Our families first

 

The Pentagon wants $450 million for improving and maintaining the Guantánamo Bay prison. President Obama has made a promise and wants to close the facility that houses cq166 prisoners; however, he has faced opposition from Republican and Democrats in Congress.

In view of the devastating tornado that affected Moore, Okla., how many storm shelters, especially in public schools, could those millions of dollars build in towns susceptible to these powerful storms?

American families must come first. Let’s hope Congress doesn’t siphon away more of taxpayer money trying to police the world.

David Udoff, Aventura

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