Salem Community Patriot October 15, 2010 - 5
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Fact Check on Ayotte vs. Hodes
As Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte continues to tarnish her own image in attempting to do the same to her Democratic opponent Paul Hodes, a fact check/issues comparison is in order. Between Ayotte’s TV commercials as well as her direct home mailings, she has fostered a deliberate campaign of misinformation that doesn’t reflect well on either her or Hodes. 1. Paul Hodes voted for president Barack Obama’s middle-class jobs programs, which passed after being whittled down by House/ Senate Republicans to a shadow of what they would’ve originally meant to both working and unemployed Americans. This is while Ayotte spent months earlier this year speaking out against them and all other economic policy changes proposed by Obama and the Washington Democrats. She is no friend to either our poor or middle-class voters, and staunchly supports continuing George W. Bush’s tax cuts for our top two percent of wage earners, along with the Iraq war—the biggest reason for our $1 trillion deficit and $13 trillion debt. If Ayotte and the rest of the GOP were really interested in bringing down these figures, which they had the biggest hand in creating, they would favor ending these breaks. And even as they argue for this lower-tax extension, they have NO PLAN to actually pay for the $1 trillion this will cost us over the next decade. All this while blaming the Democrats for the economic mess that they inherited last year and are steadily rectifying against fierce Republican opposition in Washington.
2. Hodes OPPOSED the recession-busting Wall Street bailout plan, an Obama initiative that passed, as did Bush’s earlier version. Most of the bailout money has been paid back by affected corporations with interest, while the stimulus funds provided a needed shot in the arm to American businesses large and small, both facts deliberately ignored by America’s right-wing adherents. Hodes’ vote rankled most Democrats, and should’ve made conservatives who are actually honest about being against the policy to give him grudging credit. But to hear Ayotte tell it, he’s still part of the problem.
3. Paul Hodes supports the Democrat tax break initiatives for small businesses and all proposed tax cuts for the middle class (individuals earning less than $200,000 annually and couples earning less than $250,000). And he backs proposed new laws preventing our corporations from outsourcing their jobs overseas, while Ayotte is staunchly in favor of allowing them to continue this unemployment-enhancing practice. All while complaining that Democrat measures to grow jobs, the most difficult task in ending any economic downturn, haven’t worked well enough.
4. Like virtually all Democrats and even some Republicans, Hodes champions allocating funds for green-friendly corporations, both nationally and here in New Hampshire. These initiatives will create thousands of new local jobs at all levels. Conversely, Ayotte is in favor of oil drilling off the Granite State coast (imagine the nightmare of the BP Deep Horizon Gulf spill happening a few miles from where we all live). She’s also an ardent supporter of the new restrictive Arizona immigration law (again, imagine having to continually worry about being stopped in your car or on the street and being forced to give multiple proofs of your citizenship). Finally, despite Ayotte’s oft-repeated claims, Paul Hodes is neither a “liberal” nor a “big-spending Democrat.” Indeed, over his short period in the House, many of his money-allocation stances have flown in the face of his own compatriots. This demonstrates the thinking of a representative who analyzes the issues instead of simply automatically rubber-stamping the party line. Whereas Kelly Ayotte has already proved that, if elected, she will be a willing partner with the rest of the anti-citizenry Republicans in aiding and abetting their regressive causes.
William F. Klessens - Salem Rausch for State Senate
Please join me in voting for Jim Rausch as our next State Senator. As State Representatives, Jim and I have served together for the past two (2) years on the Public Works and Highway Committee. Jim’s in-depth knowledge of our infrastructure and highway needs was always apparent. He had done his homework. This allowed his keen intellect to analyze quickly the cost associated with the various proposals, and to ferret out any unnecessary waste. As the former owner of the Salem Animal Hospital, Jim understands the difficulties associated with owning and running a small business. He is dedicated to keeping State Government as small as possible and making it an ally of New Hampshire businessmen and women. He has supported policies that create jobs and opportunities for us, the taxpayers, and residents of this great state. Jim Rausch has the experience, integrity, principles, and commitment to make New Hampshire prosper and remain a great place to work and raise our families. It is an honor to endorse Jim knowing that he is the right candidate in these taxing and trying times. Jim has my strong support, and I ask that you give Jim your consideration and support on
Election Day. Thank you.
