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I would like Jeanne Shaheen to tell the truth; just once in 6 years

To The Daily Sun,

The definition of a carpetbagger is any person, especially a politician, who takes up residence in a place for opportunistic reasons. Jeanne Shaheen was born Jeanne Bowers in Saint Charles, Mo., and she was educated in Mississippi, the wife of attorney and political operative Bill Shaheen. Yet somehow, she escapes being called a carpetbagger, while other politicians with actual roots are referred to as carpetbaggers?

Jeanne Shaheen signed her name to Obamacare. Did she read the bill? She carried Obama's deceit, bold-faced lies and outcomes to the New Hampshire citizens ... you can keep your doctor and hospital, you can keep your insurance.

Jeanne Shaheen is destroying the family unit, and the middle class. Look what is going on with the family. Working hours have been cut, loss of jobs, high insurance rates, and the fundamental taking of our rights and choices as American citizens. She cares little for the women in New Hampshire. Her war is against the female population in New Hampshire. Women carry the strength of the family unit. She has taken their hopes and dreams away without any empathy for the parents and children.

Recently Jeanne Shaheen stated "Obamacare benefits starting to be seen, but more work needs to be done." She states, " I don't want to go back. and I think most people don't want to go back to a system that will deny all of those reforms." I think she is out of touch with the people. Most people on Obamacare will get low-cost care and will be denied seeing specialists. Doctors are leaving because of diminished care, their professional decision and expertise has been removed. I would like Jeanne Shaheen to tell the truth just once, she has had six years to be truthful.

GAO (Government Accountability Office) confirms Obama and Shaheen misled the public. Taxpayers are forced to fund abortions. Everything the Democrats told us was a bold-faced lie. Obamacare was deliberately designed to wreck the healthcare system and the family unit. The IBD (Investors Business Daily) also cites studies confirming that Obamacare is now crippling the economic growth and raking workers over the coals. http://www.examiner.com/article/obamacare-kills-more-health-plans-hurts-workers?CID

Has anyone heard of the Gosnell Protection Act? It was co-sponsored by Jeanne Shaheen. The name given to the bill "Women's Health Protection Act or S1696. This bill will gut legislation now in place to regulate abortion, New Hampshire parental notification law and partial-birth-abortion ban are two of the laws that would be lost if S1696 were to pass. A companion bill in the House, Shaheen, Kuster co-sponsoring — the Gosnell Taught Us Nothing Act. We need to vote these two people out of the Senate and House. This isn't about a Women's Choice, it is about the government deciding for us what we can and can't do, disguised as pro-women talking points. http://www.standfirmfaith.com/?/sf/page/31442----www.ncregister.com/.../democratic-lawmakers-push-pro-abortion-agenda-on-st...

In 2011, Senator Shaheen found a way to circumvent our Executive Council's decision to eliminate the government money for Planned Parenthood. What did the Senator do? She contacted the HHS and they contacted Obama and they funneled money to Planned Parenthood. Do we really want a senator who is deceitful in her actions. Unconscionable actions are unacceptable.

Rosemary Landry

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 05:45

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I've found Pollak to be thoughtful listener & respectful collaborator

To The Daily Sun,

Voting for David Pollak for Belknap County Commissioner is a vote to bring positive changes to our county.

I have worked with Dave for more than five years, and I have found him to be a thoughtful listener, an intelligent and diligent researcher, and a respectful collaborator. These are the qualities that we need our public office holders to have so they can make good decisions for all of us.

David Pollak would make an excellent Belknap County Commissioner.

Cynthia Davis


Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 05:42

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I'm proud that our little town of Grafton is fielding 5 house candidates

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is in response to the negative piece of campaign literature that I found in my mail box recently. I would like to take the time to set the record straight. In this manner voters may make an informed decision on Nov. 4.

First and foremost, I am not in any way involved with the Koch brothers, nor will I be if elected. My emphasis in my election campaign is to be positive and accentuate strengthening our communities. I want to empower our rural towns with the necessary means to combat unwanted intrusion from those who wish to change our charming New England character. This includes Northern Pass and the industrial wind farms in the Newfound-Cardigan area that would have a disastrous effect on our scenic beauty.

What is troublesome for me is the two candidates who are behind this mailing are my neighbors in Grafton. They both know me and they should know better. In my 12 years as selectman I have continually worked toward improving education, health care accessibility, and fairness in the way town government treats its citizens. I intend to continue this work in the state House.

