Since 55 million retirees have received no cost of living increases for the last two years it only seems fair to freeze all government and elected officials' salaries until jobs in the private sector grow and tax revenues increase.

Moreover, there should be no bonuses for government employees until the economy becomes healthy enough to increase tax revenues.

These are ominous times and really tough decisions are needed. Printing and borrowing more money is not the answer.

Bill Huppert