County drive to grow skips the quality of life Jan. 16 C.T. Bowen column
Less government is not the answer
I think quality of life is important.
I am a disabled advocate for THE Bus and there are many like me who think less government is not the answer. It never is. I go to every County Commission meeting and I hear the same thing: We need less government.
We need to raise taxes; it's called the cost of living. The tea partiers need to get over it. Less government will not work it and it won't help quality of life.
Who's going to want to come and live in this county with no services? No parks, no libraries, no bus. That's just not right.
David Philipsen, Weeki Wachee
Bad call on name of county airport
Even though our county fathers wanted to give our local airport a name that would "put it on the map" to draw business, I think that they made a poor choice by renaming it Brooksville Tampa Airport after being warned by the officials of Tampa International Airport that they would sue if they proceeded.
Now Tampa has given the law firm that copyrighted that name $400,000 to sue Hernando County.
What is this going to cost the taxpayers to defend? Money we don't have.
Steve Lee, Spring Hill
Grateful for Obama, Lincoln
Considering that both the re-enactment of the Brooksville Raid and the Guns Across America Rally both were to be held in Brooksville this weekend, I am very glad we have Obama for president and that Lincoln lived long enough to help pass the 13th amendment before he was murdered with a gun in a theater.
I hope everyone read Dan DeWitt's wonderful Jan. 11 column.
Doris Taylor, Brooksville
Nugent's 'no' vote a troubling sign
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill authorizing $50.1 billion for Hurricane Sandy relief to assist millions of Northeasterners in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey with the devastation they suffered.
Many of us who have family members in these states suffered with them while they were homeless. Only three Republicans from Florida voted for this bill. U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent voted "no" on extending aid to victims of this storm. Yet he also voted against raising taxes on the rich and continues to support the attack entitlements for the elderly and the sick and disabled.
Rep. Nugent has now demonstrated that he no longer possesses common sense or any sense of compassion for his fellow man in need. He no longer represents the hard-working common man in his district. His political ambitions outweigh his ability to be a leader of the constituents he is suppose to represent.
It doesn't matter where Hurricane Sandy hit. Voting no is an inhumane act against his fellow man. It is apparent that Rep. Nugent does not possess the independence to make his own judgments.
Vito J. Delgorio Sr.,