My opponent has tried to claim that she is bipartisan with words, but this week I have continued to show it with my actions. I proposed legislation this week that ensures that if Congress can't work together to solve the looming fiscal cliff our nation faces at the end of the year, then all members of Congress, the President, and Vice President will experience the same cuts to their salary that would be imposed across the board. It's time we cut through the partisan gridlock and found a bipartisan solution to our nation's ever increasing debt and if threatening to cut the salaries of elected officials is the only thing that can get real results, so be it.
Republicans and Democrats must learn to work together to solve our nation's biggest problems. We need more solutions in Washington and less rhetoric. Click here to read more about my new bill.
On the Trail...
With only 46 days to go, every phone call and door knock in support of Charlie makes a huge difference. If you can spare an hour or two, please join Team Bass as we go door-to-door in Salem in Saturday and Nashua on Sunday.
Saturday, 9:30 am
Salem GOP Office
356 South Broadway, Salem
Nashua Door-toDoor Sunday, 12:00 Noon
Nashua Victory Office
427 Amherst Street
From the Papers...
On Tuesday, The Concord Monitor published the following letter to the editor from Allison Andrew of Concord. Thanks very much for your kind words, Allison!
Bass's smart plan for health care
Over the past few weeks there have been a lot of accusations thrown around by U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass's opponent about what will happen to health care if Bass is re-elected. I want to set the record straight.
If Bass is re-elected, our health-care system will not cease to exist. Bass will work to give us an improved system of health care and to ensure that everyone can afford the care they need. How will he do this? He will continue to vote to repeal President Obama's health-care law, which threatens to rob Medicare of over $700 billion and drive up the cost of health care for seniors dramatically.
Bass understands that the old system is not the way to go either, so he would introduce a new plan. He understands that the way to make health care more affordable and more accessible is to increase competition in the market. He would do this by making it possible to buy health insurance regardless of where someone lives. If a family finds a plan in a different state, they could buy it under Bass's plan. This will increase quality of care and decrease prices for care by increasing competition.
If you want real solutions to the problems facing health care, join me in voting for Bass on Election Day.
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Following the first debate between Charlie and Annie, the Union Leader published an editorial reviewing what the candidates discussed. Here's a bit of what they had to say:
"Voters learned that Kuster heartily approves of Obama's 'You didn't build that' comment. Kuster defended Obama's remarks, and when Bass talked of driving a delivery truck in his younger days, she responded: 'Who built the roads, who built the bridges, who built the highways? I think it's basic civics,' she said.
It is basic civics. The taxpayers hired people to build them on everyone's behalf. Kuster, like Obama, suggests that because we have already paid for necessary government infrastructure, we therefore must be more heavily taxed to pay for more of it - and for a lot of other things that are not necessary. That is not basic civics, it is an overturning of the American social contract."
Volunteer of the Week...
Meet Richard from Hollis! Richard has been a phenomenal help with phone banking, marching in parades and sign waves. This past week, Richard joined team Bass for a rally before Charlie's first debate. We thank Richard for everything he does and are proud to name him as our Volunteer of the Week!