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Term limits will curb special interests

first_imgBoth Democrats and Republicans are at fault. Neither side wants to lose face or blink first during tough negotiations. Their base would punish them if they failed. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is already calling Sen. Charles Schumer ugly names. It’s a game for politicians. One political side will always win, while the American people always lose.One set of elite power brokers that never loses is the lobbyists — the special interests. These deep-pocketed enterprises play both sides of the aisle, ensuring success no matter which party is in power. The longer politicians stay in power, the deeper the special interests’ control over a politician is cemented.Congressman and senators should have no more than 12 years is Congress. This is enough time for them to represent their constituents and for the people to have a safeguard against deep special interest roots, a sort of insurance policy against lobbyists.The swamp is full of bad actors and politicians. Let’s limit their time in Washington, D.C., now.Rafael PoloNorthvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18 Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Today more than ever, the country needs term limits for our congressmen and senators. A government shutdown is proof that the time has come to prevent professional politicians from growing deep nourishing roots (money) that keep them in power. Yes, the shutdown is over. But will we go through another painful political fight in February?last_img read more

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Minister Fachrul Razi recovers from COVID-19, urges people to follow health protocols

first_imgReligious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi has recovered from COVID-19, an expert staff member to the minister confirmed on Thursday.Fachrul has been discharged from Bunda Hospital in Menteng, Central Jakarta and has returned to his home after being treated since Sept. 20.”Alhamdulillah [thank God], the minister was declared to have recovered on the afternoon of Sept. 30 and returned home. He said he was happy and grateful for his recovery,” Kevin Haikal said in a press statement on Thursday. Despite his recovery, Fachrul still has to rest at home for the next few days. He has delegated his tasks to deputy minister Zainut Tauhid and other officials while he is recuperating in isolation.Kevin added that Fachrul advised citizens to comply with health protocols, with the minister saying that being a COVID-19 patient had taught him not to underestimate his health.”Please adhere to the health protocols and wish the minister a speedy recovery,” he said.Fachrul is the third minister to test positive for COVID-19 and recover.In March, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi was treated at Gatot Subroto Central Regional Hospital in Jakarta for COVID-19. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo was also admitted to the ICU at the same hospital after contracting the virus earlier this month.Topics :last_img read more

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