To The Daily Sun,
"Bad" members of the Belknap County Delegation: Representatives Worsman, Greemore, Tilton, Vadney, Burchell, Comtois, Holmes, Fink, Sylvia, must be voted out. They continually, disrespectfully, and needlessly berate the county commissioners, who were selected by local voters, by the way. The commissioners are serving admirably in the face of such adversary.
The delegates' mean-spirited decisions have placed unnecessary burdens on the county's public employees — the people who care for our elderly and keep us safe from harm.
Their latest spiteful act is to institute pay cuts to the lowest paid employees in the nursing home industry via charging them to cover the employer's portion of the health insurance premium. This is unacceptable, as well as illegal, as it is certainly a breach of the employment contract.
These employees have had their constitutional rights compromised by this aggressive and vindictive group of politicians bent on "saving taxes" at the employee's expense. We can no longer keep burying our heads in the sands in the name of "fiscal efficiency". It is called being cheapskates!!
This bad group of people does not represent the true and common core of Republican ideas of the past, and certainly insults the ideas of Abraham Lincoln. At times I feel embarrassed to say I am a Republican, particularly after nearly 50 years of uninterrupted voting record.
Such negativity and narrow-minded politicians have no place in our county government. Their vicious acts can't be tolerated. Your vote can and will change this.
Fortunately, Ms.Worsman has chosen not to run again and Jane Cormier left the delegation to run unsuccessfully in Hookset.
Frank Tilton should resign his position. He certainly does not deserve another term in the N.H. General Court.
There are excellent candidates to replace the "bad actors". One is Dave Pollak. Dave will provide a voice for working families. He will work with both parties to preserve the public's health, safety, and welfare. He has bold visions for moving the country forward. He, along with Jeanie Forrester both deserve to vote for their vision as well as their history of dedicated service to our communities. Jeanie strives to serve her constituents. She answers e-mails personally, as does Dave. Ruth Gulick offers compassion and hope; she cares for our communities.
It is time for fresh faces on the delegation committee. Voting out the "bad guys" reflects a time for change and provides fair and civil treatment for the employees at Belknap County Complex, Jail, and Nursing home. Please vote out the Tiltons, Vadney's, Greemore's, Burchell's, Comtois', Homes', Finks' and Sylvia's. It is time for these "bad guys" to go!
Robert T. Joseph, Jr., RN, ASN, BA, EMT-1