To the editor:
Since virtually all Republicans on the federal and state levels have pledged to not vote for any bill unless it contains an equal amount of budget cuts to pay for it, I have a suggestion that should be equally appealing to them. How about pledging to not vote for any bill that cuts federal or state jobs like the post office bill, like school budget reductions, or the elimination of departments or offices unless they can include a guarantee of an equal number of private sector jobs to balance the firing?
It seems that the economy is growing, albeit slowly and taxes are increasing slowly, but no amount of private sector jobs, primarily from small to mid-sized companies that are actually hiring, can compensate for the reductions in federal and state employees. How about it, all of you fiscally conservative Republicans who call every bill that Democrats suggest or passed from 2008-2010 “job- killing”?