Fur­loughs aren’t the only is­sue

Los Angeles Times - - Opinion -

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.

David Crane

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

Wood­land Hills

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