NHDP Statement on Vice President Biden's Trip To NH

Concord, NH -- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on Vice President Biden's trip to New Hampshire.

"Joe Biden has been making visits to the Granite State for the last 34 years, allowing countless Granite Staters to directly interact with the Vice President.  I'm sure this trip will once again highlight the clear contrast between the Democratic Party's vision of progress and expanded opportunity for New Hampshire families, and the Republican Party's plan to revert back to the failed policies of the past while pushing a radical social agenda, instead of focusing on putting Americans back to work.

"This trip would also be a great chance for former Republican Party Chair Fergus Cullen and Republican State Representative Herb Richardson to meet with the Vice President and share their positive experiences with the Affordable Care Act, saving each of their families thousands of dollars a year on health insurance. We sincerely hope that they will be able to attend the event."
Former NHGOP Chair Fergus Cullen Wrote That He Would Save $1,000/Month Because Of The ACA, May Save Even More Through Tax Credits. "The former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party will save $1,000 a month in premiums for his family's health care package after signing up for a new policy through the Obamacare exchange. [...] He ended up with a bronze plan (the least comprehensive of the tiers available to his family) that will save him in premiums about $12,000 a year. And this is before applying for tax credits, which he said he was thinking of doing. Tax credits are available to a family of five with an income of less than $110,280." [Huffington Post, 3/15/14]

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GOP State Rep. Said That The ACA Brown Called “A Monstrosity” Was “A Financial Lifesaver” For Him And His Wife; His Wife Simply Said “Thanks God For Obamacare!” “Brown found that outon Saturday, when he stopped by the home of Herb Richardson, a Republican state representative. Sitting in Richardson's home, Brown called Obamacare a ‘monstrosity’ that members of Congress didn't even bother to read before they passed. At that point, according to the Coos County Democrat, Richardson chimed in to explain that the law had been a ‘financial lifesaver’ for him and his wife. […] Richardson said he only received some $2,000 a month in workers' comp. payments, however, leaving little for them to live on. ‘Thank God for Obamacare!" his wife exclaimed.’” [Coos County Democrat, 3/19/14; Huffington Post, 3/20/14]
  • HEADLINE: Scott Brown Awkwardly Finds Out That Obamacare Is Also Helping Republicans [Huffington Post, 3/20/14]