Putting the blame on public employees
To the Editor:
I would like to comment about Mr. White's statement in the Lookout section of your Oct. 3 issue – "any city with systemic financial problems, usually tied to legacy public-employee contract obligations, can stumble into bankruptcy, too."
I feel his statement is baseless and obviously made from an ill-informed position as to how the town of West Warwick has been governed over the past 68 years. Just another one of his bias attempts to blame the financial problems of cities and towns on public employee unions.
Maybe he should get out of the opinion business and come up with some concrete answers to help cities and towns deal with their problems, rather than just blaming them all on the public employee unions, who continue to make concessions to help the town.
Just my opinion, but based on the fact I have lived in West Warwick for all but 13 of the last 68 years.
Retired MA teacher after 41 years of service, still working as a volunteer in the Uxbridge School System.