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Letters to the Editor — Dec. 27, 2022



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The Challenge: The Legislature’s vote to boost Senate and Meeting members’ salaries by 29%.

So let’s put this in perspective: Our state legislative geniuses collect in Albany to vote themselves a $32,000 elevate (“Merry Christma$ — to us!” Dec. 23).

What an in-your-face insult to each New Yorker. There was completely no concern for the poor working stiff who’s going through the day-to-day penalties ensuing from all of the inept, misguided and politically motivated laws they cross.

Inflation, fuel costs, excessive crime, unsafe streets and subways be damned. What nerve to vote a wage hike that quantities to what many individuals earn in a 12 months.

New Yorkers should have in mind who voted for this enhance the following time they vote, in the event that they vote.

Jerry Chiappetta


Politicians used to solely be incompetent; now they’re criminals, with 29% raises for legislators who “work” six months a 12 months as town melts down. It’s official: Anybody who votes for a Democrat is both a thief or an fool.

Hugh Ward

Greenwich Village

It’s completely shameful that the legislators have been fast to name a particular session in order that they might approve a wage hike for themselves, when issues urgently needing legislative motion, reminiscent of bail reform and employees compensation, are deserted.

Clearly the Democratic-controlled Legislature is simply occupied with its personal egocentric needs and disregarding the wants and fundamental, crucial issues of New Yorkers. The Legislative leaders and their members should consider that because the election is over, they will do no matter they need with none constituent penalties. All of them needs to be fired.

Harold Fishman


It’s disgraceful that the political hacks in Albany convened their do-nothing legislative physique to present themselves a 29% elevate.

New Yorkers are struggling to make ends meet, and these hacks are gathering to cross laws to line their pockets.

No ideas of assembly to debate their crime laws, which has served to make New York a harmful place.

Kudos to these voters who enabled these self-serving political hacks to realize these advantages. You reap what you sow.

J.Ok. McGowan

Glen Rock, NJ

As soon as once more New York state legislators have confirmed how a lot they look after themselves and the way little they care for his or her constituents.

Think about having a enterprise and simply deciding to present your self a 30% elevate, no matter whether or not that enterprise is worthwhile and the way poor of a job you’re doing. Why do they should be the top-paid legislators within the nation whereas we’re one of many highest-taxed states?

These are the identical clowns who gave us the disastrous legal justice “reforms” which have crime operating rampant, and the 2019 hire legal guidelines which have some 20,000 inexpensive flats vacant as a result of landlords aren’t allowed to boost hire sufficiently to pay for wanted renovations. However folks maintain voting for them. Go determine.

Niles Welikson

Williston Park

The nauseating audacity of the Legislature is repulsive.

The truth that lawmakers convened a lame-duck particular session with the only objective of endowing themselves with pay raises is indicative of their self-serving, misguided priorities.

What exacerbates this absurdity is that almost all of New Yorkers will in all probability proceed to vote these losers into workplace and gleefully allocate their tax {dollars} to reward these so-called “public servants.”

Denis David

East Rockaway

​Because of the New York Put up for highlighting such an egregious and shameless abuse of energy by the Democrats within the state Meeting.

Granted, a pay enhance might have been warranted to offset the results of inflation. Nevertheless, the present charge of inflation is round 7%.

The Democrats gave themselves a elevate of greater than 4 instances the inflation charge. Are these of us mathematically challenged or simply shameless thieves?

Frank Brady, Yonkers

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