Letter to the editor

President Donald Trump and his Republican enablers want you to spend $25 billion of your hard-earned dollars on a wall.

Here is what you could get for $25 billion if you were a more discriminating shopper.

n Hire 50,000 teachers for 10 years

n 50,000 miles of road repair

n Feed more than 3.4 million people three meals a day for a year

n Build new streetcar systems in 50 cities

n Run fiber internet connections to 8.3 million households

n Power more than 700,000 homes with solar energy

n Build 294,000 homes and end homelessness for families in America

n One-third more funding for veterans for a year

n Provide 35.7 million laptops to our kids and whoever needs them

n Fight the Zika virus 12 times over

Thomas Ford


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Great article Thomas. Haven't heard from you. Thought you had been scared away

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