Letter to the Editor: January 23, 2022


How does Brightline avoid local speed limits?

I noticed that no one was asking the right questions about the Brightline trains through Fort Pierce and the surrounding area.

In the Fort Pierce area, train speed limits are currently 45 mph. This is due to curves and other issues. Could you please ask Brightline how someone is planning to get around this safety limit?

Jim Mooney, Fort Earrings

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Highway traffic control seems to be a low priority

Another horrifying accident on January 8 at US 1 near South Vero Square, killing three people and injuring three.

I hope you can easily search the sheriff’s database to see the number of accidents (fatal or simply nasty) in the US 1 Corridor from Harbor Branch to 4th Avenue in the last few years. Getting permission to view the data is similar to finding chicken teeth.

Of course, one person died too much. However, both St. Lucie and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office feel that they are okay.

Anyone can say that the actual speed of US1 (not posted) between these two points is close to 60-70 mph or more. So if the car is driving at 45 or 50 and the car is facing forward and colliding, you could get injured, but as we saw that Saturday, over 60mph is much worse.

We donate millions of dollars to local law enforcement agencies. Where does the money go? Traffic control should be the last thing sheriffs Ken Mascara and Eric Flowers want their agents to be interested in themselves. Unless it’s their mother, father, sister, brother, or child, it’s a heavy lift. This is not my first letter to the editor on traffic control. It will probably require more death before Ken and Eric ask their agents to do their job. Unfortunately, my respect for them is waning.

Don Bisco, Fort Earrings

Rising Inflation: Hidden Taxes Especially Strict for Low-Income Households

According to Webster’s dictionary, inflation is defined as “a continuous rise in general price levels is usually due to an increase in the amount of money and credit compared to the goods and services available.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov, the United States is currently in the period of maximum inflation in almost 40 years.

The sharp rise in energy prices, one of the biggest causes of inflation, is affecting almost all low- and middle-income households. Keeping energy costs down is very important, as energy costs affect virtually all products and services. But this administration is doing little to avoid an increase. And it may have made them worse. The United States has transitioned from a net energy exporter to an energy importer.

In addition to soaring energy costs, the administration has put billions of dollars into the economy in the form of payments to individuals, grants, PPP loans, and hundreds of millions of dollars to schools. This waste of money seems to have kept people away from the workforce and contributed to the supply chain crisis.

According to John Maynard Keynes, one of the most respected economists in our history, “With the ongoing process of inflation, the government secretly and secretly reveals an important part of the wealth of its citizens. It can be confiscated without being observed. “

This invisible tax needs to be dealt with immediately. Energy costs need to be normalized and the government needs to encourage people to return to work rather than pay for being at home. Again, inflation has the biggest impact on middle- and low-income groups.

Richard Gaisinger, Stuart

Governor Ron DeSantis will address the Legislature in Tallahassee on January 11, 2022.

Governor Ron DeSantis will address the Legislature in Tallahassee on January 11, 2022.

What would Florida be like to those who attack DeSantis for his speech?

Ron DeSantis delivered his “Governor’s Treatment” speech on the first day of Congress’s meeting in Tallahassee this month. As usual, the left attacked with poison and momentum.

Is the state of our state the reason why thousands of families flocked here to Florida so that children could go to school when other states closed their schools? Does that mean there is no state income tax in Florida? Does it mean that Florida was and was open?

Do attackers want children in Florida schools to lose a year or two of instruction, as they did in many states? That’s right.

Another attack on DeSantis is to attack the Biden administration for immigration policy. Does this mean that Democrats and progressives support ignoring US immigration policy? Does that mean they want illegal immigrants to go bankrupt here in our schools, medical care, welfare departments, etc.?

DeSantis also declared that no police would lose money. Nothing can be interpreted as vulnerable to crime. Does this mean we should continue to kowtow to criminals?

What exactly are you proclaiming?

They criticize him for using the word “freedom” or “freedom” many times in his speech. The governor, who has declared the state to be in the top five for freedom (as opposed to New York and California listed in the five below) on a list of three different think tank lists, said that information. Shouldn’t you be proud to share?

Those attacking DeSantis must be called in to justify the support of the Left.

Audrey Taggart, Hove Sound

This article was originally published in the Treasure Coast Newspaper: Letter to the Editor: January 23, 2022