LTE: Fossella is no Lavelle
In a Wednesday 'Letter to the Editor' (LTE) Philip Blitz talks about Rep. Vito Fossella's self promoting speech at Mr. Lavelle's funeral;
Fossella claimed that he was concerned about the poor, yet for at least seven years he was opposed to an increase in the minimum wage and voted huge tax deductions for the wealthy. Lavelle worked to provide recent immigrants easier access to health care and employment and regularly brought food to soup kitchens; Fosella voted against providing health care for them.
But Lavelle was not nearly as good as Fossella in raising campaign money, especially from the National Rifle Association and the tobacco industry; nor was he as good at getting his picture in the paper. John was too busy quietly providing help to those in need.
Read the entire piece here.