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Why not outraged?

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Thank you for your editorial view about Patrick McNulty being allowed to cash in 80 days of unused vacation time at a cost of $47,479 to Illinois taxpayers.

Yet, you said nothing about the article on the front page of your Business section in the same day’s paper about Motorola wasting $30 million of taxpayers’ money on the former Harvard campus.

According to my calculations, the ratio of McNulty’s unused vacation pay to Motorola’s $30 million cost to Illinois taxpayers is 0.00158, which is 0.158 percent.

Why are you not more outraged at Motorola’s actions than at McNulty’s cashing in of unused vacation pay – days that he could have taken but decided to work instead?

Please do not look at government vs corporate issues as only black and white. Thank you, again.

Donna Davis

Woodstock

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