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Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, May 27

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Prepare for major changes in our lives

Gov. Cuomo said we have to prepare for a change in our lives.
He said without the federal government giving us funds, New York will fall further in debt. We have to be prepared.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has said she would lay off 40 police officers. Once she sees how the crime rate will not be affected, she could then lay off the whole police force, thereby saving more money.
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy wants to stop trash collection.
With the shortage of money, most people won’t be able to pay for private trash pickups. We’ll revert to medieval times when people threw their garbage out their windows. At least we won’t have to worry about the coronavirus because we’ll be facing bubonic plague.
With social distancing, the schools will have no sports, gym classes, chorus, orchestra, school plays and school dances.
Perhaps we go to split sessions where college prep students take math, English, social studies and science. No electives. The other students would take BOCES and prepare for a trade. We have to get the economy going again. If we don’t get the economy running again, we’re facing another Depression.
There will still be speakeasys, except instead of liquor, which is an essential business, they’ll serve meals so you can sit down and eat with your friends.
Pete Pidgeon

Republicans stoop to Trump’s level

On April 24, 2019, Washington Post Columnist, Paul Waldman, wrote “Republicans chose as their leader the single most loathsome figure in American public life, a man possessed of not a single human virtue.
“He would inevitably call them to descend to the moral void where he resides. And when they did — enthusiastically — they showed us not just who he is, but who they are as well.”  A little over a year later, many Republicans are still following a leader who recently suggested treating coronavirus by injecting disinfectant into the body.
It’s clear that a substantial number of Trump’s followers have chosen to reject reality and substitute a fantasy of their own, as evidenced in the daily commentaries dispensed by Donny’s hallelujah trio.
Walter Wouk

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