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Those same 4 Democrats voted to downshift $241k to county

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To the editor,
In the Thursday edition of The Daily Sun, Kate Miller praises the contributions of area Democratic representatives to our political process. She stops short, though, of crediting them for voting lockstep to increase government spending at a rate greater than four times the projected growth rate of our economy and also neglected to mention their unanimous vote to downshift costs from the state to the county for elderly care.
This downshift will cost the county $241,348 for fiscal year 2014 and that plus an additional $272,834 in fiscal year 2015. Let us give credit where creit is due, Ms. Miller. After all, in the immortal words of your area Democrats, it only translates to a few dollars.
Rep. Dick Burchell
Belknap 5
Gilmanton