By the way, County Legislator Timothy Hoyer of Jamestown says private sector employers should be giving their workers the same level of benefits as the County Home workers receive.
The critical point Hoyer is missing is that businesses in the private sector cannot afford to offer the same level of benefits as government does because if they did, they would be losing money - just as the County Home is running in the red.
In the real world, private businesses have to make a profit or go out of business. The only reason the County Home stays open while running a huge deficit is that as a government-owned operation, taxpayers are forced to subsidize it - both through their federal taxes as well as their county property taxes.
Simply put, the government-owned County Home will keep reaching deeper and deeper into the pockets of homeowners until legislators put a stop to it.