, Salem, MA

September 17, 2013

Letter: Politicians live by different rules

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

The Salem News’ reporting of an “inconclusive” finding in the John Tierney ethics case (”Ethics Committee closes Tierney probe,” Sept. 12) is another example of Washington ineptness, aloofness and, frankly, a lack of respect for the citizens of the Sixth District!

Wouldn’t we all like to have a “money tree” in the backyard that we could shake when needed to provide us some cash without claiming income? The fact that Mr. Tierney didn’t even know that his wife had up to $7 million in the bank at any given time is an outrage. Once again, the Washington politicians live by a different standard of rules — outrageous to say the least!

Michael Steinberg