Letters to the Editor

Socialism Doesn't Work


I read last week’s front page headline, “Ocasio-Cortez puts Yorktown on the map.” After reading the glowing endorsement, I thought to myself, after reading her political platform, you would have thought she had grown up in Venezuela, Cuba or some other socialist country.

My two children grew up in the Bronx and then we moved to Yorktown, much like her family. My children graduated from the Yorktown High School also. I know they were never taught that socialism was better than capitalism in school. I would like to know where she learned that? She has lived most of her life here in Yorktown. This is not the Bronx, far from it.

She claims that a ZIP code determines how successful a person will be. Well, I grew up in the same ZIP code, 10462 Parkchester in the Bronx. I also moved because of the poor public school education my children were facing, just like her family did. The one thing that really bothers me is that she hasn’t stopped to think what caused that educational system to fail. It was in part because of the policies of the progressive liberals that were in charge. There is very little difference between a progressive liberal and a socialist Democrat.

The last thing I find funny is the statement made by Jose Alvarado that, “Her story is unique, inspiring and historical.” Really? I would expect someone with a degree in economics and international relations to actually have a job. Maybe by working in the real world for a while, she might have a different take on the whole thing. You know, like how things are paid for. Socialism does not work. She thinks it does. I do hope she wakes up from her dream before it is too late.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Catching up with Westchester County Executive George Latimer

George Latimer, our new county executive, has been in office now for a little over half a year. I thought it might be a good time to check in with my friend to see how things were going. You can see the interview in its entirety on Channel 74 (Optimum) at 9 p.m. Wednesday nights.

What happened last November?

The election last November brought change throughout Westchester County. In my ...

A (Burnt) Toast to Love and Marriage, on the Rocks

In its first few moments, sitcom-style comedy “Clever Little Lies” grabs audience attention right away, with one of the most revealing wardrobe changes you’ll ever see on stage. It is done modestly but just provocatively enough to elicit vocal appreciation from amused patrons.

The fast-paced play, starring Richard Kline of TV comedy classic “Three’s ...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Looks Back on 2018 Legislative Session

July 17, 2018

There’s an old saying, “Our liberty is never safe when the New York State Legislature is in session.” There’s definitely some truth to that. This past legislative session I successfully fought back against several initiatives that would have added to our state’s crushing tax burden, added excessive regulations on businesses that hurt job creation and chipped away at ...

The Adventures of Superdog

I was always very impressed that my dog could bark on command and come when I called his name, until I read in the newspaper about a dog that saved his owner’s life by calling 9-1-1. Apparently, when his owner had a seizure, the dog pushed a speed-dial button for 9-1-1, barked into the receiver for help, and then opened the door when the responders arrived.

Honestly, though, it’s ...

If You See Something, Say Something

July 11, 2018

I am writing this letter because I see something different with the new Yorktown Town Board. I see an open government instead of a dictatorship with rubber stamps. I see the new Town Board working together for the best interests of the residents in Yorktown.

The auditor suggests in his report to not start a capital project without having the money first. A bad example is the Granite Knolls ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, July 19, 7:00 PM

Yorktown Heights

Bocce Open Play


Thu, July 19, 7:15 PM

Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, Yorktown

Outdoor Movie Night

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, July 21, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Yorktown Residents Named Ambassadors of Support-a-Walk

July 12, 2018

Two Yorktown residents have been named Walk Ambassadors for the Annual Support-a-Walk organized by Support Connection, a non-profit organization that provides support and services to people battling breast or ovarian cancer. This year's walk will take place on Oct. 7 (rain or shine) at FDR State Park.

Mary Heagle, Mohegan Lake

Heagle’s experience with breast cancer began when her ...