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Letters

Senators put themselves first

The New Hampshire Senate’s refusal to expand Medicaid is, at the very least, disappointing. Senators are putting the “fears” that the federal government might not keep the money coming over the needs of 50,000 citizens of New Hampshire. As representatives of our ...

Stop the kilo-bills

I am disgusted with Congress’s penchant for producing kilo-bills. Those thousand-plus pages of gobbledygook require vast bureaucracies to produce multi-thousand pages of rules and regulations. The most visible one today is the Affordable Care Act, which after three years has not had ...

We decided who we’re not helping

To say our health insurance system is changing is an understatement. We have specific, detailed lines regarding income and circumstances and who we say are our neediest residents. They can use the Medicaid system, which has recently converted to three private insurance companies. The health ...

Government creeping into our lives

After reading some of your letters, I just had to throw my hat in the ring. So what if 50 other countries have socialized medicine? That doesn’t make it a good thing. This country is not a socialist country, it is a democratic country, always has been and will suceed as such. This ...

Vets earned the right to be left alone by state

Regarding your Nov. story about LSR 2630, which would, if it becomes law, ban smoking in private clubs: Rep. Don LeBrun’s statement that “I know many that will not attend private clubs because of second-hand smoke,” is absurd. Most folks cannot just ...

How you’ll know military is serious about fixing sexual assault problem

Having served in the military, I can tell you that your editorial (Nov. 21) on the sexual assault problem in the military misses the mark. You will know that the military is serious about fixing this when the following happens. It appoints a three- or four-star general, currently with command ...

Finally, someone spilled the beans

We all knew that they all knew, but no one would say it. Well, someone just did. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, admitted on the Sunday talking head shows that Democrats “knew full well” that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of ...

Time to replace the Democrats

President Barack Obama last week attempted to fix the Affordable Care Act law with an administrative edict. We can debate the legality of the president’s attempt some other time, but he has since announced he will veto any legal attempt to change the law by congressional approval. ...

Kuster continues to mislead on Obamacare

On Nov. 14, Rep. Ann Kuster released this statement regarding Obamacare: “In New Hampshire, Granite Staters already have the option of renewing their current plans.” This is yet another untruth from an elected official on the Affordable Care Act. Those in the state who are ...

ACA flies in face of individual freedom

Alexis DeToqueville wrote in 1848: “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: ...

Are you part of the health care solution or part of the problem?

Watching how Republicans at the federal and state government levels are bashing the Affordable Care Act and obfuscating its implementation at all levels reminds me of that 1960s quote: “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the ...

Cancellations may be good news

A great deal of controversy has arisen over the cancellation of health insurance policies which do not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. It is important to note that these cancellations have nothing to do with employer-provided health insurance. They are affecting, at most, ...

Thank you for your vote

Thank you to all who came out to vote for me on Nov. 5 and hold signs for me at the polls. I am happy to have met so many nice and caring citizens of this city. I appreciated the opportunity of talking to you and listening to your concerns and ideas for Nashua. With the new board being sworn ...

May we please have more laws like ACA?

It seems there’s a lot of blather out there about the Obamacare Exchange website, galloping socialism, wholesale bankrupting of Americans who buy their own health insurance and the end of civilization as we know it. Oh, and the actual inconvenience or higher cost that some of us ...

Burton walked the walk

Recently deceased Executive Councilor Ray Burton was one of those rare politicians who truly “walked the walk” when it came to serving his constituents. Residents living outside the North Country probably don’t know much about Councilor Burton, but members of the ...

Grateful for support he received at polls

I wish to thank the Ward 8 voters who took time to share their suggestions and concerns, and am very grateful to those who voted for me. I did not win on Nov. 5, but am pleased to inform you that I’ll continuing serving Nashua on a land-use board, and am better prepared by having ...

Ayotte, Patriot Act should be replaced

I recently received constituent email from Sen. Kelly Ayotte stating that she has sponsored legislation to “overhaul the nation’s security clearance system” in response to “security leaks from contractor Edward Snowden and the tragedy at the Washington ...

Grateful for votes in school board election

During last week’s election for the Nashua school board, I came in last. Nevertheless, 2,138 fine people inked in the black oval next to my name. I would like to say thank you to these voters; despite the disappointment, it was a nice fuzzy feeling to think that all those individuals ...

Support crucial medical research

As Sen. Kelly Ayotte serves on the federal budget conference committee over the next few weeks, I urge her to make ending sequestration among her highest priorities. Sequestration has already resulted in a $1.5 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health budget this year and a $209 ...

Veterans showed, deserve respect

The Veterans Day ceremonies at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen was heavily attended by veterans, from World War II right up to current servicemen and women, all of whom proudly displayed their colors. Military leaders, as well as the usual cast of local dignitaries, paid homage ...