Letters

Gun argument missing key facts

Will you put facts before false rumors to make an educated decision on feelings about guns? According to statistics from the FBI, the Bathe Cato Institute, and the Bastia Institute, these are gun facts that everyone should be aware of. –99.9 percent of all guns in America are not ...

Immigration refom just a congressional farce

I was astonished to read the guest commentary “Why I’m backing immigration reform” by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. She normally just spews Republican dogma but in this commentary she actually goes on the record as being in favor of a tax increase on some Americans. ...

GOP is dragging feet on judicial appointments

In defense of her vote against a reasonable universal background check bill, which would not impact the law-abiding citizen, Sen. Kelly Ayotte claims the current background check system is broken. According to Ayotte, the Manchin-Toomey legislation led to 76,412 denials, but only 44 cases ...

Ayotte’s vote ignores will of New Hampshire voters

Recently I have seen several letters defending Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s no vote on expanding gun background checks to the Internet and gun shows. She claims the bill wasn’t perfect in her view; that there are background checks at licensed dealers already; that it would hurt ...

Expanding Medicaid is fiscally responsible

When I go to the doctor I listen to how he says I can be healthier. When hospitals tell us expanded Medicaid can help us better provide care to the working poor, people who have jobs but are struggling, we should listen. Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers said no to taxation without ...

Beware of the ‘apps’

Users should beware of phone ‘apps’ I wonder how many of you complaining about the federal government have taken a look at the last “app” you downloaded on your smartphone or tablet. The latest update for Facebook says you need to agree to the ...

Will truth about IRS snooping ever come out?

Will truth about IRS snooping come out? Consider the following if you believe the White House is not involved in the IRS targeting scandal. Remember the IRS reports to the White House via the Secretary of the Treasury. President Barack Obama said he first learned about the IRS targeting ...

Ayotte backers dodge facts on background checks

Ayotte gun vote ignores realities Sen. Kelly Ayotte has gotten a lot of attention with her vote against the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey bill that would have closed the major background-check loopholes of Internet and gun-show purchases. Among her many supporters in this Telegraph letters ...

NH lawmakers urged to start legislating

Following the death of the casino gambling bill in the state House of Representatives, various political writers characterized the forthcoming Senate debate as a time for “payback.” Sadly, this prediction was right on the money. “Payback,” as I ...

Ayotte shows support for gun owners

Again, thanks to Sen. Kelly Ayotte for casting a no vote to President Obama’s attempt to add additional superfluous gun control laws. The present gun control laws have exposed thousands of unqualified would-be purchasers of firearms. But Obama and his band of gun grabbers are ...

Nashua changes should have been voted on

Many years ago a decision was made to beautify Nashua with red fired bricks and trees. The bricks allowed for the trees as when the roots grew, only a few bricks needed to be reset. This worked well, people liked the foliage and the city hung lights on the trees during the holidays. Nice. The ...

Carbon pollution fuels NH’s unhealthy air days

Unhealthy air days, like the ones the Seacoast and southern New Hampshire experienced last weekend, pose real threats to our health, triggering asthma attacks and making a simple walk outside dangerous for people with respiratory problems. Scientists predict global warming will bring even more ...

Attacks seek to sidetrack Ayotte’s promising career

Ken Jones in his June 1 letter, as well as Joe Konopka and Georgi Hippauf in their columns, have criticized the recent hysterical TV ads misrepresenting Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s position on firearms background checks. What hasn’t come up is the motivation for these attacks by ...

Romano praised for work with Nashua Historical Society

I read the article “Annual meeting lessens tensions at Nashua Historical Society” and am impelled to write. The article implies that Terry Romano was partially the cause of the tensions and that some felt her “self serving.” Rubbish. I have known Terry ...

No Child Left Behind law in desperate need of reform

In her May 16 article, Danielle Curtis wrote, to no one’s surprise, that the top performing schools in New Hampshire are also usually in affluent school districts. She is right when she notes that children are disadvantaged through their poverty. Children from low-income families do ...

Reporters shouldn’t be surprised by surveillance

I have found it quite amusing that the White House press corps and the reporters from Fox News and the Associated Press are so upset that they are being subjected to surveillance. These are the same reporters who failed to report to the American people that the provisions in the Defense ...

Votes show NH is libertarian oasis

The New Hampshire Senate has recently defeated several bills that include a repeal of “stand your ground,” expansions of Medicaid, minimum wage resets and increased gas taxes. In addition to these, medical marijuana has likewise taken a small foothold and U.S. Sen. Kelly ...

Government has backed Medicaid

Concerns about the reliability of government funding with regard to the Medicaid expansion have been raised. Some express we can’t rely on the federal government’s commitment to fund the Medicaid expansion even through the funding is in the law and requires congressional ...

New fund will target Nashua’s vulnerable

I am writing in appreciation of your front-page article on homelessness in our community, “Hidden homeless,” by Samantha Allen on May 13 and your editorial entitled “Homelessness an ongoing battle” on May 14. They highlight very well the efforts in our ...

Ayotte supports violence remedies

They would be mildly amusing if I thought that they weren’t serious. Mega media buys by out-of-state interests inject themselves, with curious logic, into New Hampshire affairs. The logic trap is the well known. If one is not in favor of a specific bill, no matter how pork laden, no ...