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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Costly silence: Lynch needs to speak up

The Union Leader calls on Governor Lynch to stand up against health care legislation that would expand the state's liability under Medicare, and put that burden on New Hampshire taxpayers.
Though some other governors immediately and loudly opposed this expansion as a state budget-buster, Gov. John Lynch has been largely silent. Last week he quietly expressed "concern" about the issue. That's not going to cut it.

As a popular Democratic governor, Lynch's opposition would carry special weight in Washington. He should initiate a bold campaign to fight this entitlement expansion, which would ruin our state budget. Enlisting other moderate Democratic governors would help, but he should do it alone if others won't buck their party.

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