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