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Why wouldn't young voters go for Bernie; he's offering $100k bribe

To The Daily Sun,

Last week the four top Democratic economists in the country came forth saying they were positive the cost and income math Bernie Sanders was using to pan panhandle his free college and health care fantasies were as wrong as snow in July. His cost estimates are far too low and his income projections from new taxes way too high. Bernie's estimates of costs are off in the trillions, according to the experts. The four economists said they came forward because they feared Bernie's math was such a "political mirage", America would come to see the Democratic Party as the "apple dumpling gang" of bad arithmetic.

The truth of course, they already do. There is not a program today that didn't ooze like puss from a boil on the Democratic rump. Over the past 75 years all of them have gone bankrupt and frequently. Their programs are all actuarial farces, insolvent and underfunded in the tens of trillions as far as the eye can see. This causes desperation in the bottom half of society to lunge for Greek-style socialism thinking it's a life preserver. Socialism is like grabbing a huge, hunk of Swiss cheese in the middle of the Atlantic because it looks like it will keep you afloat. When all it does is slowly dissolve while attracting sharks.
We have heard the same "savior" words and empty promises that echo Bernie Sanders for the past 75 years from the Democratic Party. Excuse me voters. Wasn't it loudly screamed Social Security, Medicare, disability insurance, whopping welfare, Dodd-Frank bank rules, Obamacare, ever higher taxes, larger bureaucracy, millions more pages of regulations, and hundreds of billions more in free education money from government would prevent exactly the economic and social disaster we have today. Weren't all these things promised by past democratic saints and gods like Obama to improve equality and maintain social peace? Bernadette Loess sure doesn't offer any insight into the continued failure of these Democratic boondoggles to make life better for the average Joe.
Is it Americans have a short memory or a long, envious hand when some politician promises they can stick it someone else's pocket. Failed donkey illusions since FDR, fertilized under Obama for seven long years, have brought this country to its economic knees, while creating social divisions it has not experienced in decades. Why wouldn't it ? Bernie Sander's distilled message: "he hates rich people" as smoke slowly puffs from his ears. Excuse me again, voters. What's the difference between that and Trump saying he wants to deport Hispanics. Politicians, In the blind rage to win at any cost are tearing this country apart.
Then Americans wonder why they are one flush away from reaching the cesspool. Eighty-three percent of young voters support Bernie? Why in hell wouldn't they? He offers them an in your face $100,000 BRIBE, no questions asked, including how well they do in college and whether such a massive investment leads them to higher wages that justify such a huge cost. Education has been falling in quality and skyrocketing in cost for decades. In some momentary mental derangement we think making it "free" will paint over those problems. All it does is obfuscate the deep systemic issues that have haunted the cost and quality of a college degree for decades. The people that most want it all "white washed " are those in higher ed whose jobs are directly threatened by ever high tuition fees.
Democrats seem to think forcing retirees to pay for it through a Wall Street transaction tax which immediately becomes a multi billion dollar Main Street tax on every pension fund and mutual fund held by by tens of millions of average people solves the entrenched issues that make education so outrageously expensive. The people who think "free college" is the answer to the challenges that plague inequality deserve to be one flush from the cesspool.
Tony Boutin

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I've stood shoulder to shoulder with Don Milbrand, I know he cares

To The Daily Sun,

In the upcoming election for the Bristol Selectboard, I am pleased to note that Don Milbrand is once again throwing his hat into the ring. I have had the privilege of serving on the board with Don in the past and I can tell you from firsthand experience that he is a dedicated, thoughtful and hard working person whose only agenda is doing what is right by our citizens.

Don understands full well the RSA (state) statues that explain the theory that one selectman alone has absolutely no power; but when five selectmen are working together in concert they not only have the authority, but a mandate to do everything in their power improve our community.

For the past few years Don had been working on the planning board's Capital Improvement Committee to help spread out the costs and impact to our taxes as we seek to maintain the quality of life in Bristol. He brings an engineer's mind and approach to solving problems in a logical and thoughtful manner.

I also know how much he truly cares about the people of Bristol as I have stood shoulder to shoulder with him working at many of Union Lodge's community outreach efforts. Volunteering his time in service has always been very important to Don.

On March 8 please join me in supporting Don Milbrand for the Bristol Select Board so that he may continue to serve.

Paul Fraser


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