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I was incensed by the May 21 story Miami Dade College lost its sales-tax pitch in the Legislature, and may have burned some bridges. Who appointed state Rep. Jose Oliva the new sheriff in town? How dare he say that we are being boondoggled or lied to. Do he and his cronies think we are too stupid to make informed decisions?

Shame on Oliva as a representative of the people. We deserve the chance to vote on the half-penny tax. This community needs MDC to continue providing education to those in need. Heaven help us should he become House speaker.

Ana Maria Bacallao, Miami

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