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Letter

State senators missed message

To the editor:

I’ve had it with the N.H. Senate. When I first moved to Tilton in 1971, I was excited to participate in the town meeting. It was democracy in action. I was also impressed with the number of representatives, where your representative is a local person.

However, I am finding maybe that simply doesn’t matter any more. I thought the results of the last elections, where we replaced many of O’Brien’s Representative cohorts and demanded are wishes be implemented, would result in the state moving forward. That is not the case. The N.H. Senate has decided that because the gambling bill wasn’t passed, they will not pass any revenue bills. No to restoring the cigarette tax, when it will result in greater revenue. The reduction in the tax resulted in decreased revenue. No to a gas tax increase, enabling us to maintain our infrastructure and allowing our hospitality industry to continue to expand. The NH health bill was put in committee to study, which means nothing will be done and the state will lose billions of health dollars. Why? Because they’re not sure the U.S. will pay.

Anyone not received his or her Social Security check? Anyone not had a Medicare or Medicaid approved bill not paid? This is ridiculous. Did you notice that Sen. Morse, chair of the Senate Finance Committee is from Salem, so no wonder he supported gambling, and now he is punishing N.H. because he didn’t get his way.

These senators apparently didn’t get the message we sent. They ignore what is best for our state and what we said we wanted and continue to play party politics. Their only interest is staying in office and making Gov. Hassen and the Democrats look bad. Enough is enough. Vote these senators out of office.

Rick Miller

Greenville

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