Letters to the editor Thursday, July 8

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Need a greater variety of businesses

Wow! Another bank / credit union in our area. I can count at least eight of them within a mile radius of downtown Glenville.
Why don’t we see more than a variety of places to spend our money?
I wonder how long some of these types of banks / credit unions can survive?
Paul Saint-Onge
Charlton

Conservative discourse is becoming more and more absurd

I was listening to Clay Travis (blade) and Buck Sexton (lamer) last week.
One of the dynamic duos actually said that the Jan.6 insurgency was not an insurgency because the insurgents did not have F-15s or nuclear weapons.
The Conservatives have built their own absurd reality of Bizzaro World. Since I revel in the absurd, I have a lot of fun.
I am especially grateful to Queen QAnon, Marjorie Taylor Greene. It’s not Marge Simpson. Marge Simpson has a brain.
No, no, Trumpites, I know what you are thinking. I am a registered member of the Silly Party and voted for Sponge Bob Square Pants in 2016 and 2020.
Paul Sator
Gloversville

Trump is not a follower of his own rhetoric

In his July 2 letter (“Trump was looking for” the forgotten man “), Fred McGillicuddy said he was forced to buy Obamacare but could not pay the monthly premium of $ 1,200 on his income. annual fee of $ 12,000 and that he paid a fine for non-compliance.
He praised Donald Trump for removing such fines. This begs the question of why he did not apply for a grant or Medicaid. Something is wrong with this picture.
He also referred to the commentary in Trump’s inaugural address promising that “the forgotten man will never be forgotten again” and touted changes to 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 have mainly made the wealthiest Americans richer, not most of us, and contributed to a 48% increase in the national debt.
Trump certainly hasn’t forgotten the rich, but he doesn’t seem to have thought about who will bear the burden of paying off all this new debt.
Trump’s inaugural address also proclaimed, “For many decades we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry. He should know.
American products make up exactly 15.3% of Trump branded products. 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 from patriots.” As someone who served in the US military during the Vietnam War, the last person I want to hear about “patriotism” is a rebellious man.
Paul Deierlein
Schenectady

Manchin should go to the GOP

I really can’t understand why West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat who has more in common with Republicans, doesn’t pull a Strom Thurmond and switch sides.
That would give Republicans a 51-49 majority in the Senate and Chuck Schumer – who is doing little for upstate New York – would go from majority leader to minority leader.
Georges brougham
Schenectady

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