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Letter: Why are they hiding?

We in the Granite State used to be proud of our independence. We appreciated the fact that we had many opportunities to meet with our elected officials at town hall meetings and public forums. Whether we agreed or disagreed on an issue, we always knew that there was an opportunity to voice our concerns and hear from our governor and congressional delegation.

Sadly, those days seem to be a thing of the past. Other than Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who frequently holds town hall meetings, none of our current elected officials has recently held a public forum.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter haven’t met with their constituents in several years. Gov. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Annie Kuster, who were elected in 2012, have actually never hosted a town hall meeting.

While Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster have time for fundraisers with Nancy Pelosi and their donors, they couldn’t care less about meeting with us.

RAUL CERVANTES

Lebanon

Legacy Comments1

HEADLINE " Washington is divided because it has abandoned federalism" .... needless to say democrats and their LIDV's dont even understand the concept of Federalism. 10th amendment - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. "Instead of trying to solve every issue at the national level, power should be shifted back to the states. Those states whose residents are willing to pay higher taxes for more government services should be free to do so, as should states whose residents are willing to forgo government benefits in favor of lower taxes. Under such a system, instead of bitterly hashing out every issue in Washington, Congress could be focusing on a limited range of issues." http://washingtonexaminer.com/washington-is-divided-because-it-has-abandoned-federalism/article/2552049

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