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NRCC - Economists Debunk Shea-Porter's Claims: More Stimulus Cash Won't Produce Local Jobs

Despite Stimulus’ Lackluster Results, Dems Push for More Wasteful Spending

Washington- A newly released Associated Press analysis of stimulus spending pokes holes in Democrats claims that massive spending projects will revitalize the economy. The study, which was performed by independent economists at five universities, shines light on Democrats’ recent economic failures and serves as a warning for Congress to put a stop to their runaway spending spree. After recently passing a second stimulus in the House and already pumping billions into bloated government projects, economists have a message for House Democrats: Stop spending.

Democrats continue to make claims that billions are needed for roads and bridges in order ‘to accelerate job growth.’

 “‘With the nation's unemployment rate at 10 percent and expected to rise, Mr. Obama wants a second stimulus bill from Congress including billions of additional dollars for roads and bridges — projects the president says are ‘at the heart of our effort to accelerate job growth.’

 “Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood defended the administration's recovery program Monday, writing on his blog that ‘DOT-administered stimulus spending is the only thing propping up the transportation construction industry.’” (Matt Apuzzo and Brett J. Blackledge, “Stimulus cash doesn't create local jobs,” Associated Press, 1/12/2010)

Yet, according to economists, that is simply untrue:

 “’A federal spending surge of more than $20 billion for roads and bridges in President Obama's first stimulus has had no effect on local unemployment rates, raising questions about his argument for billions more to address an ‘urgent need to accelerate job growth.’”

 “‘There seems to me to be very little evidence that it's making a difference,’ said Todd Steen, an economics professor at Hope College in Michigan who reviewed the AP analysis.

 “And there's concern about relying on transportation spending a second time.

 “‘My bottom line is, I'd be skeptical about putting too much more money into a second stimulus until we've seen broader effects from the first stimulus,’ said Aaron Jackson, a Bentley University economist who also reviewed the AP's analysis.” (Matt Apuzzo and Brett J. Blackledge, “Stimulus cash doesn't create local jobs,” Associated Press, 1/12/2010)

 “After foolishly supporting her party’s second round of stimulus spending, Carol Shea-Porter should take heed to the warning signs and stop wasting taxpayer money on a bloated ‘jobs’ bill that will only stimulate more government and higher debt,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Despite what Shea-Porter believes, there is no quick fix to heal the wounds her party’s economic policies have inflicted on the economy. Shea-Porter owes it to her constituents to finally start listening to what the experts are saying and stop her party’s runaway spending spree.”



AFP - Help New Hampshire Small Business Owners 

Dear Taxpayer,

Small Business Owners, the NH legislature is about to determine YOUR ANNUAL COMPENSATION !!! On Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Concord, the House Ways and Means Committee will be holding a pubic hearing at 9:00 AM in LOB 201-203 on HB 1607. What is HB 1607? Great Question.

HB 1607 … is the legislation that, if passed, will allow the legislature to determine how much compensation you, as a small business owner, can receive!!! If YOUR elected officials determine a business owner has compensated him/herself over what is “Reasonable,” you and your business will be required to restate your earnings, which will trigger a combined 13.5% new tax on both your small company and your personal income above the “Reasonable Compensation” level.

What ever happened to allowing business owners to work hard and determine his/her own compensation? The tax and spend liberals don’t like this notion because it reduces the amount of revenue the State can collect and spend.

Your elected officials can determined that $50,000 in compensation is “Reasonable” regardless of the size of your LLC or sole proprietorship.

The only way to prevent this from being law is to contact the members of the House Ways and Means Committee. Click here to contact your representative.

Below are the Members of the Ways and Means Committee. Please call YOUR Representative first. Also be sure to E-mail AND CALL all of the Committee members.

Susan Almy (Chair), 266 Poverty Lane, Lebanon, NH 03766 #4B

William Hatch (Vice), 79 Promenade St., Gorham, NH 03581

Frank Davis 514 Buck St., Pembroke, NH 03275

Dennis Vachon PO Box 328, Northwood, NH 03261
664-9974 N/A

Gilman Shattuck 571 Center St.,Hillsborough, NH 03244

John Kelley 12 Skyline Drive, Nashua, NH 03062

Ron Mack 21 Bittersweet Lane, Hancock, NH 03449

William Johnson 53 Pinecrest Dr., Gilford, NH 03249

Susan Price 140 Wood Rd., Barrington, NH 03825

Robert Walsh 114 Weston St., Manchester, NH 03104

Norman Major 12 Kingston Rd., Plaistow, NH 03865

Mary Griffin 4 Wynridge Rd., Windham, NH 03087
432-0959 N/A

Priscilla Lockwood P.O. Box, Canterbury, NH   03224

David Boutin 1465 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH   03106
#80 485-5153

David Bettencourt 12 Peggy Lane, Salem, NH   03079
898-4653 N/A

Russell Ober 3 Heritage Circle, Hudson, NH   03051

Frank Sapareto 14 Oxbow Lane, Derry, NH   03038

Jordan Ulery PO Box 15, Hudson, NH   03051

Joe Osgood 19 Whitcomb Lane, Claremont, NH   03743

I need your help to keep small business owners the decision makers of their own business. Please consider giving to this cause and help stop government intrusion into our everyday lives.

