Biden spotlights evil influence of money

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Gazette’s Nov. 20 coverage of Joe Biden’s talk at Proctors before a sold-out enthusiastic gathering hit on the notes that were of “popular interest,” mainly the question of whether he will run for president in 2020.However, the article missed the most salient point he made and one that evoked the most vociferous response from the audience.He told the audience that ever since he first ran for public office when he was almost 30 years old, he decided he never wanted to take money from big donors nor get rich off his political power, so that he could remain independent in expressing his views. He expressed disdain for the current scenario in Washington, where big-money interests determine how politicians vote and that having the Supreme Court decision in the Citizen’s United case reversed is crucial.Without mentioning Trump’s name, the audience could easily conjure the greedy tentacles of our current president and the influence that big-donor money has on the Senate and House as the right ramrods through the halls of Congress a “tax reform” bill that is nothing but a Christmas present for big donors and corporations.This bill won’t in any way benefit the poor, the working class or middle class, despite the phony advertising campaign.Good for Biden.Al SingerGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more