Service jobs matter

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While letter writer D.J. Thompson seems to disdain successful people (“Wealth-Jobs Myth,” March 3), she seems to be missing a big fact. People of wealth do create jobs when they have lavish (or any) parties. The catering industry relies on parties and employs many people “who want the dignity that goes with having a job.”

Chefs, servers, set-up people, delivery people, the cleanup workers, etc., are all part of the catering industry. Also if any decorations are involved, there is another industry employing “regular people” from floral designers to the floral suppliers, delivery people, etc. So, in other words, the service industry depends on “wealthy people” to survive and thrive.

The point I am trying to make is that people of “means” — whether multimillionaires or just a little “well off” — create and sustain jobs just by spending money. And the more people — any people — are taxed, the less money they have to spend on anything. That is an undisputed fact.

As for “pampered wives” and expensive wardrobes, really? What are they supposed to wear? Seems like the letter writer has a huge chip on her shoulder, and I’m glad she doesn’t “rule the world.” It would be very small indeed.

Mt. Lebanon

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