Hudson - Litchfield News 4 - October 15, 2010
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Patrick Bick for Second Congressional District Rep My name is Patrick Bick, and I would consider it
a privilege to serve New Hampshire as the Second Congressional District Representative in the U.S .Congress in Washington, DC. I am a 63-year-old retiree and a Vietnam-era
Veteran. I have been married to my wife Donna for 39 years and have two married daughters and five grandchildren who reside in Salem. I am running as a “write in” candidate.
I looked around at the state of our nation, and I thought long and hard about the issues facing our country. For years, I’ve had my own ideas and thoughts about what we can do to collectively change America. So I finally decided to stop thinking about what is wrong and actually do something about it. Politics is defined as “the art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.” How are we now being governed? Does the current Administration truly represent you and your family? Certainly, we are not being governed the way our founding fathers had planned. I am running for the House of Representatives to represent those whose voices are not being heard and who want to secure and maintain the freedoms which have made the USA a great nation. The very people we have put in office to represent us are not listening. They are enacting laws that tear the very fabric of our nation’s ideals, not regarding the consequences and, worse yet, ignoring their constituents. As one united voice, we can change America and let those in office hear us loud and clear. A better America, better education, excellence for our veterans, an economy that is strong, putting families first, and a strong military that represents our great nation— these are the things I believe in. I will face important issues head on as your representative. I am working for you and I will represent your concerns. Please check my Website, pickthebick2010. com, and see my stand on the issues affecting New Hampshire and millions of Americans. Let me know how you feel and pass my site on to your friends.
Patrick Bick - Salem
Vote for Economic Common Sense
The letter of support for John and Mary Ann
Knowles from Vivian McGuire (HLN 10-8-10) was heavy on goodness and light on consequences. John and Mary Ann Knowles obviously look at the unfairness of life and think it can be fixed with laws. It’s clear they don’t appreciate that, in economics as well as in nature, “for every action, there is a reaction.”
A good example of that is House Bill 561,
for which the Knowleses voted. On January 1, 2011, it will require insurance companies in New Hampshire to pay for hearing aids and all services associated with them. People might look at this and think it’s great. I might also. My wife has a substantial hearing loss. (It was a side effect of medication she was given for another medical problem.) A set of hearing aids for her cost around $5,000. In the future, the Knowles’ Bill will force our insurance
company to pay for a new set of hearing aids at “… no less than $1,500 per hearing aid every 60 months.” That’s great, huh?
It saves individuals a considerable amount of money. However, that’s the upside; now the downside: This is going to cost insurance companies a considerable sum of money. How are they going to handle this newly imposed expense? As everyone should know, insurance companies don’t pay such expenses. They pass them on
to all customers in the form of higher insurance premiums. Now, as Democrats like the Knowleses continue vote for more laws like this one, that fiscal problem is going to multiply until the insurance premiums exceed customers’ ability to pay them. Then, what are the Knowleses going to do—make another law limiting the amount of premiums? Fine! That will make it impossible for the insurance companies to do business, so they’ll pack up and leave the state. Then where will we be?
I’m certain the Knowleses will deny this or
rationalize it away, but this only common-sense economics. If the state made a law requiring McDonald’s to give customers three hamburgers for the price of one, McDonald’s would either raise the price of its hamburgers or close up shop. If we are to come out of the economic problems Democrats have brought upon our state, we all need to vote for those with economic common sense. If you recall, another axiom says, “Each step on the stairway to hell was nailed with a good intention.”
Joe Konopka - Hudson
Supporting Michael Clemons for County Commissioner
I urge all voters, whether they be Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, to vote to reelect Michael Clemons to the post of Hillsborough County Commissioner. He represents Hillsborough County District Two, which includes the communities of Hollis, Hudson, Nashua, and Pelham. Commissioner Clemons has served his constituency well. County spending and taxes are both at about the levels that they were when he took office four years ago. He has encouraged a program where Hillsborough County Correctional Facility inmates have done community service work throughout his district. These well- supervised trustees have, among other projects, painted fire stations in Nashua, done landscape work in Pelham, and helped with painting at the public works garage in Hudson. This work was done at no cost to the towns, saving literally thousands of dollars for the taxpayers. Michael is a moderate who believes that both political
a few of the many ways that the PFFH gives back to our community. Each year, we look forward to different ways to give back to the citizens of Hudson. If you have any concerns, comments, or questions with the fundraiser or do not receive a call, but want to participate, please contact me directly at 398- 6162, or visit our Website, www. hudsonfirefighters.com
, for more information. Again, thank you for your continued support of the Professional Firefighters of Hudson.
Erich Weeks, President,
Professional Firefighters of Hudson - Hudson
Jordan Ulery for State Representative
parties should work together to give the citizens of Hillsborough County the fine services they have become accustomed to, always bearing in mind that costs have to be acceptable to the taxpayers.
Athena Munroe - Nashua
Elect Russ and Lynne Ober for State Representatives
Russ and Lynne Ober have been representing us as State Representatives. I urge you to vote for them on November 2. If you have a question and contact them, they respond. If they don’t know the answer, they find an answer for you. If you want to know about a bill, they not only send you the bill so that you can read it, but respond to your questions about it. Russ and Lynne Ober are fiscal conservatives.
