Facts left out
I have little respect for our governor, but there is not a single fact in the letter “Bad for Pennsylvanians” (Feb. 9 and TribLIVE.com) by Kathy Jellison, Service Employees International Union Local 668 president.
There is an abundance of suppositions, innuendo, class-envy rhetoric and sheer demagoguery, but no facts.
With that in mind, here is a lesson for Ms. Jellison in how things work: Businesses make profits. They use those profits to expand their businesses, which necessitates that they hire people.
Both the businesses and their employees pay taxes. Those taxes provide jobs and paychecks for state employees who perform services — the employees from whom SEIU Local 668 will collect dues.
It logically follows that if those businesses (and individuals) make money, more taxes will be collected.
Then, perhaps the workers whom Jellison and her union allegedly represent won't be stretched to their limits trying to perform needed services while grossly understaffed, as they are in — just one instance of many — county assistance offices.
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