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Wednesday
Aug052009

Ayotte For US Senate - Announces Chairman: Former Governor Merrill To Serve As Key Adviser 

Former Governor Merrill To Serve As Key Adviser

 

NASHUA, N.H. – Former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that former New Hampshire Governor Stephen Merrill will serve as the Chairman of her campaign committee as she explores a bid for the United States Senate.

 

“As I explore a bid for the Unites States Senate, I am honored by the support of Governor Merrill,” said Ayotte. “Governor Merrill brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience about New Hampshire politics and policy, and his early commitment to my campaign is both humbling and vital.”

 

As one of the most popular elected officials in the state’s history, former New Hampshire Governor Stephen Merrill was twice selected the “most fiscally responsible Governor in America” by the Wall Street Journal/CATO Institute – the only Governor to receive the award more than once. Prior to his two terms as Governor, Merrill served as New Hampshire Attorney General. As Chairman of the Ayotte for Senate campaign, Merrill will bring a wealth of public service and political experience as a key adviser and strategist.

 

“Kelly Ayotte is someone I have known and whose judgment I’ve trusted for years,” said Merrill.“She would be a tremendous asset to New Hampshire in the United States Senate. I am proud to serve as her campaign’s Chairman.”

 

 

Wednesday
Aug052009

Manchester Mayor Guinta disappointed City Solicitor would ask for reconsideration of judge's spending cap ruling without informing him or Board of Aldermen 

MANCHESTER (August 4, 2009) – Mayor Frank Guinta was disappointed by the actions of the City Solicitor’s Office, which has moved for reconsideration the spending cap ruling issued by Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge James O’Neill. This was done without informing Mayor Guinta or any member of the Board of Aldermen. On July 24, Judge O’Neill dismissed the case brought by the Board of Aldermen regarding the legality of the spending cap. The judge ruled that a meeting that the City Solicitor had with the Aldermen was a violation of the New Hampshire Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) and that litigation was not properly before the court.

 

 “As a citizen of Manchester, I am deeply troubled by the steps that the City Solicitor’s Office has taken with regards to this issue,” Mayor Guinta said. “The judge made it clear that the meeting conducted by the City Solicitor on June 25 regarding the spending cap – along with the alleged ‘consensus’ the Solicitor interpreted he had to move forward with court action – was illegal. I am quickly losing confidence in that office, since it continues to press a case initiated by an illegal action.”

 

Mayor Guinta said that the only people losing out are the voters of Manchester. “It has now been 11 months since the Aldermen moved the spending cap initiative onto the 2009 ballot, and instead of having informed and reasoned debate on this issue, we continue to deal with petty legal maneuvering,” Guinta said. “The voters of Manchester are being held captive by desperate legal tactics from those that oppose giving them the right to vote. Nonetheless, I am confident that the voters of Manchester will prevail.”

Wednesday
Aug052009

Daily Grind: A Leaderless Revolution Against This Clunker 

Editorial: The Leaderless Revolution
A revolution is taking place in America that is as intangible as the whispering wind and as ineluctable as mounting gale.

 

The Case Against Intellectuals
When Liberal talk, their wisdom knows no boundaries but when they try and appeal to the American people many times they hit a brick wall.

 

ALG Research Appointment Watch
Americans for Limited Government's top-notch research division highlights two Obama Nominees with colorful histories.

 

Too Hot Not To Note: 'Reform' at Seniors' Expense
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann show that rationing is where the current health care proposal is leading Americans.

 

Wednesday
Aug052009

NH GOP - National Committeeman on Health Care Reform 

SEAN MAHONEY: HEALTH CARE PLANS WOULD COST TAXPAYERS, DRIVE UP DEFICIT

 

Union Leader

August 1, 2009

 

During a tele-town hall meeting this week, Rep. Paul Hodes discussed his support for a trillion-plus dollar health care reform package with his constituents. “We’ve got to lower costs for everybody,” he said. Who does he think he’s kidding? If we “lower costs for everyone,” where exactly is the trillion dollars going to come from?

 

As the massive stimulus act has shown, a trillion dollars doesn’t suddenly appear because Congress appropriates it. It comes in the form of higher taxes on small businesses, families and, in order to cover the crippling debt, our grandchildren.

