A week before Christmas and the first thing I read in the Sunday paper is a story about our county officials' sweetheart deal on their government pensions. One who makes $180,000 a year can collect $111,000 in pension.

I am offended by this. Also, a school principal is earning over $100,000 when a policeman who risks his life every day has a starting salary of $37,000 a year. I won't even mention the minimum wage earners and unemployed.

Judging by all the fraud taking place in every level of government, our tax money is again being misused.

Frances C. Martino, Baltimore