Letters

Secure border must be first

We have the responsibility to point out shortcomings of any bill under consideration, particularly any which will affect our lives greatly, and the “Gang-of-Eight” immigration amnesty bill has big consequences for us.  The “Gang-of-Eight” immigration ...

Carbon tax a better way to tackle climate change

Thanks for publishing Scott Rasmussen’s excellent commentary on Rosa Parks, the civil rights movement, and the way in which public opinion shifts, political will is created, and then finally politicians feel they can take action and be supported. This is exactly how Citizens Climate ...

Medicaid expansion is good for NH

As a leader in an organization that dedicates all of our resources to improving the lives of New Hampshire’s women and girls, I’m disappointed with the NH Senate for rejecting a floor amendment that would have restored Medicaid expansion to House bills 1 and 2. Medicaid ...

Ayotte’s common sense

I continue to be impressed with Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s career in the U.S. Senate. The fiscally conservative positions she is taking in Washington are the exact reasons New Hampshire voters sent her there. The most recent issue Senator Ayotte is fighting for is her “Never ...

Dog shooting justified

I have worked in the veterinary field for years. I am an animal lover and will defend an animal above all, but I have to agree with the Nashua police officer who shot a dog last week when it was attacking a person. If I had come across a human being attacked by a dog, I would have done the ...

Immigrants can be useful citizens

With immigration reform at the front of the legislative agenda, I wish to promote the idea that immigrants can be useful citizens of the United States. As an immigrant myself, my story might help others form a positive view of immigration reform. I was transferred to the US by a British ...

Cure more dangerous than the aliment

America’s ever-expanding cesspool of archived data could prove more devastating to American life than a hundred nuclear waste facilities with rotting tanks. Two names should say it all: J. Edgar Hoover and Joseph McCarthy. If the information is there, sooner or later someone ...

One party government

I have often wondered why in countries that hold (supposedly) free elections that dictators keep getting elected despite bad economic conditions, loss of personal rights, lack of free press, etc. Venezuela is a good example. How did Chavez keep getting elected even though he essentially ruined ...

US gun proliferation must be controlled

A recent letter to the editor provided some facts but missed a few others: Firearms are responsible for 11,000 homicides each year in the U.S. – many times higher than other developed nations. Don’t forget 20,000 additional deaths from suicides and accidents, plus 50,000 ...

Shaheen targets conservatives

For years, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has attacked conservative groups that disagree with her big government agenda, while celebrating liberal organizations that help her campaigns. She joined with her fellow Democratic senators to urge the attack on conservative groups and urged the IRS to ...

Court misses mark on tax credits

Justice John Lewis of the Strafford County Superior Court recently proclaimed that the use of education tax credit scholarships at religiously affiliated schools is unconstitutional. In his ruling, he cited Article 83 in the New Hampshire Constitution, often referred to as “The ...

Nashua teachers deserve The Telegraph’s respect

Around the world the value of teachers is shown differently. In Singapore, upon high school graduation, the top students are offered scholarships to study public education. In Nepal, children are taught to respect their king, then parents and then teacher above everyone else. In central ...

Not willing to forego personal freedoms

There is an old joke that starts with someone quietly clapping. “What are you doing,” someone asks. “Keeping away the elephants,” the clapper replies. “What elephants?” he is asked. “See, it’s ...

Immigration editorial missing important facts

Regarding your editorial supporting the Senate immigration bill, you should read the bill before editorializing about it. I realize it may be unrealistic to expect you to read an 1,100-page bill, but you shouldn’t spread other’s talking points without doing the ...

Medicaid expansion good for low-income residents

I am deeply concerned about the defeat of the Medicaid expansion bill, which would provide access to health care to 58,000 low income residents of New Hampshire. For the first three years of this expanded bill, 100 percent of the cost would be paid by the federal government. Following that ...

Senate should reconsider expanding Medicaid coverage

When the New Hampshire Senate refused to improve our highways and bridges and voted to cut money from the Department of Health and Human Services, which helps people in need, I was disappointed. But when they refused to accept $2.5 billion of federal money to provide Medicaid services to New ...

Thousands would benefit from Medicaid expansion

Fifty-eight thousand New Hampshire residents could obtain health care coverage, paid at 100 percent for the first three years (then a decreasing percentage thereafter) if the state legislature votes in Medicaid expansion. We don’t need a study commission, we need action. We stand to ...

Everyone wins with Medicaid expansion

I am deeply disappointed that the New Hampshire Senate put politics above the health and wellbeing of state citizens opposing the expansion of the Medicaid insurance program. Medicaid expansion will provide access to health care to 58,000 low income New Hampshire residents, and for the first ...

New pedestrian crossing draws ire of motorist

I would like to know who proposed the pedestrian crossing at the Nashua bridge. There certainly was no design made available to the public. This is a terrible place to put another obstruction to automobiles trying to make a turn onto Franklin Street. I have to navigate that intersection ...

Medicaid rejection puts politics above people

The N.H. Senate has balked at our state’s participation in Medicaid expansion for purely political reasons. This short-sighted move will deny over 55,000 low income uninsured the opportunity to enroll in Medicaid in 2014 and be eligible for some very basic health care coverage. I ...