Letters: Unemployment fraud, COVID-19, etc.

Investigations are underway at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione to determine how many inmates have stolen unemployment funds. Photo by Scott Thomas Anderson

Asleep at the switch

Re: “For rural counties, stopping inmate unemployment fraud is daunting” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, Nov. 27):

WTH why isn’t state government intervening to stop this? Even more so, why has EDD been allowed to slide into such a deplorable position?

Melissa Brackmeyer Cushing, via Facebook

Enforce health rules

Re: “Sacramento should prepare for a COVID death wave” by Raheem F. Hosseini (News, Nov. 23):

Those sheriffs should be fired and arrested. Their job is to enforce the law, which at this point means you get your ass in bed at 10 p.m. Personally, I’d rather be Red than Dead.

Max Robespierre, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Boycott restaurants

Re: “Progress lost” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Nov. 10):

We really need to start thinking about boycotting the restaurants of these organizations that are demanding the right to stay open and put the rest of us at risk for COVID-19. Apparently, they don’t care if we live or die, as long as there are enough remaining patrons for their indoor dining. Truly appalling—they deserve no support from this community.

Richard Estes, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Preserve history

Re: “University Art’s wholesome image undercut by pandemic-timed eviction effort” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, Nov. 20):

Besides the evictions, it’s terrible that they want to demolish the old wonderful buildings.

Tanya King, via Facebook

Pick and choose

Re: “As requests to carry concealed firearms, Sacramento’s pro-gun sheriff holstered his approval” by Raheem F. Hosseini (News, Nov. 22):

He probably doesn’t like the “type” of people that are applying for permits and doesn’t want guns in their hands. A pick’n’choose sheriff.

Sharon Conedy, via Facebook

Innocent babies

Re: “5* ways to save America from America” by Raheem F. Hosseini (Feature, Nov. 12):

To tell people to “keep making babies” and imply that babies should be a weapon in some sort of minority action makes no sense. The world is already in flames and turmoil. You want to deliberately introduce innocent babies into conflict? How awful and spiteful.

Sue Stack, via email

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1 Comment on "Letters: Unemployment fraud, COVID-19, etc."

  1. Melissa Brackmeyer Cushing asks “why has EDD been allowed to slide into such a deplorable position?”

    In case Ms Brackmeyer missed it, we’ve been receiving a steady diet of “Government is the problem” accompanied by “starving the beast” — making sure it’s small, incompetent and utterly sabotaged.

    The question she needs to ask is “Who benefits from disempowered government?” Then she needs to take a look at the people profiting from privatizing government functions, turning the economy into a series of toll booths.

    “Why do we still tolerate this takeover?” is the big question.

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