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State representative is logical next step for Tim Land to take

To The Daily Sun,

We have known Tim Lang, who is running for state representative, for many years.

He's a hard-working, honest business and family man.

His accomplishments: IT director in the private sector, serves as moderator in our town of Sanbornton, 10 years in law enforcement, town school board, school budget committee, town budget committee, chairman of the zoning board and he is very involved with youth as a coach in sports.

This is Tim's next step in his progression for state representative.

Tim knows the problems of our two towns and will take initiative to resolve the issues especially the costs of taxes to our local community. Tim will listen to the issues from our communities. Tim steps up to the plate as a experienced articulate individual and wants good to come to our towns.

Our vote is with Tim Lang since he demonstrates the values and decision-making attitude as a state representative which we need in our area. Tim Lang has the integrity and experience to provide as our state representative.

Vote for Tim Lang for Sanbornton and Tilton.

Doug & Terry Rasp

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Easy for Democrats to speak of spending more here & there

To The Daily Sun,

I was raised to believe that I must always live within my means. I suspect you were, too. Republicans running for state offices understand the importance of living within our means. Democrats don't. They also don't understand the state budget process.

Our state can only spend money it has first extracted from us in taxes. Republicans create a budget they way you do: First we determine how much we expect to receive, then we prioritize requirements. Only then do we create the detailed plan — the budget — to spend tax revenue.

Our priorities are what you would expect: Helping those in greatest need of public assistance, protecting our citizens, supporting education, and maintaining our infrastructure. Inevitably we have more needs than available funds. However, we have pledged not to increase the state tax burden because we understand that government must operate within the means of the citizens who fund it.

Democrat candidates talk about spending more here, more there. That's easy to say. It's what some people want to hear. But what they never tell you is where that money will come from. They have two choices: Raise taxes or cut spending on existing programs. Their unwillingness to be specific means they can't be trusted to create our next state budget.

Ask candidates who advocate more spending just where that money will come from. Demand that they tell you which taxes they're planning to raise or which programs they are going to cut. We're talking about a lot of money — at least $1 billion needed for the projects they've named thus far.

Vote Nov. 8 for those with the principles and backbone to keep government spending within our means while funding our shared priorities. The state doesn't have a money tree hidden away. The only money it gets comes from you.

Vote for Harold French, Greg Hill, Howard Pearl, and Ryan Smith.

Greg Hill




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