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More ridiculous choices for President-elect Trump's cabinet

To The Daily Sun,

Welcome to Herr Trumpenfuhrer's DC swamp of predators. We have racist Sessions, Breitbart's Bannon, and Flynn the raging Muslim hater. Nominated now for Secretary of the Treasury is Steven Mnuchin, a banker, a globalist, once a hedge fund chief, and one who also made partner at Goldman Sachs. Yes, that Goldman Sachs! Mnuchin is also a buddy of globalist George Soros. Hmmm. Mnuchin was involved in just about every recent major banking innovation, including those that brought us the recent economic disaster. Mnuchin's bank targeted the elderly during the collapse, even foreclosing on a 90 year old over a 27 cent mistake. Trumpenfuhrer's choice for Commerce secretary is billionaire and vulture capitalist Wilbur Ross. If you thought he would keep his promise about draining the swamp you got punked by the art of the deal. Breitbart and the far right are now screaming because their savior isn't interested in going after Hillary.

And another billionaire for the Education secretary! Betsy DeVos thinks her work in education reform can "advance God's Kingdom." Are you on drugs, Betsy? The DeVos couple are Christian fanatics who funded the Michigan state constitutional amendments to allow public money to be spent on private and religious schools. Voters rejected the ballot initiative. Their fingers are everywhere wingnuts are trying to bring down public education and the separation of church and state.

And how about that crackpot for Health and Human Services? Tom Price is a member of a far-right fringe medical organization American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. Wiki states, "The association is generally recognized as politically conservative or ultra-conservative, and its publication advocates a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there are links between autism and vaccinations." They also believed that Barack Obama was using Neuro-linguistic Programming, "a covert form of hypnosis," to trick people to vote for him in his 2008 presidential campaign. As you know, Herr Trumpenfuhrer is an anti-vaxxer, too. AAPS is so extreme they oppose mandated evidence-based medicine and practice guidelines. Price is unfit for HHS.

As of Tuesday, Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead is at 2.7 Million and growing. She is 400,000 short of Obama's win over Romney. Let that sink in. Take all the time you need. What we need is an electoral college rebellion because he is clearly unfit for the presidency. He wages war on comedy shows at 3 a.m. in the morning.

James Veverka
Tilton

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Mr. Isabelle has no peers when it comes to salary; why is that?

To The Daily Sun,

I would like to respond to Jake Landow's letter published on Friday. For starters Mr. Landow refers to Rep. Silber's "vindictive arrogance," which is laughable considering Mr. Landow sat on the very same School Board who's "vindictive arrogance" towards Gilford taxpayers led to SAU 73's budget being rejected and the Budget Committee being handed a huge mandate by the voters with the resounding defeat of a petitioned warrant article to eliminate the BudCom. This petitioned warrant article was crafted in the SAU office, reviewed by the district's attorney (at taxpayer expense) and circulated around the schools for signatures, all in violation of the law. Perhaps this is the same reason that Mr. Landow was defeated in his campaign for re-election.

Unlike the School Board we try to gather as much information as we can before we hold any votes. During our meetings we engage school districts officials and invite comment from the general public to ensure that we have the best, most accurate information possible for us to base our decisions off of. At a recent meeting, the School Board was debating what was requested by the Budcom, they were very confused but still refused to even acknowledge myself or the other two BudCom members who were present, forcing us to wait another 90 minutes before we could address them during the public comment period at the very end of the meeting . . . after they had already voted on how to proceed.

The reason that Rep. Silber wanted Mr. Issabelle placed under oath was because we rely on receiving accurate information from the administrators in order to make the must informed decisions possible for the taxpayers and Mr. Issabelle has proven that he is willing to put the school district's political agenda before his own integrity. Perhaps the larger questions are: Why is this man is still employed by the district at a salary that makes him the highest paid administrator in any similar position in the entire state of N.H.? Why does the School Board overpay a person who refuses to truthful and honest with a dully elected public body tasked with justifying the expenditure of public funds? Why has, over the last four years, his salary grown more rapidly than any other district employee? Perhaps the answer to these questions is that School Board members like Jake Landow consider Mr. Isabelle to be a "colleague and friend" and not an employee!

Kevin Leandro
Gilford

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