Look for the dirtiest hands, July 15 guest column
Pay no attention to mud-slinging
My compatriot's column cites an analogy of mud-slingers. If he identified the parties involved, the column would not have been printed. His point is well taken concerning dirty politics.
What is also missing in the discourse are the truth and facts. The candidates he speaks of as mud-slingers and their supporting mud-slingers provide us with a daily bombardment of misinformation and untruths and no facts. They refuse to speak of the issues but attack the individual's personality. Their ads are well funded by super Political Action Committees (PACs) with hundreds of millions of dollars to get their candidates elected at any cost. Even at the cost of our republic and its constitutional freedoms.
Now and until November we the voting public will be subjected to mud and propaganda distorting the truth and facts. I strongly suggest that when such attack ads come on you do the following, either change the channel or mute the ad until regular programming returns.
Each day pick up one of the major newspapers and for one hour read not just the headlines but the entire article which will most likely provide the truth and facts about most candidates. If you do this, you will become a member of the minority in this country who seek to find the truth and help our republic once again prevail, but ultimately cast an intelligent and well-informed vote.
Vito J. Delgorio Sr., Spring Hill
THE Bus critical for the disabled
THE Bus is freedom and independence. I won't let Jason Sager take my bus away.
My people had to fight long and hard for our rights. I am a disabled person and I will not stand by and have my county government representatives thinking of themselves all the time. They can never understand what it's like for me, a voter, who is disabled.
THE Bus provides a service to the disabled.
David Philipsen, Weeki Wachee
County's budget has grown too big
Hernando County officials continue to insist that the county is out of money and have recently voted to increase our tax rate. If all that is so, why are the present budgets so high in comparison to the recent past?
There are too many governments in this country and they all have too much power to tax. They have been left up to their own devices completely to find new ways to generate more revenue from their constituents without any restriction and without any regard for the population's ability to pay.
Larry Stellato, Sr., Spring Hill