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Letters to the Editor Sunday, Feb. 14


Restrict stimulus to those in real need

I just don’t understand what the problem is. To me, the solution is simple.
Lower the income rate for getting the stimulus to $100,000 per couple and $60,000 for single. Don’t give a percentage of the stimulus to couples earning, say $110,000 or individuals earning $62,000. Cut it off at $100,000 for couples and $60,000 for singles.
Then raise the $1,400 to $2,000 for people in the lower income group.
Who determined that  $150,000/couple was such a poverty level that they qualify for government assistance? You’ve got to be kidding. Most of my friends may not earn that much a year, but they have stocks and other interests which brings them pretty close to the $150,000. So the stimulus check that the government gives them only goes in the bank. It’s like winning the lottery. I say raise the stimulus for those that need it. Am I missing something here?
Lorraine VanDerWerken

Some questions for former candidate Joy

In the Jan. 8 article (“Joy: Extremists detracted from concerns about election integrity”) in The Gazette, Liz Joy, former 20th Congressional district candidate, states she attended the “Save America Rally” in Washington over concern for election integrity. Mrs. Joy asked for my vote during her campaign.
I now have the following questions for her. Based on President Trump’s comments at the rally, do you believe:
1) The mainstream media is the “fake news media” is the “single biggest problem” facing the United States, suppresses thought and is the enemy of the people?
2) Big Tech rigged the election?
3) Vice President Pence followed the Constitution when Congress certified President Biden’s election?
4) There is “overwhelming evidence” of “widespread fraud?”
5) The Supreme Court loves to rule against President Trump, does not “give a damn” and is going out of their way to hurt our country?
6) Attorney General Barr did not find any evidence of election fraud due to not looking hard enough?
And finally, why do you not agree with the members of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the National Association of Secretaries of State, the National Association of State Election Directors AND the members of the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council that this election was the most secure in American history and that there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised?
David Holodak



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