Letters to the Editor



Who is Dan Innis, really? 


As another election season begins, it is important for us as leaders within the Republican Party to vet our Party’s candidates to make sure that the people we put forth will represent conservative, limited government principals.

As the First-In-the-Nation Primary State we take this responsibility seriously, conservatives everywhere rely on us to make sure our candidates are strong.  We also have that responsibility for our local candidates; from State government, to Congress to Senate and Governor. 

Here in the First Congressional District we must take a second look at UNH Professor Dan Innis.  Professor Innis is running in the Republican Primary for Congress but his lack of conservative credentials gives pause for concern.

We have had six years of President Obama whose intentions are judged more frequently than the result of the legislation he favors or the actual results of his policies.  Professor Innis must be judged on his record, not his words.

Professor Innis was a registered Democrat through the 2012 election; pulling Democratic ballots in both the 2012 State Primary and 2008 Presidential Primary.  Which begs the question, who did Dan Innis support for President in 2008:  President Obama or Hillary Clinton?  Having voted Democrat for President, he likely voted for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter too.

Only when he decided to run for Congress did he change his party affiliation to Republican. 
In 2012, when you and I were working hard to defeat President Obama and campaigning to elect conservatives, Dan Innis was working against us.

Professor Innis voluntarily donated $500 to Jackie Cilley for Governor in 2012.  Yes, the same Jackie Cilley who was found to be to the left of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire!  The same Jackie Cilley who was the only candidate for Governor to support an income and broad based sales tax for our state.  And, the same Jackie Cilley who went to work for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter after her own campaign failed. 

Even as he claims to be a Republican now, the limited positions he has taken would make even the most moderate Republican cringe.  He is the only Republican candidate for Congress in NH who believes that we should raise the debt ceiling without any spending cuts.  In fact, he demands we eliminate the debt ceiling, removing any breaks from the runaway spending train that is Washington D.C. 

We expect this from Senator Shaheen, Congresswoman Kuster and Congresswoman Shea-Porter.  But someone running for the GOP nomination?

As you continue to meet and vet candidates for office at local GOP events, I encourage you to ask Mr. Innis about his past support of liberal Democrats and his ability to represent our conservative values.


Rep. Daniel J. Tamburello, Londonderry

India warns US of consequences on visa reform 

Dear NH Insider:

I reach out to you about an article in Yahoo News titled:  India warns US of consequences on visa reform.  http://news.yahoo.com/india-warns-us-consequences-visa-reform-060414483.html.

I am sure that you heard, or are aware, or could be closely informed, and even have an opinion about India’s Jaishankar comments to Congress about H1B labor. 

More than two thousand people commented about how the H1B labor issue impacts their livelihood, or eventually will.

Jaishankar, in referring to possible policies that Congress might impose on H1B labor in our nation, also told the Associated Free Press: "We think this is actually going to be harmful to us. It would be harmful to the American economy and, frankly, it would be harmful to the relationship" between the two countries".

Consider, every professional, who is a U.S. citizen in our nation, no matter if white or blue collar in vocational focus will also suffer the same impact on their livelihood if allowing the furthering of the H1B labor force here.

Jaishankar, an individual from India, is able to go directly to Congress and ‘warn them’.  I, like many other US citizens, could only wish to just speak with our congressional representatives about getting our jobs back.  But instead, we are obliged to, if really compelled, to send nothing more than what amounts to a form mail message that our congressional representation more than likely won’t ever read.

You are empowered to get America’s voice heard!  I write in feeling that it is vitally important to encourage congress to take a firm and tangible policy that will prevent the eventual gutting of our economy that will affect every US Citizen in our nation.  

It is common sense that you cannot gut the foundation beneath a house that you are building.  And I believe that we all understand this no matter who we are in our nation. Like the 2000+ that commented on the Yahoo article, I feel that your audience would also share this view; and could even be unemployed due to the H1B issue.

 I ask you to bring more light on this issue with your audience due the fact that someone from India is in the position to ‘warn our congress’.  Consider – he is able to do this simply because India provides cheap labor to business’s which fund our congressional member’s campaigns.

So how effective can our congress really be with our collective encouragement.  Are we supposed to wait till we get to the voting booths; or can your readers in their opinions be of help before then?

One question you might want to pose is "What happened to tax incentives to US Based corporations, and or firms, which do business in the United States of America, for hiring U.S. citizens. Is this not the best way to put America back to work and therefore receive more income tax revenue?"

Thanks for reading this,

 Orion Karl Daley


NH Citizens Against Trapping - Andrew's Bill Needs Your Help 

Letter to the Editor:

The time has come for all animal lovers to come together as one collective voice and show support for Andrew! HB1579 is also Andrew’s bill and it will restrict the methods used for fur trapping in our state.  Many of you may recall the sad story of Andrew, beloved canine companion who was killed by a cruel conibear trap in Auburn in December 2012.  This bill will take steps to protect non-target animals such as Andrew from agony and/or death because of innocently getting caught in a body gripping trap.  Also, Andrew’s bill prevents needless cruelty to all animals as it restricts the archaic trapping methods still currently in use by the state of NH.    

Please join me and other animal lovers on Thursday, January 30th when Andrew’s bill will be heard in front of the NH Fish & Game and Marine Resources Committee.  The hearing will begin at 9am in Rooms 305-307 in the Legislative Office Building on 33 North State Street in Concord.  Come early to get a seat and sign in showing support for Andrew’s bill. In addition, or if you cannot make it to the hearing, you can still help by contacting your legislator in support of HB1579.  This is the link to find your legislators http://www.tinyurl.com/legislatorfind.  Together we can make a difference and Andrew will not have died in vain.  Thank you and I am looking forward to meeting more compassionate people who work to stop cruelty to animals.

Kristina Snyder

Concord, NH 03302-4211


House Bill 660, Right to Know

January 3, 2013

Hopefully you will be educated by watching the video(s) on GMO’s.  While labeling GMO’s is a ruse of itself, the real issue is banning GMO’s until further testing proves them safe.  The other agenda of GMO’s is to control the food supply of the World.  Controlling food is most powerful, to control people.   Ask why GMO’s are banned in other countries and not USA.  Don’t people have a right to know what is in their food?  Anyone in government willing to deny this right, one might ask what other denial of rights would this government agent advocate.  The fools against GMO labeling and pro GMO, them and their families will not escape the rage of GMO’s.   We are all in the same boat.  HB 660 should pass unanimously.   Have you checked out the cost of Cancer lately?





Shell < shelleyrottenberg > Dear Ed, Stop Picking On Young People!

Dear Ed,

I would highly suggest that you quick picking on young people that work on campaigns. Their jobs take them all over the country & they actually happen to have grows pride in the USA! Threatening young campaigners is cheap & against the law! Find someone else to take your aggression a out on. Happy holiday!

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