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Open letter to Gov. Corbett of Pennsylvania

Dear Gov. Corbett,

Secretary Alexander has made the decision not to allow employers of personal care attendants choice when it comes to payroll providers.

People with disabilities are disempowered when they can't make decisions about the providers they use.

I am an employer and taxpayer, and this decision by Sec. Alexander is a significant threat to the safety and security of disabled people across the state.

By not having any choice of payroll services, there is no accountability if the company does not do their job. The company that received a contract has a horrible reputation, and is well known for being unresponsive to the customers.

This will not save the state money! While there is some cost savings, the alternative is for independent employers to use the agency model of personal care. Total cost for agency care averages 150% more than the cost of providing care to independent employers.

By my calculations, it will cost the state 350% to 1300% more than the savings, depend…

Mayonnaise Jar and Two Beers - A Modern Parable

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling th…

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