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Letters to the Editor for April 17, 2012

Ocala, FL - April 17, 2012

Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.

The Munroe tax

Rolling over CDs at the bank these days is frustrating, to say the least. The most one can do is earn approximately .65 percent in interest.The feds keep lowering interest rates and can’t seem to recognize the fact that our life savings are dwindling.

As though this isn’t enough to reduce our income, now we’re being asked to tax ourselves to fund a $130 million bond for Munroe Regional. I would be more than willing to agree to this tax if the hospital, instead of being the last resort and acquiring more bad debt, would at least consider convenient monthly payments from non-paying clients.
I want to pay my fair share toward an additional tax for this wonderful facility, but I don’t think that retirees should shoulder the burden for those unwilling to be somewhat responsible for their health care.

Grace Raymond