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Letters to the Editor — Little one poverty, psychological well being services, railroads, e book bans

Increase youngster tax credit score

Re: “Packages helped lower youngster poverty — COVID-related tax credit, stimulus funds had been key,” Wednesday information story.

Final 12 months, the expanded youngster tax credit score month-to-month funds put a reimbursement into the fingers of American households once they wanted it most, at month-to-month invoice time, and allowed households to decide on how finest to make use of it. New knowledge proves how effectively it labored, as reported on this story. Life acquired higher and starvation was lowered for hundreds of thousands of youngsters from low-income households, however then the profit stopped, by way of no fault of their very own, however because of the Senate’s shortsightedness.

The brand new 2021 US Census Supplemental Poverty Measure report exhibits that the CTC lowered youngster poverty by 46%. In a single 12 months, the expanded CTC pushed the kid poverty charge to the bottom degree ever measured.

However 51 senators let the CTC growth expire in December. This knowledge exhibits they made an enormous mistake.

After the election, some politicians in Congress will attempt to go tax credit for giant firms. It might be outrageous for Congress to go tax cuts for the rich with out increasing the CTC for low-income households.

I implore our members of Congress to increase the kid tax credit score to all low-income households, with a month-to-month cost possibility, in any tax laws this 12 months.

Martin G. White, Dallas/Turtle Creek

Tradition prevents youngster care

Re: “A serious win for teenagers’ psychological well being care — Kids’s Well being to offer 100 beds for deliberate Dallas psychiatric hospital,” Sept. 9 editorial.

The prospect of a brand new psychiatric hospital in Dallas is fantastic information. And that 100 pediatric psych beds shall be accessible is very promising. However based on the editorial, “100 pediatric beds or so nonetheless will not be sufficient to take care of all the kids who want the state’s assist. Officers should work out methods to allocate restricted sources amongst youngsters within the basic inhabitants, foster care and the juvenile system.”

The query arises: Why are so many kids crashing and burning? Is all of it some random chemical imbalance? Can we blame all of it on know-how/social media? Take into account maybe that our tradition makes it troublesome to present correct care to kids. I not too long ago noticed a video of a kid on a sidewalk, ranting at a police officer. The place, then, can we suppose the difficulty arises?

Betsy Whitfill, Dallas/Lakewood

Corporations’ function in strike discuss

Re: “Doable strike threatens D-FW — Dozens of industries left questioning if shipments will get caught in hubs,” Wednesday information story.

Relating to the railroad scenario, it is vital to acknowledge that it takes two sides to not come to an settlement. The strike is not one thing that the railroad staff are threatening for the enjoyable of it — it’s the commerce group that’s refusing to deal with its workers with dignity.

As this story explains, the raises are settled, however the staff can’t be purchased off with cash and never get respect or consideration. With the ability to name in sick once you’re sick, having the ability to really feel protected below your working situations — these are calls for for fundamental human decency.

Everytime you’re inconvenienced by a strike, do not yell on the staff, do not yell on the authorities — yell on the corporations. They’re those that might fairly cease every part than acknowledge their staff are people who needs to be handled as such.

Rosemary Curts, Dallas/Oak Cliff

We’re all immigrants

Our nation could have been based on Judeo-Christian rules, however our Founding Fathers created legal guidelines welcoming a various group of people to it. Freedom to reside an trustworthy, honorable life whereas contributing to society was a promise. Extraordinarily hardworking immigrants constructed this nation.

My family members and my husband’s family members had been a few of them. We reside and prosper due to them. Why is it essential to shove differing values ​​down the throats of somebody with a differing view of religion, sexuality and customs?

We really invited lots of these with differing values ​​to our nation. I discover irony within the vitriol spewed final month [toward a group of South Asian women] by the girl in Plano who’s of Hispanic descent. Whether or not she is aware of it or not, she too is an immigrant. All of us are.

Ann DavidoffPlano

Ebook festivals: Oases of reality

Two of one of the best days in elementary college had been the e book truthful days. For the primary time you bought to decide on, with out parental interference, the books that you simply as a toddler discovered attention-grabbing.

By opting kids out of a e book truthful, the one factor their dad and mom will obtain is resentment. If they’re nervous that they’ll discover pornography on the e book truthful, then why are they giving their tech-savvy kids cellphones with inappropriate content material that’s solely a swipe away.

There is just one purpose folks ban books, I consider. It is as a result of they inform the reality that you don’t need others to listen to. And sometimes probably the most truthful e book is a banned one.

Authors used to intentionally work to get their books revealed in Boston for the reason that metropolis was as soon as infamous for banning books. The authors thought getting their e book banned would create extra publicity elsewhere.

So when is the following e book burning deliberate for Keller ISD?

Robert Preston Jones, East Dallas

remembering the queen

I used to be so honored to have been the lead waiter throughout Queen Elizabeth’s go to to Honest Park. I labored for John Dayton’s restaurant Child Routh for over eight years, from the day it opened to the day it closed. However ready on royalty, together with the king and queen of Spain, is one thing I’ll always remember.

Facet observe, I nonetheless have the cocktail serviette from Queen Elizabeth’s go to.

Robert Cantrell, Dallas

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