One more question
7 abortion questions every candidate needs to answer | Washington Post editorial, June 8
There is a question No. 8 that needs to be asked: Will you support children delivered because abortion was not available and will you bring the father to account? These children may have medical conditions, no home, mentally and/or physically unfit parents, an absent caregiver and other compromises. The need for such care is continuous; it is unlikely that it goes away after a year or two, and it could be quite costly. It is neither sufficient nor accurate to respond that the resources are already there. A similar question applies to a mother’s life lost because of an unabated pregnancy.
Gerald Kaszer, St. Petersburg
Tax dollars at work
GOP legislators beg migrants to keep working in Florida | Column, June 9
Let me get this straight. The governor of Florida is using taxpayer money to send migrants to other states while his acolytes in the Florida Legislature are begging migrants to stay and work in Florida? Seems the use of undocumented immigrant labor is good for the bottom line of those who support the governor. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” definitely applies to our elected officials, and it’s unfortunate for those of us who did not vote for them.
David Burg, Tampa
Let’s probe the character of Gov. Ron DeSantis | Column, June 9
The column by Charles B. Dew probing the character of Gov. Ron DeSantis cites just one example that highlights the underlying character of DeSantis and his party’s agenda. That characteristic is cruelty, and in this case, cruelty at taxpayer expense. Besides deceit, sweetheart deals with carriers for the flights to California, lying about the true intentions to the public, etc., these flights are purposely designed to disrupt the lawful exercise of the law in the U.S. to which all refugees are entitled. This is not a bug — it’s a feature of the cruel stunt this administration has funded with our tax dollars, money that would help Florida much more by tackling issues here at home. I believe that DeSantis shows no character, and is driven only by ambition, cruelty and a sense of entitlement. He is one of the worst players on the public stage that I’ve witnessed in nearly seven decades as an American.
Jerry Nepon-Sixt, Tampa