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Letter: Lies and distortion

The last gubernatorial debate was completely dumbfounding. Maggie Hassan said she was upset by a TV ad stating she doesn’t pay property taxes. What she didn’t address is the issue of how many fees, surcharges and taxes she passed while she was working with Gov. John Lynch, which caused our property taxes to rise.

The Democrats accuse Republican Ovide Lamontagne of being a lobbyist but have absolutely no proof to back it up. It just sounds good in their TV ads.

Hassan states that when she worked side by side with Lynch, they balanced the budget. That is so far from the truth it’s almost laughable. The state was in debt year after year until the new House, led by Bill O’Brien, brought the budget from a huge deficit to the surplus we now enjoy.

It’s one thing to work hard to secure a position in politics. It’s wrong to paint your opponent as something he is not. Lies and deceit have gotten our state and country in the dire straits we are in. More lies and deceit will not bring us back to the sanity we so long for in our lives.

To Hassan I say, “Stop the misleading distortions in order to get a vote.” To Lamontagne I say, “Hurrah to you for not getting caught in the wave of distortions and for running a true campaign.”

ELENA BALL

Gilmanton Iron Works

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