Auditor Suzanne Bump's evaluation ("Audit reveals MassHealth had $193M in suspect funds," April four) highlights how poorly the Claims Administration is run. Nevertheless, I am positive it applies to different government departments. The outdated personal-sector adage on find out how to management prices is by controlling the trigger -- and that does not apply within the public sector.
Why? It is an "perspective" by lots of our flesh pressers, our supposed leaders. These we elect to serve us who, as soon as elected, serve themselves. Latest examples are: Metropolis Councilors doubling their salaries and Beacon Hill legislators doing the identical via devious means.
It is an perspective that has no regard for these doing the paying. No try is made to manage prices or the trigger: additional time, sick time, the whims of architects designing colleges or some other public constructing. Or controlling the whims of people who imagine that as a result of a constructing is 50 years outdated it must be changed by a more moderen, extra trendy constructing.
Political leaders have forgotten that they've a accountability to those that have elected them -- the taxpayer. It is their job to see that the taxpayer will get as a lot as potential out of each buck they spend of our cash.
It is our accountability as taxpayers to see that if they do not watch the purse strings, they should not get elected as a result of we too need to study to manage the trigger.
ROGER L. DAIGLE