Can’t vote for Clinton

I am an educated woman. I should be thrilled that a woman is running for president.

However, Mrs. Clinton keeps demeaning those who don't agree with her and in general demonstrates all the earmarks of a politician who just wants to be elected.

I am getting off the fence and will vote for her opponent.

I am called a racist and a bigot just because I would like orderly immigration as prescribed by the laws of this country; giving help to those in need, not to those who are asking; and demanding it as their right.

Sorry but I can't give my trust and vote to someone who does not respect my right to differ. I don't fit in her basket and she doesn't fit in mine.

I may regret it, but in four years can I can rectify if needed.

Hillary Clinton lies, insults and disrespects. Her latest remarks just got to be too much.

Susann Ghidoni



Clean up our city

Thank you for addressing the trash problems in our beautiful and beleaguered city.

I have tried and tried to help to the extent I can. For the past couple of years I have called the city when I have seen piles of trash on city streets. Even though the city funds and services are challenged, they have been very responsive to my concerns.

I will continue to help all I can. Thanks for giving me another "tool"!

Barbara Sutton



True needs of farmers

I must respond to Motecuzoma Sanchez’s letter on Sept. 9 in The Record’s opinion section.

He lambasted Assemblywoman Susan Eggman and Sen. Cathleen Galgiani for not supporting an eight-hour hour workday for farm laborers. May I educate you and anyone who may agree with you?

Farming does not work that way — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s called harvest time! Crops must be gathered from the fields and prepared for shipping to markets.

Years ago, there was a Bracero program, like a temporary work permit, for farm laborers to come into our country, harvest crops and then return to their country and families having earned enough until returning for the next year’s harvest. Now many live here permanently.

They need to work at harvest time so they again have enough to sustain themselves and family. Harvest time is not 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., nor is it 365 days a year.

Yes, indeed, they need to have a decent wage, which they probably won’t get because farmers may have to hire another crew to finish the harvest in a timely manner.

Unless you’ve actually been a farmer, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Get up to speed, Mr. Sanchez, but don’t run over yourself.

Gwen Cheever



Clintons no Robin Hoods

It would be helpful if in trying to counter other writers that Mickey McGuire (Letters, Sept. 6) would do more research than simply quote left-leaning fact-check websites that parrot Democratic Party talking points.

Regarding the operation of the Clinton Foundation, he might consult Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst whom the Sunday Times of London has described as “one of the finest analysts of financial statements on the planet.”

Ortel, who has spent 18 months studying the Clinton Foundation, calls the organization “charity fraud of epic proportions.”

“An educated guess, based upon ongoing analysis of the public record begun in February 2015, is that the Clinton Foundation entities are part of a network that has defrauded donors and created illegal private gains of approximately $100 billion in combined magnitude, and possibly more, since Oct. 23, 1997,” Ortel said.

Since so many national political reporters feel the need to shine the Clinton family’s shoes instead of acting like real reporters, it’s a public service to have people like Ortel blowing the whistle on Bill and Hillary’s corruption.

The Clinton family’s charity fraud operation took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013, but spent just $9 million on direct aid, devoting the rest of the money to “administration, travel, salaries and bonuses” with the biggest chunks going to family friends.

Bill and Hillary have given Robin Hood a bad name, taking from the rich and giving to other rich people, their friends and cronies, and disgustingly, themselves.

David Kerst