2008-10-10 / Letters

Wall Street Irresponsible

Dear Editor,

The last couple of weeks have continuously caused me to ask why, how, and did we not? Why should the CEO's of companies that have collapsed receive bonuses for a job well done? Everyone else who worked or invested in these firms lost their shirts, but the head honchos should not be penalized. I don't think so. If we are going to bail these giant companies out, then they should be made to operate under our rules. If you screw up, you get fired. Do you actually think that if you did this kind of job at your place of employment you would get a bonus?

How after seven short years can we as a country be thinking of electing a man with Muslim ties to be the president of the United States. Has anyone even asked where Obama was five years ago. What has been his background for the last ten years? We know where McCain has been. These are fair questions that should be asked and reported. Instead we read constant cartoons about Sarah Palin. We know where she has been. We have found out more in three weeks about her than we have about Obama in the last two years. As someone who witnessed first hand the events of 9/11 I am appalled at people jumping up and down on Obama's scary bandwagon. Enough with all the e-mail stories about Obama, if you feel as I do get your friends and families and make sure you vote come election time.

Speaking of election time, did we not vote twice already for term limits. All of a sudden our mayor and city council people are all irreplaceable. Who is kidding who here?. First of all we don't need the city council. The mayor says it's time to tighten the belt, great, get rid of all the borough presidents and also the city council. It will save the city tens of millions of dollars. We should also start term limits for our assembly people and state senators. Enough of the silver power. time for fresh blood in the assembly.

A few more questions for you to ask your local polls and association presidents. Do we want a park on Beach 135th street in 114's school yard? How can we close a lane on Rockaway Beach Boulevard for bikers when our traffic is increasing greatly? Why were none of our reps at the rezoning meeting? Who the hell is going to buy into these new buildings on Beach 116 Street, when they could not even give away the building that is there now?

On a much more local and personal note, I would like to take this time to wish the family of May Hegarty my deepest sympathy on her passing. May was one of the most active and concerned women in our neighborhood. It is people like May that have worked endlessly for our neighborhood that keep it such a wonderful place to live. May was a mainstay at community Board meetings, 100th Pct council, and all the association meetings. May, God bless you, you will be missed.


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