Press Releases

 

Friday
Feb132009

NH Rep Dan Itse on Fox News "Glenn Beck Show" tonight at 5pm 2/13/09 

Check out Fremont State Rep Dan Itse on the Glenn Beck Show tonight on Fox News at 5pm! The discussion will be regarding the states rights resolution that Dan has sponsored.

Dan is an up-and-coming NH Representative and is a champion of constitutional government. He is the sponsor of HCR 6, which is a continuing resolution affiming NH's states rights and the constitutional limits placed on the federal government by the constitution, especially the 10th amendment which is one of my favorites:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Friday
Feb132009

Political Chowder - Chatting with Governor Sununu 

part one - Whipping the NH GOP back in shape
a conversation with Governor Sununu


part two - From cutting checks to making cuts to unraveling Geithner





All this and more, Sunday @ 11a.m.on Political Chowder

 

Political Chowder with host Arnie Arnesen

Tune in Sunday, February 15 from 11 to Noon EST on MyTV (WZMY-TV – Comcast 18 or Comcast 6 and Dish and DirecTV ). Political Chowder re-airs during the week on 40 public access stations, serving over 89 cities and towns across NH. Check local listings for times and dates. Chowder welcomes Lowell, Massachusetts to the PC Network.
Part one

Former Governor John H Sununu - Chair of the NH GOP

Part two

Jeff Feingold, Editor of the NH Business Review
Charlie Arlinghaus, President of the Josiah Bartlett Center



go to www.politicalchowder.com for access to a google video of the program
(all shows are archived)


Arnesen continues the political conversation on Iowa Public Radio every week with Iowa State Professor Steffen Schmidt on:

KUNI presents: Talk@12 from Iowa Public Radio

Friday
Feb132009

NH GOP - Statement on Sen. Gregg's Withdrawal  

CONCORD -- Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement on Senator Judd Gregg withdrawing his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce:

 

“Senator Gregg made it clear in his statement and his conference call why he felt he should withdraw his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce, and his decision confirms that he is a man of principle and commitment. I wish him and Kathy nothing but the best in the future.”

Friday
Feb132009

NHGOP - Statement on Gov. Lynch's Budget Proposal 

CONCORD -- Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement on Governor John Lynch’s budget proposal:

 

“It is always difficult to comment on a complex budget without having time to examine all the details. However, some aspects ofGovernor Lynch'sbudget are readily apparent, and can be addressed after a first review.

 

The Governor is to be commended for applying fiscal discipline to the spending side of the budget. He made some of the hard decisions required at this time.

 

However, there are serious issues on the revenue side, even beyond concern over his increases in taxes, tolls and fees. Tapping the long standing malpractice fund for $110 million over three years is very questionable, as is covering school building aid by $83 million of bonds. Serious problems are created for future budgets by counting on a one-time federal bailout program to make up for short changing the cities and towns of $167 million due to them from rooms and meals taxes and direct aid. And the additional $230 million in one-time federal stimulus money also included on the state revenue side is a serious concern for future budgets. These one-time patches on the revenue side completely undermine the integrity of the fiscal system of the State of New Hampshire.

 

But of course the Governor's biggest problem will come when his budget works its way through the legislature. Historically the House and Senate Democrats have spent more than the Governor has proposed. The critical question for this budget will be whether Governor Lynch will be willing and able to get the Democratic legislature to send him back a responsible fiscal package.”

Friday
Feb132009

ALG President Urges Congress to Reject Trillion-Dollar "Stimulus" in Final Votes amid Concerns over Wasteful Provisions 

“Instead of 'saving' the economy, Congress, led by House

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is concerned with saving mice.”

—ALG President Bill Wilson.

February 12th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged members of the Congress to vote against the 1434-page trillion dollar spending bill currently being considered, urging lawmakers to go back to the drawing board and “produce a bill that would actually stimulate growth of the economy, stabilize the financial system, and pay down the national debt.”

 

Wilson pointed to a $30 million provision for wetland restoration to protect the salt marsh harvest mouse in San Francisco as “a symbol of the complete and utter waste of tax dollars contained in a bill which proponents claim will 'save' the economy.”

 

“Instead of 'saving' the economy, Congress, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is concerned with saving mice,” Wilson added. “The American people now know they've been lied to. There was supposed to be no pork in this bill. This could be a tipping point that causes the people to demand that this bill be pulled back and redrawn.”

 

Wilson believes the spending in the bill comes at the wrong time with the private sector shrinking, jobs being lost, and government spending exploding.

 

“This trillion dollar spending bill Congress will vote on in the next few days will only divert precious, critical capital away from the private sector by dramatically and permanently increasing government spending, thereby increasing the financial burden government poses to the economy and to future generations,” Wilson said.

 

According to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), the Senate version of the bill “will add $10,800 of debt to every American family...” when he cited a CBO report that predicts the legislation will cause our GDP to shrink over the long term.


The current national debt nears $10.7 trillion, and the CBO-projected deficit without this legislation this year is $1.2 trillion.

 

“Leaders of Congress are exploiting the economic crisis to pay off key political constituencies: state governments, public employee unions, transportation and construction unions, the environmental lobby, the education lobby, and of course, delivers hundreds of billions of pork all across the nation,” Wilson said.

 

Congressional Democrats met over the past two days and arrived at the conference report, with the bill now totaling $789 billion, or $1.1 trillion after interest. It includes roughly $97 billion in new spending programs, and $92 billion of expansions of existing federal programs.

 

It also includes $53.6 billion for states to balance their budgets, $45 billion of which boosts education spending, $50 billion in green energy subsidies and tax credits, $55 billion for transportation projects, make groups like ACORN eligible for up to $2 billion in neighborhood stabilization funds, extends food stamps and unemployment benefits, builds federal buildings, provides more for public housing, constructs climate change supercomputers, erects trade barriers overseas, creates refundable tax credits, and provisions for high-speed Internet service.

 

Wilson noted that even though the House passed a motion on Tuesday allowing 48 hours for the conference report to be viewed publicly before being voted, that the House could vote on the bill as early as today.

 

“Never before has such a large spending bill been produced so quickly and put on the fast track so rapidly,” said Wilson. “In their rush to claim they 'did something,' members of Congress and the President have missed a key opportunity to do the right thing.”

 

Wilson recommends a massive reduction of the federal budget, a plan to pay off the national debt, permanent tax relief for businesses and individuals, the privatization of the mortgage industry, the abolition of the dual mandate at the Federal Reserve, and the elimination of public financing of consumer, business, student, and homeowner debt.

 

“Congress has decided not to even address the root causes of the current economic calamity: easy money from the Fed coupled by the massive expansion of credit and lending,” Wilson said.

 

“Instead it is boosting debt, setting an unsustainable baseline for future budgets, and of course, saving mice,” Wilson concluded.

 

 

Americans for Limited Government is a non- partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms,private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please call us at 703-383-0880 or visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.