EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 21, 2014

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Drug companies

In 2011, our mail-in pharmacy switched my wife to a different prescription drug, which she refilled this month at a cost of $335.21 for a 90-day supply. After checking their website for an alternative, they recommended a generic equivalent at a cost of $3 for a 90-day supply. That was not a typo. Don’t you just love the disgusting drug industry!

They lied

The Obama administration and secretary of state lied to the American people about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. These same people produced a video blaming those deaths on a YouTube video in an attempt to deflect the blame of their incompetence and amorality. That lying video was paid for by the same American people who were lied to about what happened at the American embassy. Will those same American taxpayers now be paid back for the costs of producing that lying video by the lying people who thought it up?

Back on track

Now our leader wants to have a meeting with the pope about birth control. This man thinks being president that he can impose his will on everyone. Also the true facts are coming out about Benghazi. Surprise, surprise! This administration is nothing more than a bunch of thugs, from the top down. How these people sleep at night is beyond me. Obamacare, “Fast and Furious”, Benghazi — when will legal action be taken against these people? Is there no more pride or honesty in this country? Have we become a nation of sheep? Let’s get this country back on track.

Not a fan

Isn’t it interesting that not a one of the right-wing fans of “Duck Dynasty” here have had the guts to acknowledge that viewership for their hero’s season premier dropped off by almost 30 percent from last season? Apparently, there still is a large swath of moral, upstanding Americans who have just said enough of those hayseeds and their hate speech.

Gambling

I find it very hypocritical of the New Hampshire House to vote against expanded gambling because it would cause an increase in crime, and cause addictive problems (amongst other things) but on the other hand vote in favor of legalizing the use of marijuana. Does anyone else see a major problem here?

Tax breaks

Some of us seniors in Sandown are getting tired of all the whining and complaining the residents of the over-55 Mill Pine Village do about their property taxes. It’s a never-ending complaint since they started buying their homes in Sandown a few years back. Now, their latest claim is that their homes are merely “double-wides” and they shouldn’t be taxed as much as the rest of us. My answer is: If you paid $250,000 for your “double-wide” with it’s full basement, luxury accommodations and amenities that most of us don’t have in our homes, that is your problem and I don’t intend to have to make up the difference for you by having a larger tax bill so that yours can be less. Maybe it’s time you folks stopped trying to make the rest of us supplement your tax bills. You bought a $250,000 home, I didn’t. Buyer beware.