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Letter: Sewer system deal is ‘voodoo economics’

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at the Republican

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, July 18, 2016. Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

“Savings debated” [News, Aug. 1] states there have been no savings during the first year in which Nassau County’s sewer system was run by a private company.

The story also states that the expected savings were to come from the system’s 300 workers either accepting jobs with the private operator or being transferred to other county job titles.

How is any of my tax money to be saved, since the salaries of these workers are paid either by the private operator with $57.4 million given to it by Nassau County to run the system or by tax money used to pay their salaries at other county job titles? This seems like voodoo economics.

Barry Schwartz, East Meadow