T-YOU; Rants & Raves the Criers Might Be Hypocrites in the Tax Debate

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T-YOU; Rants & Raves the Criers Might Be Hypocrites in the Tax Debate

Let's make it a rule that all public discussions about property taxes begin with an acknowledgement of the property taxes we pay, as well as the market and assessed values of our primary residence. Our legislators did nothing to address the enormous Save Our Homes disparity that caps annual tax increases at 3 percent on a primary residence. I wonder if those who are expressing concern about the loss of property tax revenue (elected officials, columnists, civic-minded citizens) are at the same time benefiting from Save Our Homes. Perhaps they should be arguing for legislation that would allow them to pay a fairer share.


Hold a special election and let the public decide if it thinks a 1/2-cent sales tax would better than all of Mayor John Peyton's planned reductions in spending and proposed fees. Hold the election as soon as possible. Remove all the anxiety and fear.


To the reader who asked where are the churches in regard to the homicide rate: Well, churches are full of Christians, and you've told us you don't want us in your bedroom or in your classroom. Yet, you come back to the one place where you know there is help - although you've rejected it in all other areas in your life. God is here. You have to acknowledge that.


I'd like to send a rave to a couple of the golf courses in town. My nephew is in the service, and these courses are collecting golf balls to send over there for recreation for the guys. My nephew loves golf, and he's going to be so excited. I just think it's great that they are helping the troops. Thank you, Champions Club and Windsor Parke.


If the teachers of Duval County need a personal cell phone, let them get one and pay for it themselves.


The closing of the beach nesting area at Huguenot Park was not an issue of people vs. birds. This is about what we can do to protect chicks from being killed in driving lanes. There is no reason we can't share the beach with birds and turtles. Our beach visits should not result in crushed chicks and turtles. "Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish caught will we realize we cannot eat money." - A Cree Indian proverb.


In reference to the Times-Union editorial on the farm policy and aid for farmers: Floridians should know federal farm subsidy money goes to those who farm corn, wheat, rice and cotton.

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