Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Grants for Downtown Ripping off Taxpayers

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Grants for Downtown Ripping off Taxpayers

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The mayor and City Council can't expect firefighters and police to accept salaries, benefits and pensions equal to the private sector if they continue to waste money. The latest examples are the unqualified Equal Business Opportunity contracts [allowed] by Internet-playing city employees, and the likely [Jacksonville Economic Development Commission] grants to renovate several downtown buildings. Downtown doesn't need more offices, more apartments or more hotel rooms, but the developers again see a chance to bilk us taxpayers to fill their wallets. If the development is a good idea, let them pay for it completely.

COLUMNIST JUST DOESN'T GET IT

[Columnist] Susan Estrich is a piece of liberal work. In her column [Saturday, May 22, "United States partly to blame for drugs, violence in Mexico"] she wrote, "Assault weapons are not used by sportsmen. You don't hunt deer with an assault weapon. You don't need one to protect your home against a robber." Like most liberals, she displays her ignorance of the Second Amendment. It was passed for ordinary citizens to organize into local militia to provide for the immediate defense of the country. It was also passed to empower the people in case the government became too powerful so that it had to be replaced, as Thomas Jefferson legitimized in the Declaration of Independence.

SUPREME COURT HARDLY 'LIBERAL'

The [writer] calling our Supreme Court liberal [in "Letters from Readers" on Saturday, May 22] must not understand the meaning of the word. That is like calling this newspaper liberal. Doesn't he know the difference between conservative and liberal, i.e. progressive? Our Supreme Court is top-heavy with conservative Republicans. Look at the ones [President George W. Bush] and his Congress installed! Bush had a field day installing the most conservative judges he could find. …

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