Letter: No surprise business leaders like Quinn plan
To the Editor:
“[Gov.] Quinn has proposed sharp cuts in Medicaid and pensions for government workers to save billions in expenses the state can’t afford to pay ... Business leaders say it’s a surprise the ideas are coming from Quinn – a surprise they welcome.” (“Quinn finds unlikely allies in business community,” Daily Chronicle, May 14).
I’m not surprised business leaders feel this way. Business leaders, by and large, have never believed public-sector employees earn the wages or benefits they receive, so why would they not welcome cuts in future compensation? Shouldn’t that just make it easier to further cut the wages and benefits of the people they employ, allowing them to raise their own?
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