Would local businesses hire illegals over citizens to save on wages?

To The Daily Sun,

I just read that there is an order for millions of blank work permits from the Obama administration.

The plan is to sign the executive order after the elections. There are not enough federal employees to do background checks. Some could be criminals.

I read an article or an illegal arrested again after being deported two times already. It is not unusual. Some have been arrested more and deported and come back. Are these people you want moving to New Hampshire?

Amnesty would hurt New Hampshire citizens. Can you imagine millions of illegals having work permits? How would this effect seasonal workers? Would businesses hire illegals over citizens for a lower pay?

Remember illegals do not need to be a part of Obamacare, so businesses could save and not have to pay for health insurance.

Recently in a debate, Senator Shaheen was asked about border security and she joked that the southern New Hampshire border was not secure. So what if Scott Brown is in New Hampshire. At least he is a U.S. citizen and he has owned his Rye home for many years. Her joke told us how much she cares about securing U.S. borders.

When you go to vote next week, just think of which candidate will help New Hampshire citizens keep or get jobs, which candidate will keep you safer?

Linda Riley


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Electing Kathy Rago will ensure a vote against new taxes and fees

To The Daily Sun,

Kathy Lauer Rago would be a great state senator for District 7. As a state representative, she had an outstanding record for small accountable government. Kathy knows what difficulties middle-class families are facing. Kathy is middle class. Her representation in Concord will ensure you a vote against new taxes and fees and will keep the New Hampshire Advantage alive and well in our Granite State.

I know Kathy will be a great asset to our state senate and heartily endorse her candidacy. Go Kathy!
Jane Cormier

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County employees don’t know what kind of Christmas they’ll have

To The Daily Sun,

It's taken me a couple of days to digest what happened at the Belknap County Convention Executive Committee meeting Monday night, and, after doing so I am left with two very vexing questions.

1. The commissioners may not transfer more than $300 from any line in the budget, to any other line in the budget, without Executive Committee approval, and the amount of money needed to fund the county employees' health insurance benefits for the rest of the year is less than the projected surplus in the county budget. Why, then, is it necessary to force the commissioners to pick through only the health insurance lines to see if there's enough money there to keep us afloat until Nov. 17?

2. Why didn't the chairman uphold the dignity of the proceedings by declaring out of order the insulting, demeaning, outrageous and callous comment about the county commissioners and county administrator by a member of the audience who was recognized to speak?

I'm surprised that the media thought the comment was appropriate for publication.

Most of all, though, I'm sorry the county employees still can't figure out what kind of Christmas they're going to have.

Rep. David O. Huot


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Why was it a good for N.H. to vote with Obama 99% of the time?

To The Daily Sun,

Here are a few questions for Senator Shaheen:

Did you ask President Obama to come to New Hampshire to campaign for you? You stated that president was busy. What kind of friend is busy after you have supported him 99 percent of the time?

You call and joke that Scott Brown is a carpetbagger. What is Hillary Clinton? She never lived in New York? Will you call her a carpetbagger?

We recently learn from Hillary Clinton that corporations and businesses do not create jobs? Will you ask Hillary who create jobs? Hillary Clinton has thrown President Obama under the bus. Are you throwing him under the bus?

Can you answer why you voted for more than 20 new taxes? Why did you vote to tax tanning salons, medical devices and others?

Please explain why voting 99 percent with President Obama was good for New Hampshire.

Will you apologize for lying to the people of New Hampshire on Obamacare? As you know, we were unable to keep our policies, hospitals and doctors.

Maybe we could understand your logic if you would answer these questions. I do not expect you to answer them. However, this veteran will be voting for Scott Brown. FYI, he was born in New Hampshire.

Jim Mayotte


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Gov. Hassan's policies put pressure on finding new revenue sources

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is an appeal to younger voters, undeclared voters and those who usually vote for a political party and label rather than examining the candidates on the issues. We have all been bombarded recently by negative ads from all sides claiming the election of a particular candidate would lead to Armageddon. It's time to get beyond the scare tactics and focus on issues of importance, and the issues I'd like to discuss are the state economy, jobs creation, regulations and taxes.

The issue for this year's governor's race is which candidate can best move the state's economy forward out of sluggish growth and regain the New Hampshire advantage. That candidate is Walt Havenstein.

Walt is not a career politician, but a successful businessman who rescued BAE Systems from financial peril and created thousands of good paying jobs in the private sector in New Hampshire. The budget of BAE Systems was three times that of our state, so Walt has the executive experience this state needs.

Walt has a plan to add 25,000 new high-paying private-sector jobs by Aug. 15, 2017, by tackling burdensome regulations for businesses, reducing energy costs and lowering business taxes. These actions will help restore the New Hampshire advantage which has seen our state's competitive standing fall precipitously nationally and to virtually last among New England states, including Massachusetts and Vermont, over the past 10 years, all incidentally lead by Democratic governors.

For those concerned about increased deficits, look to Scott Walker of Wisconsin and John Kasich of Ohio. Both inherited billion dollar deficits and turned those deficits into surpluses without tax increases through more efficient management and structural changes to make their state economies more competitive.

Walt is also running for governor to retain our state's younger-age workforce and attract more younger workers and their families to our state. He doesn't want to see others have family and friends, like Walt's son and family, relocate to Texas due to the lack of job opportunities within New Hampshire.

Walt is concerned that Gov. Hassan's budgets rely on imaginary revenues from unproven sources like Casinos (which have been defeated) and spending projections have not matched revenue estimates.

Lest we all forget the 2010 elections resulted in a Republican-controlled Legislature which had to make significant adjustments to state spending to erase a $800 million deficit created by the previous Democratic Legislature. Excessive spending in excess of revenues leads to tax increases.

While Gov. Hassan says she against a sales or income tax, her spending policies put pressure on finding new sources of revenues, and broad-based taxes are available to be tapped.

Folks, of all political persuasions, it is time to vote on ideas and economics, and not from scary sound bites. For younger voters, you are voting on your future and the future direction of our state. Why not take a chance and vote for someone who is focused on job creation and quality of life for all New Hampshire citizens and who has the background and experience to make it happen. Vote for Walt Havenstein.

Richard R. Gerken


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