Tablet Opinion

The daily STEW

The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Gov. Rick Perry’s deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops to the border will cost Texans $12 million a month, in addition to $5 million a month for DPS troopers already sent there. Is cost a factor in responding to immigration concerns?

Either pay the patrol or pay for the welfare the illegals will collect. Sandy Wood

Cost is a result of allowing an open border. Wendy Davis wants to send deputies as well. Brian Hockel

Maybe Perry can throw in some of his own money. Steve Keck

Really just another ploy to discredit the president. Linda Jones Green

Troops are the wrong answer. Do you think that when these children see the military they will go back to their country? Deb Mitchell Johnston

Spending money with no end in sight and no solution in mind is like pouring water through a sieve. Eddie Griffin