• Letters to the editor 10-07-2011

    Get Out of Our House
    Keith Flaugh, a spokesman for GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) drove from Marco Island to speak to Tea Party Solutions of Ocala about this truly grassroots, non-partisan organization, that has a plan to replace Congress in 2012. Keith is an Army veteran and retired in 2001 after 27 years with IBM. As a free market capitalist, and frustrated with career politicians and the monopoly held by the two political parties, he joined a 9/12 group and a local Tea Party in 2010.

  • Letters to the editor 09-30-2011

    It’s not my fault
    President Obama stands there in public and cries about how tough the job is and how his predecessor left him with such a mess.
    I remember another President in my lifetime who inherited a mess.
    On January, 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan beame the new President. He never wasted time blaming his predecessor for the problems he inherited. That’s because he was too busy solving them! And, those problems were many and quite serious.

  • Letters to the editor 09-16-2011

    Munroe is ‘our hospital’
    It’s about time we started thinking about MRMC as the asset to Marion County that it is and always will be. If we don’t, we’ll have another for-profit-hospital in our midst and that would be a disaster. One has to be careful with for-profit hospitals.
    My wife was to have surgery at our for-profit hospital and asked for certain services normally found at MRMC and she was turned down and we had to go elsewhere.

  • Letters to the editor 09-09-2011

    Marriage: What is it?
    What should it be?
    That which we call marriage has been around for as long as man has formed community. According to the American Heritage Dictionary the obsolete definition is “the formal declaration or contract by which act a man and a woman join in wedlock.” The more recent definition is stated as “the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.” This is where the contradiction occurs.

  • Letters to the editor 09-02-2011

    About school buses
    Thank you for covering public education in Marion County and sharing the latest information with your readers on a regular basis. Community publications serve a vital role in our society.
    The first week of school has been busy but very successful thanks to students, parents, teachers, support workers, and countless others in our community, including bus drivers.

  • Our government is breaking records

    Our government
    is breaking records
    For the first time in history, the United States has lost its AAA credit rating and the government has shown its disdain for posterity by ensuring that the next generation of Americans will not live as well as this one, with the exception of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
    This happened when the federal government failed to meet Standard & Poor’s expected 4 trillion dollars in spending cuts in the face of an astronomical 14.4 trillion dollars in multi-generational foreign indebtedness.

  • Choices for America 8-19-2011

    Although golf is not my forte’ (being about an 84 scratch golfer), I love to see excellence wherever it appears (or do excellence, myself, when possible). After watching, and applauding Keegan Bradley win the PGA Championship, as a rookie, in a playoff, I watched 60 Minutes (which I usually don’t watch, since it’s usually a promoter of liberalism and associated underachievement).

  • Spending limit should go 8-19-2011

    The law that establishes a limit on the amount of money Congress can spend is not workable and should be taken off the books. It only creates hours of rancor and arguments that always fail to accomplish their intended purpose.
    Raising the limit does nothing to curb the spending, so we might just as well let the Congress spend anyhow. Nothing has stopped them heretofore, so why make an ineffective feint about raising the limit every time it is reached?

  • Letters to the editor 08-12-2011

     Tea Party should be ashamed

  • Letters to the editor 08-05-2011

    Some more thoughts regarding tax reform
    “Upper and middle class taxpayers can no longer bear the entire tax burden.”
    So what is left? The poor! Twenty-five years ago, only 19 percent of Americans paid no income taxes and now it is up to 47 percent. Do we ask ourselves why? Is it really because we are giving preference to the poor or is it that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer? A so-called fair tax or flat tax on the poor?
    Would that make them richer or poorer? Would this make the rich richer?