December 11, 2023

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Does nation have willto remedy homelessness?

Re: “Ballot: Homelessness frustrates residents” (Web page A1, Oct. 2).

The front-page article recognized the financial and security considerations that positively want consideration. What’s lacking, although, is the frustration (and outrage) that we’ve a homeless inhabitants in our nation in any respect.

We have now the capability to finish a lot of homelessness. Do we’ve the political and ethical will to take action? What are the programs and biases that settle for homelessness as inevitable? One wonders the place we go from right here.

Kim RisedorphDanville

Newsom maderight name with veto

Re: “Newsom says no to jobless advantages for these on strike” (Web page B1, Oct. 2).

Gov. Newsom (properly) vetoed the invoice to pay unemployment advantages to putting staff, and Sen. Portantino (who wrote it), laments, “The hardworking ladies and men in California must put meals on their desk and pay their hire. … SB799 would have injected a small piece of safety … that’s wanted and deserved.”

The trustworthy model: “The employed individuals of California who refuse to work as a result of they really feel entitled to pay and advantages their training and expertise don’t advantage (in any other case one other employer would pay them extra), who deny these jobs to hard-working individuals who would gladly take them if they might, won’t be able to carry their employers hostage for prolonged intervals of time with advantages they don’t deserve paid for by the employers they refuse to work for.”

That is what you get when politicians are purchased and paid for by union apologists. Disgusting.

Stacy SpinkCastro Valley

ICE targets criminals,not immigrants

Re: “Newsom’s veto betrays immigrants” (Web page A12, Oct. 1).

Caroline Lehman’s letter relating to Governor Newsom’s actions relating to California’s Residence Act wants corrections.

She implies that “immigrants” launched from state prisons are topic to merciless therapy by ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement). This isn’t true. ICE doesn’t goal “immigrants.” ICE targets folks on this nation illegally who’ve dedicated severe crimes and characterize a hazard to Americans in addition to lawful immigrants and even different folks right here illegally.

For instance, ICE is the highest federal company that combats little one intercourse trafficking. The actions of ICE not solely shield People however exploited little youngsters as properly.

I’m not a fan of Newsom however he was proper to veto the Residence Act. Let the heroic women and men of ICE do their jobs.

Brian KennedyAlameda

Columnist makes falseassumptions about GOP

Re: “Republican MAGAs push to undermine Ukraine support” (Web page A7, Oct. 4).

Author Paul Krugman concludes his criticism of Republican hard-liners by accusing them of wanting Vladimir Putin to “win” in Ukraine, and that hard-liners additionally suppose Putin’s options are admirable and must be emulated.

I notice that Krugman harbors a deep-seated hatred of nearly something Republican, and I normally discover myself in disagreement with him. However I don’t merely discover these specific details inaccurate. In my expertise, these conclusions are among the many most stunning examples of how political biases could make an clever individual lose full management of their senses.

I believe the lesson to be realized right here is that in these politically charged instances, People ought to notice the significance of studying the phrases of “consultants” with specific care.

Daniel MautheLivermore

Trump, DeSantis harborhatred of democracy

Having simply returned from Amsterdam, after going by way of Anne Frank’s home and seeing the movies of Hitler’s anti-Semitism and e-book burning, dictatorial energy is “alive and properly” in Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and MAGA Republicans.