Letters to the Editor for June 22, 2013


Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:20 p.m.

Coming crisis

One of the most abusive government agencies is the Environmental Protection Agency. As a lifelong resident of the area, I can't believe how we have allowed our lakes to drop to such levels.

Water quality is a coming crisis and should be a critical political issue. Ask anyone who lives on Cowpen, Geneva, Watermelon Pond, Grandin or Lochloosa if their lake levels are just a result of rainfall.

I believe that before environmentalists try to change the planet's climate, maybe they should prove they can protect the lakes levels. We should demand that our politicians address this issue in 2014.

Larry Sheffield,

Hawthorne

Back to nature

I finally figured out what the city and county public works departments are doing. They are letting the streets and roads go back to nature.

Great idea! Don't maintain the roads? No problem. We won't need the city or county gas tax. Drivers will buy four-wheel-drive and all-terrain vehicles to get around.

And we thought the governments were run by non-thinkers.

Gordon Burleson,

Gainesville

Where's Yoho?

Where is the man who won Cliff Stearns' old job?

Our new representative seems to avoid keeping his constituents informed. He has been in Washington many months now, and I have yet to receive any news as to his efforts to help his constituents. Come out of your bunker, Ted Yoho.

Charles Remke,

Gainesville

Mind-boggling

The mind-boggling salaries of CEOs and college coaches are often justified by the importance of their decisions. I wonder how the state of Florida justifies the equally mind-boggling $15 per day paid to the jurors of the murder trial of George Zimmerman, far below the state's mandated minimum wage?

Sam Ulbing,

Alachua

Distorted meaning

Bob Mowbray wrote an excellent letter June 16 regarding The Sun's shameful lack of coverage of the multiple Obama scandals. I agree with him completely.

However, the editorial page editor attempted to distort the meaning of his letter by using the headline “Too many scandals.” That was certainly not the meaning of his letter.

There are only two choices — the editor is either incompetent or dishonest.

Ed McDonough,

Gainesville

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