Florida politics has taken yet another stand for the wealthy. The June 24 Miami Herald reported that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is creating a super PAC targeting the representatives who went against his campaign to renovate Sun Life Stadium.
I find all this nauseating. We have a governor who bought his election, refused federal funds for the bullet train and cut education in his first month in office. But he supported the stadium renovation because of the jobs it would create, most of which would be temporary.
We have a governor who lets insurance rates continue to rise even though so many people are underwater in their homes and have no jobs, not to mention our environmental issues.
“Self-interest” groups and their lobbyists, not our elected representatives, run our state. I recently called House Speaker Will Weatherford’s office to speak to him, and he never called me back. No one in our government takes the time to talk to teachers who are in the trenches. Who is fighting for our children?
In Florida, the wealthy are out for their own interests and not the issues facing the middle class. They do not see the dangers of inadequate standardized testing. Our kids are overstimulated with technology and have become robots. Our educational system needs an overhaul to help prepare children for a secure future. When will wealthy businessmen start a super PAC to support teachers and children?
Karen Herzog, Miami