Biting the hand that feeds us |

Biting the hand that feeds us

Scott Condon’s article on the same day appeared in two newspapers under different titles, “Slowdown deals blow to valley job base”(Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Aug. 19) and “Ailing economic times mean 500 fewer jobs in Pitkin County” (Aspen Times, Aug. 19).

Why should Roaring Fork Valley Americans be concerned about the job losses in Pitkin County, when so many of the jobs go to both legal aliens and illegal aliens?

When one looks at the statistics, one asks how many people are working two jobs? How many part-time jobs? How many full-time jobs? How many Americans left the Roaring Fork Valley because they couldn’t get jobs while foreigns got jobs in Pitkin County?

The evidence is clear and strong that Aspen business owners, politicians and homeowners “long ago bit the hand that fed them and encouraged illegal [and legal] immigration into America. In Hollywood [and Aspen], patriotism and America-First beliefs were never supported by these shallow characters.” (Flight of Movie-Making, Letters to the Editor, (Valley Edition) Los Angeles Times, Jan. 20, 2000).

Emzy Veazy III


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