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Friday
Jun192009

Manchester Mayor, Superintendent, BOSC Vice-Chairman to host Manchester School District retiree appreciation event 

MANCHESTER (June 18, 2009) – Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta; Manchester School District Superintendent Dr. Tom Brennan; and Board of School CommitteeVice-Chairwoman Katherine Labanaris are hosting the Manchester School District retiree appreciation event. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in the Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester.

 

Friday
Jun192009

GMCC Opposes Entertainment Tax 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Opposes Proposed “Entertainment Tax”

Measure would disproportionally impact Manchester


Manchester, NH (June 18, 2009)—The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) announced its opposition today to the proposed creation of an “entertainment tax” as a means to balance the state’s budget. Senate and House Committee of Commerce members are rumored to be considering inserting the measure to close the state budget deficit.

 

“This proposal would have a devastating impact on the Manchester community,” said Robin Comstock, President and CEO of the GMCC. “Over the past several years Manchester has effectively positioned itself as a vibrant entertainment destination by investing in top notch venues like the Verizon Wireless Arena, Merchantsauto.com Stadium, Palace Theatre, and Currier Museum of Art. Adding a tax on tickets sales for venues like this will drastically hurt their bottom line and threaten to undo the progress Manchester has made.” said Comstock.

 

The proposal has not been publicly revealed at this time, but is rumored to extend the rooms and meals tax rate to all entertainment activities, meaning any event in which a person purchases a ticket for admission. The rooms and meals tax rate is expected to be raised during budget deliberations as well.

 

“This proposal disproportionally impacts communities like Manchester that have strategically positioned themselves as entertainment destinations. In addition, we are very concerned about the trickledown effect this tax will have on local merchants, restaurants, and hotels that benefit from event crowds” said Comstock.

 

About the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce: Incorporated in 1911, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) is the largest business organization in the greater Manchester area, focusing its efforts primarily on Manchester and the surrounding communities of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, and Merrimack. It is the Chamber’s mission to be the leading force in the improvement of the business environment, the economic health and the general vitality of the region. The GMCC provides members with marketing opportunities, economic indicators, legislative bulletins, and representation in both local and state government. For more information visit www.manchester-chamber.org.

 

Friday
Jun192009

AJS Releases Health Insurance Tax Calculator 

Washington, D.C.- Americans for Job Security released today an “Obama Health Insurance Tax Calculator.” Modeled after the calculator Barack Obama used last fall, this calculator is meant to show working families how their taxes would be affected if they are forced to pay income taxes on their health insurance.

 

The calculator is being promoted with paid advertising on Politico and TownHall.com.

 

“They called it the “largest middle-class tax hike ever,” during the last campaign. They said they were against it, they said it would hurt hard working Americans. Now, President Barack Obama and his allies in Congress are looking to a new payroll tax on health care benefits. It would take hundreds of thousands of dollars out of middle class families pockets each and every year,” said Stephen DeMaura President of Americans for Job Security.

 

The calculator can be found at: http://savejobs.org/taxcalc.php

 

Americans for Job Security is an independent, pro-business issue advocacy organization established in 1997 in order to promote issues that strengthen the American economy. For more information on Americans for Job Security visit our website at www.SaveJobs.org.

 

Friday
Jun192009

Daily Grind: Mr. Crassus, Meet the Federal Reserve 

Mr. Crassus, Meet the Federal Reserve
After setting Rome ablaze, now the Federal Reserve is being put in charge of putting the inferno out.

 

The Restoration of Dependency
Obama's goal is not to help people who are poor, but rather to keep them dependent on his government to provide for their every need.

 

A Legitimate Question: Part II
Barack Obama's own place in the Marxist landscape seems to that of a New Left, Neo-Marxist.

 

Friday
Jun192009

NetRight Daily: The Fed, Obamacare and a Contest! 

Be sure to enter in the NetRight Nation/Barbara Boxer contest! Also, check out just how much Obama has aged since becoming president. Here are today's top stories on NetRight Nation and other relevant information:

 

CONTEST: Address Me as Senator...: Ok, this is really quite simple. Everyone by now has heard about Senator Barbara Boxer correcting a General by asking him to stop referring to her as "Ma'am" but rather as "Senator Boxer" (Watch the video here). So, in the spirit of this correction, we have decided to make a correction to her title as well. Rather, to her name.

 

Guantanamo Inmates Coming to Virginia?: According to JR at Bearing Drift, Congressman Tom Perriello cast the deciding vote (212-213) on an amendment that would appropriate funds to close Guantanamo and move the detainees to Virginia.

 

Mr. Crassus, Meet the Federal Reserve: Marcus Licinus Crassus became the 8th richest person world history by hiring arsonists to set fire to houses in Rome while waiting around the corner with firemen. When the fire appeared uncontrollable, Crassus would approach the owner of the house with his firemen, giving them the ultimatum, "Give me your house at below market value or watch it burn to the ground." Only then, if the owner agreed would he put out the fire. Marcus, meet the Federal Reserve.

 

Obamacare On the Rocks?: With delay comes opportunity...opportunity to continue making your voices heard. The Senate Finance Committee postpones mark-up on Obamacare until after the July 4 recess.

 

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