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Letters

Letter: Let’s keep solar working

Saturday, February 13, 2016

In response to the editorial “State’s solar formula needs adjustments” (Monitor Opinion, Jan. 31): I am a solar worker and employer in New Hampshire and can attest through firsthand experience that full retail net metering is essential for allowing continued solar expansion and job growth in our state. My company recently went through a round of layoffs because Eversource hit its net metering cap. I agree with your assessment that …

Letter: Net metering isn’t a subsidy

Saturday, February 13, 2016

As New Hampshire’s largest local solar installer, we are proud to have seen our business grow by leaps and bounds as the cost of our product (solar panels) declined by over 75 percent in the last 10 years, a perfect antidote to two of our state’s most pressing problems: high energy costs and an environmental crisis caused by reliance on fossil fuels. We …

Letter: Raise the minimum wage

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Because New Hampshire does not have a minimum wage, we are required to follow the federal minimum wage, a stipend of $7.25 an hour, which is below the poverty level for a family of two. An analysis by the Census Bureau found that roughly two-thirds of all low-wage workers are employed by large corporations with over 100 employees and 80 percent of these …

Letter: You better vote

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why we all need to vote whenever we get the opportunity: 1) Voting is not simple. It takes awhile to figure out the procedure. This difficulty keeps us sharp and teaches us there is a system for governing that gives everyone a voice. 2) Just by registering to …

Letter: Hillary for health care

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Americans need access to affordable, quality health care. No other candidate has fought for this as long or as hard as Hillary Clinton, and no other candidate is as committed to continue this fight. Hillary gets real results. In the 1970s, she worked to expand access to care …

Letter: Nation needs Bernie now

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our country to a real democracy by supporting the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Politicians of both parties have been unconscionably oblivious to Bernie’s decades-long attempts to warn of the immorality and adverse effects of bipartisan trade deals that shipped jobs overseas, …

Letter: On biblical values

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I read with interest Randall Balmer’s recent essay about biblical values (Sunday Monitor Forum, Jan. 17). (In fact I did attend Franklin Graham’s very great rally on a bitter cold day at the Capitol Plaza — nearly 500 people.) You fault Jerry Falwell with leading evangelicals on a …

Letter: Violations of dignity

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Terrorist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram use rape as a weapon of war. Women and girls around the world are forced to carry the children of the terrorists who raped them. But U.S. foreign aid currently can’t be used to help these women, instead they are …

Letter: Fiorina’s star turn

Monday, February 8, 2016

We recently watched the 1948 Tracy-Hepburn flick State of the Union. It was fascinating and a bit scary because so many elements of the current election were portrayed – from both sides of the aisle. The protagonist was a successful CEO candidate who defeated all the odds, saw …

Letter: Sanders will lead on tough issues

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for the Democratic nomination because he possesses the integrity, judgment and courage needed to lead America forward. Sanders possesses the integrity to break the corporate stranglehold on our government. He isn’t beholden to big corporations and Wall Street, so he is free …

Letter: Hillary is our champion

Monday, February 8, 2016

Last year, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of Hillary Clinton’s close friends from law school. When they met, he already had a year of law school under his belt, but she had just arrived on campus. The first question she had for him was: “Do …

Letter: We need a conservative

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our country’s descent into socialism is already well established. Any slight hope of changing that trajectory depends on us, the voters. It ought to be obvious that a vote for a declared socialist like Bernie Sanders would accelerate that trend. Furthermore, anyone who was sentient during the Clinton …

Letter: Kasich has it all

Monday, February 8, 2016

As a registered independent, I will be voting in the Republican presidential primary for Gov. John Kasich. A lot can happen between now and November. If a Republican is elected president, it should be a person who is experienced, capable, intelligent and balanced. Gov. Kasich has all those …