I am proud of the fact that our little town of Grafton is fielding five candidates for the state House. Political diversity is the stuff of which our democracy is made. My door is open to all, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians or anybody with views they wish to discuss. This year, in fact, my opponent Catherine Mulholland was at my house enjoying some of my homemade borscht while discussing town issues.

What we need in Concord is someone who listens to all and works for all, not someone who operates in a Democratic Party bubble and tows the party line, as does my opponent. District 17 deserves better than that. I am the person our district needs.

That is why I am asking for your vote on Nov. 4.

Stephen Darrow

Selectman, Town of Grafton

Republican Candidate Grafton House District 17

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 05:38

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What in the world has Republican Party done to earn your vote?

To The Daily Sun,

With all the negative ads being showcased in every state and the GOP licking its chops thinking they will retain the House and take over the Senate, I ask why vote for them? What have they done to earn your vote?

From the very beginning of Obama's presidency the GOP has done nothing less than try to block almost everything he has done or proposed to do. It's no secret that Mitchie has made it a main point of his boring life. He has gone so far as to filibuster his own bills. Just take a glance at Tom Colburn's Wastebook 2013 to see some of the waste in D.C. That would cover any increase in the minimum wage or any one of the number of bills waiting to be voted on. I would think there are better places to invest our tax dollars than some of the examples in Colburns Wastebook.

A perfect example of this political insanity is the election going on in Florida between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott to see who can buy this election. Spending millions for a job that only pays $130,000. Then there is Illinois where Pat Quinn is running against Bruce Rauner. Rauner has invested $23 million in this race for governor — $23 million of his own money for a job that pays just over $177,000. This is happening in many states, but more so in states that run ads paid for by the big PACs.

Why the big fight over the Keystone pipeline? Only a few permanent jobs. The oil is not staying here. Oil prices will increase, more chances for oil spills. The pipe itself is not even built here, and more addiction to oil. Until all this big money is out of politics we will never have an honest election. However, when we consider how the big money got into politics ­— the Supreme Court -— then it may never leave.

As citizens we have rights too and some of them are written into our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We do have laws and it is our country the politicians are messing with. Our tax dollars are paying them and for being paid over $200,000 per year I would expect more than a few roads being named. At least they should throw in a bridge or two.

Jon Hoyt


Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 05:17

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Beneficiaries of overspending are now howling at the consequences

To The Daily Sun,

Over the last two years, Belknap residents have witnessed the vile and vicious attacks that the beneficiaries of ever increasing government spending launch if they don't get their way. We have seen the poisonous atmosphere they create for politicians who simply try to balance all the interests of their constituents.

The Belknap County Delegation/Convention responsibly approved a budget meeting the county's needs and balancing all stakeholders' interests. The county commissioners refused to follow the approved budget and procedures, and they moved many thousands of dollars among line items so they could spend as they wanted. (Because they showed they could not be trusted, the delegation limited the commissioners' ability to move money among line items, without approval, to $300.)

With a court decision identifying the commissioners' illegal actions, everyone acknowledges a budget problem. The beneficiaries of the overspending howl at the thought of reimbursing the county for their overpayments to resolve the budget problem. Apparently they don't care if others suffer, e.g., from increased taxes or cuts in county services (e.g., nursing home, jail, sheriff, etc.) or even jobs.

No one wants the employees to incur a large reimbursement expense at holiday time, and everyone hopes that can be avoided. But, if any parties must suffer, it should be the commissioners and those who benefited from, and encouraged, the improper spending.

Over the last two years we watched as the beneficiaries of government spending tried to bully the Belknap County Delegation into approving debt for a $42-million jail with its huge operational cost increases and budgets that require large tax increases. The bullying continued with a loud and vicious campaign of name-calling and slander as they maliciously tried to bully the delegation into rubber-stamping the commissioners' illegal spending.

Nevertheless, the Republican-led delegation has held firm to the lawful budget that provides the needed county services without large tax increases and new debt. And, despite the heated false charges, they are working responsibly to minimize the impact of the commissioners' illegal actions.

Unless Belknap County citizens elect commissioners who will follow the law and a delegation that balances all the needs of all Belknap County stakeholders, out of control spending will resume, a huge debt will be incurred for a poorly planned jail, and taxes will skyrocket.

To avoid out-of-control spending and an enormous debt, Belknap County needs Republicans in control of the delegation and trustworthy county commissioners. This requires voting for Republican State Representatives (in Gilford/Meredith: Herb Vadney, George Hurt, Russ Dumais, and Glen Aldrich) and Republican County Commissioners: Dave DeVoy and Dick Burchell.

Don Ewing


Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 05:14

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