Government must begin serving us
For many years we have all known that Washington, D.C., most pointedly Congress, is a “swamp.” We have a government bought and paid for.
Lobbyists negotiate for their sponsors, but no one negotiates for us. And we are paying the bills. A classic example was the composing of the Medicare drug program. The politicians no longer even try to obscure their monetary motives.
However, anyone who does not see that Mr. Trump’s actions have made the situation even worse has a vision problem. More than ever before, our government is not serving us. And we are paying a fortune for the “favor.”
Of course, the Democrats are not free of blame. It is time for people on both sides to join together to attack and straighten out our common enemy.
Marilyn B. Guidarelli
Voter suppression must be stopped
This is disgusting and needs to be stopped, people should be arrested.
The Republican states are suing other states for the way they made it possible to vote during a pandemic? Texas especially, and others say that the other states like Pennsylvania made it easier to vote, with mail in, and extended the time too include everyone a chance to vote safely, and tested security measures put in place.
I find it interesting that most of the states complaining did the most to suppress the rights to vote. Texas removed all drop-boxes except one. This was in Harris County, with over 7 million people and a county the size of Oklahoma and Wyoming together. Just one drop-box.
In Georgia, the Republicans have already closed places to vote in the upcoming Senate run-off election, all closed in Black or Latino neighborhoods.
Still, like Rep. Elise Stefanik, they lie and back the lies even knowing the truth. This is our kids’ future? This is what you want them to learn: If you don’t like it lie, cheat, and steal? Threaten, abuse, terrorize, intimidate? These are the actions of groups like ISIS or Al-Qaeda terrorist groups. Don’t show up at government buildings or protest with guns and weapons in full military garb, tough-guy. This is fascism, the total control of the people.
Let people decide how to stay safe
In response to our Gov. Cuomo’s threat to close down all businesses that are not deemed essential again because of covid, I ask whose job is not essential?
I am fortunate to work at a company that is labeled as such, but who determines what is essential? Is not the hairdresser’s job essential? Does she not have to pay rent, by food, pay utilities, etc.? Is not the casino employee in the same boat? You get my drift.
I say every job is essential unless you are independently wealthy and do not need/want to work for you means. We are a society of smart individuals that can make their own choices and we should do so. We should not be or act as subjects of an all-powerful person.
If I do not want to go to work, then I get fired. If I do not want to go to the store and get food, I starve. Therefore, I will protect myself using masks, social distancing and what not.
I do not or should not depend on my fellow man to pay my way via taxes or handouts.
In closing I hope all overcome this pandemic and use the gray matter between their ears when selecting politicians.
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