With the Reagan Presidential Library having been the site of the GOP presidential debate, many taxpayers don’t realize that ex-presidents’ libraries are maintained with taxpayer dollars costing us $68 million a year. Is that the highest and best use of our taxpayer dollars? I think not. As the cost of a college education grows higher each year, a college education is beyond the means of many of our good students — and our young people are our future. I personally would like to see these funds divided among the 50 states for college scholarships for good students. To make a college education available to the greatest number of students, these scholarships could cover tuition, books and student fees, so it would involve students commuting to a local college so as not to have to cover the biggest expense, room and board. If enough of us wrote letters to our representatives, perhaps we could make a change in how our taxpayer dollars are used — which would not include monuments to ex-presidents.
Jam Barbarita, Boise