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Politicians casting votes to put American Dream out of reach

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To The Daily Sun,

As a high school senior at Prospect Mountain High School in the beautiful town of Alton, I am about to begin my last year in the district. It is mid-summer and I'm thinking of all of the exciting things coming to me in the next 10 months: prom, ski team, and of course, college applications.

As I saw all of my friends from the class of 2014 choose, apply, and become accepted by colleges, I began to think about my future education even more. There are two aspects of college I have thought about:

— What opportunities will the college experience afford me?

— The hefty price tag that could sit over my head after I start searching for my first job.

Education is very important to me, but the cost of education cannot be overlooked because I know I will have to pay for college on my own, and my restaurant job, sadly, will not cover the tens of thousands of dollars college costs. College just seems to get more expensive by the minute. state tuition state schools, and the present discount a local student can get doesn't seem to sway me from applying to school outside New Hampshire.

Seeing as how my district's state senator, Sam Cataldo, continually votes against funding college education, I'm definitely going to have a harder time affording higher education.

Voting against funding the next generation's education is a selfish move by politicians, in my opinion. I just want to go to college, get a job, start a family, and then one day retire. But it seems more and more politicians today are casting votes to make my American dream more difficult.

What happened to representation for the people, like we talk about in my Prospect Mountain history classes?

Gabe Varney

Alton