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Is it only Republicans who aren't paying fair share? How about Clinton's

To The Daily Sun,

In a recent ad, Hillary stated, "I'm not a quitter."

She quit on the four men killed in Benghazi. She failed as secretary of state and now she wants to be president. Her experience for president is miles traveled and 11 hours of testimony on Benghazi.

Why do Democrats "hate" successful people?

Why do Democrats love taxes (investments)?

What is the "war" on women?

Can the Democrats define what is "fair share?"

Is it only Republicans that are not paying their fair share? Do Hillary and Bill pay their fair share? Do jay-Z and Bey pay their fair share?

Recently, Donald Trump got the ultimate endorsement. People like Jane Fonda (traitor), Rosie O'Donnell, Michael Moore, Roseanne Barr, etc. do not like him. Enough said.

Are you feeling the "Bern?"

Was the snowstorm last weekend, climate change or global warming?

Rumor is the next Democrat debate will be on Feb. 30. Yes, I know there are not 30 days in February. However, DWS stated that it is either Feb. 30 or the Fourth of July.

I am still voting for ABC (Anybody But Clinton).

Jim Mayotte


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HB-1569 could mean the end of the Belknap Range Trail Tenders

To The Daily Sun,

Every day, outdoor lovers visit the beautiful Belknap Mountains. As many residents of the Lakes Region know, the hiking trails in the Belknap Mountain State Forest are maintained by local volunteers known as the Belknap Range Trail Tenders ("BRATTS"), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development ("DRED") is fast-tracking House Bill 1569, in which it asks lawmakers for authorization "to charge such volunteer organizations a portion of the department's cost for liability insurance coverage."

In other words, the state is saying that volunteers will need to pay the state in order to volunteer on state property.

The BRATTS have no paid employees, receive no government grants, and receive only a few hundred dollars a year in donations from their volunteers to fund equipment purchases. The BRATTS have never been sued, nor can they afford to pay the state for liability insurance.

Volunteer groups should be protected from frivolous lawsuits. However, if HB1569 passes as proposed, it may mean the end of the BRATTS and the thousands of hours of volunteer work they have performed to keep our local trails passable.

Rep. David Russell of Gilmanton is one of the sponsors of this legislation. I urge you to contact your state legislators and ask them stop this effort to charge volunteers for their work.

Jeremy Clark

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