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OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

OUR VIEW: Elections 2010: We recommend …

August 12, 2010

This is the year. These are the elections to sweep out the status quo and start anew. Stop doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

OUR VIEW: A change of view on exemptions

OUR VIEW: A change of view on exemptions

August 5, 2010

Our friends in the Sarasota business community are not going to like what you're about to read: Our inclination is to vote "no" on the Economic Development Ad Valorem (Property) Tax Exemptions on the Aug. 24 primary ballot in Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota.

OUR VIEW: Welcome to school board politics

OUR VIEW: Welcome to school board politics

July 29, 2010

Kathy James, a first-time candidate for public office, in this case for the Sarasota County School Board, has obtained quite a real-world education these past 14 years as the mother of four children. But not much of that experience prepared her for the sleaze she has trudged through while campaigning for office.

MY VIEW: Amendment 4 will stymie our economy

MY VIEW: Amendment 4 will stymie our economy

July 29, 2010

It's completely unrealistic to expect voters to understand the often-arcane issues in comp-plan amendments. That's why we elect representatives.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

July 29, 2010

The Sarasota Observer gives priority to letters of local interest and about local issues. The Observer will print all letters to the editor if it feels they are of general interest, but only if the letter is signed and the author's street address and phone number are given.

OUR VIEW: Indoctrination by the state

OUR VIEW: Indoctrination by the state

July 22, 2010

Let's be blunt: Segments of Sarasota's political and intellectual elite — liberal and conservative alike — often regard Dr. Rich Swier (a doctor of education administration) as a conservative gadfly-extremist. And that's being polite.

MY VIEW: Obamacare taxes will destroy medical industry

MY VIEW: Obamacare taxes will destroy medical industry

July 22, 2010

The new excise tax on medical-device makers is a blatant strategy by the Obama administration to create a single-payer system.

OUR VIEW: Get rid of a dumb law; vote 'yes'

OUR VIEW: Get rid of a dumb law; vote 'yes'

July 15, 2010

The late Nobel economics laureate Milton Friedman once wrote in his famous book, "Free to Choose," that even though business executives espouse the virtues of free enterprise, when it comes to seeking favors from government, business interests are always the first in line.

MY VIEW: Bust the incentives addiction

MY VIEW: Bust the incentives addiction

July 15, 2010

There are cycles, there are vicious cycles and then there are local government incentives to attract businesses.

OUR VIEW: Rick Scott for governor

OUR VIEW: Rick Scott for governor

July 14, 2010

If you cut through all of the Bill McCollum and Alex Sink character-assassination attack ads; if you discard the standard operating procedure of the daily newspapers and their editorialists — which is to discredit anyone who has been a success in business; and if you judge Florida's gubernatorial candidates on their professional accomplishments, the choice for governor is overwhelmingly clear.



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