The wall, red-light cameras, stock market – The Denver Post

If not the wall, then what?

Re: “Trump’s erratic demands drive shutdown,” Dec. 30 editorial
There is nothing erratic about President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to construct a bodily deterrent to unlawful immigration.
Rather, he’s steadfast in his makes an attempt to ship on what was most likely his hottest marketing campaign promise. Keeping guarantees made throughout political campaigns could also be overseas to some politicians however to not Trump.

It is the Democrats who may so simply acquiesce to the $5 billion, a laughably minuscule drop within the multitrillion-dollar federal price range bucket. Sen. Chuck Schumer ought to hark again to his feedback on unlawful immigration in 2009 when he known as for extra infrastructure to stem the stream of unlawful migration and stated, “ … a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration.”

How? More army on the border? That is a query the Democrats want to return to grips with earlier than the subsequent caravan, now forming in Honduras, reaches our southern border.

Karen Libby, Denver

The Post’s editorial obtained it proper. There are not any phrases for the way harmful and dysfunctional President Trump has turn out to be along with his disdain for our nation and its residents.

The GOP and this president completely personal this authorities shutdown. Hundreds of hundreds of public workers are with out pay over the vacations whereas the president hides within the White House along with his mood tantrum, eager to spend billions for a foolish fence by means of which border crossers will go over, beneath or by means of is absurd.

Our price range deficit has exploded from the $1.5 trillion tax giveaway the GOP gifted to the rich and companies. It is insane to spend extra borrowed billions on this leaky wall.

Come January, the House will move a price range invoice with out border wall funding and ship it to the Senate. We will see if the GOP self-destructs as Republican senators or Trump fails to move it.

Edward Talbot, Arvada

Red-light cameras don’t take liberty, harmful driving does

Re: “State and city differ on red-light cameras,” Dec. 19 information story

The Denver Post ran an article concerning the state and Denver differing about using red-light visitors cameras.
Traffic cameras had been on the Aurora poll this election. That was defeated, and the first argument was folks believed the cameras to be invasive, money-grabbing and an invasion of liberty. The Post article indicated quite a few state legislators criticized use of the cameras as “invasive” as nicely.

Liberty and safety from “invasiveness” shouldn’t be awarded to the few who drive like nutcakes, whereas the bulk who observe the legal guidelines have their security denied.

We all always observe road-rage, law-breaking, reckless drivers endangering themselves and the remainder of us on the highway, in addition to bicycle riders and pedestrians.

People drive 60 mph in a 40 zone. Race to alter lanes with out signaling. Run purple lights, roll by means of cease indicators. Enough!
We the folks of liberty have positioned collectively guidelines, rules and legal guidelines to maintain these harmful manners in verify. Enforce it!
We can’t afford extra patrol automobiles, so put extra cameras in place. The cameras are usually not in our houses or non-public locations, however public locations, and might act as an inexpensive eye of our legal guidelines.

Then, high quality the regulation breakers, or name them in to courtroom to learn to “cool it.” Besides, my city may use the income to make use of for one thing optimistic.

Kirk Nicholls, Aurora

The Trump market impact

It’s not the Fed inflicting the stock market to tumble. It’s President Donald Trump himself.

Markets have been bouncing wildly for a lot of months: Each new salvo within the “trade war” causes a serious drop, then with conciliatory remarks the markets cautiously get better. What’s taking place now could be buyers are shedding religion in these restoration levels. They’re unwilling to put money into any sector which might get hammered by a brand new tariff.

Dick Dunn, Hygiene

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