The Issue: Mayor Adams’ appeal to wealthy New Yorkers to pay more for non-profit city services.
Isn’t it ironic that Adams is appealing to the wealthy during the current fiscal crisis? (“Begging for rich bailout,” Nov. 18).
For a while, the wealthy were insulted as greedy capitalists; now, they’re suddenly asked to be angels.
If I were in that group and decided to donate, I would control my purse strings and put my money exactly where I want it.
I would restore police academy classes and fund after-school programs and mental-health programs — areas among those facing proposed cuts.
The wealthy shouldn’t be asked to increase charity contributions just because Biden felt the need to undo former President Donald Trump’s successful border policy.
Adams now regrets his decision to welcome migrants, as it’s severely impacted his budget.
I have a great idea for raising cash for the city, as Adams is currently begging the wealthy for funds to save it.
Roughly 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 bicyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily.
About 2,700 pedestrians and 3,100 bicyclists also cross the Manhattan Bridge as well.
Why not put up a toll booth or Tap-and-Go system and have pedestrians and cyclists pay a fee of $1 to access the city instead?
Suggesting that the wealthy contribute billions of dollars seems like wishful thinking on the part of Mayor Adams.
Instead, accelerating the process of granting legal employment to undocumented immigrants could expedite their transition to taxpayers, thereby aiding New York City’s budget issue by allocating more funds to the city.
On the other hand, reducing resources for essential services such as police, firefighters and sanitation workers could worsen the city’s decline and accelerate the exodus from both the city and state.
Boca Raton, Fla.
Mayor Adams is wasting his time looking to the rich to bail out the city.
The wealthy have relocated to Florida to escape the burdensome taxes imposed by liberal progressives.
Cutting essential services like police, education and sanitation to support people from other countries is extremely fiscally irresponsible.
The true culprit here is President Biden. Flooding America with millions of future Democrats is worse than buying votes — due to the financial fallout for taxpayers.
The Issue: The recent passing of ex-President Jimmy Carter’s wife, Rosalynn Carter, at the age of 96.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (“Goodbye Rosalynn,” Nov. 20).
Her grace and her unwavering dedication to public service have both left an indelible, unique mark on our nation for the better.
May the legacy of her kindness and advocacy bring comfort to her family.
Hallandale Beach, Fla.
When I learned of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s passing, my thoughts traveled back to my time in Tampa.
Back then, I had received an invitation from the first lady for a book launch, and how historic it was!
My friends now remark, “Just imagine how many Canadians have experienced what you have.”
I am grateful to the former first lady, and I express this sentiment: “May positive thoughts always surround us when thinking about Rosalynn Carter from all sides.”
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