Letter: Cease criticism of public workers

Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, announces that Suffolk Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, announces that Suffolk County police will resume patrols on the LIE and Sunrise Highway in September, during a press conference at his office in Hauppauge. PBA president Noel DiGerolamo, looks on. (Aug. 2, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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I'm so tired of reading comparisons of public and private workers ["Suffolk police pact raises lots of questions," Opinion, Aug. 16]. Only when the economy is like this do people like columnist E.J. McMahon start writing such articles. It borders on envy.

What McMahon fails to bring to the public's attention is that the economy is in bad shape because of mismanagement of money by the private sector. Chief executives ask for bailouts from the public while they receive lavish bonuses and vacations. The public worker is the middle class.

James Gampel, Mt. Sinai

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