Solution for crime: Get involved!
I am shocked, as I am sure most of your readers are, about the recent attack on the elderly woman in her home. As a letter writer pointed out, "it is the community that is responsible for the prevention. I didn't know what to do or other similar reasoning are poor excuses for community apathy."
I totally agree but unfortunately the letter writer doesn't offer any solutions. May I suggest one? Getting involved in your local crime watch or starting a crime watch in your neighborhood, if there is not already one in place.
A phone call to Cpl. Dan Dede of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office would be the first step to becoming involved. Cpl. Dede is in charge of setting up neighborhood crime watch units, as well as the Sheriff's Citizens Police Academy. The academy is an excellent way to become familiar with the Sheriff's Office as well as becoming a volunteer. Cpl. Dede has an office at Gulf View Square mall.
This suggestion is only a part of the total solution to violent crime, but at least it is a start.
Marty Betts, New Port Richey
Tea Partiers look out for all of you
My husband and I attended Tea Party rallies in Brooksville and New Port Richey. Thanks to the many people honking in support. To those who chose to give us the finger, maybe you don't know the reason for the rally.
We were not against Obama, but against all politicians who vote for the tax increases, all the politicians who spend all our hard-earned money recklessly, and all the perks given out by Congress and big business. We were out there for all of you, because it's you and your children who will be paying for this in the years to come, a $411.8 trillion debt.
It wasn't just one person who caused this, but several of our presidents and members of Congress. They have listened and bought into the money and promises of the lobbyists. This has to stop.
People need to get more concerned with what our government is doing and avoid complacency.
Geri Faust, Spring Hill
Go ahead and close all agencies
Hey, Bill Bunting and all you other GOP tea-totalers, I have an idea on how to save on taxes that you might find appealing: Close all schools, libraries, courts, law enforcement agencies, jails/prisons, fire/EMS, and public works departments.
In fact, let's abolish any and all government agencies. We will save a ton by not having to pay any taxes. Lets see how rosy our future looks then.
Paul Suriano, Port Richey
Electric co-op needs your voice
Let's plan to attend the 62nd annual meeting of the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (coincidently on Earth Day) on Wednesday. It will be at the Pasco County Fairgrounds on State Road 52, west of Dade City in the Dan Cannon Auditorium. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Please join us to help re-enforce our message about the direction that we, as an energy co-op, should be going. We do not want to continue using energy from dangerous and expensive nuclear power plants such as the one proposed for Levy County (which although years down the road is being prefunded by billing current customers).
We need less dependence on coal, which has never been clean and is especially environmentally damaging via mountaintop removal. Give more focus on solar here in the Sunshine State. Investment in renewable energy will pay off for us as a co-op and create much-needed jobs right here where we use the energy.
All you need is to be a customer/member of WREC (if they bill you then you are a customer/member) and bring identification to show that you are. This could be a driver's license and a WREC bill. We have signs and fliers with solar information.
Please come to show support for a new direction. As it is, our co-op is run by the same people every election running unopposed for their seats. Let's share some new ideas and input with them on this significant day for our own sakes and that of our grandchildren.
For more information, call (352) 683-3151 and ask for Jennifer.
Jennifer Sullivan, Spring Hill