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Put focus back on serving the people
With the coming election, my question is when did money become the reason we elect someone to office in America, whether local or national?
No longer is it about what the individual can do for the public, be it state or nation.
And once you donate to any cause or individual, the request for more money keeps coming almost daily.
It makes one wonder what happened to the people this great nation was set on.
You either have to be far right or far left.
Most folks are somewhere in the middle at least, I believe.
I have lifelong friends and relatives that get along but vote much differently in elections and don’t demonize each other.
Lack of caring at Ellis was disgusting
On May 22, I was in the unfortunate position of having to go to the emergency department at Ellis Hospital for an inability to breathe.
I arrived at 10:45 a.m. and was finally seen by the PA at 7 p.m.
What was most disturbing about this experience was the number of people in physical distress who were placed in the waiting area for no less than seven hours.
An older gentleman had been sent by his cardiologist for difficulty breathing, and yet there he sat.
The phlebotomist, who sat off the waiting room area, remained seated on her stool, screamed out people’s names, but wouldn’t step out of her room so patients could see who was calling them.
At one point, she screamed a person’s name three times before she wheeled herself — remaining seated — just over the doorway threshold.
I told her that the elderly man she was calling had no one with him, and he needed assistance to get to her area for his blood draw.
She remained seated, asked him if he needed her to come out and get him, and he replied that he did need assistance.
Some people left after waiting hours, while others remained in pain and/or distress, with no one checking on them.
I’m a former employee of Ellis Hospital and never have I seen such a blatant disregard for the elderly, the sick or for those seeking “urgent” care, only to be treated as a nuisance.
What a disgusting display of “healthcare.”
Musk was unfairly targeted by writer
I write in response to Barbara Mancuso’s May 26 Letter to the Editor (“Why note the gender of new Twitter CEO”?) in Your Niskayuna, in which she characterizes the headline “Musk says he’s found a woman to lead Twitter as new CEO” as evidence of Musk’s misogyny.
Musk didn’t write the headline, so the complainant should take her case up with the newspaper, not Musk.
She goes on to say that “in [Musk’s] mind, CEOs are men.” Doubtful. Another of his companies, SpaceX, has had a female president for 15 years.
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