Recently I was transacting business at the Anna United States Post office and mislaid one of my items. A post office employee went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I got it back.


My experiences with the Anna U.S. Post Office, as with Melissa and Van Alstyne U.S. Post office employees, have been ones of professionalism and courtesy. This is true also of my rural route delivery people. They do their jobs, provide invaluable services, are part of our local economy, vital to those who have small businesses, and are most likely spend their salaries here, adding to our local economy.


I am tired of the continual degrading of government employees at all levels and the continual drive to lower their pay, their benefits and their retirement, while the same politicians whine and tell lies about the need for lowering taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent. It is time for this ridiculous fake complaining and continual debudgeting of all our government agencies to stop.


I am thankful for the local libraries, the U.S. Library of Congress, the DMV and other Collin County offices, and the local, state and national parks, etc. I do not want these wonderful entities and places debudgeted, understaffed and constantly deregulated, leading to travesties such as wildlife slaughtered for the thrill of a few wealthy, cowardly “hunters.” I do not want government employees financially hurt for the benefit of spoiled, lazy millionaires and billionaires. Enough is enough.


I plan to make my views known to my U.S. Congressman and Texas congressman and senator. So far, U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe (972-239-1310) has not committed to a public meeting to hear constituents’ concerns. Speak up before more good employees and government services disappear, as well as wildlife, clean water and air.


Betty Sharp, Anna, Texas