Letters

Republicans wrong to shrink revenue

How do state Republicans plan on balancing the budget? One year, they lower the tax on cigarettes, claiming it will increase state revenue, the state lost millions on that deal. Next, they refused to raise the gasoline tax 40 cents per $34 fill-up (10 gallons) to repair roads and ...

Tyranny of the minority makes country look foolish

This great country is being made to look foolish by minority of right-wing representatives. Most of our U.S. senators and most of our congressmen agree with the president to reopen the government without any conditions. Yet, only a small minority of tea party Republicans are creating ...

Higher pay might attract a better class of candidate

It has been suggested that congressional pay be restricted during times when our government is shut down. I believe that a very large congressional pay raise is needed for our dysfunctional political system. The pay is so low that low-caliber people vie with each other at election time to win ...

Paper is biased to cite GOP for government shutdown

Paper is biased to cite GOP for government shutdown “Son of God can’t swim.” That’s the punch-line of an old joke about a severely biased reporter writing about Jesus walking on water. But saints be praised, that reporter found a job on the editorial ...

You can depend on Sen. Ayotte, but not to support middle class

Well, Congress has surpassed themselves in self-inflicted crises. We now have the government shut down, to the apparent delight of the conservatives in the House. Every Senate Republican, including Kelly Ayotte, voted to accept the House “compromise” that would delay or ...

Following Democratic tradition of disregarding facts and math

Bob Melle, of Amherst, lectures the GOP for not reflecting on world history prior to their vote on funding the government (Telegraph, Oct. 3). He quotes Marie Antoinette as having said “Let them eat cake.” Once again our Democratic friends, in their anxiety to rebuke the ...

Nashua Historical Society is in a state of disgrace

I was dismayed to read the latest news regarding the Nashua Historical Society. The society is a nonprofit organization which exists solely for the benefit of Nashua citizens and its historical artifacts, not the benefit of its elected officials. However, the fact that 18 members of the NHS ...

Let’s put Ron Paul in charge

It’s too bad Ron Paul is not the House Speaker. Want to pass a budget? Just be reasonable: Abolish the Federal Reserve, the Department of Education, the Drug Enforcement Agency, repeal the Affordable Care Act and the federal income tax. Who knows what improvements he could push ...

Delegation failed him

Open letter to Sen. Ayotte, Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Kuster, Regarding the federal shutdown, all of you have failed, and because you represent me, here is what I expect: For the period of the federal government shutdown, you will return the value of any salary and benefits paid to you to the ...

Greeley Park should be for everyone

Having taken my children to play at Greeley Park for the last 12 years, it’s not busy and the equipment is old. I hear people say “this park is a gem and it needs to be protected.” Protected from what or whom? I am disgusted with the excuses offered by the ...

Republicans should heed history lesson

Before the Republicans lost their heads and vote to shut down funding for the federal government, they should reflect on world history. Just prior otthe French Revolution, Marie Antoinette commented on the plight of the masses – “Let them eat cake” – and ...

Congress should feel the pain of a shutdown, too

I have a couple of proposals. First, members of Congress and their staffers should be on the list of people required to work, but who won’t get paid until the government is funded. Second, Congress and its staffers should have their wages cut 10 percent for every week they miss the ...

We need to recognize and support treatment for people with psychosis

The comments made by Wayne LaPierre in the aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shooting (describing the shooter as a “homicidal maniac”), contrast sharply with the perspective offered by Charles Krauthammer (9/23/13) on evaluating individuals with psychosis and homicidal ...

Looking for family of deceased WWII soliders from Milford

At the corner of Union and Elm streets in Milford is a peaceful small park that is called the World War II Memorial Park. There, a granite monument honors all of those Milford residents who served in World War II. The 13 arborvitae trees behind the monument were planted many years ago to honor ...

Election recount shows voting procedures require extreme care

It is said that elections are decided not by those who vote, but by those who count the votes. This proved true in Nashua’s Ward 8 special election, where 24 ballots cast for one candidate were “accidentally” counted for her opponent. This is not a situation of ...

Another manufactured Washington crisis

Here we are again in another crisis situation. Ever wonder how we got to a place where the government was threatened, regularly, with shutdowns and threats not to pay our bills? You do know that raising the debt ceiling is not authorizing new spending, but authorizing issuing Treasury bonds, ...

We should have gotten the law right

I am so tired of elected officials who cause the problems saying we can’t shut down government just because a law (Obamacare) isn’t right. Well we didn’t ask for a national health care law, but then some politicians felt they would gain more votes by giving us a ...

Story didn’t need to be published

I found it cruel and unnecessary for The Telegraph to publish a story about Ashley Xiggores’ pending court case just days after she died. It is no longer news, so it was unnecessary and served no purpose. And it was cruel to her grieving family, who need to hold on to their own ...

Execute the law as it was written

The Democrats’ mantra is that Republicans lost the election and have to live with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as it was written because it is the law of the land. Congress passed Obamacare, albeit not one Republican voted for it, and the Supreme Court ...

Non-voters have an impact, too

This letter is for non-voters, those who don’t vote in elections. If you don’t vote, you decide, quite as much as by voting, what your representatives will do, what laws will be passed, what opportunities and risks will be created and denied for you and yours in the ...