Letter

N.H. House does right thing

To the editor:

Congratulations to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for doing the right thing by voting a resounding “No” to casino gambling.

Many supporters of casino gambling are worried the state won’t have enough money to run its programs. However, a thoughtful person can see that relying on casinos to fund our government is very short sighted. The focus should be to promote agriculture, industries and tourism that are wholesome, clean and beneficial to all residents rather than the narrow gambling interests from out of state.

I suppose working in a casino is better than no work at all but is this the best we can do?

I would rather see us refurbish our historic hotels, upgrade hiking trails and advertise our beautiful countryside to attract visitors.

This would benefit the small local business owners who are the backbone of our state instead of a huge single corporation.

Leave the casinos to our southern neighbors to attract tourists as they don’t have the pristine beauty of our state.

A sincere ‘Thank You’ to our legislators for listening to our residents and not to the big money, out of state corporate interests.

Rich LeFebvre

Hancock

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