Greater variety of businesses needed
Wow! Another bank/credit union in our area. I can count at least eight within a mile radius of the town center in Glenville.
Why don’t we see more of a variety of places to spend our money?
I wonder how long some of these types of banks/credit unions can survive?
Paul St. Onge
Conservative talk is getting more absurd
I was listening to the Clay Travis (lame) and Buck Sexton (lamer) show last week.
One of the dynamic duo actually stated that the Jan. 6 insurrection was not an insurrection because the insurrectionists did not have F-15s and nuclear weapons.
Conservatives have constructed their own absurd Bizzaro World reality. Since I revel in the absurd, I am greatly entertained.
I am especially grateful to the QAnon queen, Marjorie Taylor Greene. She’s no Marge Simpson. Marge Simpson has a brain.
No, no, Trumpites, I know what you’re thinking. I am a registered member of the Silly Party, and I voted for Sponge Bob Square Pants in 2016 and 2020.
Trump no follower of his own rhetoric
In his July 2 letter (“Trump looked out for the ‘forgotten man’,”) Fred McGillicuddy stated he was forced to buy Obamacare but could not afford the $1,200 monthly premium on his $12,000 annual income and paid a fine for noncompliance.
He hailed Donald Trump for eliminating such fines. This begs the question of why he did not apply for either a subsidy or Medicaid. Something is wrong with this picture.
He also referenced Trump’s inaugural address comment promising “the forgotten man will never be forgotten again,” and extolled changes in the tax laws enacted under Trump that provided him with a $0 tax bill for the first time in his life.
Well, other changes in those same tax laws primarily enriched the wealthiest Americans, not most of us, and contributed to a 48% rise in the national debt.
Trump certainly didn’t forget the rich, but he appears not to have given any thought to who will bear the burden of paying off all that new debt.
Trump’s inaugural address also proclaimed: “For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry.” He ought to know.
American products make up exactly 15.3% of Trump-branded merchandise. The rest is made in 12 foreign countries, including China.
Finally, Trump’s inaugural address also included these lines: “Open your heart to patriotism” and “We all bleed the same red blood of patriots.” As one who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, the last person I want to hear anything about “patriotism” from is a draft dodger.
Manchin should switch to the GOP
I really can’t figure out why West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, who has more things in common with the Republicans, doesn’t pull a Strom Thurmond and switch parties.
That would give the Republicans a 51-49 majority in the Senate and Chuck Schumer – who does little for upstate New York – would go from majority leader to minority leader.
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