Saturday, November 25, 2017
Letters To The Editor

No more charity giving if campaigns benefit


Donations for sheriff legitimate | Sept. 30, letter

Police group not getting my money

I read the letter concerning the donations for Sheriff Chris Nocco from Tallahassee came from the Florida Police Benevolent Association.

So, does that mean any donations I gave to the Florida PBA went to campaigns of sheriffs? I think there will be no more donations from me.

Sandra Hedlund, New Port Richey

Tax is 'welfare for millionaires'

If the truth were to be told, wouldn't it be that "Penny for Pasco" is actually "welfare for millionaires?"

This is funding used to buy worthless or used up land from those who gave money to political campaigns and now are eligible to get back their investments on land that no longer suit their needs.

Roger Smith, Port Richey

Driver needs to be responsible

This is an open letter to the man who rear-ended my husband's truck and then took off at 11 a.m. Friday at the light at Ridge Road and U.S. 19.

You got out and said to move to the side of the road and then you took off in the opposite direction. Sure, you didn't want to report it to your insurance company. It was fine for us to report it on ours though and pay a $500 deductible even though it was your fault.

What did your mother teach you? She should have taught you to take responsibility for your actions no matter what the consequences are.

A police report was filed with the Port Richey Police Department. The truck was a white dual-wheeled Chevy or Ford truck and it headed south off Ridge Road to U.S. 19. The driver was a white, middle-aged man.

Let the police department know if you witnessed this or think you know who this driver is.

D. Tew, Port Richey


Monday’s letters: Don’t forget pain sufferers

Fighting opioids on many fronts Nov. 22, editorialDon’t forget pain sufferersSufferers of debilitating, chronic pain seem to be largely forgotten in the public and corporate hysteria about opioid abuse. There are millions of people whose chronic pain...
Published: 11/22/17
Updated: 11/24/17

Sunday’s letters: Tax bill will benefit all businesses

Nelson warns of tax bill’s effects | Nov. 21Proposal is win for all concernedHas Sen. Bill Nelson even read the new proposed tax bill?If he knew anything about it he should be embarrassed by his rhetoric as stated in the Times article. The corpor...
Published: 11/22/17
Updated: 11/24/17

Saturday’s letters: Value and respect our teachers

Crowd backs raises | Nov. 15Respect and value our teachersTeachers are the "engine" that drives the "train" of our Hillsborough County school district. Teachers and support personnel affect every aspect of a child’s life. They are the students’ "...
Published: 11/22/17
Updated: 11/24/17

Friday’s letters: Find private investors for a new stadium

Opening offer from Rays on stadium sounds too low | Nov. 17, editorialFind private investors for stadiumThe Rays "offered" to pay 18.75 percent of the costs? How outrageously presumptuous to say that they offered! Put another way, they demanded t...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17

Thursday’s letters: Tax plan won’t help wages

Tax billThis won’t help stagnant wagesThe unfair tax proposal that cuts taxes for the rich and most powerful and cuts the ability of working people to claim any comparable deductions is no more than another greedy power grab by the rich and powerful....
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17

Wednesday’s letters: Breaking down health data

Don’t let news on blood pressure raise yours | Nov. 17, commentaryBreaking down health numbersThank you for publishing the timely commentary by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch on blood pressure. The point he makes about relative risks versus absolute risks ...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/21/17

Tuesday’s letters: Disgraceful tax proposals

Tax billDisgraceful, harmful proposalsThe very fact that the Congress of the people of the United States would propose, not to mention pass, the current tax bill is nothing short of disgraceful. What sort of representatives of the people support cutt...
Published: 11/20/17

Monday’s letters: Doctors should speak up on harassment

Sexual harassmentDoctors need to speak upThe recent widespread recognition, followed by disapproval, of sexual harassment across many workplaces signals a paradigm shift in social attitudes toward abuse of power that is long overdue.The male-dominate...
Published: 11/17/17

Saturday’s letters: Reservoir project off to a good start

Lake OkeechobeeReservoir project off to good startThis year, more than 70,000 Floridians contacted their legislators to support expediting a reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee. Another 150 business people, anglers, health care professionals a...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17

Sunday’s letters: Roundabout way to help the rich

Senate GOP’s tax plan to kill ACA mandate | Nov. 15Devious way to hurt middle classSo, let’s see if we have this straight. The proposed amendment to the Senate tax plan, to kill the individual mandate, will cause young people to not buy health in...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17