Hypocrisy abounding

To the editor:

Hypocrisy is defined as: “the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform.” Lately, we can watch our own Congressional representative and her fellow members live up to this definition as if they wrote it. The manufactured fiscal crisis that is the debt ceiling standoff fits the bill. The Republican leadership screams that we need to be fiscally responsible and that we should reduce spending now or they will not pass the debt limit increase. Regardless of the fact that since 1960 the debt limit has been increased or suspended 78 times, 49 under Republican presidents and 29 under Democratic presidents. Some of their solutions include reduced funding for food stamps because we all know that people do not need to eat. Reduce funding for veterans’ benefits because we all know that vets don’t deserve the benefits they receive. Maintain tax breaks for the one percenters because they don’t have enough billions in their accounts. Although come October a budget will have to be passed and any real spending negotiations should occur during that process, hypocrisy!

Then there is the mantra that we back the blue but at the same time they say we should de-fund the FBI. Aren’t they part of the “blue?” The Manhattan DA is being political and should be investigated because a former president shouldn’t be subject to the same laws as the rest of us. It seems to this political neophyte that those that want to investigate Mr. Bragg are being political. Then they contend, there wasn’t an insurrection attempt on Jan. 6 even though 150 or more police were maimed and just today we have a second defendant convicted of seditious conspiracy for his role in the “tourist visit,” hypocrisy!

Then we have the fine fellow member Mr. Santos, whom Stefanik endorsed, who has confessed to writing fraudulent checks in Brazil. He has also been charged with 13 federal counts including fraud and lying to congress. Other New York Republicans have asked for him to resign but not Elise, hypocrisy.

The icing on the hypocrisy cake is the enabling of Jim Jordon to chair the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, whose star witnesses admitted in a hearing they are receiving funds from a former Trump inner circle member, hypocrisy. It is a sad situation that the people that are supposed to looking out for us and doing what’s right for the good old USA seem to be catering to a twice impeached, indicted and civilly liable former president, why?

Chuck Damp

Ray Brook


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