Letters to the editor, April 25
Hernando TodayTeacher support
Published: April 25, 2012
Published: April 25, 2012
I feel compelled to write regarding the recent event at Challenger K-8 with one of their teachers, Mr. Aaron Kinkaid.
My son attends Quest and has had Mr. Kinkaid for three years. Mr. Kinkaid is without a doubt among the best and the brightest teachers in Hernando County.
The students trust him, they respect him. My son would speak about what he learned in Mr. Kinkaid's class daily and how he challenged them to think outside the box.
Mr. Kinkaid had every right to be upset about the way that his son was treated and his students are upset about the way that Mr. Kinkaid was treated. My son came home that night and told me what "they" had done to him.
He wanted to wait to get all of the facts so as not to falsely accuse others of harassing his favorite teacher; but, now we know that is exactly what it is.
Bullies come in all sizes and evidently it is not the students who have been bullying Mr. Kinkaid, you have our family's full support.
OK, so as of last July the county made an ordinance to record all permits for sinkhole testing in order to "track" sinkhole homes. That's great however what prevents a homeowner of a previous "non fixed" home from selling that home and hiding the fact it has been deemed a sinkhole home?
What is the remedy for possible fraud of this magnitude when selling a home?
Buyer beware, it would almost be beneficial to get a sinkhole evaluation on a pending sale, but who has in excess of $10,000 to have an engineer determine such damage?
If the Realtor selling the home isn't told, then the sale could go through with no knowledge that the home is an unrepaired sinkhole home.
Our home was just deemed sinkhole. We may not have the monies for repair as we have to payoff our home first. There are extenuating circumstances where a homeowner such as us, cannot do the repair and not be pocketing the money.
The article by Hernando Today was accurate to a "fault." We are hoping with "time" we can afford repair on our home, but the remediation can be costly.
The reporter would have done better to interview some of those who haven't repaired their homes to find out why.
And what do we have left with no repair, no insurance is available even contents. So we have a lot to loose if we can't repair our home.
No new jobs and why
Thousands of governmental regulations are strangling the creation of economic growth together with new jobs.
The government must relax or waive most of its environmental regulations if we want to obtain economic growth.
The objective of the government and most environmentalists are good, but they need to recognize that we are heading for economic failure and they both must back off until such time as required to get our economy growing and new jobs created.
We must realize that we are competing in a world economy for industrial production and if we are not able to compete, because of excessive regulation costs, we will gradually be forced to close down more industry with a great loss of more jobs and a descent into a welfare state.
The endless litigation by both the government and the environmentalists against industry over thousands of regulations, which could last for years, are bringing a halt to all economic growth.
The other enemy of economic growth is the poor quality of our politicians, particularly our liberal politicians, who want every body to love them and are afraid of doing the right thing, as it may offend and lose them votes.
This needed economic growth requires a dramatic reduction in these thousands of government regulations on industry and it must happen now.
This kind of change in attitude required by the government will be hard to accomplish so you must be ready for a dramatic reduction in your standard of living as we approach economic breakdown, unless you the people demand a change.