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When is the Post Office going to do the right thing for Tim Smith?

To The Daily Sun,

In the past week there was a mail carrier in Meriden who was charged with stealing mail, it was videotaped on Channel 9 news. However, one of our local radio stations announced that the culprit was a Tim Smith from Meredith. If you saw the video, you would see that they look nothing alike. If you listened to the radio you may think that Tim Smith was the culprit. Her name was Kim Smith, no relation.

In a unfunny ironic twist there is a Tim Smith working at the Meredith Post Office. Unfortunately some of the customers that Tim services, and other patrons in the Meredith area heard this on the radio. I would like to tell all of you that there is not a more contentious, caring carrier in the Post Office anywhere. Having worked with Tim for nearly 20 years at the Meredith P.O., I can honestly say that I would trust Tim above any other carrier that I know.

I am writing this letter in support of Tim. I did not hear the blurb on the radio. I heard it through the grapevine.

When I talked to Tim I was informed he could not talk about the situation, the Postal Service was handling things. I would like to say loudly that my wife and I have nearly 60 years of postal service between us. We do not trust the Postal Service to do the right thing in this case. As far as they are concerned no news, is good news. Keeping these things quiet is their way. If the Meredith postmaster had any grapes at all he would stand up to the morons in charge and defend his carrier.

The Pulse also owes Tim a great big apology for spewing false information. Feel lucky. If you did that garbage to me or mine, we would meet in court for defamation of character. There was an article in the Union Leader that gave all the correct info, Channel 9 did an update. When is the P.O. going to do the right thing and put the word out about the mistake? Probably never, they are too busy overpaying the multitude of mangers and not hiring people who actually work for a living. I do not wonder why the P.O. loses money every year, I know.

David Boynton
Bridgewater

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Spending bill represents a further disenfranchisement of U.S. voters

To The Daily Sun,

Hardworking Americans are going to get hosed by the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. Senate Majority Leader McConnell described the bill as a major accomplishment for members of both parties. The spending bill that Congress just passed to wrap up the legislative year includes a bunch of gifts to an administration that has made no secret about its desire to bring as many immigrants into the nation as possible. This "passed before it was read" legislation funds the current administration's plan to allow foreigners into the country with few limitations and plenty of breaks paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Here are some of the things our senators and representatives have spent your money on. The bill extends tax credits to people in the United States illegally, who may pay no taxes. The bill betrays the majority of Americans who believe that it's time to tighten immigration restrictions. Taxpayers and members of Congress have both witnessed massive burdens on the immigration system and emerging immigration-related terror threats in recent years.

At a time of record immigration, with a full 83 percent of the electorate wanting immigration frozen or reduced, the Congress is about to deliver a fourfold increase to one of the most controversial foreign worker programs, the result of which, will be higher unemployment and lower wages for Americans.

Without conditions, the omnibus bill approves the administration's request for increased refugee admissions, allowing in as many refugees as they want, from anywhere he wants, and then allows them to access unlimited amounts of welfare and entitlements at taxpayer expense. This will ensure that at least 170,000 green card, refugee and asylum approvals are issued to migrants from Muslim countries over just the next 12 months.

Here are some of the other things the bill does:

— Provides funding for sanctuary cities that shelter illegal immigrants.

— Spends tax dollars to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) policy.

— Spends more to fund climate-focused studies and reports.

— Subsidizes abortion services through a plan offered under the Obamacare exchanges.

— Allows the federal government to require licenses for Canada gun exports worth less than $500.

Our leadership isn't even trying to hide the fact that it's repaying voters with betrayal. There is a reason that voters are in open rebellion.

Voters have come to believe that political elite are not only uninterested in defending their interests but they are fast-tracking the administration's international trade pact which is openly hostile to them. This legislation represents a further disenfranchisement of the American voter.

If things are going to change, American voters are going to have to dump the establishment party or nominate a presidential candidate who's despised by its establishment. Perhaps it's a good time to start making some noise about Cruz 2016?

Marc Abear

Meredith

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