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Letters To The Editor

June 5, 2014

Letters to the Editor: June 5, 2014.

Listening to residents

TO THE EDITOR: I want to thank everyone who came out to vote on May 20 for the Peru School budget and board member vote.

I believe the vote results show that our community is ready for their voice to be heard, and I look forward to listening to what our district members want and supporting those views as we move forward.

Thank you for taking the time to help pass our budget, allowing improvements to be made in our district.

I hope to continue to hear your feedback and opinions at district meetings going forward. Together, we can make sure Peru keeps improving.

JILL FOLSOM

Peru

Candidates on taxes

TO THE EDITOR: I watched the debate on Warner Cable News between the two citizens of the North Country seeking to have their names listed on the Republican line on this November’s ballot for the 21st Congressional District.

(http://saratoga-north.twcnews.com/content/news/742137/exclusive--doheny--stefanik-debate-ahead-of-21st-district-republican-primary/)

It was amazing to see just how different two candidates from the same party can be. I would love to write my complete “differences list,” but one difference stands out in particular: taxes.

Elise Stefanik repeatedly told us she wanted to cut taxes. Matt Doheny repeatedly defended his signature on the Americans for Tax Reform pledge not to raise taxes. One can only hope that he is depending on that pledge to not raise taxes as a short-hand way to define himself as against high taxes, but I always think that a thing not said is a thing not thought.

So I see the difference in this way:

Doheny says: “I will not raise your taxes!”

Stefanik says: “I will cut your taxes.”

What? Stefanik thinks taxes are too high, and Doheny thinks they are just about right?

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