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Letters to the Editor for Friday, July 12

Letters to the Editor for Friday, July 12

Can’t take four more years of amoral Trump

People with honor and dignity cannot stand working for President Trump very long.
Now we have temporary, unconfirmed, acting heads of customs and border protection, acting homeland secretaries, acting heads of citizenship and immigration, acting defense secretary, and vacancies throughout the government.
President Trump prefers acting people because they are compliant.
One result is the terrible maltreatment of children on the U.S. southern border.
We once were horrified to see Syrian parents and babies washing up to be virtual prisoners on the shores of Greece or arriving to find guns and barbed wire pointing at them in Hungary. Now, here in the United States, it’s little and non-nutritious food, little or no drinking water, no bathing, no sleeping, no parents, no asylum hearings, no love, all punishment for children in our care. Are we no better than Greece or Hungary?
If we tolerate our amoral, shameless president for four more years, it will get worse. Take back our honor. Save the children. Close the camps.
Help the world. Vote in 2020.
David Gibson
Ballston Lake


Why should we all have to pay again?

Why do we have to pay again?
Montgomery County broke a contract for garbage disposal with Fulton County. I ask Matt Ossenfort, who is responsible. He is Montgomery county executive, just as Ann Thane was responsible for the city of Amsterdam.
Who should take the blame for the $5 million in debt when she left?
Who takes the blame that obviously we broke the contract by taking in garbage at a higher price than we were paying Fulton County?
Who is responsible for the $450,000 that we must pay Fulton County? Was it the country executive, legislatures or some other employee?
Who is responsible for the  $450,000 that we have to pay? This county has to smarten up. Ann Thane and her cohort Gerry DeCusatis should be liable for some of the city debt, just as Matt Ossenfort should be liable for the garbage fiasco — especially since now we have to pay more again for disposal. Ann Thane and Gerry DeCusatis both have nice, rewarded jobs with the state (paying $97,000 and $86,000 annually by state records). Maybe they should have their wages garnished to pay back the $5 million deficit, neve rmind blaming dead people and others. The county and city are on a bad path.
Take off the rose-colored glasses. You might think things are getting better, but ride around and look.
Enough is enough.
Sandy “Rogo” Roginski
Amsterdam


Only help immigrants who are here legally

Bravo. David DeMarco was absolutely right about coming into our country legally in his July 7 letter, (“Want rights? Enter the country legally”).
I think we should help all immigrants who come legally, but I don’t think we should help those who come illegally.
They broke our laws to get here and should not take away from those who are here legally or were born here.
We have too many poor people who need our help and should get it. I also agree that only those who are legally here should get driver’s licenses.
Carol Vacca
Sharon Springs

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