Slang phrase insults state workers

Published: Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 - 9:07 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014 - 5:49 am

Re "Indicted senators insult voters by collecting salary" (Editorial, July 28): "Rogues still feast at the trough" is a phrase that is extremely insulting to the many state employees who do their job with dedication for the benefit of the citizens of this state. These workers are not feasting at any trough because there is no trough. What those named senators allegedly have done is break the law, cheat the people of this state, lie to their constituents and commit these acts for money.

It may be fun to use that silly phrase, and it is widely used to insult hard-working people doing their jobs, so how about writing in plain language for your adult readers and omit the too-often used slang words and phrases?

-- Mercedes R. Gay, Carmichael

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