To The Daily Sun,
While campaigning in 2008, Barack Obama promised to create a "21st century VA". That promise has come to mean scandal, incompetence and corruption that have led to the deaths of dozens of American soldiers. If secret wait lists and one-year delays for care, highlighted with cover ups characterizes what a 21st century VA looks like, then Obama has done one hell of a job.
Like Benghazi and so many other disasters during Obama's presidency, you can be sure what actually happened will be obfuscated and the stonewalling to keep what actually happened fuzzy has just started.
For liberal loonies still fantasizing the "single payer" health solution, the VA should serve as the perfect illustration just how bad things are when government controls things without checks and balances. Further consider the incompetence of the government-run post office, the insolvency of Social Security, the bankruptcy of Medicare, the underfunding of Medicaid, the fraud of disability claims, the Obamacare rollout disaster and the bungling of every government watchdog agency to do its job. Bernie Madoff's theft of billions wasn't some "one off " situation. The government-induced housing bust wasn't some "one off " situation, record debt isn't some "one off" situation, record welfare isn't some "one off situation", systemic poverty isn't some "one off" situation, the destruction of the middle class isn't some "one off" situation. The more government does, the more government controls, the more government hands out, the worse life becomes for 90 percent of Americans. It is a TRUTH and you all know it.
Government now controls more of every Americans life than it ever has in history. Government never stops SEEING an EXCUSE to take control of some aspect of private enterprise cheered on by anti business, populists. Upon take over, government makes a complete and total "MUCK UP" of what ever it has subsumed with the effect to further diminish and dilute the living standards of every main street American. Ask yourself. Are you better off today than since big spending, big government can solve all your problems Obama took office? The spending power of the middle class American family has been demolished over the past six years no matter that government hands out more today. WAKE UP!
Government wants control of everything under the lying, laugh line " ONLY IT CAN FIX THINGS". When you observe a man who sees government as the solution to his every problem, what you see is a man who lacks belief in himself or his ability. A person who lacks the self confidence that he alone can solve his problems and overcome the obstacles of life. No matter that government has never fixed anything, for anyone. In fact the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible that government harms far more people that it has ever helped. The premature death of 40 veterans at the VA is just the latest edition of governments failure. Over time the public has become HOOKED on every GOVERNMENT entitlement, every GOVERNMENT subsidy and every GOVERNMENT welfare check. Government has bought OBEDIENCE, no only from individuals, but corporations and the states with financial bribes and midnight, back room deals of every type imaginable. Government says, "do it my way" and I will give you these BILLIONS as the HOOK. The average American has become no less a slave to government through welfare, entitlement programs and subsidies than the black man was to the white master 152 years ago. We all revile in that thought, yet Democrats seem totally smitten with making every American SLAVES to government will, government rules, government regulations and government money. Freedom, individuality, creative expression and innovation are out. DEMOCRATS, union style, one size fits all CRAM DOWN, PORK BARREL GOVERNMENT FAILURE IS IN. The next problem government fixes will be it's first.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 05:54
To The Daily Sun,
The parents who are opposed to their ninth grade honors students reading Jodi Picoult's "Nineteen Minutes" might want to read the cover story of the May 26th edition of Time magazine.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 09:39
To The Daily Sun,
The guest speaker at the "States Original POW/MIA Memorial' on Memorial Day will be Mr. Mark Decoteau of Waterville Valley. He is a Gold Star Father and 1983 West Point grad. His eldest son, Marc Paul, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 and younger son Andrew is a sophomore at West Point.
Memorial Day is a day of Honor and Remembrance and many words will be spoken in all communities. Sometimes it's whose speaking those words that carry the meaning of the day. A prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, wreath laying and introductions will take place following the Meredith parade which starts at 10 a.m. on Main street and gathering at the POW/MIA Memorial, Hesky Park about 10:45 on May 26th.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 09:36
To The Daily Sun,
It's that time of the year again, to remind readers of their opportunity to file for the N.H. State Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief using Form DP-8 which must be filed no earlier than May 1 and no later than June 30.
Forms are no longer automatically mailed to property taxpayers who have filed in the past, so it is important that eligible homeowner taxpayers be alerted. Many who are eligible are still not aware of this tax relief.
The Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers.
An eligible applicant for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is:
— Single with adjusted gross income equal to or less than $20,000; or
— Married or head of N.H. household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $40,000; and
— Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and
— Has resided in that homestead on April 1 of the year for which the claim is made.
Applications for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief are accepted only during the statutory filing period — after May 1, but no later than June 30. The law allows 120 days for processing from the date of receipt of your completed application.
You will need to attach a copy of your final 2013 property tax bill for map and lot number, homestead location and net assessed value, and a copy of your 2013 federal tax return for each claimant and all adult members of the claimant's household for the corresponding period.
For assistance, contact the Department at (603) 230-5920 — press prompt 2, then prompt 2 again. To file online, http://www.revenue.nh.gov/forms/low-moderate.htm . You may pick up a DP-8 form at Laconia City Hall. The Laconia Public Library will print copies of the DP-8 packet (7 pages at10 cents each or $0.70). It may be available at other service centers. Completed forms are sent to: NH Dept. of Revenue Administration, Document Processing Division, P. O. Box 299, Concord NH 03302-0299.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 09:33
To The Daily Sun,
President Obama's response to each scandal is shock, denial, lies and/or distractions. The protective walls around President Obama's failure in Benghazi are crumbling. So the administration is searching for something to divert people's attention from all the unanswered, at least not honestly answered, questions about Benghazi.
They tried to distract us with "income inequality" but dropped it when people discovered that President Obama and Democrat senators pay women significantly less than men.
Now President Obama is trying to distract us by claiming that there is a current man-made global warming (MMGW) crisis (even worse than the UN claims). And he wants to spend billions more of your money, your children's money, your grandchildren's money, etc.; to do what? (Besides buy votes, enrich supporters, and impoverish the middle class?)
Despite anything we might do, global warming can only be briefly delayed. But why delay something that saves human lives? Cold kills many more people than warming. If the earth warms as predicted, by 2050 about 1.4 million more people will survive annually.
Most Americans appropriately are skeptical and consider MMGW a minor concern. The many disasters that the MMGW alarmists promised didn't happen. Human civilization didn't end by 2005 as they promised in 1985. The oceans didn't die by 1998 as promised in 1988. There are many times more polar bears today than 50 years ago. The North Pole ice pack didn't vanish last summer, it was bigger than ever. Despite the alarmist media, Antarctic ice is growing not declining. And despite the alarmists' predictions there hasn't been global warming over the last 17 years.
With the global warming distraction failing, expect President Obama to try something else. Just remember that these distractions are simply intended to hide the truth about Benghazi. E.g.: Why were our people in this hotbed of terrorist activity? Why weren't they adequately protected? Who stopped the rescue attempts? Despite the promises, why haven't the killers been brought to justice? Why did President Obama and Secretary Clinton blame a video when they knew it was a lie?
Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 09:28