Letters

Nice to know she’s not alone

Joe Konopka’s editorial in Sunday’s Telegraph caught my attention, so this is directed at him. Boy, did he ever hit the nail on the head. Sadly he is also right that the populace (or as he you called them, the LIV’s) doesn’t know or doesn’t ...

NH can do more to protect animals

I was disturbed to learn about Rep. Joel Winters’ proposal to repeal the state’s ban on the display and sale of colored chicks, ducklings, goslings or rabbits. As you reported on Oct. 15, the practice is banned in New Hampshire and most states because it can cause harm or ...

Opposed to GMO Labeling

Although it’s framed as a matter of “transparency”, our state legislators will soon have to take a position on a bill that would impose crushing costs on small businesses across New Hampshire – and on the state itself. This legislation, mandating the ...

Some agencies deserve elimination

Do we have too much federal government? Raymond Guarino’s recent letter asked “what government agencies would you do away with?” Let’s look at the record. Before the Department of Education existed, we were first in the world in education. We have ...

Alderman complaint not warranted

This is in response to the call made to The Telegraph by Ward 3 Alderman Diane Sheehan, complaining she had not been invited to the NRCC Alderman Candidate Forum on Oct. 10 at the Crowne Plaza.   First of all, it was not a city-sponsored forum. It was part of the Nashua Republican City ...

Seeing red over pink socks column

As the father of a former and current high school soccer player, I take exception to Alan Greenwood’s comments regarding the wearing of pink socks on the soccer field. I was quite proud of our Titan soccer players this season when I learned they were disappointed that they would be ...

Ayotte offers right solution

At a time when Washington is at a stalemate and the government is shut down, we should recognize leadership when solutions are presented that can secure bipartisan support. Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s call to end the government shutdown, repeal the medical device tax and provide federal ...

We need more grownups in Washington

The federal government shutdown and the stalemate over the debt ceiling seems equivalent to preschool children arguing over whose turn it is to have a certain toy. However, the elected officials to the U.S. House of Representatives are over the age of 21 and, therefore, supposedly adults. It ...

Media missing the boat on Washington

It amazes me that the so-called media keeps playing to the bureaucrats in Washington. The absence of real news about how unhappy and ticked-off the American people are is egregious. Where was the coverage of the truckers and their protests? Why is the media so scared to really say how bad ...

What agencies would you eliminate?

If one subscribes to the idea that government is the problem and not the solution to problems, and that there is too much government intrusion in our lives, then please do not complain about the government shut down. This is what you want, less government. If you think that the private sector ...

Veterans’ benefits in danger if shutdown continues

If the government shutdown persists into late October, the VA will cut off disability, pensions, compensation and education payments to more than 5 million veterans on Nov. 1, according to Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik K. Shinseki, who spoke to House lawmakers on Wednesday. Shinseki also ...

Boehner holding budget hostage

House Speaker John Boehner is presently holding the federal budget hostage. He has insisted that President Barack Obama drop his employee health insurance policy and sign on for one of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) options. Boehner has apparently lost sight of the fact that the ACA is a ...

Displeased with story priorities

Your Thursday edition allotted front page coverage and almost a half page to the banning of tag at a local school playground. On page 5 you allotted a six by two inch column to the need for a private foundation to provide transportation and the $100,000. death benefit to the families of troops ...

Touched by column about Clocktower Place

Thank you Don Himsel. Your weekly photo column “Imagine Nashua Then and Now” brings great pleasure. However, your Sept. 24 article brought tears to my eyes. I learned that Clocktower Place, the building in which I live, provided the uniform fabric for the troops during ...

Government will continue business as usual

I see a lot of concern in the news these days over this government shutdown. I have also read that most of the government will continue to function as normal. So take heart. Government is still serving the people even in these tough times. Federal police agencies will still be invading homes ...

Expects more from our representatives

Republicans must cease and desist from derailing the government, wrecking our economy and threatening the livelihoods of Americans. Last week, they shut down our government and they are now raising the stakes, threatening to default on the faith and credit of the United States. This is not ...

Does president really understand how debt works?

In a recent speech given in Rockville, Md., President Barack Obama told a crowd of worshipers that, “Raising the debt ceiling doesn’t cost the taxpayers a single dime. It doesn’t grow our deficit one single dime. It doesn’t allow the government to ...

Republicans are the ones who refuse to compromise

Charles Krauthammer writes there was not one Republican vote for the Affordable Care Act. That’s the problem. It’s shameful that Republicans were not willing to comprise to get any Republican ideas into the ACA. Now the Republicans say the Democrats aren’t willing ...

Letter addressed issues aside from Common Core

David Murotake’s Oct. 8 letter takes issue with the “Common Core” standards but actually discusses issues that are somewhat separate from the Common Core State Standards. First, a correction: Development of the Common Core State Standards was completed in early ...

ACA seems like a good thing

Failure to expand Medicaid in the Affordable Care Act shows New Hampshire legislators to be selfish, mean-spirited and short-sighted. Looking only at costs and not program impacts misses the point of government in society. Expansion will enable the working poor (what a concept) to get health ...