Campaign Releases Ad One Day After Guinta Skips Press Conference He Called to Complain About Being Held Accountable for His Voting Record
Manchester, NH – When the best thing Congressman Guinta can brag about concerning veterans is the fact that he re-introduced Carol Shea-Porter’s bill, the Veterans Health Equity Act, and when people now know that Congressman Guinta voted against veterans in the Ryan Budget, the Guinta campaign has no choice but to attack Carol Shea-Porter. They have released an ad that attacks Carol Shea-Porter for opposing tax breaks for millionaires, and for voting to invest in New Hampshire communities.
“Congressman Guinta is desperate to distract from his vote for the Ryan Budget, so he has chosen to attack Carol’s strong record of standing up for veterans and the middle class,” said Campaign Manager, Naomi Andrews. “The fact is Congressman Guinta voted to give unfair and fiscally-irresponsible tax breaks to multi-millionaires, preserve billions in subsidies for Big Oil, and to turn Medicare into a voucher program, and is now caught on tape denying it. His persistent efforts to distract from his miserable record on jobs by attacking Carol Shea-Porter are frankly insulting to New Hampshire voters.”
New Hampshire’s families know that Carol Shea-Porter is on their side, and they can count on her in Congress. Unlike Congressman Guinta, she’ll vote for jobs, protect Medicare, oppose tax breaks for the wealthiest, vote to invest in our communities, and will work for all Granite Staters.
Stimulus-Hating GOP Rep. Frank Guinta Cuts Ribbon For Stimulus Project, http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/gop-rep-frank-guinta-slams-stimulus-cuts-ribbon-for-stimulus-project.php
Video of Congressman Guinta's remarks at Manchester Airport road stimulus project, saying: “It’s going to help us with our tourism, our economy, and it’s going to provide us greater flexibility for our residents, our business commuters, and those visiting our state” ... “It’s a real example of how when we put our mind to it we can accomplish anything we want to accomplish.” See http://bedford-nh.patch.com/articles/video-new-airport-access-road-dedicated-today#video-8404798
Carol Shea-Porter authored the Veterans Health Equity Act in the 110th Congress, introducing it July 29, 2008, well before Mr. Guinta took office. Shea-Porter reintroduced it at the beginning of the 111th Congress on Jan 9, 2009. Congressman Guinta took the bill language from Shea-Porter's bill.
Guinta Voted to Cut $11 Billion from Veterans Programs. Congressman Frank Guinta voted on March 29, 2012 for the Paul Ryan Budget Plan, which the Office of Management and Budget, in their March 20, 2012 analysis (http://images.politico.com/global/2012/03/120320_budgetanalysis.html), said "cut discretionary veterans' programs, which overwhelmingly fund medical care, by $11 billion if that cut were applied across the board." (Roll Call Vote #151 is for passage of H Con Res 112, also known as the Ryan Budget.)
New Hampshire Public Radio reviewed the First District Congressional Debate and found that: “The House budgets for fiscal years 2011 and 2012 maintained existing tax deductions and so-called loopholes for oil and gas companies totaling in about four billion dollars annually. Both budgets passed the House and Congressman Guinta voted for both.” [NHPR, 9/17/2012]
Guinta’s new ad misleadingly cites a letter opposing the bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% as “raising taxes.” The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) finds that people earning more than $1 million a year would receive $265,000 apiece in new tax cuts, on average, on top of the $129,000 they would receive from the Ryan budget’s extension of President Bush’s tax cuts. [CBPP 5/12/2012]
Medicare in the Ryan Budget, March 28, 2012, http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3731