A reader asks why politicians don’t address what many believe are unjust or inflated pension payouts [“ ‘Outrageous’ payouts for police,” Letters, Jan. 20].

The answer is simple. Contract terms are not agreed to by voters. They are agreed to by politicians, the same ones who at election time fall all over themselves to get union endorsements. Is this a conflict of interest? You bet! Will it ever change? A safer bet is that it will not!

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Michael J. Genzale, Shoreham