Letters to the editor, Nov. 4
Hernando TodayFamily stands behind Sager
Published: November 4, 2012
Published: November 4, 2012
My family and I stand with Republican Jason Patrick Sager as the clear choice for Hernando County Commissioner in District 3.
He has set forth quality ideas and solutions for the problems of Hernando County. He has set forth a plan to partner with local businesses to help promote job growth, because job growth is our most pressing problem.
With more jobs comes more demand for local goods and services. Job growth will create more demand for housing which will reduce the inventory of single family homes in the market which should lead to higher existing home values for you and me.
This should allow builders to once again build new homes (creating more jobs), the cost of which now far exceeds the price of similar existing homes in the market. Like it or not, home construction has been the driver of our economy, but we must diversify our industries. "The Sager Job Growth Plan" will aid this diversification effort.
We attended the recent candidate forum at Springstead Theater. Jason expressed his views clearly, articulately, and answered the questions directly. The no party candidate was again a no-show.
The Democratic candidate was unimpressive and befuddled. She is stuck in the past. It is clear that Jason will be able to clearly express his views, and bring much needed new ideas and solutions to the Hernando County Commission while working to stabilize property tax rates on homes and businesses.
The issues before us and how to address them are so crucial to our beloved county! That is what our vote should be about, and yes Jason Sager is the clear choice on the issues.
I am the father of Jason's wife, Stephanie Barnett Sager, and I and my family stand behind him and will vote for him.
Robert A. Barnett
Setting the record straight
The word "desperation" can best describe the small ad in a recent Sunday paper by so-called "friends of E. Townsend." A quick check with the state elections office will find that this group is of questionable legality.
Hernando County citizens know that Shirley Anderson is the most qualified candidate in the race for Elections Supervisor. Shirley is the best organized person I know and she can certainly make necessary improvements in the Elections Office in Hernando County to insure we are no longer the last and worst in the state.
Let's face it, folks, Elizabeth Townsend shares greatly in the fiasco happenings in that office. Shirley has never shirked responsibility nor will she.
But I want to set the record straight. That ad mentioned that my name had been thrown in the mix as contemplating a race for Elections Supervisor in the past. Many supporters had encouraged me to consider such a race because of the deplorable inefficiencies of the current Elections Office.
I at no time actively sought the position but my name was still bandied about for this and other local offices. Voters are delighted that Shirley Anderson is willing to become the next Supervisor of Elections in Hernando County because they know she will bring great efficiencies and voter support so desperately needed.
My advice to the opponent and others is to take the high road and stop blaming everyone else for the chaotic elections office conditions.
Shirley Anderson will bring change, efficiencies and budget cutting which are long overdue in the Supervisor of Elections Office.
Here we go again Gov. Mitt Romeny is a flip flopper accordingly to the media when he talks about the 47%, he did not mean it that way.
The funding about planned parenthood, abortion and just about every other woman's medical rights, he did not mean it that way. The issue about the U.S. ambassador getting killed, that wouldn't have happened if he was president, oh he didn't mean it that way again.
One of the first apparent things he flip flopped on was his deferment from the military. Just another one of his road to the beginnings of flip flopping. The definition of deferment, "the act of to delaying, put off or to postponement." This flip flopping just didn't start in this election, it started way back when Gov. Romney appears to have a history of flip flopping, starting with his deferment into the military. "OH," he meant, he was going in after his schooling but he decided not too, like the rest of the dodge drafters, who became liers and criminals.
Wake up voters, Gov. Romney does not know what he wants to do.
Why is it that the voters in the state of Massachusetts only gave him one term in the Office of Governor? Don't you get it yet? If I were to guess, Gov. Romney did not perform the duties of Governor the way the voters of Massachusetts wanted him too, so they voted him out.
If the voters of Massachusetts did not want him in there for a second term, why is that, just maybe they seen his flip flopping back then and they decided to vote him out of office.
So you see voters, his flip flopping is following him as he is running for the Presidency of the United States.
Please get out and vote!
Marion and Merrell Mercer