Obama is trying to find another wedge to drive through society

To The Daily Sun,

You can tell it's an election year. Non-crises have become top priorities for the White House.

Real median household income is still lower than it was in 2007, the smallest share of Americans are working since 1978, our debt sits in record territory, and we have over 4 million, long-term unemployed — over 26 weeks. Laughably, these issues are unimportant to Democrats. All they want to talk about is racism and gender economics. Political misdirection rules the day. An example of misdirection is focusing on the size of a man's wallet as he is about to be eaten alive by a 500 pound grizzly bear.

Crimea has already fallen to the cold Russian sword, the Ukraine is next. While this happens, Obama consumes the nation with gender pay gap. Yet again he misrepresents the truth, the same way you could keep your doctor and insurance if we liked them. Obama claims women earn 77 cents for every $1 a man does. Almost all this difference is explained through common sense after adjusting for hours worked (men work longer), occupational differences, decisions about marriage/children, education and risk, equal work means equal pay.

Obama is trying once again to find another wedge to drive through American society. Most people have enough brains to recognize the bait-and-switch tactic. Didn't we pass the Lilly Ledbetter Act five years ago to assure wage fairness? Is Obama saying this is another one of his polices that failed, too? Is that the point of the gender wage inequality focus? Back then the claim was women made 78 cents to the man's $1. Is Obama now saying women have lost another penny since Lilly was passed?

Erich Holder rants all his critics are racists. He sees Jim Crow everywhere. He claims the right to vote faces ugly and divisive adversity. Thirty-four states now require voters show some form of government issued photo ID. States claim such rules uphold the integrity of the vote while the AG, Obama and Democrats scream racism.

If states are trying to suppress minority voting they are sure doing lousy job. In the past 16 years the black voting rate has increased 13 percent. In fact the voting rate of blacks over non-Hispanic whites is 2 percent larger. Still, every criticism of Obama is from white supremacists trying to suppress voting. You can read the same unfounded racial insanity slurs from several hate-spewing, goofballs that contribute to these pages.

No group embraced Obama more than the young age 18 to 33. No group has fallen from Obama's ranks faster. Why? Because no age group has suffered more under him. The young are the least wealthy age demographic in America. That did not stop Obama from saddling them with paying for the old and sick under Obamacare. Unbelievably, the young are being forced to subsidize the much older and wealthier older folks. The current "young" are the first generation to be poorer and more jobless than their parents at the same stage of life since World War II.

In 2012 Mitt Romney actually won more of the votes among voters who turned 18 during Obama's first term than the president did. The youngsters figured out quickly they had been "had" by Obama.

All the while, college loan debt has swelled to the highest in history at $1.2 trillion now causing record student loan defaults on this age group.

It is more than notable the only way Democrats think they can win is by dividing the electorate into blocks while inflaming racial and other tensions. Governing so far left has polarized the electorate. The party of status quo, big government is now deepening the national divide further because it believes it is the only way they have any hope for saving the Senate from falling.

Sadly, the liberal strategy of cultivating hate and resentment will only increase toward November. Buy some cotton, note the continued misdirection, and be entertained by the peanut gallery of room-temperature IQs that fall for it all.

Tony Boutin


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Nearly 1 million veterans live in households that use food stamps

To The Daily Sun,

This letter will be the completion of my first letter published in The Daily Sun on April 15.

The articles I mention are of my choice out of many. In my opinion these are must-read articles by every veteran and all who are interested in the rest of the story.

This is a look at the human costs of two wars in 12 years. Google "total casualties Iraq Afghanistan wars." Read the article titled "U.S. casualties Afghanistan and post 9/11 conflicts." During Iraq war 4,475 service members were killed, and 32,220 were wounded. In Afghanistan 2,165 have been killed, 18,230 wounded through Feb. 5, 2013.

Next, Google "millions went to war in Iraq Afghanistan." Read the article headlined "Washington: millions went to war Iraq, Afghanistan." In brief, VA disability awards to veterans who suffer physical or mental injuries range from $129 to, $2,816 a month. Please read this article.

Next, Google "Iraq Afghan wars top 4 trillion dollars." Read this study of the Iraq and Afghan wars. In brief, at end of this article The Associated Press found that checks were still being sent to relatives of Civil War veterans 150 years ago.

These articles will assist anyone interested in continued increased deficits.

The last topic will be food stamps. This is a topic everyone should know about. But few if any talk about. Please Google "military families on food stamps." Read a letter to Dick Cheney about military and food stamps. There is also a must-watch video featuring three of the right-wing party experts. In brief, military families spend $100 million on SNAP benefits at site at military bases every year. In any given month, about 900,000 veterans live in households that use food stamps or SNAP benefits. I hope that those that will nitpick my last two letters to editor will do so pointing out sites that differ with ones I mentioned.

And finally, I have breaking news. I was sitting in my chair watching Fox News when Neil Cavoto came on at 4 p.m. His first Fox News contributor was, yup, Art Laffer of the Laffer curve. To those who watched it, the first words out of his mouth were, "W. made a big mistake when he didn't maintain Clinton era tax rates." I screamed with joy. Soon after that Cavoto went to commercial break.

Henry Osmer


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Paint disposal bill in Senate would amount to just another tax

To The Daily Sun,

There is a bill in the Senate for paint disposal. What it amounts to is a 75-cent tax.

Let's have more rules. Government isn't big enough. Will we have the Paint Disposal Police?

I guess someone had problems disposing the paint.

In my town we have a Saturday in the summer and can bring hazardous waste and dispose of it then. If not convenient, then I can go to the waste center. It is very convenient. I have no problems. The people running it, do a very good job, in that it takes very little time.

Other states have passed it.... So if they are dumb enough to do this, does the state of New Hampshire have to do it, too?

Please, not another law.

Linda Riley


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Work Force Housing RSA is a state law, not a town ordinance

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to thank everyone that attended the Sanbornton Selectmen's meeting held Monday, April 14, to review the work force housing amendments. Although our opinions differ, our concerns are the same.

There were many misconceptions regarding the Planning Board's position on this matter. Hopefully, the meeting with the Selectmen, Planning Board, and concerned residents was helpful and their questions and concerns were answered by the town attorney.

To clarify one misconception, Work Force Housing RSA 674:58-61 is a state law, not a town ordinance. Two of the amendments that pertain to workforce housing are there to help the Planning Board control how a developer will be able to develop the land, if they should decide to build workforce housing. Without these amendments the developer or the courts will make the decision for our town.

If you would like more information on this issue, please attend one of the two sessions that the Planning Board is holding. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Old Town Hall or Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. in the Old Town Hall. Our intent is to have an educated and well informed voter on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Thank you again for your attendance and input concerning this matter.

For the voters that have supported us in the past, thank you. We look forward to having your continued support and confidence in the Planning Board.

Don Bormes, Chairman

Sanbornton Planning Board

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It’s utterly false to say 90% of Americans want more gun control

To the Daily Sun,

This is in response to Bernadette Loesch's letter of April 17 on gun control. Ms. Loesch states that almost 90 percent Americans want more gun control.

I am curious as to where Ms. Loesch got her statistics since Pew Research indicates that Americans are closely divided on the issue of gun control, with 49 percent in favor of gun rights vs. 50 percent in favor of gun control. Note that this survey was taken five months after Newtown.

It is true that politicians are sharply divided along party lines on this issue. But to say that 90 percent of Americans want more gun control is utterly false.

Please research your statistics for the sake of your credibility.

Dominique Vazquez-Vanasse


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