Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

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RAVE FOR ONLINE PROGRAM

I was very pleased to read the column by Bernie Machen, UF President, about the new online program, which will allow many more students to receive degrees at a reduced rate. I have older and retired friends who teach classes online for other universities and just love it. Most of their students are adults who have been in the workforce for awhile and wish to advance. Therefore, they tend to be serious about their online coursework. I sincerely hope that recent high school grads and other younger prospective students have the maturity to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity and follow it through to completion.

YOUR MESS, YOUR ISSUE

Why in heaven's name should the federal government provide baby formula to parents (WIC)???? Who is truly responsible for feeding, clothing, and housing their own children?

As far as cleaning up the Northside and the Westside, I am sure there are ample folks available who are on welfare who should be doing something for their free money. How about cleaning up your own communities?

BACK PAY FOR WORKERS

Today congress passed a bill to pay the back pay for furloughed employees when the furlough is over. This proves I'm not smart enough to be a congressman. If we are going to pay them anyway, why don't we bring them back to work today?

WHERE ARE LIBERALS?

It appears that the conservatives are very critical of President Obama with their overwhelming rants. I wonder where all of the liberals are in their recants in trying to defend Obama. Maybe they're waiting for the next president to be a Republican so they can be overwhelming in their rants against him. If that happens, I wonder who the conservatives are then going to pick on.

PRISONERS CAN HELP

I know this will probably fall on closed ears, but what about using non-violent prisoners to pick up trash and mow weeds in blighted areas? This work might motivate them to not trash their neighborhoods when they are once again out in society.

MAKE THE LAW THE LAW

A recent letter writer, who identified himself as a left-wing liberal, said that all voters should accept that Obamacare aka the Unaffordable Care Act, is the law of the land. …

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