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The answer is not foreign workers

Editorial

Workers could then prove they’ve put their time in before the next check would be handed over.

The system would save places like dairy farms in overhead — putting people to work that the government is already paying to be unemployed — while teaching life skills to those who would otherwise be sitting home collecting from the government.

At last count, nearly 40,000 people in Vermont and 1.3 million in New York were out of work. If Gov. Shumlin’s solution to the unemployment problem is to give the jobs we do have to those illegally in our country, then his plan is seriously flawed.

This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jeremiah Papineau, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be directed to denpubs@denpubs.com.

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