Citizens Report: Hassan's SOTS, Shaheen op-ed, Chaffetz to NH, and more...

Governor Maggie Hassan's State of the State address
On Thursday, Governor Maggie Hassan delivered her State of the State address. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire was disappointed in much of what we heard from the governor. In response, our Executive Director, Matthew Murphy, released the following statement:

"Today, Governor Hassan presented her State of the State address where she set her agenda for the 2014 legislative session. In this address, the governor advocated for job-killing, tax-and-spend policies such as increasing the minimum wage and expanding Medicaid as prescribed by a failing Obamacare. She also pushed for efforts to restrict the Second Amendment rights of New Hampshire citizens. 


"The agenda the governor advocated for today will only serve to stifle economic growth, personal freedoms, and tie New Hampshire to the ongoing federal policy disaster that is Obamacare. Granite Staters deserved better than more failed policies that will continue to divide our state and send us on a path towards a sales or income tax."

Join us for a "Breakfast Briefing" with Congressman Jason Chaffetz

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday, February 20th, at the Airport Dinner located at 2280 Brown Ave, Manchester, NH for a "Breakfast Briefing."


Congressman Chaffetz will be discussing his work on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee including the 2012 Benghazi attack, Fast and Furious, and the IRS scandal.


The cost of this event is $20 and includes a continental breakfast.


Seating is limited. Please RSVP to before February 17th.

Click HERE to read more about our announcement of the event in the Union Leader.



Our op-ed in Foster's Daily Democrat: "Jeanne Shaheen, Obama's Dream Team"
Also this week, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's spokesman Derek Dufresne wrote an op-ed titled "Jeanne Shaheen, Obama's Dream Team." It was published in Foster's Daily Democrat on Wednesday. 
The opinion piece was a hard-hitting response to new information released from a non-partisan source that in 2013, Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted 99% of the time with President Obama.

Click HERE to read the op-ed at Foster's Daily Democrat's website.
Pay more if you want to keep your doctor under Obamacare?
In an interview on Concord Radio and reported on by NH Journal, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said that Granite Staters who have lost their insurance and family doctor due to Obamacare could get them back, but apparently, they will have to pay more.


Also in the interview, Senator Shaheen was noncommittal as to whether she would vote for Obamacare again and said: 


"I would've designed it differently had I been designing it. I wasn't the person who was writing the law. Hindsight is 20/20." 


The full radio interview can be found HERE.


We believe Senator Shaheen's comments are in stark contrast to the 'Lie of the Year' she once repeated, that Granite Staters could keep their insurance under Obamacare. Now, she says that they can keep their doctor, but only if they are willing to pay more. That is certainly not a solution middle-class New Hampshire families want to hear.


New Hampshire's senior senator knows this disaster of a law is hurting millions of families. It is time for her to do her job, join with a majority of her constituents, and finally work to repeal it immediately.

Shea-Porter believes some people should resign over the Obamacare rollout
Believe it or not, in a meeting down in Washington DC this week, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter said, "some people should tender their resignations" over the rollout of Obamacare.

We agree, but what about starting with those who voted for Obamacare in the first place?

In response, we created THIS image, which was a big hit on Facebook and Twitter. Help spread the word by clicking HERE and pushing it to your social media followers, too. 
Laugh of the week    
Here's some humor for your Friday. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!