To The Daily Sun,
With all of the political turmoil and noise coming out of the White House and Congress, it’s easy for us to become oblivious to the things that really matter. Especially during this holiday season, as we make special efforts to be with friends and family, and remember those who have gone before us, the overflowing Washington cesspool is the last thing we need to think about.
As you sit back and reflect on the year that has passed by so swiftly, ask yourself these questions: Are we really better off than we were last year? Has your family’s income increased enough to offset your rising costs? Have the Republicans done anything to help my family? Is the impending tax cut for the rich going to help my family? Have the Republicans' efforts to sabotage Obamacare increased my family’s health insurance costs? Does my outlook for the new year look brighter? Will my Republican representatives in the New Hampshire House and Senate work for the common man, or keep pandering to the wealthy and their closely held corporations and trusts?
If you can answer all of these questions positively, then good for you and your family. Keep on doing what you have been doing. If you cannot answer them positively, don’t you think it’s time to make a change?
The mid-term elections are less than 12 months away. It’s not too early to start thinking about who will represent your interests. Don’t be easily lured by all of the advertisements that the Koch brothers and their ilk will be flooding the media with during the next election cycle. They will be buying the politicians who will represent them and their rich friends. Think for yourself and reject their pleas for your vote. Vote your conscience.
Ronald P. Blais