Police Tax

Regarding the Column Right commentary on July 13, I vehemently disagree with the opinion of Joel Fox of the Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. and the report from the right-wing think tank, the Reason Foundation.

According to Fox, in order to acquire money to pay for more police officers it's OK to sacrifice public-works jobs. His attitude is that these employees are not deserving of a respectable job that affords a person a decent place to live, food on the table and some medical care.

According to his laissez faire economics, to save money the city should exploit its most desperate workers to get cheap labor to replace present employees, with no regard to the consequences for hundreds of middle-class workers losing their income, when many are minorities who have no other opportunity but with the city to obtain a decent-paying job.

WAYNE TURNER, Hawthorne

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