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Friday, Jul 25, 2014
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Letters to the editor: Time debate

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Time debate

Regarding Daylight Saving Time:

Oh great! Here we go again — another time debate! Did it ever occur to you that a group of much more learned people regarding time zones determined long ago what would work best? Tampa is in the Eastern Time Zone. We should stay on Eastern Standard Time.

Instead of pandering to whatever special interest group has your ear, why not bring more jobs to Florida and reduce spending and the size of government? That is what they were hired to do by their bosses, "We the People," when we elected them!

John Kent

Tampa

A natural

It never seems to fail. Every time the state of Florida is in the news, it's another national embarrassment. Oops! Here we go again, as Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigns, due to her alleged connections to Allied Veterans of the World, which operates a chain of Internet sweepstakes, as a phony charity for veterans. Isn't it convenient, though, that Gov. Rick Scott knew nothing of Carroll's ties?

As far as I'm concerned, the 2014 gubernatorial election won't come a day too soon. After Scott leaves office, he might want to consider doing a stand-up comedy routine of the three monkeys, who saw no evil, heard no evil and spoke no evil. He's a natural. Yes, indeed, a real Looney Tunes Production.

"That's all, folks!"

JoAnn Lee Frank

Clearwater

Not shocked a bit

I'm sure the front-page headline on the resignation of Lt. Governor Carroll has many people shocked and angered. I am not one of those people.

We all share the blame for these types of abuses. Laws concerning charities and churches are written to give a green light to these behaviors.

Charities and churches are allowed to be set up so that the people involved can pay themselves huge salaries and write off expenses with little oversight. The percentages that actually go toward carrying out what people donate can be very small. All the while the whole thing is tax-free. Unless we pressure our Legislature to rein this in, the churches and charities that are legit will pay the price for the greed of the non-legit.

As far as the lieutenant governor being involved, I am not surprised. With Gov. Rick Scott tied to one of the biggest Medicare frauds in history, it's not shocking his second in command is tied to one of the biggest charity frauds in history. I guess birds of a feather flock together

John McGourty

Seffner

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