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GOP predicted it wouldn't work & now bitch that it's not working

To The Daily Sun,
AS the GOP wolves are surrounding the president like he is a wounded lion they are forgetting one thing: the lion is the king of the jungle for a reason; the lion is a cat and a cat has nine lives. The GOP is gleefully jumping up and down like a group of school girls on the playground. After complaining for years that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)) will never work, they now complaining that it's not working. But all the aces haven't been played yet. The odd part is still the fact that the ACA is there to help everyone get affordable health care but the GOP and their backers would rather you not buy any health care insurance or maybe they want you to buy it from them. The GOP won't use the excuse of being against big government control over individual rights that they like to use so much because we all see through that one now. Ask any women if the GOP is invading their private lives. But now I think I've figured out why the GOP wants to keep the insurance industry on the open market. It, as usual, comes down to one thing — GREED, which boils down to political donations which buys them the office they are running for. All this just because of Rick Scott of Florida, while he was living in Texas and working in the insurance industry. It all came down to one word and that is FRAUD.

So, in your spare time just google Rick Scott/Insurance Fraud Texas (you can also add Romney in there too) and read the articles. Might be why he has and will spend over 100 million dollars while running for governor of Florida. This is a job that pays just over $130,000 per year. Isn't it time to end this political graft? Shouldn't they be forced to live as honest as they expect us to? Where are the examples they are supposed to be setting? The only thing wrong about the ACA is that the website doesn't work. I feel that once the computers get all the kinks worked out, most people will be satisfied with the results. This is a massive, complicated undertaking and is larger than anything we have ever tried before. When Social Security, Medicare and Bush's drug plan all started they had lots of problems too but both sides got together and things worked out to our advantage. For any of you who have used any of those social safety nets, and I'm one of them, just imagine if they weren't around to help us. I thought the politicians worked for us, after all we do pay them with our tax dollars. It's time they give us some returns on our investments.

Jon Hoyt


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:37

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County commissioners' arrogance will come to no good end

To The Daily Sun,

I read, with some amusement, the November 19 letter from Sharon Somers to David Horan, counsel for the Belknap commissioners and Belknap delegation respectively. It is interesting that The Laconia Daily Sun received a copy before the delegation was so favored but perhaps this underscores the public relations nature of Ms. Somers' letter. Legally, she has no right of private inquiry save that afforded her in a court of law.

In reading the powers bestowed upon the commissioners and the delegation, one can see the same system of checks and balances which is the bedrock of all of our governmental structures. If the founding fathers had wished to propagate a society featuring lords of the manor presiding over a fiefdom then Ms. Somers' legal arguments would have more merit. One infers from the attitudes and actions of the commissioners that they might indeed prefer such an arrangement but their arrogance will come to no good end.

Why not come to a county delegation meeting and see our government in action?

Rep. Richard B. Burchell
Belknap 5 - Gilmanton

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:32

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Expanding Medicaid will require an increase in N.H.taxes

To The Daily Sun,

It is deeply troubling that Governor Maggie Hassan is pushing the N.H. Legislature to expand Medicaid in N.H. Clearly, the governor and Legislature are being lured by the promise that the costs, tens of millions of dollars, will be paid for by the federal government. We should all remember that the federal government has already built up an unsustainable $17 trillion debt and the government continues to deficit spend for as far as the eye can see. Eventually, this kind of spending must stop — budget cuts will be made, out of necessity. Medicare, for example, is already being cut as part of Obamacare, and it is highly likely that those financial support promises made to the states will be broken as well (remember "if you like your plan, you can keep it"?).

It is clear that expanding Medicaid in N.H. will have significant future negative financial impact, due to reduced federal monies after a mere three years. What happens then? Additional sources of revenue will be required. Since N.H. can't print money like the federal government, this revenue will require an income tax or a sales tax, or an increase in property taxes or perhaps all three.

If you are as concerned as I am, please contact your representatives and ask them to stop this Medicaid expansion.

Jay O'Donald

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:29

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Republican scare tactics haven't worked before and never will

To The Daily Sun,

It appears that the tiny evaporated Tea Party Republicans have reappeared and have resorted to the failed Bush Administrations use of scare tactics by invoking fear to the residents of N.H. with regard to the expansion of Medicaid. It never worked then and never will. This group is still missing the key element to winning. Teams win. Its basic "Winning for Dummies 101."
Bradford Sauter

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:20

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We don't need feds mandating that we take care of the poor

To The Daily Sun,

This is the moment, citizens of N.H. Thursday, Nov. 21, our representatives and senators will be voting to expand Medicaid in N.H. It will cost N.H. hundreds of millions of dollars. And Governor Hassan is planning to pay for it by raising taxes, and incorporating a state income tax to cover what the federal government won't pay for three years from now. In fact, they probably can't even cover it now, as deeply in debt as they are.

We must stop this now. Please call your N.H. state senators and N.H. House representatives that we don't want expanded Medicaid. Tell them to stop and think for a moment, at least until the unaffordable Health Care Act is straightened out first. Why rush into something that is part of the sinking ship of the ACA? Money, money, money. Why are we in such a rush to spend it? We don't even have it, and if this passes on Thursday, we'll have even less.

I understand that we need to take care of the unfortunates, but who wants to be considered that way? Every town has its welfare dept., churches, considerate people who are taking care of the poor and elderly. We don't NEED the federal government to come down on us and mandate that we take care of the poor. We know it!

Please don't expand the Medicaid now.

Peggy Graham,


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:16

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