Letters

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 ...

Sen. Ayotte knows what NH needs

New York City Mayor Michel Bloomberg has been pouring money into our state, blanketing our airways, trying to convince New Hampshire residents that he knows what is best for our state. He is trying to persuade New Hampshire that he knows how to fix the problem of gun violence that plagues our ...

Lower corporate tax rate would boost the economy

Taxing Apple is not the issue. Companies, like consumers, take their money where they get the best value for their dollar. Today sending taxes to Washington is not getting best value for the buck. Remember taxation without representation is an American policy we despise. Sending your foreign ...

Legislators’ childish antics disappoint

I am appalled and dismayed at the childish antics of many members of our state Senate in the handling of the bills that came before them after they learned the casino bill did not pass. Their tit-for-tat attitude because they didn’t get their way does not become them. I am ...

Federal energy efficiency legislation good for US

For the first time in four years Congress is considering an energy bill, thanks to Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act will result in energy savings in residential and commercial buildings. It means seed money for state and ...

Ayotte’s gun position out of touch with NH

I just saw the latest advertisement defending Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s “common sense” approach to controlling gun violence. The ad indignantly claimed that outside groups were distorting her record. She had voted for sensible background checks – even though ...

Republicans should support proposed immigration reform

Republicans must stand firm for government policies that encourage private sector economic growth and improve our border security. One of the best opportunities for this will be the passage of the bipartisan sponsored Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of ...

The president knows nothing about the world

President Obama never seems to know anything about anything going on around him. Gov. Rod Blagojevich conviction: President-elect Obama said “I was not aware of what was happening.” Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Obama said “I wasn’t aware of his statements, God ...

Ayotte seeks solutions to prevent gun violence

In the recent onslaught of negative ads against Sen. Kelly Ayotte I’ve been shocked to see out-of-state groups think they can flood our airways and New Hampshire will believe the distorted picture they try and paint. These out-of-state groups, funded by billionaire mayors, forget ...

The time has come to take big money out of politics

An important resolution made it through the N.H. House of Representatives only to be stilled by our Senate which is not voting on resolutions that do not have super majority support. House Concurrent Resolution 2 calls on our legislature to join 13 other states calling for a constitutional ...

Ayotte stands tall as advocate for taxpayers

I want to thank Sen. Kelly Ayotte for her leadership and quick response to the recent and despicable actions of the IRS. It is mind-boggling to think that top-level IRS officials actually gave directives to be on the lookout for Tea Party applications and other conservative-leaning ...

Nashua police deserve a raise

While the city politicians work to find a way to keep the best law enforcement professionals here in Nashua, we the voters need to do our part and support a raise in pay. Nashua police have impressed me with their professionalism and commitment to quality service to our community. One night ...

Close the Internet, gun show loopholes

Sen. Kelly Ayotte defends her refusal to support gun sale background checks by saying “I support effective background checks” and “I voted recently to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).” Actually, what she voted for ...

State must expand Medicaid coverage

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly encourages New Hampshire to take full advantage of the federal funds available to provide thousands of families managing a chronic disease like cancer with lifesaving health coverage through the Medicaid program. The federal ...

Discrimination must end against jobless

I’m writing to ask people to support House Bill 350 by letting members of the House Labor Committee know you’re following the bill and care about it. HB 350 will prohibit discrimination against the unemployed, specifically barring employers from screening out those who are ...

Sen. Ayotte takes our safety seriously

Sen. Kelly Ayotte deserves some kudos. In the midst of some very nasty attacks, she has been nothing short of professional and responsive to her constituency, especially those concerned with the gun control legislation being considered. She held three town hall meetings. She’s given ...

Don’t spoil Newfound Lake’s beauty

I recently kayaked around Newfound Lake. This is a stunning and unique lake. It not only offers great beauty but also offers me a free drink during my expedition. It has always been my favorite lake and to me its sweeping 360 degree water views from Bristol to Hebron are spectacular. Newfound ...

Expanded gambling would put families at risk

I write today as interim Executive Director of the N.H. Council of Churches, an organization that represents 10 denominations, including Protestant, Roman Catholic and orthodox traditions. Together we have issued a joint statement strongly opposing the expansion of casino gambling, ...

Cuts to food program would hurt NH residents

Imagine working in a low wage job that places you below the federal poverty threshold of $14,532 a year for an individual or $24,828 for a family of three. Now imagine trying to afford rent, transportation, utilities, food, childcare and other basic needs on that income. A critical safety net ...

N.H. lucky to have a senator like Ayotte

Some words of praise for Sen. Kelly Ayotte on her recent votes on gun control legislation. We should thank Sen. Ayotte for using a reasonable person’s approach concerning the national debate on gun control. The radical fringe on the left wants full gun control. They see registration ...