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Letters

  • An alert for all Americans

    Our Republic is under constant attack. Our freedoms and basic foundation of government are presently facing a dire threat that must be addressed. Failure to do so will result in our Constitution and the Republic as we know it being dissolved. Organizations have been created to attack the Republic, to undo all our Founding Fathers have created.

    “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” — George Washington

  • Upset that you voted for this budget

    An open letter to the Honorable Ralph E. Massullo, M.D.

    I am horrified and angered that you voted “yes” for HB 7069, a state budget that will shortchange Florida public schools and directly harm Citrus County. I am also disappointed in your characterization of local educators as “overreacting” to this vote.

  • Somebody’s making money off this

    I have battled glaucoma for 42 years by smoking marijuana. I mailed off my $75 for my card this morning. I’ve already spent $250, plus three 150-mile trips to Tampa. I’ve waited the bogus 90 days.

    In Colorado, if one is a resident, you can have your card right away for a $50 visit to a qualifying doctor. In Michigan, just as easy. But in Florida, it’s the toughest and worst (not to mention the most expensive) system in the USA.

  • Webster doesn’t care about us

    We are retired UAW and were informed that the new health care bill will adversely affect older Americans. So, to the person giving names and addresses of state officials: Don’t bother asking Daniel Webster to vote against the new bill. I already did that, but apparently he has his own agenda and hasn’t got a thought for the people who got him elected, which was well demonstrated at the town meeting, if you recall.

    So, good luck, Citrus County, and don’t get sick!

    Leslie White

  • Read this book about President Trump

    All the members of Congress should read “The Making of Donald Trump” by investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. Everyone has heard the phrase, “What goes around comes around.” That saying applies to what’s sitting in the White House.

    Correction — every U.S. adult should read the book. It is a real eye-opener.

    Alice M. Mosure

    Inverness

  • US deaths and Obamacare

    Here are some interesting statistics:

    Obamacare was enacted in the year 2013.

    In the year 2012, prior to Obamacare, there were 2,543,279 registered deaths in the United States.

    In the year 2013, after Obamacare was enacted, there were 2,596,993 deaths registered. An increase of 53,714 deaths.

    In the year 2014, there were 2,616,418 deaths registered in the United States. An increase of 83,139 deaths.

  • Fire services now where they belong

    I found your opinion column today on (the fire department controversy) quite humorous: “Fire grab makes everyone nervous.” In my opinion, the power grab was done by Jeff Dawsy, and the only purpose was money — money means more power and more control. You can’t serve two masters. You’re either the sheriff, or the fire chief.

    Out of 67 counties in Florida, only Broward County is set up this way. As a former resident of South Florida, I assure you, you don’t want to follow anything they do!

  • Tricky characters in the White House

    First, there was Tricky Dick, and now there is Tricky Donald. History, unfortunately, repeats itself. Taping at the White House is a sure way for a president to get in trouble. Seems some of them just can’t help themselves. Mr. Putin, of course, is delighted. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our Republicans would respond in the same way the Nixon group did long ago?

    Nevertheless, here comes Trump, ready or not. Good luck to the pope.

    Ruth J. Anderson

  • Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

    Mr. Comey of the FBI should of known his days were numbered when Trump became president. He was not a yes man and Trump knew that, and anyone who crosses Trump knows sooner or later he will get revenge if you make a mistake or steal any of the limelight. In his world there is only one star and that is himself.

  • Here’s the story about uranium

    Someone recently wrote in to ask why we are selling uranium to Russia. Here is what is actually happening, according to the office of the U.S. trade representative.

    The top U.S. exports to Russia are machinery, vehicles, aircraft, electrical machinery and medical instruments.

    The top imports are oil, iron and steel, enriched uranium, fertilizers and platinum.