Please tell me we, the taxpayers, are not paying for the indiscretions of our elected officials. If so, ethics committee members need to write a bill that would require that these “payoffs” come out of the individual’s pocket and not out of ours. Any monies paid out of our taxes should be reimbursed by the elected official.

I had a relative who worked in D.C. during the Kennedy era. She said Jack Kennedy was called Jack the Zipper. It’s time for some morality to be shown by our so called leaders.

Dick Sloan, Bakersfield