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Hochul failing us

To the editor: A bumper sticker has this saying: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."    Here in 2022 we have a governor and a legislature with a super-majority that needs to be changed. WalletHub in March 2022 identified New York State as having the "highest tax burden" based on property, income, sales and excise taxes as a share of total personal income.  

An admonishment

To the editor: In the article "UFT begins bargaining for new contract” (The Chief, Oct. 21), the paragraph “There are also concerns that increased health care costs, which have drained the Health Insurance Premium Stabilization Fund, could interfere with the city's ability to provide substantial raises" is not totally correct. 

Unions need accountability

To the editor: In September, The Chief ran a story about the Transit Workers Union opposing a bill that would ban horse carriages. Most recently, I see that many unions are siding with Mayor Eric Adams trying to get the City Council to force city retirees into a retirement plan that they don’t want. 

To the editor: During a recent interview, Bernie Sanders said that abortion is an important issue, but that Democrats are placing too much focus on it. He is right that Democrats need to also push …

Time to negotiate, Biden

To the editor: President Biden has shown he is incapable of challenging the ideology of American hegemony.The United States must always exercise control over the world whether it’s by military, …

Turning workers' needs into reality

To the editor:One of the great things about The Chief is that Robert Ovetz's superb commentary on how the government created the Federal Reserve Bank to suppress workers' wages can be printed (Oct. 7 …

Carriage life is no horseplay

To the editor: Responding to Bob Croghan’s letter titled “Kill the horses?” (The Chief, Oct. 7): A recent poll revealed that 71 percent of New York City voters support a ban of horse …

Putin far from only villain

To the editor: Obviously, neither Vladimir Putin nor anyone else should threaten to use or use nuclear weapons. But there are many problems with Michael Gorman's "Take out Putin" letter (Oct. 14 …

The ills of Medicare Advantage

To the editor: A page one blockbuster article in the Oct. 8 issue of The New York Times should be a wakeup call for all active and retired city workers.  The article examines how multiple health …

Senate no place for Walker

To the editor:   As I wrote a few weeks back, “every time I think that MAGA Republicans have reached rock bottom, they remind me that there is no …

Take out Putin

To the editor:  In response to Vladimir Putin’s threats to use tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine, President Joe Biden said that could lead to Armageddon. The definition of …

The bad old days

To the editor: Predictably, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Lee Zeldin is running one of the ugliest campaigns in recent memory. For one ad, he seems to have scoured the internet for every closed circuit …

Spend wisely

To the editor: Our national debt has now reached $31.130 trillion and is on a path to grow by trillions more for years to come. Today's tab averages $93,423 per citizen or $247,325 per …

Quagmire continues

To the Editor:  As the world faces a new Cold War, Americans need to critically examine President Biden’s foreign policy. One place to start is the Middle East.In 2015, the U.S., U.K., France, …

An alarming blue streak

To the editor: There are few people more destructive to society than corrupt cops, and fortunately for the American people, they are a small minority in the federal, state and city police …

Tutti Frutti Loopi on Medicare

To the editor:  Municipal Labor Committee leader Harry Nespoli would have city retirees believe that the only way to save the city's Health Insurance Premium Stabilization Fund from bankruptcy is …

Kill the horses?

To the editor: I grew up in the city when there were still many working horses. The “old clothes” wagons and the “fresh vegetable” wagons were still around and came up along University Avenue …

Ideology, sinkin' like a stone

To the editor: There is an old adage that there are no atheists in a foxhole.  I suggest a corollary to that — there are no small government politicians following a disaster. Florida Governor …

A couple of disagreements

To the editor:I rarely disagree with Howard Elterman. But I have two problems with his "Adams reflex responses unhelpful" letter (The Chief, Sept. 16).First, I agree with him that bad cops should not …

'Easy' doesn't do it

To the editor:The popular crime-fiction novelist Walter Mosley writes about his black private detective, Easy Rawlins, who survives a variety of dangerous adventures in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. …

Criminal behavior

To the editor:Every time I think that MAGA Republicans have reached rock bottom, they remind me that there is no bottom, no low to which they will not sink.  The latest example is Ron …

He could pitch too

To the editor: Aaron Judge has had an amazing, Hall-of-Fame kind of year. But comparing him to Babe Ruth is unfair to the Babe. First, Babe’s pitching record over five seasons was 94-46 with a 2.28 …

Deferring justice

To the editor: The fact that Senior District Court Judge Raymond J. Dearie, a respected and highly qualified judge, would be acceptable to the Trump attorneys as the special master in the dispute over …

Preserve traditional Medicare

To the editor: The Adams administration is requesting that the City Council make changes to the municipal code that, if enacted, would clear a path for implementation of a Medicare Advantage Program …

Skewed perspective at Horizon

To the editor: You know everyone always talks about the conditions on Rikers Island, but what about the issues at Horizon Correctional Facility in the Bronx? Please do not assume that those …

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