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Taxpayers shouldn’t fund border crossings

Posted on April 7, 2021

Updated on April 8, 2021

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The Wake Weekly welcomes letters to the editor of 350 words or fewer. Letters should be signed with the writer's name and hometown. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Phone numbers are not published. Email your letter to the editor to editor@wakeweekly.com.

In the Sunday, March 28, News & Observer there is an article on the true costs of minors coming across the border to taxpayers in the USA. It costs the public $775 a day per minor. Right now, there are 18,000 in custody with 5,000 per week walking across the border. Multiply 5,000 times $775 per day. You will get the true cost to the taxpayers. This article is on page 15-A.

At $775 per day times 18,000 minors in custody, up to $13,950,000 per day, not counting the staff per day. Then go to page 16-B, giving the number of gallons of gas used per day being 337 million, gas prices have rose 45 cents per gallon jumped in North Carolina. Multiply that times 337 million, you see how much they take in during the dispute over the pipeline that the president stopped.

So you get the picture of what your taxes will look like in a few days.

Also, when you see a minor with a T-shirt on T.V. with Biden’s name on it, this is for future voters in 2022 and 2024, plus the 81 million already there.

Your taxes are way up! How many of you 65 or older get $775 per month let alone per day? I like you worked 60 years, two jobs, until a heart condition stopped me. Yet a migrant can cross the border and they are ready to give them free medicine, free SNAP card for food, low-rent or no rent, and the list goes on.

They couldn’t let me register to vote until 21 years of age but see how quick they will be able to vote.

I am not jealous of them but who is paying the bills along with you? I think those that are “able” should earn their way like I did — 88 years old.

Grady S. Macon
YOUNGSVILLE

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