To The Daily Sun,
In typical political fashion, Mr. DeVoy distorts fiscal reality with his letter in the June 21 Laconia Daily Sun. That he does so by attempting to smear Brian Gallagher is venal and unacceptable.
This tactic is familiar to me.
I objected at the time to Mr. DeVoy's and Mr. Taylor's decision to seek 25-year financing for the hew corrections center. Mr. Taylor cynically commented, "let the young people pay," a statement that does not take into account Belknap County's steadily eroding economy and also fails to take into account the challenges which may need to be addressed between years 20 and 25 of a bond. Glibly, Mr. DeVoy insinuates into the discussion the fact that some
county indebtedness will be retired this year. Those dollars belong to the taxpayers of Belknap County and not to Mr. DeVoy.
Twenty-five years of bond debt amounts to doing what politicians like to do: avoid taking responsibility and kicking the can down the road. This dishonesty is mirrored by Mr. DeVoy's shameless attack on Brian Gallagher. He assigns motives to Mr. Gallagher which most of those who served with Brian believe untrue. After evaluating his own chances in a run for the tate Senate seat, Mr. DeVoy concluded that Brian was better situated to run and offered Brian his support. It was only when his dubious financial plan was criticized that DeVoy went back on his word. There are words for this action but courageous
political leader are not amongst them.
Gilmanton Iron Works
- Written by Mike Mortensen
- Category: Letters
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