It is not often that I agree with the leaders of Nassau County's employee unions, but the raises given to appointees are outrageous ["Raises despite a pay freeze," News, Jan. 3].
The comments of County Comptroller George Maragos were especially offensive. He said the raises were given to "retain outstanding personnel." These appointees can really make more in the private sector? I doubt it. He has a secretary who makes $130,000 a year? I bet there are many outstanding secretaries who would take the job for less than half of that salary.
The Mangano administration has continually thumbed its collective nose at the Nassau Interim Finance Authority. Nassau County is doomed because of such financial shenanigans.
Robert DeMarco, Wantagh