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You want us to spend $6.5M is town with declining school census?

To The Daily Sun,
Some on the Moultonborough Selectboard have lost touch with reality. A simple study that was supposed to determine if the town needs a new gymnasium has morphed into a massive high cost high maintenance recreation complex. And one selectman has taken the baton and charged forward. A selectman who ran on the promise of less spending and less government.
This new recreation complex is going to cost little to taxpayers or actually free.
Voodoo arithmetic. You see fellow citizens the town of Moultonborough is ending or paying off a current bond issue. A bond issue that we the taxpayers paid for with our property taxes. So we should see lower taxes, right? Oh no. You see one of the selectmen states that we just carry over this finished paid for bond issue to a new bond issue for this new proposed bond issue. Voila. This new $6.5-million recreation complex is going to be virtually free. Yes, free. How is that for property tax shenanigans? With this new math one selectmen actually stated at a public meeting that this new recreation complex would cost the town taxpayers nothing or pennies on the dollar. Since one bond issue is ending and a new bond issue is being proposed for $6.5 million dollars. Pennies. Or voodoo mathematics?
There is no mention of the bran- new gymnasium at one of the boys camps in Moutonborough. Such as sharing this vastly underutilized gymnasium. The boys camp only uses that brand new gymnasium for six weeks out of the entire year. Nor is there any mention of the gymnasium complex at the closed Catholic school on Route 25. A huge gymnasium. Modern. Clean. Not used anymore as school just closed. Two perfectly good gymnasiums available just for the asking. Don't think that the rent for these two perfectly good gymnasiums would require a $6.5-million bond issue to be paid for by the property taxpayers of the town of Moultonborough.
The tide rises all boats. Moultonborough has a tax base of lakefront homes. Most of the lake homes are not permanent residents and therefore cannot vote. Raise their property taxes and it becomes free money. Missing is the fact that raising taxes affects all boats. The rest of us will also be paying higher taxes as well.
My fellow citizens. There is a recession on average every seven years. Look it up. How many years have gone by since the last recession? And now some wish to spend $6.5-million in a town with declining school population. Oh, but you say that this will include a senior center. Yes, I viewed the plans. The seniors get one room with folding doors. And we still have the perfectly good Lions Club if the seniors wish to use it.
Pennies on the dollar. Ya, right!

Jay Parker

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Would you fly on an airline with an 11% trustworthy rating?

To The Daily Sun,

Well, the South Carolina primary created one big surprise, Jeb Bush dropped out. I thought he was in it for the long haul, at least that was what most pundits were saying. Now, if the doctor and the governor will do the same, the campaign can get down to business on the Republican side. As for the Democrats, the longer Bernie stays in the race the more secure Tums sales will be. Really, does anyone actually think the party on the left is not going to nominate Hillary? But the longer he stays in, the further left she slides, pretty soon Castro will be touting her as the greatest leader of the century.
Now that brings me to a couple questions. First, who the heck are these people writing letters to the paper here saying Hillary is the most experienced, qualified, greatest whatever, using for evidence of that? She rode Bill's coat tails into the White House then upon leaving tried to loot the place, while there led the destructive attacks on on Bill's women victims of sexual abuse and as a senator from New York (Did she wear out her welcome in Arkansas?) accomplished little or nothing. She lost her first run for the Democratic primary, settled for secretary of state, where she traveled the world for photo opps, got shot at by snipers in — what, what, oh that's right didn't get shot at, (sorry folks just another of her tall tales, a.k.a. lies). Then there was Benghazi, where she failed to provide security requested by the now dead ambassador and three heroes who attempted to save him. Then, as a cover up attempt, she promoted the phony story of a YouTube movie being at fault, (lying to victims' families as the bodies arrived back). Then there is the private server incident. She lied and changed her story so many times on that that the FBI assigned over a hundred agents to conduct a criminal investigation of her (she has a national 11 percent trustworthy rating).
Would you fly on an airline with an 11 percent trustworthy rating, folks?
Now if this is not enough, the State Department has opened an investigation into her activities on behalf of the Clinton Foundation while on State Department payroll. Right, how come all kinds of deals were approved by State with shady characters, then Bill gets big money speaking gigs with those very same people? Necessary because they were flat broke when they left the White House, right? Sure they were, and if you believe that I can get you on a two hundred dollar world tour. Just slip me the cash under the table and I'll give you a note to the travel agent, he's a friend of mine.
As for that second question, I better save it for another letter, don't want the printers to run out of ink. But really, what do her supporters see in her? She is a congenital liar, the most unethical, unscrupulous . . .  heck, she makes Nixon look like a saint. So are her supporters just so desperate to shove socialism down everyone's throats that they just don't care? And they call Trump supporters crazy.

Steve Earle


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