Dear Editor-Renee Christopher-McPheeters

Sunday’s "Out the Window"

The recent "Out the Window" article by the publisher : "The future looks like Mud"
The title,intended to b humorous, did speak volumes of the situation in Citrus County.

That the future looked like mud – reminded me of "Mud Island" –
at Memphis, Tennessee (an amusement Park). I lived in Tennessee for about ten years, there were a lot of good people there. 
I told one of the Memphis leaders, that they should rename an amusement park in downtown Memphis, actually an island -"The King’s Island" instead of "Mud Island".

"The King’s Island", for Martin Luther King who was killed at Memphis and Elvis Presley, who was from Memphis – "The King of Rock & Roll".
A city or county should as the saying goes "Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the negative!".

This is what needs to happen here in Citrus County, we do not need  any more bad publicity.

Bad Publicity is not good for business or anything else!  

As a Candidate and future Commissioner, I shall do my best to avoid anything that would make Citrus County look bad to outsiders in general:

lengthy governmental meeting battles/lawsuits, and "Fiascos" such as the "Ottawa Fiasco", the "Inter local Centralized Sewer Agreement", the "Dean Barn", "The Freezer", "King’s Bay/Manatee Protection" The Citrus Memorial Hospital Lawsuit, the Invalid Crystal River Annexation…the list goes on and on.

If you look anyplace in the country, the counties/cities that are not fighting amidst themselves are the ones that are the most successful and prosperous –

the ones that businesses and families are attracted to!

I just have to say that I am very tired of all of the bickering in Citrus County and the culprit, let’s face it  – is Bad Government!

If there can be a turnaround with the 2012 Election, for Positive Candidates: Citrus County shall not have a "muddy" reputation and the future shall be smooth sailing!!!

Renee Christopher-McPheeters

Crystal River

Tenth Anniversary Bush Tax Cuts!-Dear Editor

Friends of the Earth

Tell Congress: Make polluters pay!

Today — the 10th anniversary of the Bush Tax Cuts — we’re  joining with True Majority, United for a Fair Economy, MoveOn, AFSCME and others for a national day of action.
Click here to call your representative toll free and find other ways you can get involved!

Ten years seems like a lifetime ago in politics. After an election fraught with controversy, George W. Bush was several months into his presidency. As far as the budget was concerned, we were doing alright. Things could have been better — but we were on the right path to invest a surplus in our future, to rebuild our infrastructure, and to pay off our debt.
But then exactly 10 years ago today — on June 7, 2001 –President Bush signed massive tax cuts into law, cuts that continue to starve our government of revenue while overwhelmingly rewarding those who least need it: millionaires and billionaires. On this unfortunate anniversary, Americans are coming together and asking Congress to choose a new path.
Call toll free today and tell your representatives to stop cutting vital services and to start making millionaires and polluting corporations pay their fair share! Click here for the phone number and a sample script.

After President Bush signed the Orwellian-named Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, the gap between the wealthy and the rest in America widened to breadths not seen since our country was teetering toward the Great Depression.1To make things worse, the Bush administration put two wars on the credit card and gave even larger handouts to polluting industries like Big Oil.
Now, Republicans are saying that we can’t afford to fund critical environmental and social programs, and are playing games of brinksmanship with the debt ceiling — threatening to push the country into a deeper economic hole.
But we’re not fooled. Despite railing about a budget crisis, senators recently blocked a vote to end handouts to the five biggest oil companies, putting polluter profits ahead of the public welfare.
Call your member of Congress and tell him or her that it’s time to end handouts to Big Oil and other polluters and to make millionaires and multinational corporations pay their fair share. Click here for the phone number and a sample script.

It’s been debunked: lower tax rates for the wealthy do not result in economic growth or so-called "trickle down" benefits. From 2001 to 2007, income levels for the wealthiest 400 taxpayers more than doubled while median incomes in America actually fell 4 percent. In other words, as corporate CEOs built larger ocean-front mansions, more and more families struggled to put enough food on the table.
There is a better way. According to Think Progress, a week’s worth of the Bush tax cuts could fund the program that feeds poor women and children for an entire year.2 If everyone pays a fair share of taxes, imagine all the ways we could make our country stronger.
We have seen what tax loopholes, corporate handouts and less regulation do to the economy — and to our environment. Call your representatives in Congress and tell them to defend government funding for vital programs — and to make millionaires and polluting industries pay their fair share.

Your action will help us make this national call-in day a success. Thanks for all that you do.
Becca Connors
Friends of the Earth

1. Emily Kaiser, "
How American Income Inequality Hit Levels Not Seen Since The Depression

." Reuters.

2. Pat Garofalo, "House GOP Cuts To Nutrition Assistance Equal To One Week

." Think Progress.

Send a message to the establishment-Dear Editor

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