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Friday
Sep112009

Daily Grind: Federal vs. Private Pay 

Enough to Make Your Blood Boil
It turns out that Washington's bureaucrats whose sole job it is to run up everyone else's taxes by saddling us all with oppressive regulations and endless reams of red tape is getting paid more.

 

Honduras: A Victory for Term Limits – and Democracy
Mr. Zelaya swore to uphold Article 239 when he took his oath of office. But, that was before he became enamored of Hugo Chavez.

 

Clews – Todd Report
ALG News Executive Editor discusses the colorful history of Mr. Cass Sunstein who is the Obama nominee for the head of regulation.

 

ALG in the News: Radio Free Rush
Fox affiliate out of Philadelphia features Liberty Features writer Ellen Sauerbrey's article on the possible future of talk radio.

 

Friday
Sep112009

NRCC - Democrat Dirty Laundry: Carol Shea-Porter Has A Loose Definition of Lobbyist Money 

Despite Her Denial, Shea-Porter Accepts Millions In Lobbyist Money

 

SPIN CYCLE: Shea-Porter Claims She Won’t Accept Lobbyist Money

"I don't accept any business PAC money; I don't take any corporate PAC money; I don't have any lobbyist money -- at all, at all." (Erin McPike, “GOP: Shea-Porter Misled Constituents About Lobby Dollars,” Congress Daily, 9/09/2009)

 

RINSE CYCLE: Apparently, Carol Shea-Porter Sets Her Own Guidelines

 

In a story in Washington-based Congress Daily this week, the National Republican Congressional Committee accuses Shea-Porter of misleading the public when she reportedly said during the August recess:

 

The NRCC points out that Concord lobbyist Jim Demers contributed $750 to Shea-Porter last year and $250 in the current cycle.

 

Shea-Porter spokesman Ellen Fleming, dismissed the attack.

 

"James Demers is a friend, he gave as an individual, and he's not registered as a federal lobbyist and does not work on federal legislative issues," she told Congress Daily.

 

The NRCC also noted that Shea-Porter received "a million dollars" from lobbyists funneled through the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

 

Fleming countered that Shea-Porter "has said that the DCCC is her team, and she reserves the right to take money from members of her team. She has stated this from the very beginning." (John Distaso, Granite Status Column- Manchester Union Leader, 9/10/2009)

 

 “Republicans see a road back to relevance in the Northeast, and it runs through Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's New Hampshire district.  With the lawmaker already in their sights, the GOP was quick to pounce when Shea-Porter drew a line in the sand over campaign fundraising during the August recess.

 

"I don't accept any business PAC money; I don't take any corporate PAC money; I don't have any lobbyist money -- at all, at all."

 

The National Republican Congressional Committee pointed out a contradiction: contributions from James Demers, a registered lobbyist in New Hampshire and founder and president of The Demers Group.

 

Demers, a former congressional candidate, contributed $750 to Shea-Porter's campaign last year and has chipped in $250 this cycle.  Her spokeswoman, Ellen Fleming, dismissed the attacks. "James

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An NRCC aide said Shea-Porter went a step further by flatly saying she took no money from lobbyists "at all."

 

"We're talking about honesty and transparency, but she's selling fool's gold," the aide said. "Despite the fact that she took money from a lobbyist for Shea-Porter for Congress, there's only one degree of separation from her accepting a million dollars from lobbyists funneled through the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]."

 

Fleming fired back that Shea-Porter "has said that the DCCC is her team, and she reserves the right to take money from members of her team. She has stated this from the very beginning." (Erin McPike, “GOP: Shea-Porter Misled Constituents About Lobby Dollars,” Congress Daily, 9/09/2009)

 

To read the full article, click here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/congressdaily/cda_20090909_2157.php

 

Friday
Sep112009

DSCC - Laconia Citizen: Ayotte avoids getting too specific in talk to Belknap GOP gathering 

You seem like a very nice lady," said Meredith resident Donald Ewing, who went on to say he really didn't think she answered some of his questions, including where she would cut the federal budget and why she could not identify with any sitting senators about her political philosophy.

 

 

Laconia Citizen: Ayotte avoids getting too specific in talk to Belknap GOP gathering

Gail Ober 9/10/09

 

 

http://www.citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090910/GJNEWS02/709109607/-1/CITNEWS

Former New Hampshire Attorney General and U.S. Senate hopeful Kelly Ayotte said her top priorities would be national security and reducing the federal budget, but was short on specifics in her speech to local Republicans at their monthly meeting Wednesday night.

After a 10-minute speech at the Shang Hai Restaurant, she fielded a number of questions from some of the 30 people who attended, but balked at providing many direct answers from a variety of questions that varied from her stand on states' rights, to whether her political philosophy was closer to that of Maine Republican Olympia Snowe or South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint.

