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March 4, 2013

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Guns and drugs

The Obama administration under the “Fast and Furious” program allowed assault weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartels, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. This also includes 14 Mexican teenagers who were killed at a birthday party by weapons supplied by the Obama administration. The way Obama administration and Democrats see it, it is OK for foreign criminals to have assault weapons, but law-abiding U.S. citizens can’t.

Spending cuts

As the deadline for the sequester cuts loomed last week, the stock market took off. I guess Wall Street sees a 2-percent reduction in government spending as a good thing. I wonder how well my 401(k) will do if there’s a 10-percent cut in Obama spending?

Best ever

Nanny-state Democrats of Massachusetts want to tax soda and candy at the current sales tax rate of 6.25 percent. As a New Hampshire resident I say go for it Deval Patrick! You’re the best governor New Hampshire has ever had.

Let them pay

The Washington Democrats are having a ball trying to frighten us to support the funds they want to cut from all the important programs, including volunteers. Volunteer funding?! Really? I have a better idea for saving funds: How about cutting their pay about 10 percent? They are rich. They can afford it. And maybe they can pay for the use of the gym and perhaps many of the other freebies they get as benefits. Could save a few thousand, I bet.

Just beginning

In Andover, not only are we giving the Youth Foundation $2 million, but with the need for parking, we are also being asked to spend more than $1 million for parking at Doherty School. This is not the end of the project, only the beginning. They will be back for more.

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