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Highlands TodayCox is best choice
Published: July 21, 2012
Published: July 21, 2012
Each and every school in Highlands County has educational leaders, in the classroom and in the administrative office. What we need is a financial leader as superintendant — someone who can lead the educational leaders through the money shortage and still be able to do the best for the students of Highlands County.
That person is Wally Cox.
I am retired from the School Board of Highlands County. I was an elementary school bookkeeper in Sebring. I was hired as a bookkeeper when Wally was still the director of finance. Wally worked closely and patiently with me and the other bookkeepers, helping us understand the budget so we could get the most for our money to help the students and teachers. His philosophy was and still is: Without the children and teachers, we don't have a reason to come to work. We need to do the best we can for them.
For sure, money is tight everywhere; however, he has the financial expertise to continue to lead the school system through these difficult times. He has had to make many difficult decisions on funding. As money continues to be an issue, more tough choices will be made. I am confident these choices will be made with the impact on students foremost in his mind.
Wally is the consummate servant leader. He works for the students and teachers of Highlands County. My grandchildren attend school in Highlands County and I continue to be involved in schools as a volunteer. Both my children teach school in Highlands County.
I know firsthand how the budget cuts affect them and their individual jobs. I also know how much Wally appreciates the personnel working for the school district.
I feel very confident that, as things improve, he will make an effort to give back what has been deleted. However, without money, you shouldn't make promises you can't keep.
Romney is the best choice
Mr. McCarthy, you are quoting Rahm Emanuel on Mitt Romney's business experience. You must know that Emanuel is a big Barack Obama supporter and would spin anything about Mitt Romney in a negative light.
As for yourself, it's clear you do not know how business works. Unfortunately, not all businesses are successful. When a business is failing you have two choices: close it or if there is a possibility it can survive, declare bankruptcy and restructure. So I am sure Mitt Romney did not close a business just for the heck of it.
Obama's Affordable Care Act is everything but affordable. Your statements act as if women never had health care opportunities before. Yes, Obamacare makes some screenings, but at what costs? You can tell insurance companies to add all kinds coverages to policies, but the premiums are going to rise to cover costs. There is no war on women, at least by Republicans. Obama is at war with the middle class much worse.
The best thing to do for everyone is to repeal this terrible law. You now have a Washington bureaucrat making decisions instead of you and your doctor.
As for the Republican Party, they have become what the Democratic Party used to be. You are also wrong about Jeb Bush who endorsed Mitt Romney and has no concerns about the Republican Party.
Our Founding Fathers warned us about what the Democratic Party is trying to do to our country. They never envisioned us to be an entitlement state. They broke from Europe for freedom of religion and control of their own future and a country where everyone carries their own weight.