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Why do young adults feel government should pay for college?

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is in response to the two students that wrote in and think that the government should pay for their college education. To quote Lauren Bacall's famous line: "The World doesn't owe you a (damn) Thing". I hope you came to that conclusion on your own, and not what you learned or learning at PMHS.

I started working when I was 12 years old cleaning houses, picking fruit. I've worked most of my adult life and am still working part-time. I remember sitting in science class and the teachers remarked how my white blouse reflected the heat as the darker sweaters and blouses kept the heat in. He didn't know how lucky I was to have a new white blouse let alone a dark colored one. Young adults don't seem to want to rake blueberries or pick fruit apples, or such. I've lived on strawberry shakes and grilled cheese sandwiches and never felt like the government owed me a thing. Why is it that the young adults feel they should help pay for the education? Students are getting grants now to help their tuition, as well as living expenses and are not paying anything toward bringing the total down. Parents are taking loans to pay for the tuition, which is essentially the same as a home mortgage. 

The government gave cell phones to certain areas now they are contemplating giving free internet services. If they feel the need for such services let them set priorities. 

There are individuals in the area with no income and no emergency telephones and the government aren't providing them with phones?

If you work for it and pay for it one may appreciate it more. 

Dorothye S. Wentworth 

Alton 

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Equal pay for women is on the mid-term elections ballot this year

To The Daily Sun,

This week we celebrate Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment that secured women's right to vote.

What better time to talk about the stakes for New Hampshire women and their families this upcoming November than now, because elections mean choices, and it's crucial for New Hampshire women to know the stakes so that we don't cede the progress being made.

For example, New Hampshire Democrats worked to pass Paycheck Fairness Act legislation in New Hampshire to promote equal pay for women, and implemented Medicaid Expansion to provide health coverage for nearly 50,000 working Granite Staters.

As we continue working toward progress for women and families, we need to bring that same mentality for the upcoming November election by turning out our friends, families and neighbors. We cannot sit on the sidelines as many did for the 2010 mid-term election.

Our right to vote was only achieved by extraordinary efforts — and we must not waste that.

Judy Wallick

Grafton

(Candidate for NH House of Representatives, Grafton District 9, representing Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Alexandria & Grafton)

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