To The Daily Sun,
Kate Miller, chair of the Belknap County Democrats, says Obamacare is extending benefits to N.H. residents. That is like saying pimps are really generous because they pay doctors twice a month to check their employees for VD. I remind Kate, it was Democrats who who used the words "TRAIN WRECK" to describe Obama care. What an accurate description it is. This space is insufficient to list the errors, omissions and unintended, consequences of Obamacare. Kate Miller knows them all. Like all politicians she shares INTENTIONALLY the INCOMPLETE STORY, forcing others to convey the real and whole TRUTH. I call it being a bold faced LIAR at worst and misrepresentation at best. Kate, if you want to debate the GOOD ,BAD and UGLY of Obamacare then let's have at it right here in this paper. Democrats win no supporters among the public keeping Obamacare discussions on the front pages. Nearly, TWO out of every THREE Americans, especially those in THE MIDDLE CLASS, want the individual mandate removed. Without that "GUN TO YOUR HEAD MANDATE" Obamacare shrivels and dies. It would take a DOUBLE roll of CHARMIN to list all the flaws in Obama care. Here are just two to get a flavor of what a "cow patty" tastes like.
1. Lets start at the beginning. The polls, taken UNENDINGLY for more than a year before Obamacare was passed, showed a CONSTANT, STRONG MAJORITY of Americans NEVER SUPPORTED the Obamacare solution to the challenges facing health care. EVERY POLL since Obamacare was passed shows the very same, strong, majority of Americans DO NOT want Obamacare in their lives no matter the "DONKEY SPIN" politicians like Kate Miller try to put on it. A cow patty smells like a cow patty no matter the gallons of perfume she may try to dump on it. The economic distress and problems already caused by this "train wreck" are most apparent. The economy is still STRUGGLING after FIVE YEARS of Obama uncertainty and their economic impact. We have a sub 2 percent economy that should be 4 percent plus this late after a recession. Obama presides over the slowest recovery in history. Businesses want only PART-TIME, rented help to avoid Obamacare's FINES and his next regulatory road block to slow business.
2. James Madison and the other founders of the U.S. Constitution knew the equal and UNBIASED application of the law to all people (ESPECIALLY POLITICIANS) is essential to freedom and justice and a primary safeguard from authoritarianism and oppression form a ruling political class like we have NOW. Did not Obama SCREAM TO US ALL that Obamacare was essential to the entire country. Not quite true. It seems the DEMOCRATS on capital hill opened the "train wreck" box. They found out THEY WERE INCLUDED in the wreck and were OUTRAGED. Obamacare was going to COST THEM all THOUSANDS in HIGHER health insurance costs. So they BEGGED Obama for an EXEMPTION. He IMMEDIATELY agreed, nice pals they are. Democrats call that CORRUPTION when Republicans are in office. America has to live under the HORRORS and DISASTER of Obamacare but not the upper crust, politicians in Washington DC. Tens of millions will be COMPELLED to spend billions more on insurance because of Obamacare. Even more will be spending billions for insurance they do not want or need having their living standards crushed. All while big money, DC DEMOCRATS BEGGED their way out of Obamacare, saving them fortunes. Their pronouncement: OBAMACARE SUCKS! Millions of others agree, we have been screaming it for FIVE YEARS. Have you ever read greater DEMOCRATIC HYPOCRISY than this tale? If Obamacare is good enough for me and you, it is good enough for OBAMA, REID & PELOSI. Let them all share the great benefits Kate Miller B.S.'d us all with.
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 September 2013 12:10
To The Daily Sun,
Franklin has received much negative press recently regarding its schools and government. I went to the Candidates Forum and was truly disappointed in the lack of substance in responses, especially among school board candidates. I know what the Common Core State Standards are and I strongly support them, unlike the three candidates at the forum who couldn't comment. It has prompted me to take action!
