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February 2, 2014

Your view: Letters to the editor

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Now to the part of the president making laws by himself. It’s been done before many times but it seems that he’s doing what he does best with that. He’s going apply his agenda and try and fix it later while it’s too late for many citizens who have been wronged by quick decisions and implementations of his orders.

The power is getting abused and a socialist dictatorship seems to be the path that we are headed towards. I say if the president is going to redistribute wealth, start with rewarding the low to middle working class citizens and then it may be an incentive to the deadbeats living on taxpayer funds to have some ambition to contribute to society and work. Making it a better life for them and their families will break the old hereditary American family income plan of welfare to many families.

Tim Belanger

Lawrence

NECC energy savings are not that great

To the editor:

The jubilation at Northern Essex Community College for energy savings should be tempered by the $6.2 million investment that the state made in order to make it possible. At $400,000 savings per year, the break-even occurs in 15 1/2 years. From a business perspective this doesn’t look like that good a deal.

I’m sure that there are many other worthwhile proposals that perhaps might show a break-even in fewer years. Perhaps those that do the economic evaluations for proposed projects at the Statehouse should look closer at what gets approved or not and get down to real business and not automatically revert to “business-as-usual” project approvals.

Joseph Ponti

Andover

Start here to get big money out of elections

To the editor:

A large bipartisan majority of Americans feel there is too much big corporate and labor union money in politics, and that our elected representatives spend from 30 percent to 70 percent of their time “Dialing for Dollars.” That is time they do not spend working for us, trying to solve some of our country’s most difficult problems. That majority is correct.

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