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The truth matters in Cuba and in America | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Saturday’s letters to the editor.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at the offices of Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., alongside Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, left, and Marcell Felipe, right, founder of the Inspire America Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting democracy in Cuba and the Americas, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Miami. DeSantis and other officials pressed the White House on Thursday to support efforts to preserve internet service to antigovernment protesters in Cuba, even advocating the use of giant balloons as floating Wi-Fi hotspots to allow images of dissent to stream unabated from the authoritarian nation. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at the offices of Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., alongside Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, left, and Marcell Felipe, right, founder of the Inspire America Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting democracy in Cuba and the Americas, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Miami. DeSantis and other officials pressed the White House on Thursday to support efforts to preserve internet service to antigovernment protesters in Cuba, even advocating the use of giant balloons as floating Wi-Fi hotspots to allow images of dissent to stream unabated from the authoritarian nation. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) [ WILFREDO LEE | AP ]
Published Jul. 17

The truth is the truth

DeSantis presses to keep internet flowing in Cuba | July 16

Let me quote Gov. Ron DeSantis exact words from this article: “The one thing that communist regimes fear the most is the truth. ... That truth is going to matter. That truth, I think, will be decisive.” Perhaps the governor, as a member of the Republican Party, should heed his own words and denounce Donald Trump and his party’s big lie concerning the results of the 2020 presidential election. DeSantis is right. Truth matters.

Richard Auman, St. Petersburg

Call it what you will

Social Security and ‘socialism’

The retirees in Florida who are so worried about the scourge of socialism should take a stand against it. Man up and send back your Social Security checks and refuse Medicare coverage for your health issues. That’ll show ‘em!

Tom Reid, Seminole

Same old, same old

Here’s what needs to be done to rein in the debt | Column, July 16

I know I must sound like a corrupted MP3 file, but where was Sen. Rick Scott’s debt concern when the 45th president was running the national debt up to record levels?

Charles Lehnert, Sun City Center

What’s old is new

Here’s what needs to be done to rein in the debt | Column, July 16

Now that we have a Democrat in the White House, is anyone really surprised that Republicans have discovered the national debt again? Sen. Rick Scott pulled out the standard tropes they use whenever they want to prevent the country from investing in the middle class. You know, unemployment money is bad because workers are too lazy to work or paying workers more than starvation wages is bad for workers’ incentive. When a Republican is in charge, the GOP is dead silent about reducing the debt. The Republicans have shown time and again they don’t care about the little people because we’re all a bunch of lazy loafers unless we’re dead broke and forced to work. The real problem is Republicans want to solve the debt problem they helped create on the backs of the people least able to pay, while ignoring the massive untaxed profits of their campaign donors.

Brian Walkowiak, St. Petersburg