To The Daily Sun,
The two horse racing form for America:
Horse number ONE at 1,000,000 to 1 odds. Name: "GOVERNMENT".
This horse has a long, tired and failed history. He comes in last no matter the weather conditions. He comes in last even though we change his jockey every four years and we change his trainer and stable hands every two. He comes in last no matter the track dry or muddy. He comes in last no matter how many oats we feed him and he never stops baying for more. His owners are in debt up to their eye balls tending to him. He has become bloated and runs slower than ever. More feed and endless vitamin shots fail to STIMULATE the sway back, old nag have all proved fruitless. He demands more hay, a wider stall, a bigger barn and a larger grazing pasture only he controls. His real desire is some cute filly he can cuddle with to sire another Rosemary's baby that looks like Obamacare. No matter the tragic, failed 100 year history of this horse named "Government", he still manages to convince millions to bet on this walking glue factory. Worst of all, every time "Government" loses he leaves a wet, brown trail of fecal material all the way to the stable that others have to SMELL and CLEAN UP. The lazy, arrogant bastard feels not an ounce of remorse for his failure.
Horse number TWO at better than EVEN odds. Name: "BUSINESS".
This horse too has a long, storied history. Just the opposite of the glue factory nag. Those that BET ON BUSINESS win just about every time. LONG term bettors have NEVER LOST. " Amazingly "Business" has returned to bettors just under 10 percent ( EVERY YEAR, on average ) for the past 70 years. "Business" returns hundreds of billions of dollars each year to its bettors stuffing their bank accounts and wallets. AN INCREDIBLE RECORD of WINS over its competitor "Government", who plays dirty. The market is up 165 percent over the past four years alone and now sits at it's highest level in HISTORY. All while the American economy endures its 5th year of farting and floundering under Barack Obama and "Government" sits paralyzed, unable to function, let alone RUN. American "Business" reinvents itself CONTINUALLY around the world. Half of profits now come from countries other than HERE. It adapts to weather conditions instantly. It adjusts to track conditions automatically. It changes jockeys within weeks if required. "Business" has it's nose in the wind smelling for the slightest changes that might require action. "Business" runs with reigns held tightly. if the track is muddy the goggles come up immediately. "Business" heads for the inside rail when conditions signal applying the whip to maximize speed. "Business" out thinks "Government" at every turn. All while "Government" does it all it can to INTERFERE with "Business" running its best race.
70 year RACE RESULTS:
The middle class is VANISHING. In the last 40 years 35 million people have DROPPED from the middle class to the lower, while the top 20 percent ( almost all having bet on "Business") have seen their prosperity increase beyond their wildest dreams. The rich indeed have gotten far richer while the poor have gotten poorer and far more numerous. During this period of middle class decimation government has grown ENORMOUS in it's size and power, by EVERY MEASURE. Government becomes more costly, controlling and benevolent all while the middle class DIES and SHRIVELS tit-for-tat with that expansion. This is not some wild, unsubstantiated claim. Every fact supports the conclusion. There is an insane notion spread by Democrats that increased welfare and philanthropy by government prevents the destruction of the MIDDLE CLASS. We have 40 years of empirical evidence that PROVES this LOGIC is INSANE, in fact the results are the reverse. It simply has allowed government to become more powerful under the Trojan horse it is caring and concerned. Until government SHRINKS and until the middle class are encouraged, even MANDATED to participate in BUSINESS with time and investment their decline will only accelerate. The Democratic Party has spent the past 75 years expending every once of its energy, power, money and INFLUENCE to keep people betting on losing, bankrupt, fat, failed, fatigued "Government " as their salvation. That wrong BET for 70 straight years has produced ever increasing social unrest and the economic bifurcation of society we witness today. With ever fewer people holding all the winning tickets at the economic race track. Your losing your ECONOMIC LIFE and your happiness because you KEEP betting on the WRONG HORSE.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:11
To The Daily Sun,
As I passed the Dunkin' Donuts on Union Ave. today, I saw a picket line, saying how Dunkin' Donuts had lied to the city of Laconia. Not too long ago, questioning how one Dunkin' Donuts gave a senior citizen discount and the rest did not, I was told that all six of the local DD stores were not owned by the same person. So, even as I applaud the sign carriers, it is NOT Duncin' Donuts that lied to the city, tt was the owner of the Dunkin' Donuts on Union Ave. that did the lying so that he could open his new store across the street.
Let that be a lesson to all. In this day of greed, a simple handshake or giving his/her word, meant that you had your fingers crossed behind your back as you promised to do what was right, In this case, fixing up the old Hathaway House.
As I try and tell people, there is only one thing that can never be taken away from you and that is your word. Once you throw that away on your own, you will never get it back.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:08
To The Daily Sun,
Governor Maggie Hassan has called for a special session of the N.H. Legislature on November 21, to consider expanding Medicaid in N.H. The federal government is offering free money now so they will be able to control us in the future. Once we get hooked on federal government money they will stop funding it and N.H. citizens will be left holding the bill. We will then be forced to raise property taxes or began a sales tax or N.H. income tax to pay for the expansion.
Look at the government track record concerning food stamps. More people are on food stamps than ever before resulting in a class dependent on the government. Every government program ends up costing much more than predicted. Obamacare was supposed to save people $1,500 a year on health insurance, now they're predicting an increase of $2,900 for most families each year. Please tell Governor Maggie Hassan and our N.H. Legislature that we cannot afford to expand Medicaid in N.H. Do this right away because they may vote on this next Thursday.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:01
To The Daily Sun,
Last week, Bev Buker wrote a wonderful, thought-provoking letter. She spoke of giving thanks for all of our many blessings. She also lamented the "calling the kettle black" that happens daily in this forum. Bev takes great enjoyment in her senior companions. She feels that we should feel fortunate if we're not struggling to heat our homes and afford to feed ourselves. She reminded me that some folks have to eat cat food to survive.
I am fortunate to be able to volunteer at a local charitable organization. This facility provides tremendous support to the community. It is an all volunteer organization. Many of these volunteers are senior citizens. Some are on fixed incomes. Each week, they donate their time to help others. These folks are an inspiration to us all. There are staggering needs in this community.
Wouldn't it be remarkable if we could stop throwing mud and venom at everyone who disagrees with us? As a Democrat, I happen to support health care for all. I also support expanding Medicaid. I'm also appalled at $100 million being cut from the food stamp program,
These are my views. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. I should, however, be able to express these views — as an American citizen — without being subjected to a vicious personal attack. Instead of mudslinging and bludgeoning, can't we use this forum to find common ground and maybe — just maybe, find some solutions and help for those who need it?
June M. Huot
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 09:59
To The Daily Sun,
Need Thanksgiving desserts? Please consider attending our Dessert Auction this coming Sunday at the Beane Conference Center on Blueberry Lane Laconia from 3 to 5 p.m.. Scores of beautiful desserts will be offered via a live auction led by PK Zyla. Admission is a canned good or non-perishable food item. Refreshments will be served.
This is a critical fundraiser for Hands Across the Table which offers a free hot meal each and every Tuesday night at the Boys and Girls Club complex (formerly St. James Church). HATT's mission is "To feed all who are hungry in body and spirit. We do so willingly and with compassion and understanding."
For more information regarding Hands Across the Table or to make a donation please call 524-5800.
Debbie Frawley Drake,
HATT Board Member
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 09:52