State Representative Walter Kolodziej - Windham
Supporting Rick Okerman
for State Representative On November 2, I will cast my vote and stand
by Rick Okerman for State Representative. I have known Rick for over 10 years, and he has been a dear friend of my husband’s for over 20 years. Most of us are concerned with painting, unpacking boxes, and forwarding mail when we move—not Rick, though! Within a few months of moving to Windham, he rolled up his sleeves and got to know the town—and then selected public service areas where he could help the most. Rick “got to work” the minute he moved to Windham—first with the Trails Committee, Capital Improvements, and local Energy Committees, and now with over five years serving on the town’s Planning Board. Throughout the years, he’s built a reputation in the town of fairness, teamwork, and most of all, diligence. Rick, in a word, is tireless. He is a dedicated father to his three children on top of his public service. I know Rick Okerman is committed to understanding how government mandates will affect our local community and the lives of our children for years to come. Rick knows that with this year’s vote, we are all investing in not only the future of New Hampshire, but the collective futures of our children who will inherit the choices we make in today’s delicate economy. For us, Rick Okerman is one of those “count on one hand” friends—the kind you can call at three in the morning to help out in a pinch. At this moment, in this economy, New Hampshire is truly in a pinch. I believe Rick Okerman is the person to bring efficient governance and fiscal restraint to New Hampshire. I hope you will join me November 2 to vote for Rick Okerman for State Representative.
Donna Sawyer - Windham Charlie
Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation announced the formation of a bipartisan caucus of governors that will work to protect the interest of America’s hunters and anglers, and advance sound wildlife management policy and will facilitate communication and information exchange between participating offices in support of policies and regulations that promote and protect hunting and fishing. Governors in the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus represent large outdoor constituencies that include many of America’s nearly 40 million hunters and anglers who contribute more than $70 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
“It’s part of our culture, our tradition, our economy,”
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said Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont. Gov. John Lynch is a member, and all sportsmen should thank him for participating. Goals include protecting and promoting the traditional privileges enjoyed by American citizens to hunt, fish, trap, and pursue outdoor activities, and to safeguard the integrity of user-pay trust funds, license revenues, and other dedicated funds contributed by hunters and anglers. We hope that we see these goals met and make sure that our elected officials support the objectives.
Salem Community Patriot
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Hampstead Academy Students Take First Place Ribbon at Deerfield Fair
submitted by Heather Wheeler Hampstead Academy submitted a mural in the “Elementary School Group” art exhibits of the Deerfield Fair this year, and was pleased to receive a first-place ribbon! The entry represents the final project of an integrated curriculum that culminated in the art studio with Hampstead Academy’s art teacher, Jean Kramer. The students had studied the Great Depression in the United States in Social Studies and had read literature, deepening their understanding of the trials of the time. In the Hampstead Academy Art Studio, students created a visual representation depicting what they had learned of the disparity between the opulence on one side of Central Park in New York City and the poverty on the other by working together to create a wall-size mural of “Hooverville.” The integration of curriculum across subject areas is an approach routinely practiced by teachers at Hampstead Academy. Research shows that students learn best when content is made meaningful and relevant. An integrated approach allows students to make real-life connections to the content they are studying. Kirsten Girard-Lesburt, Upper School Teacher, refers to Bloom’s Taxonomy with the idea that an integrated curriculum fosters learning beyond simple remembering and understanding to applying what has been learned across disciplines, analyzing that application, and ultimately being capable of critical evaluation and synthesis/creation. Bonnie Roberts, Director of Student Affairs for the Upper School, points out that content is not broken down into separate compartments in life; an integrated curriculum not only promotes a greater understanding of content for students, but it allows for connections to be made across disciplines, as well as to the real world. Congratulations to Mrs. Kramer and Mrs. Desjardins’ 2009/2010 Grade Five!
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