Stephen should say where he would cut - or does he have another secret plan?
Concord - "It's time for John Stephen to tell voters his plans, not just offer attacks," said Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
"John Stephen is launching false attacks against Governor John Lynch. It's time for John Stephen to put up or shut up - and tell the voters of New Hampshire where he would cut spending," said Buckley.
"As a career bureaucrat, John Stephen has a long record of fiscal mismanagement. As Health and Human Services Commissioner, he asked for a half-billion dollar increase in his budget and his actions have led to federal audits and lawsuits that could cost New Hampshire taxpayers tens of millions of dollars," continued Buckley.
"John Lynch has provided the steady leadership New Hampshire needs in tough times. He has cut state spending, made state government more efficient, and kept taxes low, all the while protecting essential services," said Buckley.
While Governor Lynch has put ideas on the table, John Stephen has just attacked.
"Although, Stephen has supported increased spending for his own political needs, he tried to cut essential services to New Hampshire's seniors, pregnant women and children. Is that he wants to do now?" asked Buckley.
As Commissioner of Health and Human Services, John Stephen secretly submitted a plan to the federal government to drastically cut health care to seniors, pregnant women, and children.
"Does John Stephen have another secret plan to force seniors to drive 100 miles for basic medical care? Does he have another secret plan to force seniors out of nursing homes? Does he still want to cut health care for pregnant women and children? If John Stephen is going to attack, he should tell the people of New Hampshire what he would cut," added Buckley.