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newbie - Mon, Aug 16, 2021, 10:52 A
Food Stamps
Wow. People that WORKED all their lives and PAID into Medicare got a whopping 1 1/2 % raise. Give away Joe is going to increase food stamps by 25 %. What is wrong with this picture. Got to love the Democrats. Even folks down here in Biden ville are disgusted. Oh well, hopefully only 3 1/2 more years. ED
 
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newbie - Thu, Sep 16, 2021 11:09 A
MN. Why can't you figure out what PEOPLE that worked and PAID into SS. That is the SS 1 1/2 % increase in the BENIFIT that THEY paid into for years. Easy enough for you to understand now?????? 1 1 ....
MikeNaughton - Sun, Sep 12, 2021 7:42 P
Just for the record, no clarification yet from the OP on who, exactly, is getting "a whopping 1 1/2 % raise", or what, exactly, is being raised (their costs? their benefits? ??) Also, no admission th ....
stash - Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 1:27 P
Dog And Pony Show
Why the heck don't they just VOTE ???? I think it is stupid that they are all saying the same thing. Only thing I heard that made sense was the gent that mentioned nothing being done about the rioting,looting and arson that went on earlier in 2020. Just do the damn vote and quit the B.S. IMHO.... Stash
 
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mik - Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:37 A
These are angry people who desire authoritarian rule that favors their lifestyle. Also, many QAnon followers who thought the president was literally going to show up at the inauguration with the capit ....
MikeNaughton - Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 7:44 P
Sample Ballot
I just saw there are a couple of ballot questions that only apply to Natalie Blais' State Rep district (which includes Montague):
https://www.recorder...otQuestions-36757545
 
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Rob - Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 9:44 P
Sample Ballot
thanks then I only really need to decide on question 1. Meant to ask a local repair place for their opinion.
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 8:35 P
Sample Ballot
I'm pretty sure there aren't any local elections (they happen in the spring), nor are there any other ballot questions for Montague.
 
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Rob - Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 6:09 P
Sample Ballot
I don't see a sample ballot on the town's website. The one I googled was for Franklin County but does not include any local elections. Are there any local elections or is it just state and federal?
 
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newbie - Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 11:43 A
Gotr Love
Yup, our congress is SO concerned about us they took thier vacations. Time to give them all a permanent vacation. Ed
 
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MikeL - Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 2:30 P
Oh, The Irony...
Send Melania Back!!!
 
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MikeNaughton - Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 8:36 P
Old Dude
In general, I agree, though point #1 may need some fine-tuning: I think there are kids who get SS benefits because their parent died, for example -- they never contributed, but the parent did, so maybe some kind of allowance needs to be made.

As for #2, I'm in complete agreement. People who talk about SS having a problem don't mention this, so people should keep bringing it up.

I would add a third: if there realy IS a problem, remove the cap on SS and Medicare wthholdings. Right now, they start with the first $1 you make (I was having to deduct money from $10 checks to Millers Falls firefighters back in the 1990s, if you can believe that), but they stop at around $128,000. If you make more than that, they don't take another penny for either SS or Medicare. Why not? I'm not asking the rich to pay more (that's another discussion), but is there a problem with their paying the same as poor people (and not less)?
 
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newbie - Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 5:44 P
Old Dude
Was yapping with the Old Dude and he suggested a solution for the SS and Medicare shortage. If you did NOT contribute you do NOT get. Also the Feds tapped into the plan a while back. Now they are crying. PUT IT BACK. Problem solved.... Ed and Old Dude
 
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newbie - Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 6:38 P
Dems
Looks like the Dems don't want Biden. Just like poor Bernie vs. Hilareck. Big joke down here in Trump ville. ED
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 7:59 A
Repub Health Plan
Note: "Medicare for All" is health insurance...
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 7:57 A
Repub Health Plan
Is there any way to edit or delete a post/comment here ? Above, in the second line, I meant to write "health professionals", not "health insurance"... arrrggghhh...
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Aug 30, 2017, 7:53 A
Repub Health Plan
Neither the AHA or the ACA are healthcare. They are health insurance. We need a National Health Service like the UK and Cuba, where all doctors and other health insurance work for the government, NOT the insurance companies... squash the health insurance companies. Neither Canada, Sweden or any other country has actual healthcare; only the UK and Cuba do.
 
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MikeNaughton - Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 7:50 P
Repub Health Plan
Well said, Rob.
 
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Rob - Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 7:56 P
Repub Health Plan
the hub bub is that the Affordable Healthcare Act went through committee and the Republicans made over 100 amendments before it was passed. There was a lot to it and there was a lot that the impacts could not be reliably predicted. The Republicans did get to see it and some of their changes were accepted. Once it was passed the head Republicans decided that it had to be axed instead of trying to make any changes to fix items that were not working.
The current discussions behind close doors with no input from the people and businesses that it would affect or anyone from the Democratic party is no way a responsible representative government should perform.
 
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stash - Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 6:37 P
Repub Health Plan
I don't see all the hub bub.. Pelosi said about the ACA, we have to pass it, then we'll read it. I suppose it was ok for the Dems but not the Pubs.. Gotta love the good old US government.
 
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newbie - Wed, Feb 8, 2017, 6:10 P
Warren
just talking with my Old Dude ,asking if they were all set for the storm. He said still no word from Lizzie Warren. Going on 3 months. She seems to be able to stick her beak into anything except her own folks. I'm surprised she isn't putting her nose in the Mascot BS. Seems every body is a bit too PC. What's next, indian corn, blacktop? Seems ok for Indian River Casino. Enough is enough. The old Dude was happy to see that the selectmen grew a pair at Mondays meeting and let one on each side speak, and then did it. He wondered how many that were there have been in town for any length of time. In my opinion it should have been a BINDING vote. Ed
 
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newbie - Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 7:37 P
Prostest
Washington, a week ago. That's DC Ed
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 4:17 P
Prostest
VAndalism where ?
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 4:12 P
Warren
Did you know she was a Republican right up until 1995 ? Dems & Republican parties are but two wings of the one capitalist bird.
 
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newbie - Sat, Jan 28, 2017, 10:01 A
Warren
I'm so glad that windmill Warren is more interested in everything but the folks that put her in office. Was just at my Old Dude's checking up on them and he has written her 5 times and has yet to get a response. They weren't real HARD questions either. Lets hope the Democrats don't hang their hats on her next time around. That's all we need, a whack ball who doesn't even know where she is from. She'll never see another vote from me, my kin and I'm sure the Old Dude knows a bunch of folks that won't either. Stay well, ED
 
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Rob - Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 3:11 P
Prostest
I hope they catch the people who did the vandalism yesterday. I hope there will be no repeat of that behavior at any of the protests/marches today.
 
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newbie - Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 10:45 A
Prostest
Was at my favorite breakfast eatery and in the next booth were some folks from Italy and they were talking about yesterdays protests. I heard the comment " Boy the democrats really hate loosing ". Darn near split a gut laughing. I myself don't understand what the breaking of windows and torching a car have to do with the election. At least there was no looting. Going to wander over and check out the Womans march. Have a good day... Ed
 
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Maureclaire - Wed, Nov 23, 2016, 5:13 P
Diemand Egg Buy-in Wed., Nov. P.m. The Farm Mormon Hollow Road
Maybe, just maybe... Homo sapiens should not really be consuming the menstrual product of chickens... maybe ???
 
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