The Issue: A new Census Bureau report indicating that New York City is experiencing population decline.
It is no surprise that, despite the mass-exodus report by New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, our City Council continues to pass progressive policies that aid the left, criminals and illegal migrants (“We’re loading up the U-Hauls,” Dec. 21).
Policies like this will surely make the public suffer.
My question to the council members who vote for legislation like this is: How long did it take you to bury your head in the sand?
New Yorkers are finally getting the message: New York is becoming a trainwreck — and its leadership has been abysmal.
The expense of living here is ridiculous; migrants are getting preferential treatment — and the politicians are Democratic.
The retirement community is withdrawing money from what’s left of its pensions and IRAs, and young adults can’t afford any housing to start their lives.
Don’t get stuck here.
If an opportunity arises — get on the first flight south.
Europe suffered the fate of being replaced by millions of foreigners who overran neighborhoods and extracted the fruits of a society that had been enriched by innovation and cultural achievements.
The “shining city on a hill” — New York — labored mightily to become the port of entry to a new and better world.
Now — like Europe — it is replacing those fed up with the inequality of life with hordes of illegals who bring with them the drugs and crime of a more primitive society.
How could The Post not juxtapose the population-loss article with all of the fine coverage on congestion pricing?
It’s like Yogi Berra’s quote on the restaurant that Whitey and Mick wanted to go to: “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded” — or, in this case, it’s too expensive.
Our misguided Gov. Hochul didn’t respond to The Post’s request for comment in the article because she can’t reconcile charging people $15 to come to a city that so many of us have left or are leaving.
The Issue: The accidental killing of three Hamas-held Israeli hostages by the Israel Defense Forces.
On Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces killed three Hamas-held hostages in Gaza (“ ‘Help’ vid before slay,” Dec. 21).
If I saw three hostages walk out of cover in the distance, I would assume it was an ambush. Would you trust Hamas?
There is no more compelling evidence of the blatant strategy of Israel’s trigger-happy IDF troops to eliminate unarmed civilians than the wanton killing of the three shirtless Israeli captives waving white flags.
I genuinely believe that the IDF has trained their regular and reserve troops to view all Palestinians as potential terrorists with a shoot-first-ask-questions-later manual.
You can see this cold-blooded strategy deployed in the near-total destruction of civilian housing, blatant attacks and bombings of hospitals and refugee camps where they know that civilians are sitting ducks, in their dismantling of water tanks and in restrictive limitations on food and water aid trucks entering Gaza.
It is further evident in the IDF’s targeted killing of over 60 journalists and the wanton arrest of West Bank Palestinians — just about every disregard of the Geneva Convention that one can conceive.
Hallandale Beach, Fla.
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