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GSCAEG - Sen. Gregg Rejects Expanded Gambling for NH 

On Live Free or Die Alliance Webcast Tue 2-16-10 Sen. Gregg gives one word answer to "Do you support expanded gambling as way to increase NH revenue?"

Senator Gregg flatly rejected expanded gambling as a source of new revenue for New Hampshire to address its budget crisis. In responding to a viewer's question on the Live Free or Die Alliance webcast, he gave host Jack Heath a one word answer, "No."

Senator Gregg Elaborates

In response to Heath's request for clarification, Gregg forcefully spoke of the corrupting influence of outside gambling interests on the state's political process.

In addition, Gregg pointed out that expanded gambling simply does not fit in with "the basic character of the state."

A spokesperson for the coalition opposing expanded gambling said, "The stand of a former attorney general, former governor, senior senator must be taken quite seriously by all thoughtful NH policy makers." 

David Lamarre-Vincent of the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling said he was pleased that Gregg spoke with such clarity.



NRCC - New Hampshire Families Mark One Year Anniversary Of Asking Carol Shea-Porter, "Where Are the Jobs?" 

On Eve of ‘Stimulus’ Anniversary, Economy Still Struggles Thanks to Partisan Spending Sprees, Misplaced Priorities

Washington- This week marks a full year since Democrats put their failed ‘stimulus’ spending spree into action, and according to the progress reports, it’s an anniversary to forget. Despite promising to keep unemployment under eight percent if the stimulus bill passed, the aftermath is clear: Unemployment is still painfully high while the country faces crippling debt and massive deficits. Thanks to Carol Shea-Porter's misplaced priorities, the economy is still struggling so much that her partisan spending agenda will end up costing taxpayers even more than originally predicted – while doing little to turn the economic tide:

 “The cost of President Obama's stimulus plan has jumped another $75 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, and part of the reason is more people are getting unemployment benefits because they've lost jobs the bill was supposed to preserve.

 “The CBO now says the stimulus package, passed by Congress last February, will cost $862 billion over 10 years because of the added unemployment-related costs. The program had originally been estimated to cost $787 billion when Mr. Obama signed it in February. (Stephen Dinan, “Tab From Stimulus Program Jumps, CBO Says,” Washington Times, 1/26/010)

Middle-class New Hampshire families remain frustrated as the stimulus fails to yield results.

 “The difficulty in creating jobs was underscored recently by the release of a new White House economic report predicting only a slight improvement in the 9.7 percent unemployment rate this year, with an average rate of 10 percent next year.

 “At the same time, the White House continues to tout the $787 billion stimulus program for helping to boost growth. The administration originally sold the stimulus as a way to keep unemployment below 8 percent.

 “’We do know that we are still facing headwinds,’ said Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.”

 “A CBS News/New York Times poll last week found 52 percent think Obama has spent too little time on the economy.” (Julie Mason, “Delivering on jobs promise proves daunting for Obama,” Washington Examiner, 2/14/2010)

 “A full year has passed since Carol Shea-Porter and her Democrat colleagues passed their failed stimulus bill and there is still nothing to celebrate,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite spending nearly a trillion dollars in a failed effort to ‘stimulate’ the economy, Shea-Porter's stimulus has yet to yield the results once promised to middle-class New Hampshire families. After repeatedly rubber stamping a big-government, big-spending agenda that is standing in the way of economic recovery, New Hampshire families are still left asking: Where are the jobs?”



Seacoast CSA + CSF Day coming to Winter Farmers’ Market Feb 27th in Rollingsford

Do you like to eat lots of fresh vegetables and try new things? Do you want to support a local farm and get to know the people who grow your food?

Seacoast Eat Local will be hosting a CSA + CSF Day at their upcoming Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, February 27th, at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and CSF (Community Supported Fisheries), meet the farmers and fisherfolk offering shares, and sign up for the 2010 season.  Fifteen CSA farms are signed up to take part in this event.

Community Supported Agriculture and Community Supported Fisheries offer a terrific way for people to get a steady supply of local food directly from the producers. Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a partnership between consumers and farmers in which members buy shares of the farm’s harvest and receive regular allotments of food throughout the growing season.

For farmers, this provides much needed cash flow for the beginning of the season, as well as a ready market and community of supporters. Shareholders join in the risks of the growing season but reap the benefits of the harvest.  Community Supported Fisheries, or CSFs (modeled after CSAs), are a way to buy seafood directly from fishermen, and support our local fisheries by purchasing seasonal shares.

Each CSA and CSF has its own pricing structure and distribution schedule, and some farms have work requirements. Signups for CSA and CSF shares often begin in February by directly contacting the farm or sponsoring fishery. A list of CSA farms in the Rockingham, Strafford, and York Counties is available at Seacoast Harvest,, an online guide to local food sponsored by Seacoast Eat Local.

Participating Farms & Fisheries:

Brookford Farm,
Connolly’s Organics
Eastman’s Local Catch,
Farmer Dave’s CSA,
Heron Pond Farm,
Meadow’s Mirth,
New Roots Farm,
Riverside Farm,
Riverslea Farm,
Stone Wall Farm / Osprey Cove Organic Farm,
Touching Earth Farm,
Two Toad Farm,
Wake Robin Farm,
Willow Pond Community Farm,
Wolf Pine Farm CSA,

More information about CSA + CSF Day can be found at The website also provides details about Seacoast Eat Local’s series of Winter Farmers’ Markets, including a list of the 35+ other vendors you can expect to see at the February 27th market in Rollinsford. Wentworth Greenhouses is located at 141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, NH, a mile past Red’s Shoe Barn of Dover.

Seacoast Eat Local connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy. Through advocacy, organizing and education, they work toward a sustainable local food system that meets the needs of both producers and consumers. They organize winter farmers’ markets, co-produce Seacoast Harvest, sponsor workshops and events, and provide information through their email newsletter, blog and website,



Statement from NHDP Chair Ray Buckley on State Senate Special Election 

Concord - NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement on the outcome of the District 16 state Senate special election.


"Senate District 16 has been held by a Republican for as long as anyone can remember.  This election does nothing to change the makeup of the Senate.  The Democratic majority will continue to work hard to rebuild the economy, create good jobs, and fight for working families here in the Granite State.


"While Democrats are focused on moving New Hampshire forward, Republicans are pursuing a reckless, radical right wing agenda and are not offering any solutions to the significant challenges facing our state or country. 


"And I'm confident that in November Democrats will be successful in getting our message out and will hold onto our majority.


NetRight Daily: Debt and More 

Adam Smith's Prophecy:  In 1776, when Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations, Great Britain was faced with a monumental sovereign debt crisis that would not be seen again until the 21st Century -- when the U.S. finds itself with a rapidly accelerating $12.4 trillion national debt, soon rising to 100 percent of the Gross Domestic Product within a few years. The last chapter of his opus magnum, "Of Public Debts," was dedicated to persuading the British Parliament of the calamity the British Empire was faced with. And, alas, they did not listen..

What's In a Name?:  After a recent editorial, a county Republican chairperson questioned my use of the word 'Democratic' as in 'Democratic Party,' noting that she had seen and heard 'Democrat' Party about as often. Which one, she wondered, was correct.

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