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Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

The frenzy in Texas regarding the children coming across our borders the past month is indescribable. Rabid, red-faced adults meeting the buses bringing the children from countries escaping the cartels, shameful. Cartels murdering the children and families if they refuse to join to sell drugs or be used in sex trade.

Don Fender (Letters, KDH July 13) comments, “... dumping of children by uncaring devious parents ... or political and financial gain of governments involved ... for the ulterior motive, invigorating the Latino element of the Democratic Party.”

John Sammis (Letters, July 19) wrote that, “It is device to bolster the Democratic Party.”

The July 30 front-page headline announced Gov. (Rick) Perry is deploying 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border at a cost of around $3 million a week is enough!

Folks, there is state and national consensus that these children pose NO threat but are running for their lives.

The parents did what any parent would do to save their children and get them out of harm’s way. It appears that some Texans, Republican legislators and Gov. Perry think that spending more than

$3 million a week is required to protect us from non voting children.

The governor’s posturing is costing Texans as he uses us for his 2016 presidential bid.

These are the facts; Republicans have voted NO to unemployment compensation, jobs bills, an immigration bill, tax reform bills, infrastructure bills, student finance reform bills, equal pay for women and minimum-wage bills.

Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are among those voting NO to the best interest of Texas and the nation.

This year alone the Republicans have rejected spending $3.7 billion to respond to children crossing the border, $11 billion to fund highway projects for a year. but July 11 found $287 billion to give corporate tax breaks adding to the deficit without paying for them.

Who is more dangerous, a “supernumerary governor” (appearing on stage but not speaking) or Republican Party that doesn’t care about the American people or children needing a safe place?

Patricia Muldrow Roberts

Harker Heights

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12 comments:

  • SirNose posted at 1:17 pm on Mon, Aug 25, 2014.

    SirNose Posts: 23

    The Repubes and Pee Party would rather see this country fall to pieces (and only 2 or 3 more loose nuts need to fall off for that to happen) than see President Obama get any credit for anything that will benefit the Divided States Of America.

     
  • Eliza posted at 7:13 am on Mon, Aug 11, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 1036

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  • Roody2 posted at 10:48 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 666

    I just want to point out he Democrats are saying "NO", too.

    They said NO to stopping voter fraud. NO to stopping welfare fraud. NO to secure borders. NO to the freedom to have healthcare or not. They said NO to IRS investigation and NO to the Benghazi investigation.

    ...Okay, that last one doesn’t count. They didn’t say no, they said “What difference does it make, anyway!?!”

     
  • DawgDave posted at 11:25 pm on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 376

    [thumbup]

     
  • Baylor posted at 5:50 pm on Wed, Aug 6, 2014.

    Baylor Posts: 197

    Ha! That's funny lady. Your president has just about completely destroyed this country all by himself. How is your Obama care going? My insurance went up dramatically because of OC. That's all.

     
  • DawgDave posted at 7:59 pm on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 376

    [thumbup][thumbup]

     
  • Bubba posted at 1:30 pm on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 844

    As reads: "You have foolishly slowed"

    Amended to read: "You have foolishly allowed"

    Spell check failure.

     
  • Bubba posted at 1:22 pm on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 844

    Great.

    Just what we need today-another delusional, fantasy-laden screed from the liberal left.
    Here’s a news flash sweetie and pay attention: You and your friends are what’s wrong with my country and it’s time we rid ourselves of you.

    Since you obviously don’t know, that liberal hero, harry reid, is currently sitting on approximately 350 pieces of legislation in the Senate, and he refuses to floor them for votes. More directly, the liberal party has full control of the government from January 2007 to January 2011, and in that time rammed the Unconstitutional obamacare down our throats and wrecked our economy. Your friends barney frank and chris dodd did that, and they belong in jail.

    Since you put that incompetent fool obama in office, you have destroyed our economy, creating a 37% non-participation rate in employment, and record high unemployment for women (BLS report, June 2014).

    You have created government agencies, stuffed full of incompetent and criminal government appointees, that have threatened the very foundation of our liberties and attacked free citizens over their politics, using their positions of self-imposed power to do so.

    The incompetence in the White House has set the continent of Africa aflame, and cost American lives there because of a disastrous “foreign policy”, now resulting in Russia threatening to rule this planet.

    You are gutting our military, as you fools always do, so you can have more money for your social programs to support the deadbeats who vote for your candidates. You could not care less that this threatens our national security.

    You have foolishly slowed an out-of-control appointee to spend almost $800M on a website that doesn’t work.

    Now, you want to spend billions allowing illegal aliens into our land so America won’t look like a big meanie. Typically, you want to spend my tax receipts on your bad policies. No doubt, you are willing to part with your social security payments to fund this and are willing to pop up some tents in your backyard to house these illegals as they cough their smallpox and plague onto you and your neighbors. No? Didn’t think so.

    The analysis is that you democrat/liberal/progressives are thinly veiled fascists and Marxists, and the historical parallels are there for all to see. You are the threat to the safety and security of my country, and the time has come to throw your politics on the ash heap of history where they belong, and run your party out of public governance forever.

     
  • Roody2 posted at 11:23 am on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 666

    With the government offering up to $6k per month of someone else's money, that's a no brainer!

     
  • Roody2 posted at 11:15 am on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 666

    Ah! Patricia Maddow Robot and her monthly "blame the Republicans for everything" letter.

    How refreshing.

     
  • DawgDave posted at 10:48 am on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 376

    I'm sure the writer will be more than happy to house about 5 or 6 of these illegals.

     
  • Eliza posted at 9:11 am on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 1036

    @ Who is more dangerous, a “supernumerary governor” (appearing on stage but not speaking) or Republican Party that doesn’t care about the American people or children needing a safe place?
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    I would say the more dangerous are the Adults /Men and Woman who came into the country with the younger people. With the younger making up 20% and the Adults the other 80%.
    None of the illegals who entered the country look to be malnourished -dressed in rags etc. as If any have come out of a country were they had Nothing.
    As a fact the Adult men look as if they could have had membership to a gym from the built of their bodies, or Could have just finished boot camp training in a foreign army.

    Those who are so concerned need to go to the countries themselves and help out these people.
    The citizens of the country have done enough in the years past, with never a Thank You even from those inside the country, who call themselves Americans .


    @Don Fender (Letters, KDH July 13) comments, “... dumping of children by uncaring devious parents ... or political and financial gain of governments involved ... for the ulterior motive, invigorating the Latino element of the Democratic Party.”
    John Sammis (Letters, July 19) wrote that, “It is device to bolster the Democratic Party.”


    I agree with both of the above men's facts.