What I wrote is below. Tell me if I'm wrong.
To the Editor,
I read Ms. Alexander's article, Montgomery County workers took $30,000 hit since recession, and the first thought that came to my mind was, "I wonder how much the County Employees Union paid her to write this?"
No one enjoys a pay cut. No one enjoys having to cut back or facing financial hardship. However, in your numerous stories of County employees who have taken a financial hit, nowhere did you mention the alternatives to the pay freeze.
- Would it have been better to raise taxes on the citizens of the county so that the employees didn't have to make the sacrifices you covered?
- Were there services that should have been cut instead?
- What about layoffs? Maybe it would have been better to fire the worst performers in the workforce and allow everyone else to keep their salaries at the level they wished?