Years ago, when I was working on a degree in industrial management, the instructor was discussing wages, and I have never forgotten what he said, “If a man is receiving an adequate wage, and is working to his full potential, he will not increase his production one bit, if he is given more money.” So I find it ridiculous to give MidAmerica Airport Director Tim Cantwell a bonus of $20,458 when he is being paid $124,207 a year now.
Tim Cantwell is doing the job he is paid to do. What disturbs me is the ease with which the St. Clair County Public Building Commission blithely gives the people’s money away. That is my money, not yours. It’s my taxes paying for this, not your money. MidAmerica Airport has been a disaster to the county’s budget every year since it was built. In 2015 it cost the county $3.2 million. Why the county continues to support this fiasco is beyond comprehension. Sell it, or give it, to Scott Field now, get rid of the drain on the taxpayers of St. Clair County. Too often our public servants are not diligent in the care of public monies. That is a shame, in itself, that needs to be corrected in the next election.
Claude T. Cable, Fairview Heights