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Letters to the editor, July 12

Published:   |   Updated: July 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

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More patrol cars

If Pasco needs more money for roads, I have a better suggestion than increasing the gasoline tax, which burdens those with lower incomes more than anyone else. Put more patrol cars on U.S. 19 north of State Road 52 and ticket speeders. That little road north of S.R. 52 would pay for one whole highway.

I’m not saying I don’t speed, but in the 45-mph areas if I am doing 49 or 50 mph there are always at least five cars passing me doing no less than 60.

In addition, motorcycles use the white line between two lanes as their own passing lane and squeeze between us.

When it comes to the left-hand lane of a highway, all of Florida seems to believe this is the slow lane. Under Florida law, anyone doing less than 10 mph below the posted speed limit who doesn’t get out of the way of an approaching vehicle can be ticketed.

Please put more patrol cars, for everyone’s safety, on U.S. 19 north and Little Road north of S.R. 52. I have seen one on each road in the past month.

Donna Herrick


Unusual agreement

I don’t usually agree with what Marty Moore writes but he really hit the nail on the head about the Clintons in his July 10 column “Before You Anoint Hillary, Have a Real Look.”

It was refreshing to read that blame was being placed where it belongs about the free trade agreements, repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and not going after Osama bin Laden when we had him in our sight during the 1990s, instead of everything being blamed on the Republicans.

It seems that Democrats have a bad case of selective memory when it concerns the Clintons.

Paulette Spaay


Change logo

There is no need to change the name of the Washington Redskins to avoid the PC police. Just change the team’s logo to a potato, perhaps with Mercury wings. It would be an inoffensive use of the term “redskin” and certainly appropriate to the leaders of our nation in Washington, D.C.

Robert Renneberg


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