To The Daily Sun,
No time in the school day for the pledge of allegiance. My God, what has happened to our values? I was in 4th grade 50 years ago that November, we started our day with the pledge, hours later JFK was gone.
I was 14-years-old when I attended my first military funeral; over the years they don't change. I still get a shiver up my spine when the honor guards fold and then presents the flag to the family members, thanking them for their loved ones service.
Who's teaching these kids? NO God, no pledge, NO Xmas, NO Halloween, NO idea of the word patriotism. At 60 I've seen a lot of culture changes over the years, but this basic breakdown of values being taught to the next generation is brainwashing the future of this country. JFK said, don't ask what your county can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. People and politicians don't talk like that anymore.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:28
To The Daily Sun,
It looks like the N.H. Senate is about ready to put our economy at grave risk by trusting an administration better know for prevarication than prosperity. The plan to expand Medicaid under the guise of covering more citizens is just plain wrong. To trust that the Obama Administration will keep its word and cover a large share of the cost is like trusting a huckster at a carnival. Our president has lied about Obamcare from the beginning. Maine tried a similar approach and found that the net number of covered individuals did not change as they moved from one system to another. This will cost us hundreds of millions of dollars of our hard earned tax dollars while Obama pays their part with newly printed monopoly money. I am tired of a Rodney King N.H. Senate that just wants to ".... all get along." Making the right decision is hard. Tell your senator to suck it up and make the right decision. Don't expand Medicaid in N.H.!
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:23
To The Daily Sun,
Governor Maggie Hassan has called a special session of the New Hampshire Legislature to lay the foundation for an income tax. It may balloon into an income tax, a sales tax and increased property taxes.
N.H.'s House of Representatives and Senate have been busy in Concord the past few weeks working away at expanding Medicaid. They're poised to vote on this days from now — Thursday, November 21.
The federal government is going to pay all the costs for the first three years with fake money they get to print. After three years, New Hampshire residents have to start to pay 10 percent of the cost with real money. N.H.residents will be on the hook for tens, possibly hundreds, of millions of dollars of expense for this Medicaid each year.
Do you trust the federal government after they told you you could keep your health plan and your doctor? Do you think the feds might say in three years, "Well, we didn't really tell you the truth. We can't pay 90 percent. We can only pay 50 percent. Sorry."
If you want less money to pay your bills or gather as savings in your bank account in the future, then sit back and do nothing. I'm serious. Just sit on your couch and watch TV.
If you want to stop a future income and sales tax in New Hampshire, call Governor Hassan, all the N.H. state senators and your N.H. House reps. You have just HOURS to do this because they vote on Thursday. Tell them:
— Do NOT expand Medicaid.
— Table this legislation.
— Wait until the Obamacare Train Wreck is cleaned from the tracks.
Don't forget to tell Maggie she'll be a one-term governor if she signs a Medicaid expansion bill. Period.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:17
To The Daily Sun,
The two horse racing form for America:
Horse number ONE at 1,000,000 to 1 odds. Name: "GOVERNMENT".
This horse has a long, tired and failed history. He comes in last no matter the weather conditions. He comes in last even though we change his jockey every four years and we change his trainer and stable hands every two. He comes in last no matter the track dry or muddy. He comes in last no matter how many oats we feed him and he never stops baying for more. His owners are in debt up to their eye balls tending to him. He has become bloated and runs slower than ever. More feed and endless vitamin shots fail to STIMULATE the sway back, old nag have all proved fruitless. He demands more hay, a wider stall, a bigger barn and a larger grazing pasture only he controls. His real desire is some cute filly he can cuddle with to sire another Rosemary's baby that looks like Obamacare. No matter the tragic, failed 100 year history of this horse named "Government", he still manages to convince millions to bet on this walking glue factory. Worst of all, every time "Government" loses he leaves a wet, brown trail of fecal material all the way to the stable that others have to SMELL and CLEAN UP. The lazy, arrogant bastard feels not an ounce of remorse for his failure.
Horse number TWO at better than EVEN odds. Name: "BUSINESS".
This horse too has a long, storied history. Just the opposite of the glue factory nag. Those that BET ON BUSINESS win just about every time. LONG term bettors have NEVER LOST. " Amazingly "Business" has returned to bettors just under 10 percent ( EVERY YEAR, on average ) for the past 70 years. "Business" returns hundreds of billions of dollars each year to its bettors stuffing their bank accounts and wallets. AN INCREDIBLE RECORD of WINS over its competitor "Government", who plays dirty. The market is up 165 percent over the past four years alone and now sits at it's highest level in HISTORY. All while the American economy endures its 5th year of farting and floundering under Barack Obama and "Government" sits paralyzed, unable to function, let alone RUN. American "Business" reinvents itself CONTINUALLY around the world. Half of profits now come from countries other than HERE. It adapts to weather conditions instantly. It adjusts to track conditions automatically. It changes jockeys within weeks if required. "Business" has it's nose in the wind smelling for the slightest changes that might require action. "Business" runs with reigns held tightly. if the track is muddy the goggles come up immediately. "Business" heads for the inside rail when conditions signal applying the whip to maximize speed. "Business" out thinks "Government" at every turn. All while "Government" does it all it can to INTERFERE with "Business" running its best race.
70 year RACE RESULTS:
The middle class is VANISHING. In the last 40 years 35 million people have DROPPED from the middle class to the lower, while the top 20 percent ( almost all having bet on "Business") have seen their prosperity increase beyond their wildest dreams. The rich indeed have gotten far richer while the poor have gotten poorer and far more numerous. During this period of middle class decimation government has grown ENORMOUS in it's size and power, by EVERY MEASURE. Government becomes more costly, controlling and benevolent all while the middle class DIES and SHRIVELS tit-for-tat with that expansion. This is not some wild, unsubstantiated claim. Every fact supports the conclusion. There is an insane notion spread by Democrats that increased welfare and philanthropy by government prevents the destruction of the MIDDLE CLASS. We have 40 years of empirical evidence that PROVES this LOGIC is INSANE, in fact the results are the reverse. It simply has allowed government to become more powerful under the Trojan horse it is caring and concerned. Until government SHRINKS and until the middle class are encouraged, even MANDATED to participate in BUSINESS with time and investment their decline will only accelerate. The Democratic Party has spent the past 75 years expending every once of its energy, power, money and INFLUENCE to keep people betting on losing, bankrupt, fat, failed, fatigued "Government " as their salvation. That wrong BET for 70 straight years has produced ever increasing social unrest and the economic bifurcation of society we witness today. With ever fewer people holding all the winning tickets at the economic race track. Your losing your ECONOMIC LIFE and your happiness because you KEEP betting on the WRONG HORSE.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:11
To The Daily Sun,
As I passed the Dunkin' Donuts on Union Ave. today, I saw a picket line, saying how Dunkin' Donuts had lied to the city of Laconia. Not too long ago, questioning how one Dunkin' Donuts gave a senior citizen discount and the rest did not, I was told that all six of the local DD stores were not owned by the same person. So, even as I applaud the sign carriers, it is NOT Duncin' Donuts that lied to the city, tt was the owner of the Dunkin' Donuts on Union Ave. that did the lying so that he could open his new store across the street.
Let that be a lesson to all. In this day of greed, a simple handshake or giving his/her word, meant that you had your fingers crossed behind your back as you promised to do what was right, In this case, fixing up the old Hathaway House.
As I try and tell people, there is only one thing that can never be taken away from you and that is your word. Once you throw that away on your own, you will never get it back.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:08