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Wednesday
Aug262009

NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter's Idea of Fiscal Responsibility: White House Ratchets Up Deficit Projection by $2 Trillion 

Yet Another Hit Delivered to Democrats’ Big-Spending Agenda

 

Washington- Carol Shea-Porter will surely be backpedaling today as yet another vote for her party’s ongoing government spending spree has come back to bite her. Shea-Porter, who voted in favor of her party’s egregious and bloated federal budget, is now on the hook for an additional $2 trillion as the White House attempts to quietly ratchet up its deficit projections in the midst of a slow August news cycle.

 

“As was reported last week, the Obama administration announced today that it has revised its 10-year cumulative budget deficit projection to around $9.051 trillion, up from its February projection of $7.1 trillion.

 

“Administration officials said Monday that these numbers put their projection in line with the Congressional Budget Office’s June projection. These out-year deficits are about 4 percent of GDP, which the administration says is ‘higher than desirable.’” (Karen Travers, “White House: Budget Deficit Will Be $2 Trillion Higher than Projected,” ABC News, 8/25/09)

 

Was this what Shea-Porter had in mind just a few short months ago when she cast her vote in favor of yet another one of President Obama’s and Speaker Pelosi’s runaway spending plans? After Shea-Porter supported the Democrats’ budget in April, she boldly bragged that she had helped strengthen a struggling economy:

 

“‘This budget provides an honest assessment of our nation’s economic outlook and makes responsible investments in health care, education, and energy,’ Shea-Porter continued. ‘In order to put our country back on the path toward economic prosperity, we must make smart, broad investments now.’” (Press Release, 4/3/09)

 

“Did Carol Shea-Porter recklessly misjudge the economy to the tune of two trillion dollars of deficit or was she simply duped by her party bosses into voting for a budget that they couldn’t pay for?” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Two trillion might not seem like much to someone as out-of-touch as Carol Shea-Porter, but the New Hampshire families who will be stuck paying down that deficit would probably prefer to disagree. Shea-Porter owes an explanation to the folks back home as to why she put a nine trillion dollar deficit on the backs of their children and grandchildren.”

 

Unfortunately for New Hampshire families, it looks like they’ll be stuck paying down Carol Shea-Porter’s reckless budget vote for a long time to come.

 

Wednesday
Aug262009

CEI - EPA scandal, again 

EPA May Ax Key Internal Review Office After Whistleblower Incident

 

Report Suppressed by EPA Showed Agency Disregarded New Climate Research

 

Washington, D.C., August 24, 2009—.Following a whistleblower report that criticized a global warming rule, the Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly considering shutting down the agency office in which the critical report originated.

 

Dr. Alan Carlin, the senior analyst whose report EPA unsuccessfully tried to bury, worked in EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE). According to a story in last Friday’s Inside EPA, the agency is now considering shutting that office down.

 

CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman was sharply critical of the proposed EPA move.

 

“Economists are the most likely professionals within EPA to examine the real-world effects of its policies,” said Kazman. “For this reason, the NCEE is a restraining force on the agency’s out-of-this-world regulatory ambitions. EPA would love to get that office out of the way, especially since it has within it civil servants like Dr. Carlin, who are willing to expose the truth about EPA’s plan to restrict energy use in the name of global warming.”

 

Carlin’s study found that EPA failed to consider recent science data showing that global warming is not the problem the Administration claims. For example, the study found that ocean cycles, rather than anthropogenic carbon dioxide, appear to be the single best explanation of global temperature variations.

 

Find out more about the suppressed EPA report.

 

Read CEI’s Comments on "Charting the Course for Ocean Science" submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

 

Read more on global warming and energy policy at Globalwarming.org.

 

Wednesday
Aug262009

NetRIght Daily: August Recess Continues On 

The Free Market as Regulator: Since the bailouts last fall, lawmakers have been behaving as quasi-owners of the bailed-out banks and businesses, leading to calls for increased regulation of executive compensation and other wasteful expenditures. We have heard much about bonuses and executive pay packages that sound more like lottery winnings than an honest salary.

 

MSNBC: Barf Bag TV: Showing a carefully cropped shot of an armed protestor outside an Obama rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Brewer, Ratigan, and "Toure" proceeded to use the man as an example of the rampant white racism that threatens the very life of our first black President. The more they talked, the more they frothed. And, they soon became downright hysterical.

 

The SCHIP of State: Just how far will the politicians in Washington go to distort and pervert America's health care system? If their dubious manipulation of the SCHIP children's health insurance bill is any indication, the answer may be "to the ends of the earth."

 

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Wednesday
Aug262009

CHQ - Backlash Against Boycott of Glenn Beck 

Backlash Against Boycott of Glenn Beck
Newsmax - "A left-wing group's effort to intimidate corporate advertisers on Fox News' Glenn Beck show appears to be backfiring as it triggers a wave of support from grass-roots fans rushing to defend the popular TV personality from the attacks." [Find the Article at News From the Front]

 

Daily Lickskillet: Read today's Lickskillet here!

News From The Front:

Town Hall Patriots

Boycotting the boycotters

White House pretends to stop gathering info on dissenting citizens

Rubio Rising


Find these articles and more at News From The Front

Wednesday
Aug262009

Business Development Counseling Offered by U.S. Small Business Administration and NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program 

CONCORD ─ Have you thought about selling your small business’ goods or services to the federal government or one of its large business contractors? The U.S. Small Business Administration has programs to ensure that small businesses receive a fair share of government contracts.

 

The U.S. government is the world’s largest buyer of products and services and can be a viable market for small businesses to consider. Small businesses often face considerable hurdles when trying to win federal contracts. The SBA can help overcome these barriers, the more you know about how the government buys products and services the more successful you will be in landing contracts.”

 

To help you get started in the right direction in navigating the government contracting process, Business Development Specialists from the New Hampshire District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration along with a representative from the NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) will be visiting local chambers of commerce and economic development offices around the state. Representatives will be available to meet one-on-one with business owners during scheduled hours. Listed below is the schedule for the upcoming months:

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 10 Wilton Road, Peterborough, NH

 

Tuesday, October 13th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Claremont Planning & Development Office

14 North Street, Claremont, NH

 

The SBA provides financial, management and technical assistance to thousands of small business owners throughout the country. The Web site can be accessed at all times, as well as the SBA’s other online resources and free online training at www.sba.gov. The PTAP helps NH businesses obtain information needed to bid competitively on federal, state and local contracts. For more information visit www.nheconomy.com/sell-to-the-government/

 

Learn about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which contains a package of loan fee reductions, higher guarantees, new SBA programs, secondary market incentives, and enhancements to current SBA programs that will help unlock credit markets and begin economic recovery for the nation’s small business sector. Go to www.sba.gov/recovery

 

Please contact Rachael Roderick at 603 225-1603, rachael.roderick@sba.gov for more information.