and the nature of competition to determine what we ultimately pay for goods and services.
Generally speaking, the governing factors of goods and services usually will provide a reasonable price of what consumers have to pay.
As for government employees who are not satisfied with much lower and reasonable wages and salaries, let them clear out their offices and give the hundreds of unemployed and capable people a chance at making a reasonable salary.
The politicians and bureaucrats now in office are forcing a situation that puts the American taxpayer in an obligated state to pay higher and higher taxes just so these over-paid and grossly under-worked politicians and bureaucrats can continue to get undeserved salary raises.
The public school system in the United States is a perfect example of students’ basic needs being ignored due to over-paying, paper-pushing and un-needed desk jockeys’ high salaries and perks.
We, the taxpayers, must take back our rights to control these  salaries.
Timothy ( Tim ) Monroe Bledsoe
North Augusta