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  • Mar 14, 2017 02:59 PM
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    I'm really surprised this isn't being talked about more considering how big of a program Medicare is and how the Trump Administration is insisting that this health care proposal leaves Medicare intact.
  • Jan 12, 2017 01:46 PM
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    It seems to me like they are starting to have second thoughts, especially in the Senate. It's a lot easier to run against something than it is to take something as vital as health coverage away from millions of people.

  • Feb 21, 2017 04:11 PM
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    Living in a state with no sales tax is great for many reasons, but one thing I understand is that my state government will still find a way to keep the lights on and pay the services the people of New Hampshire expect. That is why I get frustrated when I see license plates from neighboring states that cross the border to take advantage of system while being able to avoid contributing to our state in the same way everyone who lives here does.

    This is why I think that states with no sales tax should only have that option for people who live in that state. I find a system that allows people to cross an invisible line in order to avoid paying their fair share inherently unfair to the people who reside in the state that pay their taxes in other ways.

    An easy way to make this a reality is to require shoppers to show proof of residence before paying. We currently charge $10 for a non-driver ID card, but I think that should be reduced to zero.

    I'm interested to hear what people who live in "border" states think about this. Do you understand why people like me are frustrated that you take advantage of our tax laws or do you have no problem with the status quo?

  • Feb 19, 2017 12:55 PM
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    I share the same frustrations. Infrastructure investments are a win-win for everyone. It would bring good jobs to people throughout the country while at the same time making our country more prepared for the natural disasters that inevitably happen.
  • Dec 08, 2016 01:26 PM
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    Junior and Community colleges have many similarities, but there are also important things that differentiate them. Determining which option is best for you doesn't have to be that difficult if you know what you're looking for.

    Junior Colleges are similar to four year universities insofar as they tend to give students the "full college experience." These colleges usually have dorms, food, sports, student activity centers, and many other things that you would expect to have at a four year school. These colleges also accept students from other communities, states, and even countries.

    A typical junior college student is a recent high school graduate and many colleges have rules that limit the age someone can be if they want to live in the dormitories. That doesn't mean older students aren't allowed to enroll in these colleges though. Older students are often welcome to enroll in junior colleges, but they usually aren't allowed to live on campus.

    One of the main differences between this and a community college is that most private junior colleges have an application process and you are not guaranteed admission.

    Community Colleges are just that - colleges in a specific community. They typically offer associates degrees, but they also offer a wide variety of classes and sometimes trades depending on the location. Anyone can sign up for classes at a community college as long as you meet the educational requirements for the class.

    People of all ages attend community colleges for any number of reasons. Some students are just out of high school and others are middle-aged people who are going back to school to further their career prospects.

    So if you are looking for a full college experience but aren't yet ready for a four year university then looking into a junior college may be a good idea, but if you're a full time employee or single parent who is looking to take one class at a time then a community college might be your best route. It all depends on what type of educational experience you are seeking.

  • Feb 19, 2016 02:46 PM
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    justin412 Wrote: Am I crazy for thinking that Donald Trump might actually pull this off or are we still too early in the process to start thinking about that?
    Not at all. Trump, whether I like him or not, has his finger on the pulse of the Republican base. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he is the nominee.
  • Feb 10, 2016 05:17 PM
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    If Teddy Roosevelt couldn't mount a successful third party candidacy then I highly doubt Mayor Bloomberg can.

    There have been plenty of third party candidacies throughout our history, but not a single one has ever come close to winning an election. Roosevelt was able to earn the highest totals of a third party candidate by earning 27.5% of the vote and 88 electoral college electors. The next closest is John C. Breckinridge, a Southern Democrat who won 18.1% of the vote and 72 electoral college electors.

    What will likely happen if Bloomberg runs is a repeat of 2000, when Ralph Nader (likely) played spoiler to Vice President Al Gore. He received 2.7% of the vote and 0 electoral college electors, but there's a high probability that Al Gore would have won had Nader not run.

  • Feb 24, 2015 06:58 PM
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    LivingWanOlderGal Wrote: So on average, that is, if you are in average health, you should be better off waiting if you are financially able to do so.

    That's what my parents are doing, but they are financially able to do so. I just feel bad for those who aren't. Seniors who have serious health issues and can't continue to work, but aren't financially stable, are the people I worry most about.

  • Feb 09, 2016 01:16 PM
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    Interesting points, but people were saying the same thing about Barack Obama back in 2008 and we all know how that turned out. I think it's hard to predict what's going to happen until it actually happens. If Bernie wins in New Hampshire after a virtual tie in Iowa then I think this race is wide open.
  • Feb 09, 2016 03:08 PM
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    JaredS Wrote: What do you think? Is Rubio the best choice or am I over looking something?

    I agree that Rubio is the person the Democrats are more afraid of, but I have a feeling he is in over his head. He didn't seem to get any "bump" after Iowa and he shot himself in the foot with repeating the same line a handful of times in the most recent debate.

    Your points about Governor Kasich were interesting and I share many of them. I'm really surprised he hasn't been able to break away from the pack considering his obvious appeal. The Presidency is almost always won in Ohio. He's the sitting governor of Ohio. He's popular in his state. I am shocked that Republicans aren't lining up behind him.