I'm writing to express my outrage at Smithtown Councilman Thomas McCarthy's $30,000 increase in his stipend, especially since he voted it for himself ["Vote cancels Smithtown pol's raise," News, Sept. 24].
The board, including McCarthy, later rescinded the raise, but Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said he might include it in his budget for next year.
Why is this man worth $30,000 more? What exactly does he do to deserve such an increase?
Smithtown taxes are outrageously high, and many Smithtown taxpayers don't earn that much in a year. How about the Smithtown political machine start thinking about the Smithtown taxpayers!
Allen Brown, Smithtown