"I can't identify with one person, but I would listen to the people of New Hampshire," Ayotte said, saying she had dealt with "tough cases and tough situations" and has never turned away from a fight.

In her opening remarks, Ayotte gave her family's history and took direct aim at 2nd District Congressman Paul Hodes, the only Democratic candidate so far to announce his intent to run for the Senate after Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., announced he will not seek another term.

Accusing Hodes of dodging public meetings about his support for a public option in the health-care debate, Ayotte said she "would openly meet with people and discuss the issues."

"I can beat him," she said, adding that she has been under "daily attack" from the Democrats because they are "afraid of her candidacy.

"Paul Hodes votes consistently with [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi," Ayotte said. "They are spending our money by the trillions."

A Hodes spokesman said the congressman has been meeting with people and holding forums all over the state.

"He has been providing substantive and constructive ideas," said Mark Bergmann, who added that Hodes has been working on health care for three years and not three months. "We hope Mrs. Ayotte will also come up with some specifics."

In response to a media question, Ayotte said she was not ready to support the privatization of Medicare, but used the question to say that the problems and excesses in the current system are why she doesn't support expanding the government's role in health care.

She said tort reform, allowing people to cross state lines to purchase insurance and flexibility are the keys to health-care reform.

She said she would work within existing laws to secure the nation's borders, adding enforcing current immigration and employment statutes would be a good place to start. Acknowledging a drug smuggling problem on the Canadian border, she said the U.S. and Canada have a long history of cooperative law enforcement.

Ayotte said she does not support the addition of czars to President Barack Obama's advice team, saying she believes it's an attempt to circumvent the cabinet nomination process.

She said she would restrict any ability of czars to spend any money and believes Obama's czars should go through a Senate confirmation.

"You seem like a very nice lady," said Meredith resident Donald Ewing, who went on to say he really didn't think she answered some of his questions, including where she would cut the federal budget and why she could not identify with any sitting senators about her political philosophy.

The one person Ayotte never mentioned was Manchester attorney Ovide Lamontagne, who has also expressed an interest in the open seat.

Lamontagne is scheduled to speak at the next monthly meeting on Oct. 14, also at the Shang Hai.

 

Friday
Sep112009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Special Report

SECRET SHENSIKI BRIEFING: CIVIL WAR AT VETERANS AFFAIRS

by Gordon Duff, Staff Writer

Shensiki Told Bush Era "Plants" Sabotaging Medical Care and Compensation
Crippling Reforms to Keep Veterans Votes for GOP

Information was leaked to Veterans Today that General Shensiki, Veterans Affairs Secretary, has been briefed on the source of the scandals plaguing his department.  Months into his tenure, late by our standards, staffers have finally revealed the depth of a Bush era plan to maintain control of the DVA and sabotage its medical and compensation programs in order to embarass the Obama administration. 

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Thursday
Sep102009

NH GOP - DEMS TO RAMP UP INCOME TAX CAMPAIGN 

House Democrats To Begin Fall Push For Disastrous New Broad Based Taxes

 

CONCORD – The Union Leader (9/6) reports that New Hampshire Democrats will ramp up their campaign for disastrous broad based taxes tomorrow at an 11:00 AM House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing. The committee, led by unabashed income tax supporter Susan Almy (D-Lebanon), will hear testimony on a bill that would impose a devastating new income tax on New Hampshire families.

 

On Sunday, the Nashua Telegraph (9/6) reported that House Democrats have “confided to supporters” that they are working on secret plans to impose a disastrous income tax “after the next election.” The Union Leader (9/6) also reports that Representative Almy has been “trying to keep quiet her plans” to saddle New Hampshire with onerous new broad based taxes for months.

 

“The Democrats are obviously planning to wage a dishonest campaign over the next 14 months to try to obscure their behind the scenes push for a job-killing income tax. Fortunately, New Hampshire voters are smart enough to see through the Democrats' deceitfulness and realize that their agenda has been to spend us into a crisis as an excuse to implement new broad based taxes,” said NHGOP Communications Director Ryan Williams. “Clearly, a vote for a Democrat in 2010 is a vote for a sales or income tax after the election.”

 

On Thursday, NH House Speaker Terie Norelli (D-Portsmouth) told the Portsmouth Herald (9/3) that she is “open minded” to considering new broad based taxes – including an income tax. Speaker Norelli has been an income tax supporter and has stacked her House leadership team with outspoken income tax boosters including Almy and Finance Committee Chair Marjorie Smith (D-Durham.)

 

“Working families realize that the Democrats’ devastating income tax is the wrong approach for New Hampshire. The Democrats in the legislature need to stop pushing new job-killing taxes and start focusing on controlling excessive spending to address the fiscal crisis they created,” said Williams.