To The Daily Sun,
In 2004 a group of businessmen and former Republican officials formed Americans for Prosperity, a group with the primary purpose of electing Republican candidates, which later included the repealing of the Affordable Care Act. The group is financed primarily by the Koch brothers, David and Charles, who run a large private conglomerate which owns 4,000 miles of pipeline that transports oil, liquefied natural gas and chemicals. It also owns Georgia Pacific Paper that sells Brawny Paper Towels, Quilted Northern Toilet Paper and Dixie Cups, as well as Stainmaster Carpet and numerous oil refineries and asphalt manufacturers. If it were a public company, it would be about seventeenth in the Fortune 500.
According to Bloomberg Business News, between 1999-2003, Koch Industries (pronounced "Koke") had paid more than $400 million in fines, penalties and judgments for environmental violations. In 2000, the company paid one giant fine of $30 million for over 300 oil spills in Texas and Arkansas.
It does not take an investigator to see that Koch has a motive for electing politicians who are sympathetic to its behavior, as well as its disregard for the environment. The mystery is how the Koch brothers get so many Americans to join them in their crusade to dismantle the ability of the government to regulate the pollution of your land, air and water.
As the months pass in 2014, you are going to see millions of dollars of TV ads speaking against the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare. Using paid actors, who claim they were personally hurt by Obamacare, the Koch brothers are expected to spend more than $60 million of their own money for the commercials.
Actually, Obamacare is not that complicated. It's basically an insurance program that expects this year to help about 7 million people without health insurance get affordable coverage. The Koch brothers want you to punish any politicians who voted for the new law, by voting them out of office. These malicious billionaires are also trying to convince everyone without insurance, especially young people, not to sign up.
You should know that as more companies, drop health insurance for their employees to save money, more Americans in the future will be left on their own to pay for coverage.
Within five years, your employer, or that of your family members, may drop or severely limit health insurance. Many more people in the future will have to pay entirely for their coverage.
If you or your children have to deal with both a pre-existing condition and the repeal of Obamacare, it will be impossible for you to find health coverage. To put it a different way, if a little baby in your family is born with a medical condition, he or she will never get medical coverage for the rest of his life. Obamacare forces the insurance companies to provide coverage — that stands up for you.
Do you want to vote against the law just to help the Koch brothers punish the government for the hefty regulatory fines their company has been forced to pay? If you are successful in helping Americans for Prosperity get rid of Obamacare, how will that protect your family's future health care options and its financial future? The choice is yours.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 09:38
To The Daily Sun,
Here are some facts about cable TV. Movies are unwatchable because of six minute breaks for 30 commercials every six minutes. One hour of "Monk" on Channel 38 had 38 commercials in one hour!
I knew every Pawn Stars and Man vs. Food by heart. (Seen them all at least 15 times maybe more). I'm paying to watch commercials and reruns. I get two channels on my new TV over the air without an antenna.
The line ups at night or daytime are very imaginative. Pawn Stars, Pawn Stars, Pawn Stars, Pawn Stars, etc. You get the picture.
They can't keep a product as inferior as this on the market for very long before people react negatively. I hope they do.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 09:33
To The Daily Sun,
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, American POW, captured June 30, 2009, turned 28, on March 28. To make a very long story short: American negotiators have been working on his release for the past few years and have been 'blocked' twice by the Karzai government; "Proof Of Life" videos have been received by the family.
Only one fact is needed to be discussed. This American soldier needs to be returned to his family and country.
Faith, trust, truth, responsibility and accountability are at stake and a failure here is a failure on this administration and every member of this Congress. All the cover statements such as, "everything that can be done is being done," "this is a number one priority," "we support our troops", won't cover the failure to bring home this American POW.
Happy birthday Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? I doubt it. But his family can be sure to know and do know that there are those who continue to work and write, call and speak to representatives at "every" opportunity they get to remind them of their responsibility, and the fact that they would have to live with any such failure.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 09:27
To The Daily Sun,
Henry Osmer of Hill opens up the topic of brains in his recent letter. I suggest he take an early spring vacation to where ever his is vacationing. Henry reminds me of the old proverb "those who can, do, the rest vote Democrat."
