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Letter: Re: Article on Ackerman

I read your Jan. 5, front page article about Gary Ackerman with interest. Even in a holiday message the congressman sounds like the misguided liberal that he is. The article quotes Mr. Ackerman as saying: “We’re not getting done what we were sent to do.” Considering the state of our economy, do the people of Manhasset really want more liberalism?

In fact, the Democrats did get what they wanted. Leading with such legislation as ObamaCare to socialize our health care system, plus billions of dollars of the people’s money to stimulate the economy. Result: a clear failure. Then President Obama and his fellow Democrats went on to subsidize individual firms who obviously supported them financially at the expense of the people. (Remember $535 million Obama gave to Solyndra.)

And in the article Mr. Ackerman repeatedly makes the point that our goal as a country must be “to make this a better world.” That’s not what the Constitution says. George Washington would be in opposition to Ackerman’s logic. Washington believed that each country must take care of its own “interests.”

I’m sure, by helping the world; Mr. Ackerman means the redistribution of the wealth of the American people. (Only the money of the rich people of course, they deserve to be punished.)

Our goal must be to improve our country by creating new wealth for all based on merit. That’s what the American people’s money must be used for. The Constitution makes this point clear.

Robert Previdi