I, Gwen Hall, am running for School Board as a write in candidate in Ward 1, three term year. My Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and Master's degree in General Special Education (K-12) will be very helpful in fulfilling the duties of a School Board member. As a teacher of nearly 20 years, I know the difficulties facing schools and communities. I will strive to provide the best possible educational opportunities for students and staff of the Franklin schools. My children have attended Franklin schools and I am a proponent of public schools. I believe in being a positive role model, one who conducts him or herself in a professional manner in person and through many technological devices we now use to communicate. I understand the importance of holding yourself and those around you to a higher standard by building them up and supporting our roles through common goals.
Franklin's schools are rigorous, competency based and provide many opportunities for students with a limited budget. The administration, staff and students are most creative at meeting their needs. I hope to see Franklin schools recognized for their hard work and accomplishments in the future. Please support the Franklin School District by writing me, Gwen Hall, in for school board Ward 1 three year term.
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 September 2013 12:04
To The Daily Sun,
As a country, we have redefined our concept of morality, conducting ourselves with little or no restraint in making war without regard to national or international laws. We have repeatedly bombed countries excusing our motives as justified and necessary. But the glaring fact remains: our bombing raids are criminal and we are responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people — and have expressed our intention of repeating bombing raids against Syria, which we cannot legally do!
We are told, over and over again that warfare is necessary to root out insurgents, militants and fanatics who pose a danger to us and other countries. That excuse is readily accepted by both houses of Congress, without hesitation. No one admits that warfare has created a huge industrial-complex that is immune and safe from the deaths and suffering of defenseless, poor people fighting in their own civil wars. The companies that make and deliver bombs are only interested in company profits. They don't have to face pubic scrutiny. But, our elected representatives are devoid of decisions based on what is morally right, but of bringing weapons contracts back to their state. We have, as a people, accepted this immorality and greed seeing our lives and fortunes and our own decency shrivel up: disinterested without compassion or basic humanity! Why are most countries afraid of us? Our conduct in the last 10 years has been one of violence against several mid-eastern countries, and we answer to no one!
I believe in people and their goodness. We should not let this reign of violence continue. We must renew our Christian/Judaic beliefs that every life is precious in the eyes of God. The world is desperate for peace. We have been called to initiate that calling!
Leon R. Albushies
Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 11:58
To The Daily Sun,
I am not in favor or against the Northern Pass project but I am against misleading television commercials.
WMUR-TV is showing a commercial in favor of the project. It features Doug Boyd of Franklin. In the commercial he states he has been the police chief for 13 years. Boyd is no longer police chief. He is a member of the Franklin City Council. The commercial is misleading and should not be aired.
Gordon D. King
Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 11:50
To The Daily Sun,
New Hampshire does have an electricity problem — it produces far too much. So why is the state looking to allow foreign companies to harvest revenues that belong to in-state companies? Sacrificing local companies that provide a trickle down effect into the New Hampshire economy is not a smart move?
Wind contracts will require state regulatory approval and Governor Maggie Hassan will be caught in the cross hairs. She, after all, is pushing for wind farm developments across the state. And I'm sure she prefers to rub shoulders with the big boys — Iberdrola Renewables and EDP Renewables — than us common country folk. Imagine the talks she is having with them?
One question still remains: Why isn't Gov. Maggie Hassan seeking bids from local companies that already develop reliable electricity from our biomass, hydro and landfill companies to help procure additional renewable energy for the state's portfolio?
We've seen first hand how developers have made an extremely bad first impression. In fact, the public relations effort continues to be a disaster eleven months after their initial announcement. Take for instance Ed Cherian's Town Hall meetings recently. It's still characterized by deceptive, misleading statements, patronizing and dismissive treatment of residents' concerns.
Developers have consistently kept quiet and have failed to frame "Wind Farms" as just that, wind farms, somewhere way up there in Central N.H. where nobody goes and nobody cares. When in fact, "way up there" includes the playground for Boston and many other Northeast corridor residents. The state knows Newfound Lake and the Mount Cardigan area is a state treasure for thousands of visitors.
But the more egregious impacts of these wind projects, combined with Northern Pass, will factually impact this region with a true industrial feel. Massive steel turbines, transmission lines and Northern Pass will tower over the natural landscape from all directions. You will not be able to ignore it ... and neither will our visitors!
Again: Ask questions, demand answers and if you don't get them pound the table until you do! You are sacrificing everything.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:31