“Voters Deserve to Know Where Kuster and Swett Stand on Massive Spending and Tax Increases”
Concord, NH- The Charlie Bass for Congress campaign today sharply criticized Democrat candidates Anne Kuster and Katrina Swett for remaining silent while the Democrat-controlled Congress has confirmed it will not pass a 2010 budget. Bass, a Peterborough Republican, is running for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District.
“After racking up trillion dollar deficits, the Democratic Congress is now refusing to pass a budget so they won’t have to vote on the record for each spending program,” said campaign spokesperson Scott Tranchemontagne. “It is a shameful display of arrogance and greed that will have devastating impacts on today’s taxpayers, and our children and grandchildren. Anne Kuster and Katrina Swett should immediately call their good friends Carol Shea Porter, Paul Hodes, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to demand that Congress pass a budget. Sadly, Swett and Kuster are hiding, completely silent on the issue, just as their Democratic colleagues in Washington are trying to hide their record of wasteful spending from taxpayers.”
According to The Hill, “House Democrats will not pass a budget blueprint in 2010, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will confirm in a speech on Tuesday… The House has never failed to pass an annual budget resolution since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974.” (Jared Allen, “Dems won’t pass budget in 2010,” The Hill, 6/22/2010)
Tranchemontagne added, “New Hampshire voters deserve to know where Anne Kuster and Katrina Swett stand on the Democratic Congress’ massive spending and tax increases. Kuster and Swett’s refusal to demand that Democratic Leadership actually govern, as they are sworn to do, shows clearly that Kuster and Swett are more beholden to their Washington Democrat friends and supporters than New Hampshire taxpayers they hope to represent.”