Hudson - Litchfield News 4 - October 22, 2010
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Hudson Senior Council on Aging Seeks New Member
Wanted! The Hudson Senior Council on Aging has an opening for a new member on the Senior Council. If you would like to assist the seniors in their plans for a building of their own, have knowledge of fundraising, are a willing volunteer, and live in the Town of Hudson, we need you! Retired professionals welcome! Please call Lucille at 889-1803 for more information.
Pat Nichols, Secretary, Hudson Senior Council on Aging - Hudson Taking Back our Country
Back in the ‘90s, Bill Clinton or one of his aides made a profound statement: “It’s the Economy, Stupid.” Never since has this statement been more true; personally, I’ll take what it was then rather than now. Over the last four years, the NH legislature and Governor Lynch have increased spending a whopping 23 percent and added 67 new or increased fees or taxes, including the notorious LLC Income Tax on small business owners. With these huge increases, they even failed to adequately fund the state employees payroll, which resulted in hundreds being laid off, along with cutting funding of the court system, one of our more essential services. Thanks to their irresponsible behavior, our state now suffers hundreds of millions in deficits. This, in a period of recession, is when fiscal restraint should have occurred. However, their solution to this deficit is to steal funds from the Medical communities malpractice insurance fund; a fund set up for their protection, not a political slush fund. Even after being slapped down by the State Supreme Court, they are still shamelessly pursuing these funds. Will your moral and ethical values allow you to continue to support keeping this kind of immorality in Concord? Let me ask—can you say your standard of living has increased due to all this increase in spending and taxing, with only more increases to come? Increasing taxes and fees is the only solution they are willing to accept. I, for one, can say mine has suffered a serious decline, resulting in fewer amenities that I was able to enjoy in the past. If you have enjoyed the same increase in your standard of living as I have, please join me in throwing the bums out. If you think the Democrats need more of our money, please send them as much
as you like, they will gladly take it; just let me keep mine. After all, I believe I am more capable of managing my money than they are—how about you? On the national front, this election has even more serious consequences;
your decision will be huge. Will you choose the Constitution, freedom, and taking personal responsibility for your own well-being, or choose socialism, government dependence, and servitude? Will you join Paul Hodes, Carol Shea-Porter, and President Obama in their attempts to unite the country by engaging in their campaign of Class Warfare and blaming President Bush? Hopefully, you will find yourself to be above all that. Do you happen to remember when President Ronald Reagan took office? Unemployment rates were above 10 percent, mortgage rates in the teens—an overall worse state of affairs than what Obama got. How many minutes did he spend blaming President Carter? Zero. Why? Because winners do, losers blame—what team will you be on? Let’s take back our country and state on November 2.
Jim Pacocha - Hudson Andy Renzullo
for State Representative I am a candidate for New Hampshire State Representative representing the
towns of Hudson, Litchfield, and Pelham. The three towns make up a voting district known as Hillsborough District 27. This large district is allowed 13 representatives, so a voter is entitled to cast up to 13 votes for 13 candidates. I humbly ask for one of your votes. I have served the people of Hudson, Litchfield, and Pelham as a State Representative for six years (three terms). Prior to becoming a State Representative, I served on the Hudson Budget Committee, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Planning Board. Also, when Hudson had a Town Council form of government, I was a Town Councilor and Town Council President. I am a former co-owner of the Hudson~Litchfield News. I am presently Chairman of the Hudson Senior Council on Aging, an organization dedicated to the establishment of a Senior Center in Hudson. I am on the Council of Advisors of Pro-Gun New Hampshire and am endorsed by the National Rifle Association (A-Rating). In my three terms in Concord, I approached being a legislator as a full- time job. I had a 100-percent attendance record in the 2009-2010 session
and a 99.99-percent attendance record during my three terms, participating in 1,013 of 1,014 roll call votes. I sponsored legislation this session aimed at lowering real estate taxes and repealing the doubling of auto registration fees. I also filed several pieces of legislation to make health insurance more affordable, including allowing the purchasing of health insurance across state lines.
But enough about me. I want to talk about the most important issue that faces the next legislature. These next two years may be the most critical the state has faced in our lifetime. According to the noted economist Charlie Arlinghaus of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, the state is looking at a two-year budget deficit of at least $691 million for 2011. In other words, in order to fund, at the same level, all of the spending enacted in the previous budget, the state will have to come up with an additional $691 million. Unless Uncle Sam throws large amounts of additional stimulus money our way, there are only two choices. Raise taxes or cut spending. As far as I am concerned, the taxpayers are tapped out. They are taxed to the limit. I will not vote for any new taxes. So that leaves the other option—cut spending. It will not be easy, but it can be done. We must differentiate between that which that state must do and that which would be nice to do. We must have the courage to make the hard choices. The most frustrating part of this red-ink scenario facing New Hampshire is that it did not have to happen. In the four years following the Democrats taking control of the Legislature, they increased the size of the budget by $2.2 billion (23 percent). To pay for this spending spree, they put in place 84 new or increased taxes or fees. Even as the recession was taking hold and other states were cutting their budgets, instead of making the reforms necessary to shrink the cost of government, New Hampshire’s budget kept on growing. Ask yourself the question—are you, and New Hampshire, in better shape
today than four years ago? Have you seen your paycheck increase 23 percent since 2006? Has your household spending increased 23 percent since 2006? Does the New Hampshire Advantage still exist? Well, from 1999 to 2005, more people migrated into the state than left it. Since 2006, more people have moved out of New Hampshire than moved in. Our young people are answering the question with their feet. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at andrew.re
, or call at 882-8962. I humbly ask for your support in the November 2 election.
Andy Renzullo - Hudson
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