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Tuesday
Nov032009

NH Senator Bradley - The Latest News 

The "Spending Summit" & Tuesday is Election Day! 
 
On Tuesday, October 27 the Republican Leadership in the New Hampshire House and Senate sponsored a SUMMIT ON SPENDING in Concord.
There were three excellent presentations from Steve Norton of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, Charlie Arlinghaus of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy and John Stephen, former Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Norton outlined historical trends in State Spending, placed NH in the context of national trends, and described large sources of NH expenditures consisting of Education Funding, Medicaid, Corrections, and the Retirement System.
Mr. Arlinghaus detailed State Spending over the last 20 years. But more importantly he predicted a budget shortfall in the current budget of $208 million and in the next budget a staggering $627 million deficit.
Commissioner Stephen not only depicted several excellent ideas for NH to slow spending, but also showed NH’s Medicaid spending to be significantly above the national average. Some of his recommendations included:  specific authorizations for department heads to propose a 5% reduction in their budgets as well as the already required program maintenance budget; a line item veto for the Governor; and moving toward a “managed care” model for delivering Medicaid health care services for eligible New Hampshire residents.  Several Legislators including myself will be working with Commissioner Stephen to incorporate these spending reduction ideas into legislation for the 2010 session. I will blog more on this subject as the draft legislation is finalized.
All three presentations are available at: http://www.nhhousegop.com .
Meanwhile on Tuesday November 3rd there will be several elections that are important to New Hampshire’s future. I urge consideration of the following three candidates.
Lynne Blankenbeker is running for State Representative in a special election in Concord. Lynne is a naval officer, attorney, nurse and Desert Storm Veteran. She has been going door to door throughout the election asking Concord residents to send her to the Statehouse so that she can work to lower spending and cut taxes.
Ken Smith is a successful small business owner in Portsmouth who has served on the Portsmouth City Council and is running for mayor in Portsmouth.  Ken has been very involved in Portsmouth for years and wants to work for economic development, fiscal discipline and lower property taxes in the city.
Senator and Manchester Alderman Ted Gatsas is running for Mayor of Manchester. Ted is a Manchester native who has long been heralded for his civic and charitable work, and is an extremely successful business person. I have worked with Ted for a number of years as a member of the Legislature. Ted is respected for his hard work, attention to detail and problem solving abilities. He too will be a strong voice for job growth, spending restraint and lower taxes in New Hampshire’s largest city.
Lastly, after the TAX SUMMIT, that organizers hoped would lay the groundwork for an income tax, I debated the SUMMIT with one of the organizers, Representative Susan Almy on “The Exchange”  -- the always thought provoking program hosted by Laura Knoy.  Here is the link to the audio version: http://www.nhpr.org/archive/2009/10/23/term/15001.
Please listen and I think you will agree with me that Tuesday’s elections are critical for New Hampshire.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY!!
- Jeb Bradley
Tuesday
Nov032009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

BUSH AND CHENEY LIED: "Tearful" Dover AFB Visits Never Happened

NO TIME TO HONOR AMERICA'S DEAD:  BUSH/CHENEY HAD OTHER PRIORITIES, LIKE WHEN THEY MISSED THE VIETNAM WAR
by Gordon Duff, Staff Writer

VeteransToday.com - President Bush and Vice President Cheney claimed they had repeatedly visited Dover AFB to honor American war dead.  Their claim that this was done quietly, with no cameras and no publicity is now proven to have been a total lie.

Neither Bush nor Cheney ever visited Dover.  Neither came there, even once in 7 years of war, despite their stories told of tearful experiences that simply never happened.

This week, while attacking President Obama for a public visit to Dover to honor war dead, Vice President Cheney's daughter Liz again repeated the stories President Bush and her father told, now known to be lies. 

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Tuesday
Nov032009

New York Young Republicans speak out about Congressional District 23 Race 

Lynn Krogh, Chair of the New York State Young Republicans, has released the following statement regarding Tuesday's special election for the 23rd Congressional District: 
 
"After learning yesterday of Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava's "selfless" act of dropping out of the special election, I was proud of her for putting her constituents and the good of the party before herself.  But after learning that she has formally endorsed her once Democratic opponent, it is obvious that her support for Bill Owens is based upon her inability to excite the Republican base in the 23rd District.  Driven by bitterness, she would rather see a Pelosi-Democrat sitting in Congress than a member of her own party.  

"Today, the Executive Board of the New York State Young Republicans voted to endorse Doug Hoffman for Congress.  After looking at the two remaining candidates in this important race, Doug will certainly make an outstanding congressman.  He has what it takes to stand up to Nancy Pelosi proving that we don't need socialized medicine or another bailout that will put our government further into debt.  

"I urge all Young Republicans to hit the pavement and fully support Doug in the remaining hours of this extremely important election.  He's clearly the best choice to replace John McHugh."

 

Sunday
Nov012009

NH DHHS - Warns NH Residents of a Ground Beef Recall Due to E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is urging New Hampshire residents not to eat ground beef that has been recalled due to possible contamination. These products were packaged between September 15-16, 2009 and may have been labeled with sell-by dates from September 19 through 28, 2009, and were sold at various stores throughout the State. DHHS urges consumers to review this recall information. There have been three cases of illness in New Hampshire linked to this contaminated meat. All the patients were hospitalized and two have recovered, but one patient died due to complications.

New Hampshire health officials are continuing to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the New Hampshire Grocers Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this investigation. “E. coli is a bacteria that produces a toxin that is potentially deadly to people,” said Dr. Jose Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS, “especially young children and seniors. People should prepare all meat products safely and cook to a proper temperature to prevent illness. For this recall people should check their freezers for any affected products and throw them away.”

Symptoms of E. coli illness include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Most people recover within 10 days but a small percentage of people become extremely ill, with symptoms including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is characterized by the destruction of red blood cells and kidney failure. Most people recover from HUS but it can be fatal.

For more information about this recall and E. coli visit the USDA website at http://www.usda.gov/www.fsis.usda.govhttp://www.cdc.gov/ or call the DHHS Division of Public Health Services, Communicable Disease Control Section at 271-4496 or 1-800-852-3345 x4496. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/ or call the DHHS Division of Public Health Services, Communicable Disease Control Section at 271-4496 or 1-800-852-3345 x4496.

Sunday
Nov012009

CHQ - Richard Viguerie: Tea Party Activists Are the New GOP 

(Manassas, Virginia)  The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, concerning today's withdrawal of GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava from the special election in New York's 23rd congressional district:

"In her statement announcing suspension of her campaign in the special election for New York's 23rd congressional district, Assemblywoman and liberal GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava refused to throw her support behind a fellow Republican, Doug Hoffman, who is running on the Conservative Party ticket in this particular race.

"That was one more example of the 'closed tent' mentality of big-government, establishment Republicans who have worked long and hard to keep conservatives out of power at the national, state and local levels.

"The GOP leadership's backing of Ms. Scozzafava was a slap in the face to Tea Party activists, town hall protesters, and conservatives across the country. The Washington GOP establishment's abandonment of fiscal responsibility led directly to the election of Barack Obama as President and Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. The American people see the GOP leadership and establishment every bit as much a part of the problem as the Democrats.

"Doug Hoffman and NY-23 is an earthquake in American politics, and is the first of many challenges to establishment Republicans that we will see for the 2010 elections and beyond. The stupid decision by Republican leaders to pour $900,000 into the NY-23rd race against a conservative has unleashed a fury that will lead to new GOP leadership.

"Conservatives anger at Washington-establishment Republicans will cost the national committees tens of millions of dollars as conservative money will start flowing directly to the Tea Parties and their candidates.

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times).