From Tax Cuts for the Rich that Never Trickled-Down, to Opposing First Boost to Minimum Wage in a Decade, to Blank Checks for Endless War in Iraq – Senators Gregg and Sununu Put Loyalty to Bush Ahead of Thousands of Struggling New Hampshire Families Every Step of the Way
[Concord, NH] – In the face of grim forecasts from several leading economists including former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan of a full scale economic recession this year, New Hampshire State Representatives will gather on Tuesday, March 4th at 11:30 am in the LOB in Concord to hold U.S. Senators Judd Gregg and John Sununu accountable for voting to enable Bush’s disastrous economic policies -- policies that have led to the tough economic conditions millions of Americans are enduring today from rising unemployment, a subprime mortgage crisis, record high heating oil prices, the largest increase in inflation in 17 years, gas prices hovering above $3 a gallon, a weakening dollar and the exploding deficit.
Senators Gregg and Sununu rubberstamped Bush’s massive tax cuts for the people who needed them least that never managed to ‘trickle-down’ to the Americans who needed them most. At the same time, Senator Judd Gregg and John Sununu stood in the way of meaningful efforts in Congress to give struggling New Hampshire families a chance to get ahead, whether it voting against the first boost to minimum wage in a decade, against providing healthcare for 4 million children in need, or against fixing a broken system for forming unions and bargaining for better pay and retirement security.
WHO: Americans United for Change State Representatives Mike Brunelle (Ways and Means), Bill Hatch (Ways and Means Committee- representing Gorham), Pat Long (Public Works), and Scott Merrick (representing Lancaster)
WHAT: As New Hampshire Braces for a Recession, Senators Gregg and Sununu to Be Held Accountable for Rubberstamping President Bush’s Disastrous Economic Policies
WHEN: Tuesday, March 4th, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Concord, NH