Furloughs aren’t the only issue
Re “One furlough too far,” Opinion, Sept. 21
Not surprisingly, this Op-Ed article conveniently failed to mention the billions that already could have been saved had the Legislature agreed to the pension and compensation proposals issued in January by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Every day those reforms are delayed sends millions of dollars to public employees and away from higher education, public safety, job training and other programs of benefit to the private sector workers who provide all of the revenue to the state.
At some point, the Legislature must choose to represent the millions of private sector workers in California.
Sacramento The writer is special advisor to the governor for jobs and economic growth.
Furloughing federally funded employees only punishes the disabled people they serve.
I have a disabled adult daughter who is dependent on SSI for her income and medical treatment. There are thousands of disabled folks who are affected by the governor’s intractable, senseless decisions.
Karolynn K. Crowell