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February 17, 2019

Oh, the wall ironyI find it sad and ironic that as Americans, we cheered at the Berlin Wall being torn down, but so many in America are cheering — and feel a need — fora wall across the southern part of our nation.Tim ReznicekOK, but how?Re: “Ikea a local link to Sweden’s fight against climate change,” Another View, Wednesday:It is a wonderful thing that Ikea and the whole country of Sweden is so intent on electrification of their automotive fleets and, at home, to be completely free from fossil fuels very soon. Certainly an admirable goal, but the ambassador omits how all this electrical power is to be generated.Morris C. McKeeTrickle-down painRe: “Punish the rich?” Your Turn, Feb. 9:In response to this letter and others offering similar opposing views on proposals to restore the top marginal individual income tax rate to 70 percent, I offer the following succinct — and accurate — summary of the actual results of those rates (as appeared on Facebook):In the 1950s and 1960s, when the top tax rate was 70 to 92 percent, we laid the interstate highway system, built the internet, put a man on the moon and defeated communism. Our education system was the envy of the world, our middle class was thriving, and our economy was unparalleled.Compare that result to what we have after four decades of “trickle-down” economics.Steven G. PowellThe green dreamJust a few questions I haven’t seen addressed about the New Green Deal:How would PETA feel about the extermination of cows? Will we have a military without combustion engines and nuclear power? Should I start learning to speak Chinese or Russian?Russell MinorPrayer for teachersCall me crazy, but I hope school taxes go up to help the most deserving. I’m talking about helping our teachers. We can’t survive without them. Lord, hear my prayers.Fred Machado