Letters to the Editor – August 3, 2022

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The Problem: Jon Stewart’s bashing on Senate Republicans over their issues with a Veterans Act.

Jon Stewart is a true American hero (“Stewart Rips GOP Veteran Stand,” July 30). He stands up to politicians and has advocated for sick and dying 9/11 aid workers and veterans for years.

Finally, after years of delay, both the House and Senate passed legislation for veterans’ health care.

President Biden was due to sign it this week. Then Senator Joe Manchin struck a deal with Senator Chuck Schumer over another major spending bill. So minority leader Mitch McConnell threw a hissing attack and sabotaged the whole thing with a procedural vote that saw many GOP senators switch positions.

If Republicans hurt American heroes, shouldn’t The Post be calling them out in the same way that leftists are destroying the country?

Bob Porch

Marlton, New Jersey

Stewart shouldn’t be criticizing Republicans for voting against the PACT bill.

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He should criticize the Democrats. After all, it was the Democrats trying to sneak in a $400 billion deluge that had absolutely nothing to do with veterans’ health legislation.

This is what the Democrats always do. They always add an addendum, which they could never get on their own, to a bill that is very popular.

Walter Faust

Bronxville

Please publish on the front page the names and photos of every Republican senator who voted against the PACT Act.

A few weeks ago, all 30 who withdrew their support backed the act. It was poised to pass with only 14 votes against. Nothing has changed in that period, except those 30 votes.

That means these 30 senators are responsible for the continued denial of benefits to our most deserving citizens.

If our citizens believed that the government would take care of them without exception after they served, we would have no shortage of new recruits.

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Helene Brown

Albany

What is never mentioned in celebrity diatribes is exactly why a particular bill, one that looked and sounded solid and appropriate on the face of it, was ultimately rejected.

More often than not, it’s because a Representative or Senator was quietly trying to get a highly questionable item into the bill that was never agreed upon or even addressed.

The tragedy of it all is that our veterans continue to pay a heavy price for these shenanigans, partisan schemes and one-upmanship. Shame.

Vincent Ruggiero

Scottsdale, Arizona.

The problem: A Brooklyn bishop and his wife who were robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a church service.

After I read that this bishop of Brooklyn had not faked his robbery, I was still totally outraged (“Bishop: I Didn’t Commit His Robbery,” July 30).

Jesus rode on a donkey and delivered his sermons from a mountaintop or whatever was available at the time. He had hordes of followers who truly believed in him.

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Was he supposed to be flamboyant or have a penchant for expensive jewelry? He didn’t. He delivered his message simply and without any fanfare—unlike Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead.

If you want to spread the word, act accordingly. Do you even know what the word “humility” means?

Barbara Meier, Milton

It’s hard to feel bad that Bishop Miller-Whitehead was robbed.

Where does he get his money? It takes a lot of collector’s records to buy what this man has.

Miller-Whitehead is no different from Joel Osteen. They are television evangelists who bargain lost souls and offer false hopes.

Kreg Ramone

Manhattan

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