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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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Hooker Deer Drag featured on Discovery Channel Tuesday

first_imgHooker Deer Drag owners Steve and Roberta Huster will be featured on a Discovery Channel show Tuesday.SUNMAN, Ind. – Hooker Deer Drag will be a featured on the Discovery Channel’s ‘Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches’ tonight at 10 p.m.Steve Huster invented and received a design patent for the product that allows hunters to drag and load deer with ease.He and his wife, Roberta, were at a trade show in Pennsylvania last February when Discovery Channel producers approached them about the show.“I was very hesitant about it because it was pitched to us as this is a show about Jonah White, who sells the Billy Bob teeth,” Roberta recalled.White is now the CEO of a multi-million dollar gag-gift empire and uses the show to help find new products to add to the Billy Bob line.The couple was concerned about appearing on reality television as other shows may look to humiliate guests.“They said it is nothing like that,” Roberta continued. “We think you have something great we love your slogan and if nothing else you will get great publicity out of it and over one million people will see the show.”Will the Husters make a deal with Jonah White? You’ll have to watch the show to find out.“We had to sign a confidentiality agreement,” Roberta explained.Steve added “and we are not exactly sure what is going to be on there either!”last_img read more

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