Letter to the Editor

New courthouse is good example of federal waste

Friday, November 7, 2003

To the editor:

Was there a study done to determine the need for a new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau? I'm sure there wasn't. The federal courthouse we have is under-utilized and fits our needs just fine. Oh, but it's not opulent and flashy. This is just another example of federal government waste and old-fashioned pork-barrel politics. The only way it could be a greater waste would be if it were to be built in Iraq. It's no wonder we are now facing record deficits. What a waste. It's another monument to the powerful politicians.

STEVE WALSH

Poplar Bluff, Mo.