Henry protests that old geezers are writing letters to the editor. His latest brain cramp, silence free speech by age. Democrats used the sledge hammer of the IRS to silence free speech in the last election. It seems they are up to their old games again. The oldest third of this country votes Republican dependably. Reading Henry, you can understand why. I suggest all the far-left whack jobs who write to this paper and who love big government and big welfare because they, their friends and relatives all benefit from it financially. Big welfare paid for by someone else across the street, across the town or across the country. They do not care who. It is part of their entitlement mentality.
Already, half of Americans pay no income taxes. If they had their way, it would be 90 percent. Democrats do not want people with a stake "in America". They want people with a "skewer through America". They all live in Donkeyville, which is next to Welfareville, which is next to Veverkaville. Democrats are tax eaters, not taxpayers. That is why they always want taxes increased. They want to live free on the work and efforts of others.
I and millions of others are sick of supporting the "I want to live off others" insanity of Democrats. When you read liberal in this paper, just think thief and hide your wallet.
Henry criticizes the Keystone pipeline but he's still buying gas for his car, lawnmower, snow blower, and heating his house with fossil fuels.
Henry, did you know our country has a severe trade imbalance? We import tens of billions more in goods than we export because many other countries make lots of stuff for a lot less cost than we do. Then Henry scratches his head wondering where the jobs went. The Keystone pipeline would not only create thousands of new jobs, it would also help to shrink our trade deficit. Many of the jobs created would be blue collar, high-paying union jobs. Nope, Henry is against it. He would rather keep sending American soldiers in harm's way, to some of the most dangerous places on earth, to assure his supply. That is Henry's and Democrats' alternative to the Keystone. I thought the three stooges were long dead, but I am now beginning to think curly has come back, reincarnated.
Henry spoke about the stock market illustrating once more just how little he knows about anything when he opens his mouth. I have been a stock market investor actively for 35 years. Obama has made me an absolute fortune of money. He has made me that money by pursuing policies that have killed the vast majority of other Americans. I have protested those policies that have made me richer at the expense of others. I have done that endlessly, since Obama's election. I can not say how much, but is it is more than substantial.
Further if I say how much Henry will only get mad and want half under some scream for equality. Democrats never stop wanting what others earned. Henry, you voted for Obama. Why don't you ask him why he has spent the last five years making the bottom 95 percent of America a lot poorer and the top 5 percent a lot richer.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 09:24
To The Daily Sun,
A recently published paper by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) illustrates that electricity prices are rising more than four times the national average in nine of the 11 states with the most wind power consumption.
Colorado up 14 percent, Idaho up 33 percent, Iowa up 17 percent, Kansas up 29 percent, Minnesota up 22 percent, North Dakota up 24 percent, Oklahoma down 1 percent, Oregon up 15 percent, South Dakota up 26 percent, Texas down 19 percent and Wyoming up 33 percent. (Texas was tied to energy deregulation.)
The reason electrical prices spiked in these states should come as no surprise considering wind power and other forms of renewable power generation are much more costly than conventional power. It's safe to say that wind developers will directly affect every electrical ratepayer in New Hampshire with higher costs.
I did not "cherry-pick" these facts, they came directly out of AWEA's paper. That being said, how much more will New Hampshire residents monthly electric bills increase for wind developers to make a good profit?
And why is the renewable energy industry allowed to plays fast and loose with their facts to deceive our New Hampshire legislators. Even AWEA's own analysis shows electricity prices skyrocketing in almost all states with substantial wind power generation. Do New Hampshire legislators care about documented rising costs destined for their residents?
New Hampshire has been an exporter of electricity for decades and that money has done a lot of good for our state. Outsourcing our lands to southern states, for electricity, will hurt us in more ways than one. We will all feel it. Help us in our fight ... because it's not just about height and sight.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:24