Letters to the editor, July 12
Hernando TodayMaking choices
Published: July 12, 2012
Published: July 12, 2012
Gov. Rick Scott's dissing of Obamacare is just the latest example of vigilante political egos defying the law.
The health care law, though controversial, has survived all three branches of the federal government. So will we be a people of law or raw political power that rationalizes that a noble end justifies an illegal means?
Examples of lawless leaders "doing what's right" abound. Think of the Wisconsin "lawmakers" fleeing their lawful responsibilities or a U.S. congress, contrary to the law, freely spending money for years without a budget.
Like his predecessors, President Obama has abused his office. The president has arrogantly defied the law in protecting his Attorney General, unilaterally changing immigration policy, and ordering the military to defy DOMA.
Perhaps most troubling now is his administration's illegal withholding of voter information and restricting enforcement of common sense voter ID law in various states.
How can we expect the next generation to respect law and authority when those in positions of power do not? Ancient Israel forsook the Law of Moses and "every man did what was right in his own eyes," things went downhill fast. America must decide if we will be a nation of law or will we lay the foundation for anarchy and dictatorship.
ACORN: A criminal enterprise
Unknown to the public is that Acorn is under control of left wing radicals who are socialists and communists and has been around for many years and has a large dues paying membership.
Acorn tries to put on a face of a do-gooder but its real face is that of political corruption and mob tactics.
Acorn established two dummy corporations called "Project Vote" and "Citizens Service" both being a charitable non-profit corporation, in order to receive gifts and donations of tax free money. However, these two corporations cannot, according to law, have any political activity.
The monies that were given to these two corporations were secretly turned over to Acorn in the millions of dollars.
Acorn then fraudulently hid the millions received from IRS by bookkeeping fraud.
In 2005 State and Federal governments finally caught up to this fraud by Acorn and they filed tax liens against Acorn for over 3 million dollars.
In addition to the above fraud, Acorn once again committed a new fraudulent act. Acorn received a Federal government grant to conduct regular get out the vote but instead applied the money to supporting the Obama campaign vote.
There are still other criminal activities which Acorn took part in, which were bully tactics.
Anita Mon Crief, a former high placed employee of Acorn, testified under oath in a suit against Acorn as to Acorn's tactics in a successful program by Acorn called "Muscle for Power" which was used to shake down private companies for money. Under this program Acorn members would picket, harass, break up meetings, curse, scream, insult and mob tactics against companies in order to get them to pay Acorn to stop and the sums were substantial.
This happened to Sherwin Williams Paint Co. and H & R Block and hundreds of other companies. In addition to the foregoing you could hire Acorn to harass, picket, break up meetings, curse, scream and mob tactics for a price.
In 2008 Acorn worked hard to get out the vote, not for the voters sake, but to vote for Obama. Obama was at one time the head offices of Illinois Acorn.
The foregoing is just a small example of Acorn's activities, their corruption, their tax fraud, their racketeering and their mob tactics.
Acorn is a Mafia type criminal enterprise and needs to be condemned.
Is Druzbick a Maverick?
Once again Commissioner Druzbick shows his true political view points.
This is second time that he has been in favor of taxing the citizens of Hernando County. Is this gentleman a "closet" Democrat? Mr. Druzbick said that there are no more rocks to turn over to alleviate the county's $6 million budget shortfall.
He therefore wants to raise our millage rate on our property taxes. The shortfall represents roughly 6 percent of the proposed 2013 General Fund budget of close $100 million. I suggest that the commissioners review the budget with a "fine tooth comb" and challenge every proposed cost submitted by their employees.
Just don't rely what the department heads and the county administrator tell the board. Perhaps the board should consider changing the property exemptions to the second $25,000 or $50,000 value of the house, which ever exemption applies.
This way everybody is provided the opportunity to share in the burden. I've often wondered how much more money this would bring in to our coffers. I also suggest that the board, if adamant for a tax increase, let the citizens' vote on it at the November elections. Another consideration is to employ a greater use of our prisoners in the county jail to perform county labor.
The thing that really upsets me though was the board's elimination of the impact fees on the home builders, led by Druzbick so that they could sell their houses cheaper. These fees were to cover infrastructure.
These costs will now be borne by the citizens of the county. It is a tax on the citizens that shows where Druzbick and the Board stands with respect to the home builders versus the citizens. I've always thought that the home builders had Druzbick in their pocket. I wonder where he got all the money to put up that election sign on that monstrous bill board on State Road 50.
John J. Davis