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Gilford hasn't reviewed its elderly tax exemption limit in 10 years

To The Daily Sun,

It recently came to my attention that the Town of Gilford has not had a review of the elderly tax exemption amount in more than 10 years. Gilford currently has an amount of $25,000 which is the same amount for the Town of Meredith. Laconia has a current amount of $23,000 and a vote was passed to review this amount every two years with the next review due in 2017.

I'm sure we all know senior citizens that have had increases in their monthly expenses even though their COLA may not reflect that. Additionally, the loss of a spouse is detrimental in and of itself, but to have the added challenge of a changed and often decreased monthly household budget is a difficult reality for some of our community's seniors.

Hopefully, this can be addressed and possibly updated prior to the end of this year. Gilford's selectmen meet this coming Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. We thank them for their time and commitment to the residents of the town of Gilford.

D. Chandronnait

Laconia

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Hillary's judges will rewrite our Bill of Rights; equal justice will be gone

To The Daily Sun,

I promised to continue my retort to Scott Cracraft's earlier column, and here it is. I left off berating the resident and Hillary for their failure to improve the conditions of poor blacks and minorities, as they have utterly failed to do other then increase food stamps and welfare. The truth is they won't because the Democrats need an underclass with a solid Democratic voting block. Which is why our middle class across the board has been constantly shrinking during these Obama years. It's the plan for all of us by Democrats because they need the issues to run on. It says so in "Rules for Radicals."

I'm expecting to hear from Scott that all these facts and conclusions on my part are lies because they conflict with his "liberal" views. I recall another "liberal," L.J. Siden, a few years back, use to have great difficulty with the concept of opinion as opposed to lies when ever it conflicted with his leftist views. Must be catching like a virus among progressives?

Perhaps all the lies Scott insists we on the right are telling is about terrorism? I and other conservatives have no problem identifying the roots of the problem is Islam. Obama/Hillary and all those politically correct, liberal, progressives just can't bring themselves to say it. It's Islamic terrorism and it has been going on for decades. It has been increasing exponentially just as liberal political correctness has been during the same time. Conclusion is they are related. Conservatives dare state that conclusion and are labeled racists or worse by Scott and his fellows.

Keep in mind, voters, Hillary is determined to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refuges more than Obama has, and not one of them can be vetted with any assurance. It's another Democratic feel-good plan, with not a thought to the safety of the American people.

ISIS has said they intend to insert terrorists in among these refuges and attack America from the inside. Hillary/Obama ignore this completely. Why? Even those who are not terrorists are a completely foreign culture with few, very few, shared values with we in the West. They prefer Sharia law by a large percentage, and disdain our Constitution and the concept of democracy. How can they be expected to assimilate?

New, revelations has it that Hillary wants open borders. Anyone can come in any time any where, no background checks (except of course for American legal gun owners). How does that comport with a sovereign nation?

You see readers, asking these kinds of questions and drawing conclusions from documented facts is becoming politically incorrect. Hillary, if elected, will stack the courts with activist judges who will rewrite the Bill of Rights, restricting things like free speech, religion, and the Second Amendment. I don't care what political party, or none, readers belong to, these changes will affect every American and not for the better. Standards of living will decrease, costs will rise and equal justice will fail.

Steve Earle

Gilford

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