To The Daily Sun,
I was raised and schooled in Gilford and had resided there for many years. I currently reside and conduct my business from Laconia. I have been following the politics at the state and county level and am appalled to read that Lisa DiMartino, Gilford's current representative to the Legislature, has consistently voted to raise taxes and fees on Gilford and Meredith taxpayers, as well as, increase regulations to stifle New Hampshire's job growth.
I understand from others, she claims she looks out for the taxpayer, but if you take a look at her voting record in the Legislature and at the county level it speaks volumes of raising taxes and fees for everyone. She voted "yes" to increase the gas tax by 67 percent. She voted "yes" to increase a fee on home heating oil. She voted "yes" to create a per-gallon fee on paint. And the list goes on. All this and more will surely affect all of us. From the homeowner, to the contractor, to the small businesses, all are trying to survive and keep their head above water. How is that looking out for the taxpayer?
It's time to elect individuals who will work for the taxpayer in doing their job they were elected to do, and one of those jobs should be to find ways not to just raise taxes and fees, that's the easy way out. Besides, we, the people, are running out of, or have no more money to give.!
How about finding places to cut the continuous waste of taxpayers' hard-earned money? It's time to get back to basics and learn what a budget is, what it is for. And here's a novel idea: Use it! There is a better choice in this year's Nov. 4 general election for Gilford and Meredith. The choice is clear, and if I could I would cast a vote for George Hurt a longtime Gilford resident. George has been a Laconia businessman for over 30 years and during that time he represented Gilford in the Legislature and served on the State Board of Education and the State's Judicial Conduct Commission.
I have known George as a friend for many years and can state without hesitation, that Gilford and Meredith taxpayers will benefit immensely with his position as representative on the county delegation and at the state level, too. I encourage my friends in Gilford and Meredith, please cast your vote on Nov. 4 for George. You will not be disappointed.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:19
To The Daily Sun,
On General Election Day, Nov. 4, I would like to encourage those residing in House District 4 (Sanbornton and Tilton) to vote for Brian Gallagher. We will all be well represented by Brian when he is elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
It's about time we had a representative who is responsive to our communities concerns and needs and who will always listen with an open mind to all of his constituents opinions.
Please join me on Nov. 4 and vote for Brian Gallagher.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:16
To The Daily Sun,
What is William Anderson talking about? He says Obamacare has been a disaster in New Hampshire. That is a falsehood, right out of right wing La-La Land. Obamacare has been a success in New Hampshire. According to the Sept. 14 New Hampshire Business Review, in the first five months of 2014, 22,000 previously uninsured people now have insurance. This is a 14 percent drop in the uninsured, and that doesn't include the rest of the year since. (See http://www.nhbr.com/September-19-2014/Study-NHs-uninsured-population-drops-by-22000/.)
According to the Wakely Consulting Group study, "the individual market in New Hampshire grew by 75 percent, or 26,000 people, with more than 40,000 signing up for coverage through the marketplace by May 1." Medicaid coverage also rose 8 percent or 9,000 folks in need.
William Anderson is as wrong as wrong can be on this one, blindly following the Tea Party propagandists. Bravo, Mr. President! Bravo Speaker Pelosi! Bravo Shea-Porter! Vote Democrat!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:09
To The Daily Sun
Mr. Ewing's letter in the Oct. 15 paper is full of misleading statements too numerous to refute in one reply. One glaring misstatement on his part is that Thomas Duncan lied about being exposed to Ebola before coming to this country to visit with family. If Mr. Ewing had done his research before making this accusation he would have found that Mr. Duncan did not know he was exposed to the virus by a neighbor who suffered from Ebola.
That neighbor he helped was misdiagnosed when she went to the hospital with symptoms (sound familiar yet Mr. Ewing, Dallas Medical Center déjà vu)? She was told by staff that she was experiencing sickness as a result of her pregnancy and sent home. Mr. Duncan, the good Samaritan in this scenario, helped her out of a taxi after she was mistakenly sent home (see any parallels yet?). He then left for the United States completely asymptomatic, not knowing that this woman would die from Ebola or that he was exposed to the virus.
When he checked into the ER at the Dallas Medical Center with Ebola symptoms he did in fact state that he came from West Africa. As we all know now he was misdiagnosed and sent home.
Here is a scenario for you to consider. Let's not only recommend that President Obama close our borders to people, but to all manufactured goods coming from Mexico, China and other overseas countries. If President Obama, as you suggest, closes our borders for your illogical reasoning how will those goods get to our markets? You must realize that U.S. corporations fled to countries where labor is cheap, working conditions are deplorable, sanitation is but an illusion, and adequate health care for those workers is but a dream.
Let's take your illogical argument a few steps further. Let's just say that some people who have been exposed to deadly diseases are working in these subpar factories. In these horrendous working conditions without proper ventilation they get their sweat and mucus on the goods coming to our markets. How do we know that when we purchase these products and bring them into our homes or wear them on our bodies we won't be exposed to their communicable diseases?
Can we have a guarantee from corporations who have businesses overseas or in Mexico that viruses and diseases present in those countries of origin will be dormant or dead before goods are transported to the U.S. and then brought into our homes? How are these goods sanitized before shipping to other countries? Are these factories equipped with any means of sterilization?
I suggest that you take a trip to any store here in the U.S. which imports goods from other countries. When you walk into these stores take a deep breath. If you have a very sensitive nose you can't help but smell the chemicals added to many of the goods when and where they are produced. Are these chemicals mixed with factory workers blood, sweat and mucus?
Your last sentence should in fact read: Corporations are protected by the GOP and the conservative majority of the Supreme Court.
Further, how do we know that Americans are protected from these diseases and viruses by an uncaring corporate cartels? Since the Supreme Court declared corporations "people" are they any different from your imaged disease carrying illegals?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:05
To The Daily Sun,
Just before the November elections, Fred Malek is back in New Hampshire politics with $1.6 million in ads for Frank Guinta, in a coordinated national Republican effort to unseat Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.
You remember Fred, deputy chief of Richard Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign that put dirty tricks in our political lexicon and gave us Watergate. Fred Malek, the White House aide famously tasked to hunt down Jews in federal agencies Nixon thought were plotting against him. Same Fred Malek the Securities and Exchange Commission fined $100,000 and censured in 2007 for investment fraud, who then served as Finance Co-Chair of the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008. And, yes, the Fred Malek involved in that spectacularly gross youthful indiscretion at age 22 in 1959 when he and friends were arrested in a Peoria park for bludgeoning, skinning, skewering and roasting a dog on a spit. (See Wikipedia and Huffington Post archives.)
Malek now heads the American Action Network, a superpac supporting Tea Party favorites like Frank Guinta, in a close race with Democrat Carol Shea-Porter whom Guinta defeated in 2010 and Shea-Porter then defeated in 2012.
OpenSecrets.org says Malek's $1.6 million is more than Shea-Porter's raised so far in 2013-2014 — all to save the skin of a politician National Journal rated in 2012 as the 31st most conservative House member (putting him to the right of Michele Bachmann.)
New Hampshire needs Fred Malek's advice on who we should send to Congress about as much as we need his culinary skills.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:58