Concord - Today, Foster's Daily Democrat's editorial board highlighted the vital service earmarks have provided for New Hampshire. The editorial questioned how Kelly Ayotte, Frank Guinta, and Charlie Bass "will serve the interests of their constituents" after having promised to not bring back this essential funding.
Fosters's also noted that New Hampshire is a donor state. Each year, New Hampshire receives less money from the federal government than its residents pay in taxes. Without earmark funding the gap becomes wider, and the amount of money New Hampshire looses each year increases.
"Do Kelly Ayotte, Frank Guinta, and Charlie Bass have any plans to protect the jobs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, secure funding for capital projects like the prison in Berlin, or support research at UNH?" asked Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "These are essential projects that are important to countless New Hampshire citizens, and have all been funded with earmarks."
"The truth is that Ayotte, Guinta, and Bass clearly haven't considered how Granite State families will be affected," continued Kirstein. "Just like they haven't considered how any of their other out-of-touch, far right policies would hurt New Hampshire."
The editorial from Foster's Daily Democrat including a list of major earmark projects requested by Sen. Gregg can be found here.