To the Editor:
What a bizarre tirade by the guy in last Tuesday’s paper, who apparently thinks he should run for Congress in our district.
In the story, “Gardiner calls cyber security Langevin’s ‘feather bed,’” one of his main points is to get rid of EMTALA law that requires hospital emergency rooms to help people in an emergency, no matter their financial status. That’s what he thinks will fix the country?
Fortunately, the person who currently represents us in Congress has his priorities straight. Rarely a week goes by when I don’t read or hear about something Congressman Jim Langevin is doing about jobs and improving our educational system.
I think it’s especially good to see how much he is doing to bring better job training to Rhode Island. I wish it were as obvious to everyone else that one of the biggest reasons our state’s unemployment is so high is that the jobs everyone has been taught to do are gone and they are not coming back.
We need new types of businesses, or unemployment will just keep going up. They won’t be coming if no one here has the ability.
Thanks Jim, for your recognizing the problem firsthand.
Richard S. Urquhart