Obamacare is an attack on the living standards of middle class

To The Daily Sun,

What does $400,000 buy? For Democrats, that sizable sum bought the consulting services of one, very bright economist named Jonathan Gruber who helped design Obamacare using his impact models. Academics like Gruber often have trouble stopping themselves from telling others just how smart they are. Mr. Gruber simply can't keep his mouth shut, describing in detail the more than clever deception involved in getting Obamacare passed. I ask the readers of The Daily Sun: how does that make you feel? Democrats shoved down our throats legislation the majority of Americans screamed they did not want. Now they have the hubris to brag about it.

Gruber's speeches offer personal insights into how and why Obamacare was designed the way it was. It was a bet, specifically, the American electorate were for the most part idiots. He used the word stupid. Anyone recalling The Daily Sun letters from the left during the debate makes it is easy to understand why Obama and Gruber bet on stupid. Now, an Obama insider exposes and confirms the stupid truth.

Obamacare creates more than 20 new taxes. The legislation was disguised exclusively as a tax on business. But the truth is (as Gruber so correctly points out) it was in reality a new tax on you; yes, you the taxpayer and consumer. Every single dollar of new, higher taxes on businesses are passed through directly to consumers. All higher taxes on business are paid for with either higher prices directly for medical care and products, higher prices for insurance, or lower equivalent, wages created by higher employer costs.

For illustration, consider just one of the new taxes. The so-called Cadillac Tax on high-end, health plans costing more than $10,200. Employers are never going to pay the hundreds of millions involved in the new tax penalty. Millions of employees are going to watch their health coverage diluted as employers adjust to the tax cap. This is especially true for union people who often have these expensive plans. To make the dilution of benefits acceptable, employers will likely increase wages as a partial offset. What do higher wages create? Higher income taxes on middle-class wages that replaced benefits that were received previously tax free.

Let me sum up the true intent of Obamacare so even the stupid idiots Gruber described can grasp it. Obamacare's sole focus was always about one thing, and only one thing. That was the redistribution of money from the middle class to the lower class through higher taxes on everything, passed on to them directly by business, including higher taxes on personal incomes. It was done by Democrats using smoke, mirrors, deception and the dependable gullibility of their base.

Obamacare is surely not a transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor. How could it be? The rich represent 1 percent or less of the population. Obamacare was, and is, simply another stealth attack on the living standards of the middle class by the Democrats accomplished with intentional deceit.
The middle class voted solidly with Republicans on Nov 4. There is no question why.

Tony Boutin

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Imagine how awful your life would be like without Jesus

To The Daily Sun,

First, I would like to take a moment to say I have known Bishop Paul Blake for a long time. Some of his letters might seem harsh (to some readers), or even a little bold, and to some a different language. But I know in Paul's heart he wants them to search and find the Lord Jesus. Paul is a very anointed man and truly cares about people greatly.

With that said, I would like you to think about this for a minute. Sadness, pain, despair, loneliness, sickness, and the list goes on. Imagine if you would that as your eternity. That's what it will be without the Lord Jesus — awful. For those of you on the fence about Jesus, that think he exists, but are not 100 percent sure, just what percent is it you think it will take. Just imagine for a minute you are on a airplane, and just before takeoff, the pilot said to everyone there is a 10 percent chance the plane could crash. If you would like to change your mind and get off, it would be okay. Then how many do you think would stay on? So, if there is only a 10 percent chance in your mind that Jesus is real, my hope is that is enough for you to seek and find him. Remember what Lord said, "Seek and you shall find."

Peter Bissonnette

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Sit back and watch the temper tantrums of the sandbox party

To The Daily Sun,

It's really really November out there, isn't it? Wind, rain, mixed precipitation and all. Well, we made it through another midterm election in which somewhere around 18 percent of Americans elect the winners. But, hey, we can think of our nearly stillborn midterms as part of our ingenious system of checks and balances that also gave us the veto and the executive order.

Don Ewing and Russ Wiles have joined the screaming rabble of those that think the GOP has a mandate after a 35 percent turnout. That is funny. I think that the 18 percent of Americans who elected senators and representatives to a Congress with a 12 percent approval rate are going to be very very disappointed. And everyone's dog knows that the House seats are expertly gerrymandered for the GOP.

So, conservatives, don't expect much different from the past few years of getting nothing done. Obama will use his pen just as the Constitution outlines. Vetoes and executive orders are required when a Congress won't do its job. Remember, this same GOP bunch said Obama did not have a mandate after the 2012 elections so this is going to be a lot of fun watching the hissy fits and temper tantrums of the sandbox party running up to the 2016 election.

James Veverka

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Bring your cheer to downtown Laconia this holiday season

To The Daily Sun,

I recently overheard some negative remarks about downtown Laconia made in a casual conversation. This rankled me, but I did not really take the time to think why ... until now.

I realize our city has many challenges, but nothing different from what many cities face today. Those of us who love Laconia watch with pleasure every positive step and change for the better downtown or in Lakeport and all through our city.

As a community Laconia still has a very strong beating heart. We have many positive initiatives that help our community in all sorts of ways. We have volunteer efforts (and I could name many, but fear I will leave something out) that bridge many of the gaps of poverty and need that hurt children or suffering families in our town. We have agencies and public servants that put their shoulder to the wheel daily and do their job to their utmost to make a difference. We have individuals who give and have given their time, money and energy to untold efforts to better our community.

We have downtown merchants and local businesses that time and time again support every drive and cause that comes along.

Let's resolve that this holiday season will be a time of "good will" to our city. If we saw someone fall to their knees, we wouldn't jump in and kick them in the shins. We all know what to do. Lend a hand to pull them to their feet. How? Go downtown or to any local merchant and spend a bit. Go out to eat, or meet for coffee, shop, get a service or just smile. Lend a hand in one of the many civic efforts that go all out to turn the tide for the less fortunate during the holiday season. If this is not possible, thank someone who does. Cheer them on. Be a booster of Laconia this holiday season, and all of 2015.

Patty Thibeault


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My intention is to return the power to the hands of the people

To The Daily Sun,

To the people of Campton:

I want to say thank you for your vote and the trust you have placed in me. I have delayed in writing because the election was very close and it went to a recount. I want to take this time to thank Jim Aguiar for the many years he put into serving our community. Even though he and I disagree on many key issues, I have faith that Jim served with honorable intentions and true community service.

As I mentioned to many of you while I was knocking on doors this summer, my intention is to do everything I can to restore power and authority back to where it belongs, in the hands of the people. I believe you know what is best for you and your family and how to best spend your money. In achieving that end, I plan to do all I can to reduce taxes on families and businesses. I would also like to do all I can to reduce the amount of regulations and mandates placed on individuals and businesses in New Hampshire. Not only are high business taxes and energy costs keeping new businesses from New Hampshire, but the regulations and ever-changing tax laws keep them out as well. I look forward to doing my part in encouraging more opportunity not only for our entrepreneur but for working people in Campton as well as the entire state. We have such great opportunities in New Hampshire, let's not waste them.

For those of you, who voted for me, thank you. I am humbled by your trust. For those who didn't vote or didn't vote for me, I will work very hard to earn your support. Thank you and God bless.

Eric Johnson

State Representative-Elect

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