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Why isn't press reporting Obama's role in high cost of electricity

To The Daily Sun,

Massachusetts and New Hampshire papers have reported that power companies are telling everyone that electricity will be much more expensive this winter, but they haven't told us why.

Back in 2008, Mr. Obama told us he planned to raise electricity rates (http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/quotes-on-cap-and-trade-and-energy/): "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. . . . Because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, natural gas — you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."

He couldn't pass his cap-and-trade system, but he's had the EPA write rules that are shutting down our coal-fired electrical generators. We can't get our now-abundant natural gas to them because he's blocked all sorts of pipeline construction.

Rising electric rates are the direct result of Mr. Obama's policies. Why won't the newspapers tell us that?

Bill Taylor

New Hampton

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We followed you formula for world peace and look what happened

To The Daily Sun,

Aggressors around the world have been emboldened. Some aggressors are nations, others are terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS or criminal groups such as the Mexican drug cartels. Some aggressors claim their neighbors' lands, others just take them. Some aggressors kill fellow citizens who aren't the right something (e.g., religion, tribe, ethnic group, gang), while others are reaching out and killing people in other countries. Aggressors, such as North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, and in the Middle East, Africa, South and Central America, are acting, demanding or taking what they want, increasing their power, and controlling or killing increasing numbers of innocent people.

Yet, this wasn't supposed to happen.

Less than six years ago the progressives of the world awarded President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize not for anything he did but just because they "knew" that his progressive policies would bring peace and justice to the world.

President Obama has done what the world's progressive elites wanted. He apologized for our country because they accuse U.S. power of causing aggression. President Obama is cutting our military and economic power to ensure our country's future weakness. President Obama negotiates with and appeases aggressors, against the advice of our military and blames us for the killings. He prematurely withdrew our troops from Iraq. He refuses to accurately name our enemy and he removed information about Islam from our anti-terrorist training to avoid being "offensive" (and perhaps anticipating a flood of Quaker or Presbyterian terrorists). He establishes "harsh sanctions" that don't hurt the people instigating the aggressive actions. And, of course, he is "properly" anti-Israel.

For decades progressives have told us that these actions were required for world peace. But, after nearly six years of applying these progressive policies, the promised peace is nowhere to be found. In fact, aggression has increased and made the world a much more dangerous place (as predicted by people with a realistic understanding of human nature and history).

Edmund Burke said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Ronald Reagan advocated, "Peace through strength." Burke's and Reagan's statements reflect reality. Weakness and denial of reality embolden aggressors. Strength deters aggressors. These are clear lessons that Pearl Harbor and 9/11 should have taught every American.

President Obama and the progressive elites may actually believe in their progressive policies of appeasement, political correctness, denial of reality, and weakness, but they only achieve peace in fantasyland. In reality progressive policies create an increasingly dangerous real world where people lose their freedoms, prosperity, and often their lives.

Don Ewing


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