Make us your home page
Your letters >

Brown-Waite's choice for District 5 successor disregards electorate

Politician's choice disregards people

Welcome to politics as usual. Last week, U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite decided to handpick, or maybe coronate, a successor. In her infinite wisdom, she disregarded the input of the people from District 5, as well as local Republican committees and clubs. Are there other candidates who the people and leadership of District 5 would prefer over Richard Nugent? Simple answer: yes!

It appears to me that the disease of liberal progressives not listening to the electorate has now spread to the progressive wing of the Republican Party. In recent days, I have seen and heard nothing short of outrage over Brown-Waite's decision. Once again, a politician disregards the voice of the people feeling as though she knows what is best for us.

And her decision is to extend the progression by picking another candidate with a history of uncontrolled spending, government expansion and, obviously, a healthy respect for back room deals.

Jason Sager was placed on the ballot by the people. His campaign obtained over 7,000 signatures from the people of District 5. Unlike Mr. Nugent, Jason Sager is the people's candidate, not a candidate crowned in a back room who bought his way onto the ballot.

It basically comes down to a simple choice. Do we want to perpetuate business-as-usual politics, excessive budgets our children will drown in and questionable deals? Or do the people of District 5 want true representation in Washington that we have chosen fairly and honestly?

Jennifer Lewis, Spring Hill

Efforts to recycle items are notable

A recent article submitted by the county did not mention the recycling of Styrofoam containers such as egg cartons and meat trays. I phoned the recycling department mentioned, (727) 847-1077, and was told Styrofoam items were considered trash material.

This is totally wrong. Google this and you will find Recycle Tech Corp., locally in Lakeland. This firm has set up Styrofoam recycling in Polk County and several businesses in Florida. The only program for this I have found in Pasco is at Publix stores. Even though this is a private endeavor, I think it should be given publicity.

Further, I believe the Pasco County Board of Commissioners should look into this. I am sending them this same letter, and ask that other citizens promote this along with me.

Let's all go green. Recycle!

Robert Pattee, New Port Richey

Brown-Waite's choice for District 5 successor disregards electorate 05/08/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 8, 2010 10:24am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours