amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Story insults Americans and immigrants
Re Cest la vie, Feb. 12: Just because someone was born in America doesnt mean theyre selfish, unable to relish life despite financial concern and unused to hardship. This generalization of the American-born public compared to immigrants is even harder to swallow in light of the fact that legal and illegal immigrants have been the hardest hit during this recession.
Â Gadi Rivkin, Manhattan
Mayoral election not fair when Mike spends
Why does everyone fall for the hype that it is legal for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend five times more money than his opponents in elections? The sole reason Mike does this is to subvert elections. Fair elections are the law, and anyone trying to cheat that fairness is guilty of many crimes, including, perhaps, treason. We all know why Bloomberg spends so much more than his opponents: He knows he cannot win in a fair fight. He promised us in 2001 that he wouldnt cheat the 2005 election as he had done in 2001. And again he spits in the face of democracy and says hell buy another election.
Milton Katsis, Manhattan
Government needs health care reform
Its time to keep promises. Is the government going to give back to us, and guarantee us our basic rights to health care? Or are we simply expendable fodder for profit and industry? The people demand socialized medicine, whatever the elite media might spout.
Robert Garot, Manhattan