To the editor:
“Logic is sorely needed,” Jana Rea wrote (Public Forum, Sept. 4), and especially, I must add, in this climate of half-truths. Thus she tells us, without qualification, that Lynn Jenkins is “telling the truth” when she said, “Right now we have people who are happy to collect unemployment and not work. We have a problem with people working the system.” Of course logic tells us that this statement might be true in all cases or just in some (1 percent? 14.7 percent? Who knows?). To declare, as Ms. Rea does, that ”Jenkins’ comment on the face is true” is at least misleading, if not one of the “gross misrepresentations” she deplores.