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November 26, 2012

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Help me understand this: Mayor Stephen Zanni proposes a way to save a half million dollars and council Chairman Jennifer Kannan says simply no without any explanation? Why is she in that office? Her job is to save money for the people of Methuen. That money could be better spent on other services that are needed! Election time will bring some changes if these people can’t do their job!

Heavy traffic

I am noticing lately that no matter what time of day or night, there is heavy traffic. I figured it was due to the bad economy and so many people out of work. But they are all shopping! The stores are crowded at the registers and this was before Black Friday and the Christmas extravaganzas. So is it just propaganda about the economy and the jobless rate? Is there someone behind the curtain pulling the controls?

Getting hammered

I read where Rep. Jim Lyons seeks to kill state aid for illegal immigrants. I say amen. I for one am sick of working my butt off to make ends meet, staying on a budget, putting off home repairs, while illegals are getting all the benefits that I help pay for. This governor is doing all he can to patronize the illegals. Where is the money coming from? My pocket. Now I read where this state needs more money to pay for all the mistakes that the medical firm made and where is that money coming from? My pocket. Enough is enough. People need to get in touch with their representatives, whether Democratic or Republican, and tell them, no more free housing, food stamps, free medical, tuition, and soon to be drivers’ licenses. Who is watching out for the middle class here? We are getting hammered — which Liz Warren used over and over. People of Massachusetts, unite and raise your voices. Tell them no more perks for those who jump ahead of those who wait for years to get into this country.

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