Who needs a slap upside his head to wake them up to headlines and TV news this week: Our unrestrained national debt, the cost of the Iraqi War and recovery, and the southern disaster of Katrina.

It’ll be obscene if federal money pays to “Cap-the-Ike!” What would that tax money buy? Steel girders, electric and drainage equipment, tons of soil, yards of turf, some trees and pretty posies.

It offends my sense of decency!

Sylvia Bumiller
Oak Park

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