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Maybe Trump should have checked into Wounded Warrior Project

To The Daily Sun,

Did you really believe that Trump was doing something altruistic by raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project? Like much of his life and campaign, this was a glitzy, shiny fa├žade with little behind it. It seems that the Trump organization has not done enough research concerning this group. Or maybe his minions just chose to ignore the "glaring facts" concerning the daily operations of the Wounded Warrior Organization?

CBS Morning Saturday's program of Jan. 30 looked at the Wounded Warriors Organization. The report was based on research conducted by the Charity Navigator Watchdog Group. Here is just a small portion of their very troubling findings:

1. After deducting expenses for salaries and other administrative costs a mere 54-60 percent of the money collected is actually used for the wounded vets! The percentage not actually used for vets is much higher than the percentage that is considered reasonable for any charitable group.

2. This organization has a very large surplus which is not being spent on wounded warriors.

3. The head of this organization (no surprise here) draws a very high salary.

Some other veterans organizations have criticized this high salary and their "operating expenses," indicating that it is out of line with what Wounded Warriors Project should be giving to our veterans. When asked to counter these charges, the organization's administration declined to be interviewed.

We should be asking the Trump campaign to give a full accounting of just where the donated millions are being spent, right? Otherwise it seems that Trump has been Trumped! Supporting our wounded veterans is something we all believe in. When we give money to an organization claiming to help them we deserve to have our money go to the mission, not to enable some people to get rich off the backs of our vets.

Bernadette Loesch

Laconia

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Only Trump & Sanders are not beholding to the special interests

To The Daily Sun,

We all know that opiates and heroin are a big problem in New Hampshire and I agree that something has to be done to address this. However, no matter how you look at it, the taxpayers will foot the bill for more police and police cars, ultimately resulting in excessive health care and retirement benefits. Some will even retire with higher pensions than their wages were. But, this is the system we have. It's not being controlled and it's not their fault.

There are three very powerful unions including the police, fireman and teachers, which is a big block of votes that politicians listen to. Take your senators from Washington that go there and follow the strict party line with no compromising to make things better. They spend more time at home taking photo ops, and telling you what a good job they did just to get re-elected. They must think people are blind.

In my mind, there are only two people to vote for in the upcoming election: Trump or Sanders. Neither one of them is in need of special interest lobbyists nor Wall Street and they are positioned to break Washington up. This is only my opinion and thanks for letting me vent. Go, Trump!

Al Beliveau

Laconia

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