Letter to the Editor

Going against the word?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

To the Editor:

I watched the recent gubernatorial debate with great interest and absolute disbelief.

Gov. Daniels, in his campaign promises, stated that Indiana money would stay in Indiana and he stated in the debate that the privatized jobs went to Indiana companies.

He must not know where the borders are for our great state.

ARAMARK was hired to do the food service to the state's prisons. ARAMARK is based in Philadelphia. As a matter of fact, I haven't been able to find one company that has been hired to take away state employees' jobs that was an Indiana based company.

Indiana lost 16,500 jobs in July, more than any other state except Florida and Georgia, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. But Gov. Daniels has stated there was job growth.

Daniels said privatization has saved the state millions of dollars. However, his own people have said that the privatization of child services has not saved any money.

Now, he wants to privatize the state lottery and to a company that is not based in Indiana.

If he can stand up there and apparently lie so blatantly about these things, I wonder how I can believe him about his other claims.

I hope I am not the only one to wonder about his fuzzy math.

Ed Burt,