Congressman serves his party
How can U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent justify his response to the fiscal cliff? In my opinion, he threw his constituents under the bus. Ask yourself, how many millionaires are there is his district? Not many, if any. Imagine if he and his fellow colleagues had their way, what kind of disaster would have occurred? He followed his party and thank God, they lost.
He really doesn't care about the people he represents. All of Congress should be fired. They have not done the people's work and Nugent was part of them.
By the way, their salaries come from taxpayers, so they really work for us. Calculate their work year. They should be required to work all year with four to six weeks vacation, then they could do the people's work and maybe even compromise on issues.
As Gov. Scott said, "Let's get to work."
Vic Gonzalez, Spring Hill
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Health system culture hurts care
Dr. Rao Musunuru captures succinctly the current clinical practice atmosphere for patients and doctors.
Health care has been overwhelmed by corporate culture, greed, liability concerns and impersonal technology. Such an environment has seriously damaged relationships between doctors and patients.
Add to that the Florida's 25 percent uninsured and it becomes more and more difficult to re-establish the compassion that should be the center of medical care.
Perhaps the current state of medicine reflects on our current society. There are so many improvements in our material life but we may have sacrificed human commitments to each other and our community.
Dr. Marc Yacht, Hudson