Letters to the Editor

Serving campaign pocketbook rather than the jobless

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Rep. Phillip Pratt of Georgetown owns a largely seasonal landscaping business. As such, he likely employs people who are “laid off” every winter. No wonder he wants to diminish the paltry unemployment benefits that workers may be entitled to. Getting fired or voluntarily quitting bars unemployment benefits. And if you do qualify, you are obligated to continue looking for work and to report your efforts.

Isn’t it a shame that our legislators run for office for the sole purpose of furthering their own financial interests? What happened to holding public office to promote the general welfare?

Sally Wasielewski