Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s setbacks disappoint; Abbott should have removed himself; No vacation paradise; If only ...; Trickle-down still has believers; U.S.-Mexico wall funding? Hmm.

Pam Montana, 62, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in 2016. She is now an advocate for research and early detection. "Alzheimer's looks like me, it looks like you, it looks like everyone," she says.
Pam Montana, 62, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in 2016. She is now an advocate for research and early detection. "Alzheimer's looks like me, it looks like you, it looks like everyone," she says. TNS

Alzheimer’s setbacks disappoint

On behalf of the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association is disappointed about the setbacks to research reported last week (“Research into Alzheimer’s drugs suffers setbacks,” Jan. 13)

The Alzheimer’s Association has had a role in almost every major development in Alzheimer’s science.

Recently, the Alzheimer’s Association announced the 2018 launch of the U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk.

Dr. Laura Baker will be the keynote speaker for the 15th annual Spring Symposium March 22 at the Arlington Convention Center. Registration is now open (www.alz.org/northcentraltexas). We will not slow down in our fight against this terrible disease.

Theresa Hocker,

Fort Worth

Abbott should have removed himself

Governor Abbott should have removed himself from the Arlington parade knowing that he was not wanted as honorary grand marshal. I suppose the publicity he would have received was greater than allowing the people to enjoy themselves. Re-elect ... No!

Joe Rodriguez,

Arlington

No vacation paradise?

I’ve actually been to some of those countries, and I can’t argue with the president. If all those countries are so great, then anyone illegally here should have no problem going back and applying to immigrate legally.

Chuck Fiedler, Haslet

If only ...

If some wise person could find a way to install a zipper across President Trump’s mouth, he would probably turn out to be a great president!

Angela Benvenuto,

Arlington

Trickle-down still has believers

I had to re-read the part of his letter “and really help jump-start our ALREADY SOUND economy.” (Re: “Republicans exuding confidence,” Letters Sunday.)

I just couldn’t get over this. It’s as if a cop pulled you over on the freeway going 70 mph and demanded you pop the hood, that he was going to give you a jump-start. It just doesn’t make sense. Unless you’re a conservative who believes, after all the failures, in a trickle-down economy where the GOP asks a working person, “If I give you a thousand dollars, will you give me a million?”

This is conservatism 101 and good folks, Americans, shouldn’t fall for this GOP gimmickry. They came for your money and got it. Next is your social security and Medicare. Then?

David Perkins,

Fort Worth

U.S.-Mexico wall funding? Hmm.

I have an idea where everyone wins on negotiating for the funding of the government, DACA, the “Wall” funding and Mexican participation.

Pass DACA and fund the government for the rest of the year, which everyone wants, in return for Congress paying $9 for every $1 the Mexican government contributes to the wall.

Everyone wants the Dreamers to get legal status and the government to continue to pay the bills. Trump wants a wall regardless of who pays for it, and the Mexican government should be happy to contribute only 10 percent of what the “dealmaster” determined, while negotiating with himself.

Tom Stroope, Bedford

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