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Paying employees solely
approach to make sure providers

Re: “Pay pendulum swings too far towards employees” (Web page A6, Sept. 14).

It’s true that there’s fixed pressure between establishments that would like to attenuate the prices related to the labor required to meet their mission. However to disclaim the elemental worth and wishes of the labor that’s required to make sure their sustainability in each financial local weather is extraordinarily flawed.

Nothing in authorities providers could be completed with out expert labor. Not one of the desired outcomes we count on from tax-paid providers is achievable with out the amount and high quality of staffing decided by specialists on behalf of taxpayers. Parks and Recreation don’t exist with out the labor to create and preserve them.

So this concept that our taxes could be put to higher use than paying the mandatory certified workers residing wages is past my understanding or the realities of fine governance. We have to cease this misinformation now.

Delorme MckeeStovall
San Jose

Police watchdog provides
in to energy’s sway

Re: “Police watchdog says drunken public spat propelled retirement” (Web page A1, Sept. 15).

The entire incident of Shivaun Nurre leaving the Workplace of the Unbiased Police Auditor has been badly dealt with, by the press and  Nurre.

The preliminary indication was she was leaving as a result of the committee actually had no energy, and their suggestions go unheeded. Now we discover out it was as a consequence of her unlucky habits on the Greek Pageant.

Do the police want oversight? Completely they do. The police union does a disservice to their rank and file after they defend dangerous cops. Nevertheless, it seems we now want to look at the watchdogs. To cite Frank Herbert, “Absolute energy doesn’t corrupt completely, absolute energy attracts the corruptible.”

Peter Aiello
San Jose

Economics present
that music is fundamental

So, enterprise journey is down however large occasions just like the Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran concert events have helped native motels survive. Performing arts packages have been minimize throughout the state for years in favor of instructing “the fundamentals.”

Possibly music is fundamental in spite of everything.

Vivian Euzent
Sunnyvale

World is saying
to select your dystopia

A lot of these involved in regards to the trajectory of present political discourse steadily cite dystopian novels like “1984” and “Courageous New World” as harbingers of a not-too-distant future. I consider they’re solely getting this half proper.

There are different dimensions of hazard threatening our world stability. These embrace local weather disasters rising in each frequency and depth; brazen lawlessness and blatant disregard for civil discourse; obscene wealth and revenue inequality that will make Marie Antoinette envious; drug use and abuse on an epic scale; and disrespect, bordering on criminality, for the deprived, dispossessed and underrepresented minorities of the world.

Could I counsel a extra applicable and extra present fictional predictor of our future/current? How about “Mad Max” and its successors? Simply have a look at Haiti, or maybe our personal Congress, for examples of the sort of habits solely imagined by the likes of Mel Gibson.

Eugene Ely
San Jose

Encourage Congress
to guide on TB battle

On Sept. 22, the United Nations will maintain a high-level assembly in New York Metropolis about ending the world’s best killer in historical past, tuberculosis.

We have been making nice progress in ending TB till COVID hit, inflicting the diversion of assets away from TB. The U.N. assembly is an opportunity to get again on observe to finish TB as soon as and for all. America can present sturdy management by passing the Finish TB Now Act, H.R. 1776, which is now prepared for a vote in each the Home and the Senate.

Due to Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Ro Khanna and Eric Swalwell for co-sponsoring the invoice. We may also help by asking Reps. Anna Eshoo and Kevin Mullin additionally to co-sponsor the Finish TB Now Act.

John Tupper
San Jose

Biden should not
negotiate with Iran

Just a few days in the past, President Biden gave $6 billion to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian People urge President Biden to face by the Iranian individuals of their battle for democracy.