Letter: Summer lunch idea a vote grab

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 6, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Charles Dharapak

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What Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is really doing with her expanded summer lunch program is lobbying for more votes with our dollars ["Lobbying for lunches," News, Aug. 2]. Making more low-income schoolchildren "eligible" equates to making them "more dependent" on the government for handouts. She's garnering votes by giving away taxpayers' money. Maybe she should give away her own money and see if that helps before she experiments with ours.

Politicians of all parties want to buy votes instead of doing what's right for the people. They are more interested in getting elected than helping this country.

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It's time to vote out all incumbents and try to start fresh.

Robert Perlow, Hampton Bays

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