Not so long ago, members of Congress were real people, with real jobs, in real communities throughout the country. They played an integral part in the civic, economic and social affairs of their constituencies. They went to Washington temporarily, and then they came back home.
Letters to the Editor
Fritz Mayer’s report [February 6, 2019] on the Sullivan County meeting held by Rep. Delgado contains the assertion that “…constituents could ask whatever questions they wanted, in stark contrast to former Congressman John Faso, who held limited meetings with constituents, and required that questions be cleared in advance.”
Here’s what President Trump stated during his Super Bowl interview: “This [Mexican illegal crossings] is really an invasion of our country by human traffickers.” An invasion? If it’s an invasion, why did Trump wait until his third year in office to do something about it? That’s not just incompetence, it’s dereliction of duty and malfeasance.
The continued attacks by U.S. administrations against the Venezuelan people in the name of democracy would be laughable in an Orwellian sense. I am no fan of Maduro, but he was the elected leader of his sovereign country.
Stay out of Venezuela
The golden rule
With all the insanity that has been in the news lately, I thought Icould participate by suggesting that, for the sake of our sanity, we all follow the Golden Rule for just one day. If after that one day, we want to go for two, why not?
Bad times for Eldred
High property taxes
The money doesn’t add up
Since Mexico is not paying for Trump’s wall and the GOP wants us to pay for it, what exactly can we expect to receive for this $5 billion in American taxpayer money? The Department of Homeland Security estimates that it will cost $21.6 billion to build a wall where none exists.
Breaking a promise
For as long as Donald Trump had been running for the office of the President of the United States, he promised that Mexico would pay for a wall at the border.