San­ders State­ment on Pas­sage of Fis­cal Bill

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efits for more than 55 mil­lion Amer­i­cans.

“So­cial Se­cu­rity has not contributed a nickel to the deficit, has a $2.7 tril­lion sur­plus and can pay all ben­e­fits owed to ev­ery el­i­gi­ble Amer­i­can for the next 21 years. At a time when so many Amer­i­cans are hurt­ing, it makes no sense to bal­ance the bud­get on the backs of se­niors and the dis­abled. I will con­tinue fight­ing to make sure cuts in So­cial Se­cu­rity and ben­e­fits for dis­abled veter­ans are not part of any fu­ture bud­get deal.

“Fur­ther, as we con­tinue our ef­forts to ad­dress the cri­sis in global warm­ing, this bill ex­tends the Pro­duc­tion Tax Credit for wind. This is a win-win for our econ­omy and our en­vi­ron­ment. In Ver­mont and across the coun­try, hun­dreds of wind man­u­fac­tur­ing plants al­ready are pro­duc­ing wind tur­bines, and the in­dus­try is pro­vid­ing jobs for 75,000 Amer­i­can work­ers. The fact that we have dou­bled wind gen­er­a­tion since 2008 is an Amer­i­can success story. Ex­tend­ing th­ese tax cred­its means we can con­tinue the tremen­dous growth in wind and other safe, clean, re­new­able sources en­ergy that must be devel­oped if we are to re­verse global warm­ing.”

Jan­uary 7th, 2013 Dear fel­low ci­ti­zens,

I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.

The Year 2013 prom­ises to bring many op­por­tu­ni­ties and pos­i­tive changes for Stanstead. The new res­i­den­tial devel­op­ment projects as well as the new apart­ments be­ing built in Stanstead will of­fer bet­ter hous­ing fa­cil­i­ties to ci­ti­zens and peo­ple from out­side. The ac­cred­i­ta­tion process to be­come a as well as the numer­ous

ef­forts from lo­cal mer­chants and busi­ness peo­ple in the re­gion will at­tract more vis­i­tors and tourists and will stim­u­late eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties while im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life of our ci­ti­zens.

The Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil­lors and I would like to en­cour­age you to give your opin­ion by fill­ing out the sur­vey pub­lished in “The Stage­coach” and is avail­able on­line at www.stanstead. ca. By do­ing so, you will have the chance to win one of three gift cer­tifi­cates for $100 in gro­ceries from IGA Stanstead. The con­test closes on Jan­uary 13th, 2013 at mid­night and the draw will be held on Fe­bru­ary 4th, 2013. Win­ners will be con­tacted by phone.

Your an­swers and com­ments will be used to de­velop the new strate­gic plan that will pri­or­i­tize the vi­sion and di­rec­tion you are hop­ing for, in or­der to build a Town that you can be proud of. The re­sults of the sur­vey will be shared with you in the coming Spring. Re­spect­fully Yours,

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