Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Mission United empowers veterans

In celebration of Independence Day, United Way of Miami-Dade is launching a new program to support the men and women who risked their lives to protect the freedoms we so value as Americans. Called Mission United, this program is designed to help veterans as they transition back to civilian life.

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Unethical insurance practice

I sent a letter to Florida’s insurance commissioner and Sen. Bill Nelson’s office complaining of health insurers’ unethical practice of opening up pools of business collecting premiums and then within a few months closing the pool of business before they have any substantial claims on them.

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A night with Nat King Cole at Havana’s Tropicana

In about 1952, I had traveled alone to all the major cities of South America and wound up in Havana for a last bachelor fling before returning to my consulting petroleum geologist practice in the states. I had seen the finest nightclubs from New York to Monte Carlo but, indeed, the Tropicana was the most beautiful nightclub I had ever seen.

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Employee benefits

Re the June 26 article Why cataract surgery for Duncan the terrier cost Miami taxpayers $8,430: Let me get this straight — the vacation time is provided to employees as a benefit. They work and accrue it. Why should anyone question what they sell it back for? It really is none of anyone’s business, and shame on the Miami Herald for calling out those individuals and printing their names.

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Is that art in Coral Gables?

I know art is in the eye of the beholder. Looking at the sculpture erected in the roundabout of Segovia and Biltmore Way in Coral Gables, I just realized I need to see my ophthalmologist because I must be going blind.

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Marco Rubio is the best candidate

Somehow the Democratic left has come up with a campaign attempting to inundate newspaper columns with statements against Sen. Marco Rubio. They know that their chance of getting a senator elected in Florida all of the sudden is zero.

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Trump presidency

Re the June 25 article Britain’s vote to exit EU sends shock waves: The results reflected an overwhelming vote for Brexit among the working class, while the educated and business class rejected it.

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Court’s abortion ruling

I don’t know or care what odd quirk has led Kristen Hatten to declare herself a “pro-choice feminist,” but her June 28 column, Court’s rejection of Texas abortion law puts women’s lives in danger, was based on the same illogical and wholly unsupported claims that led the Supreme Court to reject Texas’ anti-abortion HB2 law.

Letters to the Editor

Trump-Hitler comparison

In a recent letter Renee Arazie laments Leonard Pitts Jr.’s comparison of Adolf Hitler to Donald Trump. He asks, “In what world has Trump killed 20 million people or gassed 6 million Jews?”

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FPL cleanup

As reported on June 24, FPL has 10 years to clean up its polluted cooling canals. FPL’s solutions include “a recovery system to capture hypersaline groundwater and safely put it deep underground in bedrock that is separate from drinking water sources.” What could go wrong? Well, FPL isn’t putting it in a mason jar on a pantry shelf.

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Bernie Sanders’ supporters

Re the June 27 story Is America ready for all-female ticket?: No, it’s not. But not because Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would be running mates, but rather because the ticket would have been created out of desperation to attract Bernie Sanders’ supporters. But it would backfire.

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Trump backpedals

Donald Trump is now walking back some of the extreme statements he made during the primaries in his pivot for the general election. He now says that instead of a total ban on Muslims entering the country, only those from select nations will be banned.

Letters to the Editor

Ripping off grandma

All my working life the government has taken a portion of my earnings to fund Medicare, which provides for the elderly and disabled. Turns out, all the money I put in, as well as all the money my entire high school class put in, and then some, is gone.

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Pick and choose

The June 23 editorial, Congress just can’t get its act together, refers to 5 million undocumented and law-abiding immigrants. No doubt, most are law abiding, but they are still illegal. Does this mean we pick the law as long as it doesn’t hurt others? I’m torn between red light cameras and the IRS.

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