TO THE EDITOR: When Assemblywoman Janet Duprey ran for re-election in November 2010, she never mentioned that she was going to retire on Dec. 31, 2010.
Yet, on that date she retired from her office. On Jan. 1, 2011, she came back on the payroll and started to draw full retirement and a salary of $79,500 plus per diem and benefits.
Was this legal? Yes, because of a loophole in the law enacted by the State Assembly and Senate and signed into law by the governor. The loophole was subsequently closed. Whether her action was ethical or moral is another matter.
She recently said that she was annoyed that she had to run in a primary after 37 years in politics. She exemplifies what is wrong with some of our politicians. Their greed and sense of entitlement. She has forgotten that she serves the people of her district and not the other way around.
Mrs. Duprey does not deserve to be re-elected. She does not represent the views of most of the Republican or Conservative voters in her district.
Remember the major part she played in trying to impose the liberal Dede Scozzafava on us as the Republican candidate for Congress in 2009. Scozzafava eventually dropped out and supported Owens.
There is an excellent candidate running as a Conservative who represents the views of most Republicans, Conservatives and independent voters in this district. She is Karen Bisso.
CLYDE M. RABIDEAU SR.
TO THE EDITOR: I will start on Medicare this year. We must come up with a new bipartisan plan to save Medicare.
I have read the materials of congressional candidates Republican Matt Doheny and Democrat Bill Owens, and Doheny has the best plan and has provided the most information.
Doheny states that Medicare is a promise to be kept. I agree. Over my work life, I paid many thousands of dollars into Social Security.