Thursday, December 14, 2017
Letters To The Editor

Letters: Blaming GOP for vote scandal is disingenuous

Voter drive under attack from GOP | Oct. 18, letter

Supervise voter drives at schools

I think it ridiculous and disingenuous for any Democrat to point a critical finger at the GOP for hiring and summarily firing a suspect registration firm when the Democrats for years funneled federal funds, part of the $16 trillion debt, to the poster child of voter fraud, ACORN.

Superintendent Heather Fiorentino and School Board members were prudent in disallowing additional policy breaks by allowing more partisan speech in the classroom. Multiple wrongs do not make a right.

In the future, only the supervisor of elections should be able to hold voter registrations on school grounds to avoid any further use of the classrooms and students for political agendas.

Steve Graves, Land O' Lakes

Plethora of signs is out of control

I find it reprehensible to see all the signs on the lawns of our homes in our community.

According to our bylaws, there are no signs permitted. I spoke with one of our board members, and he advised me that the federal government allows this. It seems to me that each state and county, along with the communities, have their own laws.

Sylvia Tripodi, San Antonio

Sheriff's Office isn't short on PR

Every time I open a newspaper there is a photo or story on Sheriff Chris Nocco, and now I know why. Since being appointed by Gov. Scott as Pasco sheriff, Mr. Nocco has added public relations and media personnel to the department.

There are now three public relations/media staff employed by the Sheriff's Office. We need more patrol officers but we get hype. I wonder if the sheriff will need three public relations/media consultants after the election is over?

Larry Schmitt, Hudson


Thursday’s letters: Trump’s values hardly admirable

Finally, a president who cares | Dec. 13, letterTrump’s values hardly admirableThe letter writer is happy to have someone in the White House who "truly cares about our country’s business" and is "unafraid … of mentioning God and religious values....
Published: 12/13/17

Wednesday’s letters: Proposal would restore Florida Forever funding

Florida ForeverPlan boosts land protectionMost of us thought funding for land conservation in Florida would be restored when we voted the Water and Land Conservation Amendment (Amendment 1) into law in 2014. It passed easily, with 75 percent of voter...
Published: 12/11/17
Updated: 12/12/17

Tuesday’s letters: Writer should look to his own mistakes

Is anyone ever wrong anymore? | Dec. 8Writer should look to own errorsIn Mitch Daniels’ article about people who have been wrong, he finishes with the statement that our lives would be greatly improved with more people saying, "I was wrong."He mi...
Published: 12/08/17
Updated: 12/11/17

Monday’s letters: Don’t drill in Arctic refuge

Arctic National Wildlife RefugeStop plan to drill for oil in refugeOur nation faces yet another effort to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve to oil and gas drilling. Drilling in the Arctic simply doesn’t make sound financial sense. W...
Published: 12/08/17

Sunday’s letters: Tax bill puts U.S. on right course

The GOP’s regressive tax plans | Dec. 5, editorialTax bill puts U.S. on right courseThe Times is already crying wolf over the new tax cuts, claiming that the new laws "could" result an increase in the national debt of $1.5 trillion over the next ...
Published: 12/07/17

Pasco letters to the editor for Dec. 15

Re: Helping Others Fulfills our purpose here on Earth | Nov. 17 guest columnThe good doctor acknowledges a CreatorThank you for publishing Dr. Rao Musunuru’s guest column. As Congressman Gus Bilirakis said in the Congressional Record, this good d...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/13/17

Saturday’s letters: Don’t inject political money into churches

Tax billKeep political cash out of pulpitA provision buried in the 429-page House tax bill, Section 5201, nullifies the Johnson Amendment, which protects houses of worship from partisan politics by prohibiting them from endorsing or opposing politica...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17

Friday’s letters: Most unpopular tax bill ever

Tax bill clears Senate | Dec. 3The most unpopular tax bill ever"Democracy dies in darkness" is the motto of the Washington Post. At 2 a.m. on the dark morning of Sunday, Dec. 3, 51 Republicans approved the most wildly unpopular tax bill in U.S. h...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17

Thursday’s letters: Give your child the gift of reading

Fatherhood Involvement in Literacy CampaignGive your child the gift of readingPart of a successful game plan in sports is identifying plays that can put points on the scoreboard. Whether I was playing quarterback at Florida State or running the point...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17

Wednesday’s letters: Bill gives small businesses tax relief

Tax bill clears Senate | Dec. 3Small businesses get tax reliefThe Senate and House have now passed their respective tax bills. Once Congress sends a final package to the White House, President Donald Trump will deliver us the most powerful tax re...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17