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Viewpoint - July 23, 2008

Letter: Protesting the protesters who picketed KKR

Yesterday (July 17) the building in which I work was picketed by the SEIU. They were protesting the tax status (capital gains) of another company (KKR) that has offices in the building.

This is the same union that gave substantial support to the campaigns of a number of Menlo Park City Council members. They then received a large raise in pay (over three years) and huge pension increases for union members who work for the city. Imagine that. The union bought and paid for these increases. Over time Menlo Park could become another Vallejo because of this.

Here's hoping KKR and the citizens of Menlo Park give them a Brooklyn salute.

Pat White

Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

Comments

Posted by Give us a break, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Jul 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm

The letter-writer has learned the art of diversion very well, engaging in the ol' switch-the-focus-to-the-"enemy" tactic. He scorns and belittles the union, but doesn't address what the protest was about: Outrageous tax breaks for corporations that cost the federal treasury billions of dollars.

Come on, Pat, attack the message if you disagree. Ignoring the message while savaging the messenger is intellectually dishonest.


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