, Derry, New Hampshire


August 2, 2012

Letters to the editor


Calling our president a liar is a sin. This man has no respect when it comes to what he wants and he will try any cheap tricks to get it. Now he is using Hillary Clinton’s speech that she aired several times when she was running against President Obama in 2008 but Gov. Romney is using it as if she said it today.

I ask all of you Republicans to take a good look at this man. You can clearly see right through him. He is still flip-flopping on different subjects. He was going to repeal the Supreme Court’s decision on the Obamacare plan, now he is saying the court ruled it as a tax so we will leave it at that — it is a tax he now says. It is clearly the same tax plan he put through in Massachusetts. As I hope you can see, he cannot do anything on his own as he claims. It has to go through the Congress and you can clearly see how that works.

For the sake of our country please do not let Gov. Romney into the office of the president. He will certainly outsource more jobs than you can imagine and leave poor people without an income to support their families.

Kathy King


Budget cuts would hurt our defense

To the editor:

In a few months, if Congress does not act to prevent it, so-called “sequestration” — unplanned, severe, untargeted budget cuts — will hit the federal budget, including the defense budget endangering our national security. Our congressman, Frank Guinta, voted for this ill-written, ill-advised, reckless bill, and he recently admitted that these huge cuts could put the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at risk of closure.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta described the grave impact of these irresponsible across-the-board cuts to Sen. John McCain. Panetta said that a “23 percent reduction would have to be applied equally to each major investment and construction program.” This large indiscriminate cut “would render most of our ship and construction projects unexecutable — you cannot buy three-quarters of a ship or a building ...” It would sharply reduce the size of the military, giving us the smallest ground force since 1940, the fewest ships since 1915, and the smallest Air Force ever.

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