Published in The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.: December 18, 2015
Editor: Where have all the good-paying jobs gone?
The shuttering of the BAE plant in Jessup this month added a loss of 111 more jobs. Why is it that five years ago, it seemed to be easier to find a $50,000-a-year job than it is now?
Company after company has closed and the good-paying jobs have been replaced with $10-an-hour jobs.
So, when a company like Invenergy offers to open a gas-powered plant that would bring good jobs to the area and is attracting companies that could bring additional jobs, people should be thankful.
I support everyone’s right to their own opinion, but having seen the way opposition has reacted to Invenergy and the idea of additional companies locating in our area, I now believe the opposition to the plant is against any change at all. The opposition does not seem to care that people cannot get jobs or the fact that their antics can and may scare off companies from coming to this region.
I support the Invenergy project and want the Jessup council to approve the project and finally begin construction on the Lackawanna Energy Center. I am for giving future generations the choice to stay and be able to live in Lackawanna County. I am for revitalizing our area.