Take the politics out of covid response
Regarding the Sept. 25 Gazette article (“Cuomo vows state will do its own vaccine review”) where our narcissist governor said that the state will do its own safety review because he is not going to trust the federal government.
I would like to say I’m surprised, but nothing he does or says surprises me anymore.
The coronavirus has affected the entire world. Rather than making this political, these politicians sound like immature middle school children.
This needs to stop being political. Every elected official, no matter what party they belong to, should be banding together, not causing even more strife. Yet Andrew can’t even do that. He can always add more money to the state deficit. Why?
Are you saying that you know something we don’t? I find it unimaginable that the federal government would put us in danger for political gain, and you should also.
Instead, you want to cause more trouble. Haven’t you had enough? If and when the vaccine becomes available, I will be in line for it, and you, Gov. Cuomo should encourage all New Yorkers to do the same. Or are you saying that all of the pharmaceutical companies working so hard to make this happen are corrupt as well? Shame on you.
Tonko is lacking in accomplishments
Regarding Tonko versus Joy, consider this: Congressman Tonko’s accomplishments are: 1. He will show up at the opening of an envelope; 2. He is the poster boy for term limits. Time for some Joy in Congress.
Help one another. Vote for your choice
I disagreed with Mr. Kaiser’s Sept. 23 letter (“Americans must retake responsibility”) that we only deserve what we can pay for because helping each other is “freeloading.”
He asks to bring back debtor prisons and mental institutions like in past “better days.” He says people should only have health care if they can afford it. The cruelty of these statements is disgusting.
Lincoln said, “with malice for none, with charity for all.” Jimmy Carter wrote “the measure of a free society is how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens.” All religions ask us to help the less fortunate. Mr. Kaiser believes in the law of the jungle and not Christ’s golden rule.
I also disagreed with Mr. Belardo’s Sept. 24 letter (“Back Trump and Joy or leave America”) if we don’t vote for Trump, and other Republicans, then “we should all leave the country because we are bad Americans.”
Mr. Belardo, I’ll vote for whomever I choose. That’s my right and duty as a free American. If you want only one name on the ballot, I suggest you move to Russia and vote for President Putin, or to China where you can vote for their president-for-life. America doesn’t suit you.
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