Politicians get pay hike while children are deprived

So, let me get this straight: There is not enough county money to support more children in the Summer Pals program in Kihei but there’s enough to support double-digit salary increases for the mayor and council.

You know, some of us haven’t had steady work since the recession of 2007 and our pay is nowhere near what we used to earn. Yet gas and food prices have gone up, water and electric bills keep going up.

What planet is the Salary Commission from? Kicking our keiki to the street so that these so-called “public servants” can top off their salaries is downright shameful.

Johnny Diaz