 

There is no doubt the existing U.S. health care system is in financial trouble and in need of significant reform. Each year, America spends over $2.4 trillion on health care, significantly more than any other nation. At the same time, more than 47 million citizens are uninsured and, as a nation, we forgo over a trillion dollars a year in productivity due to illness. This is unsustainable.

 

Unfortunately, the measures offered by President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority in Washington increase taxes and the federal budget deficit, diminish our control over our health care choices, fail to improve the quality of our health care and will force many Americans who are presently satisfied with their health coverage out of their private plans and into a government plan.

 

President Obama has said he will not sign a bill that increases the deficit. Therefore, every new cent of spending in the health reform bill must be paid for with new taxes. Good luck. We are in the worst economic conditions since the 1930s. American small businesses can little afford the 8% payroll tax penalty the Democrats would levy against them if they can’t afford to provide insurance to their employees. Nor can the so-called rich be squeezed for any more than the Obama administration has already appropriated from them to finance his failed stimulus act. Many of the “wealthy” individuals on whose wallets the Democrats set their sights are actually small business owners and entrepreneurs; the very same job creators who need to succeed financially if we are to climb out of the recession. The last thing our struggling economy needs now is an additional trillion dollars in new taxes.

 

The most onerous idea in the health care debate is the “public option,” which is essentially a government insurance plan designed to compete with private insurers. Many predict the public option will crowd out private insurers and by way of a “last man standing” strategy become the nation’s sole insurer. The analysts at the Lewin Group estimate 100 million people will exercise the public option because it will charge 20% lower premiums. Of course the reason the government plan will be allowed to offer lower premiums is that it will be subsidized by taxpayers.

 

Think about that. The more successful the government option is at “competing” with private insurers, the more burdensome it will be on hardworking taxpayers. I suppose we can take solace in the fact that most government programs fail utterly.

 

What’s more, under the public plan government bureaucrats will make health care decisions for us. More than 50 new government bureaucracies will be created to manage the new plan. And contrary to Obama’s assurances, the bill in the House will add almost a quarter-of-a-trillion to the federal budget deficit over the next ten years and far more after that, according to CBO.

 

Here are some things the public option will not do. It won’t improve the quality of care. In fact, it doesn’t even pretend to. There is nothing in the plans in Washington that will increase life expectancy or quality of life. And the plan does nothing to loosen the strangle hold the trial lawyer lobby has on our doctors who, under constant threat of frivolous lawsuits, are forced to pass malpractice insurance costs onto the consumers.

 

What would a real Congressional health reform measure do? It would open up the health care marketplace by allowing small businesses and associations to purchase bulk insurance for their employees and members. I would also allow these groups to purchase insurance packages across state lines, thereby creating real choice and competition and controlling costs. And it would further reduce costs by cracking down on the trial lobby.

 

The more people learn about the Democrats’ health care plans the less they want them to become law. A new NBC/WSJ poll shows only thirty-six percent of Americans think Obama’s plan is a good idea versus forty-two percent who think it’s a bad idea. Only forty-one percent approve of the way he is handling this issue. The politicians ought to listen to the people for a change.

 

Sean Mahoney is the Publisher of BusinessNH Magazine and New Hampshire’s Republican National Committeeman.

 

Wednesday
Aug052009

NetRight Daily: Obama Slipping Further on Health Care 

Turn in Obama for Suspicious Activity!: Obama is asking for us to report suspicious reports on Health Care. Essentially, he wants to find who is behind reporting the truth on his proposed socialized medicine.

 

Dr. Art Laffer Report on Socialized Medicine: Economist, Dr. Arthur Laffer, launched a new website today focusing on the Obama Socialized Medicine scheme. The site, Laffer Health Care Report, features Dr. Laffer's take on the plan that could destroy the country.

 

Rep. John Carter Discusses Censorship: Rep. John Carter tells us what is happening in Congress in regards to censorship on Health Care. This is a must watch!

 

The Leaderless Revolution: A revolution is taking place in America. It's as intangible as the whispering wind. Yet as ineluctable as mounting gale. To the politicians, it's still but a passing breeze rustling the hair at the nape of the neck. To the grassroots masses, it's rushing torrent destined to sweep the elite from the Halls of Power.

 

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