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Letter: Cuomo’s trip to Cuba was a waste of money

Cuomo’s trip to Cuba was a waste of money

A letter writer recently espoused the virtues of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s trip to Cuba, stating Cuba needs a reliable trading partner.

Firstly, Cuomo is not our president. Secondly, Congress has a trade embargo in place against Cuba. Said trade embargo has been in place for the past 54 years. Congress, and only Congress, can rescind the trade embargo. Even President Obama can’t do that, although I’m sure he’d like to.

Therefore, Cuomo’s ego trip to Cuba was an inappropriate use (waste) of taxpayer funds. Yes, folks, we all paid for it.

Jan M. Bernas

Tonawanda