Say yes to 80 hours


Ever since the 64-hour work cut, the hospital, NMC, and PSS and many others followed with financial problems. I believe this happened because people cannot afford to pay or give any more support. When you cut work hours, look at how much you save and how much you spend and compare it to what you spent when still earning 80 hours.

With the 80 hours, I paid my CUC, my insurance, my hospital, my loans, spend more on gas, groceries, and all others that pay tax for our revenue. With the 64 hours, I cut off my health insurance, groceries, gas, utility, and all those I can live without just so I can survive. Oh, I am so behind on my loans.

Insurance pays tax, gas pays tax, banks pay tax etc. All these service providers pay taxes, which generate revenue. Do you see what I mean? Employees pay taxes too.

How about the private sector? Do you help them with their needs for manpower to boost their businesses so they can pay more taxes? Members of the Legislature, put your people to work and send them out to find this information. How much revenue is earned from insurance, medical, fuel, utility, loans, groceries stores, department store, hardware, all governmental fees, and see which makes more and look into it. What are the demands and what are the losses. Which business is not paying and which gives a lot. And focus your attention on those. Check the needs that are in demand and the needs that are not.

Because I can guarantee you that the work hour cut is not the solution to saving and generating revenue. Without this information you will never solve our economic problems. So happy hunting and enjoy your findings.

Winnie Atalig
San Jose, Tinian

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