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Letters

  • Letters to the editor

    About outsourcing
    Several readers are blaming U.S. companies for outsourcing manufacturing. No company wants to outsource if they can profitably do the work in house; outsourcing is very difficult to manage. Companies outsource for the following reasons:
    1. U.S. corporation taxes are the highest in the world. Some companies may choose to sacrifice in various manners to reduce income taxes, but they pay in a different way.
    2. U.S. regulations (EPA, Safety) are the most stringent in the world driving costs up.

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    Yes Sir Mr. Brown board
    Recently WREC’s web site issued this warning. “Washington wants you to pay more for your electricity. Translated - Don’t blame us, it’s Washington’s fault.

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    Do as I say not as I do
    Recently we have seen much criticism of our law enforcement, the people who keep us safe, those run towards danger when everyone else is running away!

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    Bring jobs back
    My friend grew up in the St. Louis metropolitan area from 1975-1993. Ferguson is part of the St. Louis metro area.
    Most of the decent economic opportunity left Ferguson and the rest of the St. Louis metro area 20-30 years ago.
    Corporations are unpatriotic, and they have been pulling jobs out of the United States and taking them to low wage countries to maximize their profits.
    Republicans say that Americans are lazy, they lack ambition and that they do not want to work.

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    Fur-ever thankful
    Though this time of year is our busiest with community events and pet adoptions, we must slow down and take this opportunity to express our most sincere gratitude to our supporters. You, the community, have allowed us to live up to and honor our mission with your contributions of time, funds and the labor of love. For this … we’re Fur-ever thankful.

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    Praise for sheriff's office

    We all take public servants for granted until we need them. In recent days, our family has had the opportunity to witness the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at their finest.
    During a recent family emergency, Deputy Mike Voss, in particular, has demonstrated amazing empathy, compassion and concern in helping our family.
    We would like to take this opportunity to thank him and the rest of the sheriff’s department publicly for all they have done for the family.
    The Gary Willming family
     

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    Sumter County schools off on Monday
    I left a voicemail and sent an email for the Senior Director of the Curriculum & Instructional Programs Department on the Sumter County school board in regards to my concern about the schools being closed for Monday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. I have not heard back a reply as of yet.

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    Voter suppression,    discrimination or just plain apathy
    Here is update of the unfortunate situation that has developed in Sumter County.
    On Oct. 29, the chairman of the Sumter County Commission denied a request of the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections to utilize The Sumter Transit system to provide transit to the polls for registered voters.
    This has a significant impact on the more than 23,000 voters living outside of The Villages Community Development Districts.

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    Need help in Panasoffkee
    I would like to know why there are not more police in Lake Pan.
    Drug use, sales of, break ins and theft are out of control in my neighbor. From what I’m told by SCSD they have only one officer in our area at night.
    That’s when a lot of the trouble happens. People dress in heavy dark camo on the hottest of nights, roaming the streets all night long. We need help!
    I don’t know what else to do. SCSD is quick to respond but as soon as they drive off it starts again.

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    Some road rave
    I’d like to take a moment to give a heartfelt Thank You to Mr. Terry Yoder of T&D Concrete who noticed my Jeep overheating recently near Lake Panasoffkee on Hwy 44.
    Mr. Yoder in his truck and two of his Fleet Staff in theirs promptly purchased a radiator hose for me and installed it in minutes so I could safely be on my way.