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March 23, 2013

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Budgets and brackets

I notice that in five years Obama has never gotten his budget done by the date required by federal law, but he has never failed to get his NCAA brackets done on time. The best interests of America? Or the best interests of Obama?

Term limits

To the voters across America: We need to begin to focus on one of the most egregious entitlements that is and has been a financial hemorrhage. Our elected politicians, both sides of the aisle, however well intentioned to begin with, have created a dynasty for themselves. They are ineffective in running our country and have brought us to financial ruin by ignoring our constitutional rights and laws. We need term limits for all political positions from the lowest to the highest position in the land, for it has become a feeding frenzy for wealth and power for them and a loss of freedom and independence for average working people.

Savings plan

In a recent Eagle-Tribune article it was noted that Sandown voters turned down $945,000 to build a new police station. What the article failed to mention is that for the past three years, Sandown voters have approved setting aside money — $200,000 this year — as a savings account towards building a new police station. This “savings” plan has passed every year it’s been on the ballot. We do support a new police station in our town. We’ve just chosen the old fashioned “Yankee” way of saving up for it! The plan is to finish the savings plan and break ground next year. Now that’s a news story!

Casinos

Tuesday’s headline: “Police unions support casino bill.” What a surprise! Crime has always followed casinos, so why wouldn’t the unions want to bolster their ranks by wanting more crime thus more cops?

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