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Florida politicians should wear their sponsors’ brands like NASCAR drivers | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Tuesday’s letters to the editor.
Imagine if politicians wore their sponsors like NASCAR drivers. Here, Denny Hamlin stands by his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Darlington, S.C.
Imagine if politicians wore their sponsors like NASCAR drivers. Here, Denny Hamlin stands by his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Darlington, S.C. [ JOHN AMIS | AP ]
Published Jan. 25

A message from my sponsors

Bill bolsters donor secrecy | Jan. 24

Instead of hiding further how our political leaders are bought and paid for by the silent money machine, I propose they should actually celebrate it, just like NASCAR. All politicians, when speaking in an official capacity, should henceforth be required to wear a jumpsuit with their top donors emblazoned across their garments. The more money given, the larger the logo. This way we will know who is really talking!

Terry Griffin, Lutz

What are they hiding?

Bill bolsters donor secrecy | Jan. 24

Leave it to our Republican-majority Legislature to pull the shade down on the Florida Sunshine Laws that were created to allow the public access to information about the government. Now they want to allow dark money to be kept secret and who donates to politicians private. Why and what do they have to hide, again?

Jackie Kanner, St. Petersburg

The party of ‘no’

The GOP has zero interest in bipartisanship | Column, Jan. 24

Columnist Leonard Pitts is stating the obvious to the oblivious. The GOP has devolved into the party of anti-governing. I believe that their anti-platform revolves around making sure that the Democrats do not help anyone in need, all the while blaming the Democrats for not helping everyone in need. Apparently, winning by lying and cheating is still winning — with all the perks and privileges. The party of “no!” has elevated anti-governing into a highly successful art form.

Brian Walkowiak, St. Petersburg

Solar power and throwing shade

Utility customers would benefit from net metering bill | Column, Jan. 24

Florida Power and Light’s chief communications officer David Reuter claims his company is looking out for its customers in writing about the proposed legislative changes to net-metering charges for home solar. It’s those pesky solar power users who are costing the rest of FPL’s customers more, because FPL just passes the cost on to the 99.5 percent who do not benefit from rooftop solar. He closes with a sweet Madison Avenue-style, “most green for the least green.” Well, I would conclude with, “shifting the blame is an old game.”

Brian Valsavage, St. Petersburg

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