Letters to the Editor – January 6 hearings, inflation, Republican Party, high-speed rail
Look the truth in the face
I appreciated your half-page letters regarding the January 6 hearings. I find it incredible that even after all the evidence that has been presented, some readers still can’t believe what their eyes and ears are telling them is true.
I believe that their arguments boil down to two premises:
1. We should ignore the first-hand evidence presented by the committee and not worry about the attempt to overrule the legal votes and the will of the people and attack members of Congress, because instead we should focus on the global inflation, oil prices, the stock market decline and the 20+ immigration problem.
2. We should reject their testimonies because they are “partisan”. There are no pro-Donald Trump members on the committee. The fact that Trump’s attorney general, campaign manager, his own daughter and many of his own staff admitted that the ‘big lie’ is a big lie can’t be real because the committee doesn’t like it all. just not Trump.
Sorry, I can’t purchase either one. I like to live in reality.
Julie B. Morgan, Keller
A simple solution
Apparently, our president and our representatives are struggling to find a quick fix to this country’s inflation problem. It’s also obvious that they may never have taken the Economics 101 course.
The answer is very simple. Don’t spend more than you earn. I promise you, follow this simple rule and in no time we will have inflation under control.
Ernest L. Morrison, Frisco
Immigration would help
The national labor shortage is a major contributor to inflation. I would appreciate reading an article about what my state and national representatives are doing to try to alleviate the labor shortage. My main interest would be to know what their strategies are to improve the flow of legal immigration. We need more workers!
The Texas GOP abandons reality
Well, it finally happened for everyone to see. The once rational, pro-democracy Republican Party in Texas has completely abandoned its once proud heritage. Obviously, the days of being a party of law and order are long gone.
Booing Senator John Cornyn for working on a first step toward meaningful gun safety is telling. They have detached themselves from reality. It’s terrifying.
Gary Brand, Garland
Can the Texas GOP clear something up for me? Do you believe that only the top of the ballot was illegitimate? It’s a magical thought.
Lynn Wolfe, Plano
Why don’t they just leave?
In response to the Texas Republican Party’s resolution calling for a vote to allow Texas to secede from the United States, I would like to suggest a compromise that would benefit everyone. This compromise is simple: we hold the vote, but those who vote for secession must agree to leave the state if they lose that vote.
I am convinced that the reasonable majority will vote to stay in the United States – and that Texas would be better off without the small minority who would vote otherwise.
Tom Desmond, Plano
Getting money out of Texas
I’m up late tonight, doing some paperwork. I transfer my savings out of Texas-based banking institutions. In the language of economists, this is called “disintermediation”.
Given what the Republican Party of Texas has to say about secession, I don’t want some arrogant group of men to change my US dollar savings to “Texan dollar” or some other name for the currency of the new republic of Texas.
I have worked too long and too hard to have my savings wiped out as if held in cryptocurrency. I love the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
I’m not sitting around waiting to see what happens.
Jennifer Washburn Shaw, Aransas County, Texas
They forgot us
Subject: ‘Derailed Again – The High Speed Rail Project Is Virtually Dead. It Wasn’t Necessary’, June 13 editorial.
When plans were first announced for Texas Central, the people of Ellis County were excited. Here at last is the push, they reasoned, that would spur the development that has mostly moved beyond this area since the cancellation of the federal supercollider project.
Then it became clear that there would be no stops, no stations, and no connection between College Station and Dallas. Texas Central wanted to take our land, fracture our farms and give nothing back. Unsurprisingly, Ellis County led the fight that ended Texas Central’s hopes.
The next time someone thinks up a plan to benefit Dallas and Houston, spare a crumb for the “overflown country.”
Barry Jacobs, Waxahachie
The rail wasn’t worth it
The proposed high-speed rail link between Dallas and Houston was a white elephant from the start, and its demise should be cheered by Texas taxpayers. There is no way the train could have covered its capital and operating costs from ticket sales, which means federal and/or state subsidies would have been needed.
And a terminus near Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport made no sense. Admittedly, the Acela on the East Coast shows a small operating profit. But nearly 100 million people live between Washington, DC and Boston. No one lives between Dallas and Houston.
Bernard L. Weinstein, Far North Dallas
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