Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

School district’s ‘sweep account’ report being used as ‘false alarmism’

At the Nov. 14 Manatee School Board meeting and later in a story in the Herald, Audit Committee chairperson Susan Agruso inaccurately compared the school district’s “sweep” bank account to a household checking account. It is a poor analogy, but it gave School Board member John Colon an excuse to engage in political posturing to state that he could not vote for anything involving money until monthly bank reconciliations were completed.

Letters to the Editor

Neighbor blocks their river access with rocks, iron fence. They’re fighting back.

When the metal fence with “Private Property, No Trespassing” signs were erected last week by Mr. Roy Snyder, he was slamming the nearly 100-year access for the public to Point Pleasant Point and the river. Anthony Rossi used to own the property where Mr. Snyder now lives in his MacMansion, and Rossi, in contrast, personally welcomed the public to use that access, as Councilman Gene Gallo and Rossi’s brother-in-law recall.

Letters to the Editor

Congress should focus on ‘The People’s Budget’

A recent Associated Press article in the Bradenton Herald titled “GOP tax plan could offer little aid for many in middle class” summarized the findings of respected research organizations such as The Joint Committee on Taxation. The article noted that the tax plan’s primary beneficiaries would be wealthier Americans who would enjoy lower tax rates while some middle-class families would actually end up paying higher taxes.

Letters to the Editor

Democrats foolishly reject proposed tax reform

The proposed tax reform bill has met the usual Democratic opposition. They prefer to play class envy rather than vote to boost the economy, which benefits rich and poor equally. They don’t understand how foolish they sound by proposing tax relief to those who pay no taxes. If they were aware of history and the ingenuity of informed people, they would be familiar with the words of Plato, who said, “When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.”

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