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Many states believed income tax was the answer & were wrong

To The Daily Sun,

Lately, New Hampshire newspapers have included articles on enacting a state income tax. Most of the articles promise that property taxes would be lower, business taxes would be lower and the residents of New Hampshire would be much happier.

Here are a few questions not answered in any of the articles:

— What will be the definition of income?

— Will pensions, including military and government, be taxed?

— Will Social Security be taxed (13 states tax Social Security)?

— Will the tax be a fixed (flat) or progressive tax?

— Will estates and/or trusts be taxed?

— Can the authors of the articles point to states that have enacted a state income tax and continued to lower property taxes and business taxes?

— How come Vermont and Maine have some of the highest taxes in the USA? Both states have an income and a sale tax. They also have high property taxes.

Many states, e.g. Connecticut, believed that a state income tax was the answer to their tax problems and it did not happen.

Jim Mayotte

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Why Democrats scream 'gun control' instead of 'terrorism'

To The Daily Sun,

I'm outraged! You should be!

The blood of the innocent, gunned down in California wasn't cold before president Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the rest of progressives had already blamed the massacre on the absence of common-sense gun laws. The underlying motive apparently is of little concern to them. They refuse to utter the words terror or terrorists, no matter how clear it is to everyone else with and IQ above today's temperature.

This is the exact same triangulate, distract and confuse BS we experienced from these people after the honorific tragedy in Benghazi that brutally killed ambassador Chris Stevens. Hillary and Obama have contrived every cover-up possible to suggest they were not sleeping on the job putting politics before the safety of the American people. This is what they are trying to pull off again.

In Libya the contrived liberal, fantasy was a video gone viral explained the slaughter. Then, as now every effort was made to avoid the word terror and terrorist when it was written all over the tragedy.

California was with near certainty a terrorist attack at some level — almost 100 percent to be religious and ethnic in it's underpinning. No one with a work place grudge drags his wife along and shoots 30 innocent people while in possession of thousands of rounds of different calibers of ammunition, plus bombs and a home lab exclusive to bomb making with strong ties to the Muslim world. In addition, he recently visited the Middle East. The insult to the dead and their relatives by these political tactics is reprehensible, if it is not criminal. It sure in hell isn't Christian at its heart. Politics first for Obama and Hillary.

There is no mystery why the attempted political cover-up with gun control issues, both in California and Benghazi. Every time there is a terrorist attack anywhere, especially in America, safety becomes a major concern. It should be, especially when facing an enemy that is willing to blow itself up while dropping their child off at the babysitter's on the way to murder 30 people or 3,000 people all while believing your god is praising your work. This is an enemy with thinking we have never faced. It is an evil unlike any we have experienced. A tiny few radicalized people can kill tens of thousands of Americans in a literal instant. That is the height of both crazy and scary.

When safety and security become the first priorities, two out of three Americans believe Republicans are by far the stronger party to protect their lives. Republicans will err on the side of security, not on the side of political correctness. Obama's "political correctness" has created a world as unsafe as it has ever been. Surely for U.S.

The pubic sees this, mush to the distress of Democrats. That is why Obama, Pelosi, Sanders and Hillary will scream gun control, not terrorism. Every time the word terror, terrorism or terrorist is used the election fortunes on the Democratic Party diminish. They know it and we do. I won't let the lives of the innocent dead be trampled on the way Hillary and Obama threw the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens under the bus for political cover. It is not happening this time. I urge other Republicans to speak out at the incredible indignity displayed by those atop the Democratic Party.

Tony Boutin

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