To the editor:
On average, per Glenn Kessler (The Washington Post fact checker), President Trump tells 22 lies per day. Congresswoman Elise Stefanick, a Trump “soldier,” may not be far behind.
A recent mailer sent by her described her response to the COVID crisis. It said she was “managing the safe reopening of the economy,” that she was “listening.” She is leading a New York delegation to ensure that federal departments (Health and Human Services, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) investigate New York’s adherence to safety for nursing home and long-term care facilities. She believes that she did enough financial stimulus, in March, with the CARES Act.
In May, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the federal government might have to spend more than the trillions it’s already shelled out to keep businesses and families afloat (NPR). Stefanick voted against the HEROS Act.
Like all bills, it was not perfect, but the HEROS Act includes billions for health care providers, coronavirus testing and tracing, and additional stimulus monies for the unemployed. New York state pays more in federal taxes than it receives from the federal government ( www.osc.state.ny.us).
The HEROS Act includes expanding voting accesses via mail, no-excuse absentee voting, online and same day voting. With COVID 19, ensuring our constitutional right to vote is imperative.
Back to lies, the mailer was propaganda. Read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise detailing Stefanick’s opposition to the HEROS Act (Cerbone, May 21), complete with fact checking.
Vote Tedra Cobb in November. We need someone looking out for NY 21.