They know that we need to keep New Hampshire affordable if we are going to be able to afford to live here. They work hard on behalf of all of us in doing this. If you want your voice heard in Concord, then join me in voting for them November 2.
Lucille Robbins - Hudson
Professional Firefighters of Hudson Work to Give Back The Professional Firefighters of Hudson (PFFH)
would like to inform our citizens that the PFFH are conducting our annual fundraiser through All Pro Productions Inc. This fundraiser will continue in the area for the next month and a half. You may receive a friendly phone call asking for your support. Supporters will receive tickets to attend our comedy night, which provides comedy from top Boston comedians. This night provides a ton of laughs and a fun night out for all. Money raised through fundraising allows us
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to provide many community donations, as well as fund a variety of community programs that we hold close to our hearts. For many years, we have sponsored youth sports teams, provided a Christmas surprise to a family in need, as well as Thanksgiving dinner for a family that may be struggling to be able to provide the meal themselves. We are very dedicated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The PFFH have historically been the top collector from NH Fire Departments with our boot drives and fundraising. This year, over $13,000 was raised for MDA by the PFFH. Another one of our largest yearly community events is our famous Halloween glow necklaces for trick-or- treating safety. Every year, the number of glow necklaces that the
firefighters pass out increases. This year, our goal is to pass out 4,000 necklaces. We have also been involved with the Zach Tompkins fund to help Zach’s family fulfill Zach’s stadium dream. PFFH has made a $1,000
donation and challenges any person or organization to match or surpass our donation to Zach’s fund. These are just
In the past, I have written about the dangers of socialism and
an elite, privileged mentality that controls the majority in Concord. While the dangers posed by the liberal elite in Washington are nothing to trifle at, the dangers here in our own backyard must also be addressed. I hope that all who vote for the so-called “top of the ticket” will take the time to go down a few lines and vote for the 13 Conservative Republican candidates listed. New Hampshire residents cannot afford the monstrous tax and fee increases foisted upon them. New Hampshire cannot afford a liberal “Tax and Spend” majority in Concord. In the last two terms, I have fought hard in Committee and on the floor to change the minds of a majority that appears consumed by ideology. The group now called “Democrat Party” is no longer the party of our fathers, the party of the working man; it has been taken over by well- heeded, special interest hostage, intellectually conceited elitists. The majority party is dead-set upon their undertaking and adamantly refuses to consider, to listen to, or engage in frank and open discussion regarding proven alternative economic policies or social actions. Too often, this was the tone of “debate” in Committee and on the floor of the House. When I sit at the breakfast counter, I listen to people. When I shop Hannaford/Market Basket or go to CVS or the Post Office, I hear the complaints. When I get gasoline, the straits of our neighbors are heard. The majority party is not listening. The Democrat Party is heaping more and more and more taxes and fees on the middle class. If re-elected, I will continue to fight for all the people of Hudson, Litchfield, and Pelham, not just a liberal elite. I will work hard to bring sanity and reason into the discussion of social and economic policies. I have worked hard in Ways and Means trying, against a liberal majority, to stop the 80-100 fee and tax, tax and fee increases. In a precious few cases, I and others on the Committee were successful. The failed policies of big government cannot work in New Hampshire; we are an independent lot. The liberal elite leadership is only now discovering that fact. The majority party is driving young people out of New Hampshire. The Democrat policies have reduced the number of businesses paying taxes and almost succeeded in permanently instituting an income tax on small business operations; an assault on the New Hampshire advantage. At the County level, I have worked on the
Executive Committee to control spending and even reduce the county tax rate. In Ways and Means, I introduced bills that would have decreased taxes and increased state revenues. Unfortunately, ideologues cannot see that lower taxes are the result of lower spending, and that when properly applied, lower taxes stimulate economic growth.
I am seeking re-election as a Conservative Republican in Concord. I thank those who have voted for me in the past and hope my service has been satisfactory. I am asking for your vote on November 2, 2010. This is likely the most important election in our lifetime, save one. Washington and Concord have been ignoring the voice of the people; vote for real change November 2. Please vote November 2, and please vote for
Jordan Ulery for State Representative. If you want to contact me, please e-mail email@example.com
, or stop me when I am at church, the store, or eating breakfast.
State Representative Jordan Ulery - Hudson
What Democrats are Doing to the Working People
I am an independent voter. I was not happy with Bush. I am really upset with the Democratic Party now for what they have done to the working people. Example: I make $30,000/year, minus $5,000/year federal taxes, minus $9,600/year mortgage, and minus $4,800/year property taxes. That leaves me $10,600 to live on for food, gas, heating oil, electricity, car insurance, house insurance, and life insurance. Now, I work for a mom-and-pop shop; they used to give us insurance. When they could not afford it. And I tried to get good insurance, but it costs $218/ week – that’s $11,336/year – anyone with half a brain can see I cannot afford it. Now, the Obama admission wants to fine me $1,500/year. And not give me anything for my hard-earned money. Now, maybe our elected officials will understand why I am upset with them, and it will be a long, long time before I ever vote for any more Democrats.
Earle Whitney, Jr. - Londonderry
Combined Over 30 Years of Experience
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