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If you don't comply with Rep. Hurt's demands, he has no use for you

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is in response to Representative Hurt's letter, that states, "Mr. DeVoy lusts for power."

In my letter to the editor, I called attention to Representative Hurt's inappropriate behavior of promoting a lie that county Commissioner Hunter Taylor wants a county sales tax. A claim Mr. Hurt has not denied. I have worked closely with Hunter Taylor, during the past year. He has never supported, nor spoken of a county sales tax.

Two weeks ago, George Hurt went to the business of a former state representative. Mr. Hurt demanded that he take down Hunter Taylor's sign. Hurt claimed Hunter Taylor wants a county sales tax. The former representative was not fooled. He refused to take down the sign.
Rep. Hurt knows, by statute, that county commissioners cannot create new taxes (such as a county sales tax) or increase taxes. That authority is only in the hands of Rep. Hurt and his fellow representatives.

When I first decided to run for county commissioner, George Hurt befriended and supported me. After I was elected, George tried to tell me what to do and how to think. Although we agreed on many things, some we did not. George Hurt views politics as power. If you do not comply with his demands, he has no use for you.

So, who really "lusts for power"? Is it the one who points out a bad politician's actions or the one who intentionally promotes a false statement, to change the course of an election?

David DeVoy, Chairman
Belknap County Board of Commissioners

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Rich Ashooh will address the Wednesday meeting of TEA Party

To The Daily Sun,

The Lakes Region TEA Party is pleased to announce that Congressional Candidate Rich Ashooh will be its main speaker at its Aug. 17 meeting. Other speakers include a representative from Senator Forrester's campaign for governor, Norman Silber, candidate for state representative, and perhaps other candidates.

Rich Ashooh is a successful businessman, civic leader, and activist who has spent his career helping to build a stronger New Hampshire. He is passionate about fiscal responsibility. Ending deficit spending is one of his top goals. Rich is a strong supporter of limited government and school choice. He has a long history of involvement in New Hampshire politics beginning with service on the staffs of Senators Gordon Humphrey and Warren Rudman. Rich is a New Hampshire native, educated, employed and has been active in New Hampshire charitable and public service organizations.

After his presentation Rich will take questions from the audience.

The Lakes Region TEA Party meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Fire and Rescue Station (on Route 25, 1035 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough), parking and entry access are at the rear. The public is invited to listen and participate in the Q&A sessions.

Don Ewing

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