.by Anura Guruge
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I saw and quickly skimmed through the story in yesterday’s ‘Laconia Daily Sun’. Kind of made sense to me. I didn’t stop to tally the votes.
Then I saw the ‘Repeat 4th Grade‘ letter this morning. Kind of cracked me up and also got me thinking whether that would be 4th Grade with or without the ‘Common Core Curriculum‘.
I have no axe to grind on this. I do actually see both sides to the ongoing County budget war. Yes, I do NOT want the County portion of my Property Tax bill to go up ‘9%’ (or whatever). That is a given. My tax bill is high enough already — thanks. So, I am totally behind any and all efforts to keep the tax increase of my bill under control.
But, I also understand that the County has obligations that we have to pay for, whether we like it or not, because that is how things work. As ever I would like some meaningful COMPROMISE. So that is where I stand.
This Medicare reimbursement ‘issue’, at least at first sight, and as reported in the paper, seems innocuous to me — and today’s letter appears to echo that.
Plus I just, as is my wont, did some sums. There were 14 State Reps present for the vote — with 4 AWOL. Of that, reading between the lines, 9 were Republicans, 5 were Democrats.
So in the 10-4 vote, 5 Republicans joined the Democrats to make the 10 votes. So, 5 Republicans voted FOR, and 4 Republicans voted against. I find that very odd. That is my concern.
Why did the 4 that vote against, do so? What did they fear that the the other Republicans present, did not.
I am curios.