Cucharo: From New York to the Arizona desert

Posted 9/21/20

We moved to Arizona from New York’s Long Island in the summer of 2019 for all the standard reasons. Lower taxes, nicer climate and extremely better “bang for your buck” with respect …

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Cucharo: From New York to the Arizona desert

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We moved to Arizona from New York’s Long Island in the summer of 2019 for all the standard reasons. Lower taxes, nicer climate and extremely better “bang for your buck” with respect to home value. Being avid target shooters, enjoying our Second Amendment rights here compared to New York has been virtually incomparable.

We are both politically independent and have always voted from our hearts for whomever we felt had the timber to do the job.

We’ve been generally impressed with our new home state’s growth and management while understanding that no place can be all things to all people. As I read the letters section, I’m encouraged by the display of opposing views on so many timely topics.

Each of us will ultimately determine what we feel is important for the well-being of our own lives on Nov. 3. Some will most assuredly think past themselves for their personally perceived benefit to the state they live in and the country as well as the rest of the entire world. Amazing thing about this country, being able to pull a lever and make your mark count in an election.

We have enjoyed reading your great paper keeping us informed about all the happenings in our area and we thank you for the all encompassing coverage your staff consistently puts together.

We were impressed when Yuma decided against becoming a “Sanctuary City.” Now that we are residents of a border state, we felt that a strong border would enhance the validity for the many people that have been following the path of legally becoming a U.S. citizen.

As this type of debate continues, we’re still at a loss about why this process can’t be made more timely and efficient for those who decide to follow the laws as they’re presently written. If a particular candidate feels that our borders should be opened up for anyone to come here from anywhere in he world, we feel it would not be beneficial to Arizona in particular.

Additionally, as we pay $950 each month for my wife’s very good health insurance, if a particular candidate feels that someone entering our country illegally is entitled to free health care, we feel that’s not very fair to us personally.

While I understand that what I’m discussing is a myopically small part of the whole picture, I felt it important to share the thoughts I have because at least for now I’m able to.
Thanks for allowing me to express what I feel matters to us.

Rich Cucharo
Goodyear

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