Letters to the Editor

Term limits fouling Florida House politics

Steve Crisafulli does not deserve to be in a position of power in the Florida House.

Term limits have helped create the current situation. Too many of our state legislators are hit-and-run carpetbaggers who see their time in office as a window of opportunity to enrich themselves and secure future employment with connected law firms, corporations and lobbyists.

A part-time legislature like ours is designed to keep out anyone who isn't already rich -- or connected to someone who is who is willing to provide a phony job and generous salary in exchange for future influence. (See: Marco Rubio)

A full-time legislature with decent pay would change Tallahassee from a club where connected people do each other favors to a legitimate legislative body.

Kyle Elliott