Corey R. Lewandowski
State Director
New Hampshire



ALG Calls on Obama to Withdraw Southers TSA Nomination Amid Growing Controversy

"The federal government should not be wasting its time looking

for anti-government, anti-abortion Christians.  It should be focused

on the real threat from al Qaeda."  – ALG President Bill Wilson

January 12th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today called on Barack Obama to withdraw his nominee for Director of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Errol Southers, for "equating pro-life, Christian, and anti-government Americans to real terrorists."

In a 2008 video interview that has resurfaced recently, Southers said, "Most of the domestic groups that we have to pay attention to here are white supremacist groups, they're anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist types in nature, [and Christian] identity-oriented."

"Just like the Department of Homeland Security did last year, Errol Southers has taken his talking points from the Southern Poverty Law Center to equate the views of a majority of Americans with that of potential terrorist threats," said Wilson, pointing to a controversial, now-disavowed memo published by the Department of Homeland Security.

In defining "rightwing extremism," the Department of Homeland Security memo had targeted "groups, movements, and adherents… that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority" and "groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

Wilson said that Southers had made the same mistake, "and with a broad brush painted millions of Americans as potential terrorists that presumably the Transportation Security Administration would now be profiling."

"Targeting regular Americans is completely unacceptable from a prominent security official who would be tasked to protecting the American people and organizing the nation's transportation security," Wilson said, adding, "And a diversion from real terrorist threats that the TSA must contend with that are Islamist in origin."

"The federal government should not be wasting its time looking for anti-government, anti-abortion Christians," Wilson explained, "It should be focused on the real threat from al Qaeda."

"What we are learning from the Fort Hood shooting and now the Flight 253 attempted attack is the primary terrorist threat to the U.S. is still Islamist in origin," Wilson said.

Americans for Limited Government's latest objection to Southers comes atop its call for the nominee to answer outstanding questions about whether he would support collective bargaining rights for TSA employees, and for abusing his position to order background searches on his wife's boyfriend in the 1980's "and lying about in front of Congress."

"The more we learn about Errol Southers, the less there is to like.  Barack Obama should either withdraw this nomination or alternatively the Senate should defeat him.  The TSA must be headed by a nominee who values security over union kickbacks, and who will not confuse legitimate dissent with committed terrorist murderers."



NetRight Daily: Four Decades of Deceit

Solomaic Mercy for Harry Reid:  After nearly 30 years ensconced in Washington's heady corridors of political power, Harry Reid has worn out his threadbare welcome. The time has come for him to be removed. Assuredly from his lofty position as Senate Majority Leader. Perhaps even from the Senate, itself.

Four Decades of Deceit:  The publication of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring launched the modern environmental movement. However, it also marked the beginning of a movement that not just tolerated, but encouraged scientists to misrepresent the facts if it helped to create media attention to promote its agenda.

The Embarrassing Episode of the Bozeman Boondoggle:  Sometimes, what seems like the smallest of stories actually has the greatest of ramifications. Such is the case with the tennis court boondoggle story now emerging out of tiny Bozeman, Montana: population 40,000.

The Enslaving Folly of "Shared Sacrifice":  First, and most important, is the fact that America was never intended to be a "liberal democracy." From Day One, we were a constitutional Republic. What's the difference you say? A very big one.

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CHQ - SEND THEM A MESSAGE in Massachusetts 

Here's my tweet for today:

@RichardViguerie    FYI if involved Mass senate race--in my opinion the best campaign slogan against the establishment candidate is SEND THEM A MESSAGE. #tcot

Scott Brown Money Bomb Raises $1.3 Million in One Day (Michael Patrick Leahy) - "That shaking noise you're hearing is the uncertain hands of Democratic Party leaders in Massachusetts trying to pick up the pieces of the failing Senate campaign of Martha Coakley. The special election to fill the seat previously occupied by the late Senator Ted Kennedy in the United States Senate will be held a week from today on January 19, and all the momentum is with conservative Republican Scott Brown.

"Here's the latest: Yesterday, the Brown campaign held a 'money-bomb' fundraising event, and raised $1.3 million. I don't know for sure, but that might be some sort of a 'money-bomb' record among Senate candidates."

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Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Drops $567k to Prop Up Democrat in Mass 

Michelle Malkin - "The Big Pharma lobbyists and health care special interests are digging deep into their pockets to help out flailing Mass. Democrat Senate candidate Martha Coakley. Remember: Corporate shills for Hope and Change get a pass by the dinosaur media. They won't spread the word. So be sure that you do."

The First Tea Party Senator?    
New York Times- "[Marco] Rubio, who has been dominating straw polls of conservative advocates across Florida while pulling even in real ones, is Hispanic, uses Twitter and listens to Snoop Dogg - not your grandmother's Republican, in other words.

" 'There are people who believe the way to be more successful as Republicans is to be more like Democrats,' Rubio told me early last month, essentially distilling his case against Crist, whom he keeps describing backhandedly as 'a really nice, pleasant guy.' 'And the people who believe we need to be more like Democrats will vote for Charlie Crist.' There is also the more stylistic question of whether Crist's conciliatory approach fits with the basic tenor of an impatient opposition party."

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