Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion We should be the ones who decide these things at the ballot box. Boy, I sure wish I could vote myself a raise in my Social Security benefits. Instead, there’s talk of cuts?Can’t these idiots see that people are fed up with being taxed and re-taxed, while they legislate favor of themselves and their rich donors? This November, I hope that there’s a major shakeup in our state and federal government. It’s not about party or beliefs. It’s time we, the people, actually get a voice. You want a raise? Your base should decide, and that’s us. You don’t want to be ethical? No problem, you’re fired. Politics is to blame for the state of things. We’re being ignored by the local, state and federal government, and it’s time for that to end.Guess who gets to decide whether we vote on raises or ethics reform? They do.This system is horribly broken and we have had enough. There’s a revolution on the horizon, and they will be eligible to vote in November. Get on board and change or look for a new job where your base decides how you act and how much you earn.Ken KimballSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Let the people decide. I’m tired of seeing politicians make laws or decisions that most people don’t want. What set me off was the news that state lawmakers want a raise. Really? When they pretty much refuse to vote on any meaningful ethics reform?