NHGOP STATEMENT ON HODES SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMNET TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE

CONCORD – Former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement today on Paul Hodes announcement (AP, 11/5) that he will vote for the Democrats’ disastrous health care legislation:

 “Paul Hodes’ vote for the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote to bankrupt our country and saddle future generations with crippling deficits. A majority of Americans oppose this legislation because they realize it will result in a government takeover that will not improve the quality or reduce the cost of health care.

 “Over the past few months, Paul Hodes has let down his constituents by avoiding face-to-face town hall meetings and refusing to listen to their concerns about his disastrous health care agenda. Now he is thumbing his nose at New Hampshire by hiding behind a long distance telephone call to announce his support for this budget-busting legislation. He is confirming to voters across the Granite State that he’s been a poor Congressman and he would make an even worse Senator.”