Shoe on other foot

Now that it’s the local tea party’s ox that is getting gored, the ear-piercing wailing begins.

Closing the SCI Cresson prison will save the taxpayer millions of dollars.

Sure, people will lose their jobs, and the local economy will be devastated. But if this happened in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, nary a peep would be heard.

Funny, as long as it’s other people suffering, the conservatives are all for it. When it’s their turn to pay the piper, well, that’s a different story.

Hopefully, some of them will learn from this episode.

If middle-class people keep voting against their own economic interests, as Fox News and talk radio have brainwashed them to do, the chickens will indeed come home to roost.

Joe Hill