Entitlement decay

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Daniel A. Bosh’s letter “Bogus GOP Stance” (Jan. 27) intrigued me. Residents already have the rights of Mr. Bosh’s “Right to Live Law” without paying any taxes or having any obligation to help or support the communities in any way, while being entitled to all the services provided by the community free of charge, and if the community slighted them in any way, there are agencies, and lawsuits, usually free of charge, that will punish the community and its leaders — the costs of which will be borne by the taxpayers. The only difference is they do have the right to vote for community, state and national leaders!

These nonparticipating residents’ share of the community expenses have caused a burden on the honest, responsible citizens who have made the principled decision to fully participate in the community. This can be seen with the constant decline and decay of communities and their ability to provide the basic services such as police protection and maintenance, etc. This is called entitlement! Our politicians continue to expand on these entitlements, without any concern for the honest, responsible, taxpaying citizens who pay their fair share.

These residents should not be allowed to vote. I wonder how our politicians would vote on the above entitlements when they are not tied to their getting re-elected?

As far as “Right to Work” destroying the unions, nonunion workers may get some benefit, but they would not receive all the benefits of the dues-paying member as do our nonpaying community members.

MICHAEL J. PLAVCHAK
Jefferson Hills


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