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Gilmanton's reps in N.H. House are anything but friends of working people

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To The Daily Sun,

As a public service, I'd like to let the working people in Belknap County House District 5, allegedly represented by Peter Varney and Michael Maloney, know that these two "representatives," along with Governor Sununu, think it would be a great thing if the working people of this state earned an average of $5,000 to $6,000 less per year. That's right, folks. They both voted for the mislabeled Right-to-Work legislation.

In states that have adopted this legislation, workers receive an average of $5,000 to $6,000 less per year than workers in states that have not adopted the legislation. Further, there is absolutely no evidence that this legislation leads to any increase in business activity. What it does is allow employers to make greater profits while paying their hard-working employees less. Those figures were presented to these people, who studiously ignored them.

This state has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, and has always been "open for business." Our representatives are actually representing the Koch Brothers through organizations like Americans for Prosperity and the American Legislative Exchange Council. That is where this legislation originated decades ago, not in New Hampshire.

So, you might want to ask these fine gentlemen why they think your work is worth so much less? Of course, it will be difficult to reach Mr. Maloney, since he lists no address, phone number or email in his contact section on the House of Representatives website. Good luck contacting him.

Dick de Seve

Gilmanton