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Monday
Sep012014

Garcia For Congress (CD2) - ICYMI: Amnesty? Garcia is against it 

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In case you missed it, the New Hampshire Union Leader recently featured this editorial which addresses Gary Lambert’s dishonest claims regarding Marilinda Garcia’s stance on immigration. According to the article:

“In the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District, moderate Gary Lambert has been hiding his own lack of substance by misrepresenting Marilinda Garcia's positions.”

The article went on to say “Lambert now charges that Garcia is for amnesty for illegal aliens. He does not know what that means, either. Garcia advocates securing the border and apprehending and deporting those who are streaming over it.

Close observers of this primary are coming to the conclusion that on issue after issue, Gary Lambert has no idea what he is talking about. 

Marilinda Garcia is by far the best candidate in this race. She has the vision, intelligence and integrity to be a great representative in Congress. Republicans will make a big mistake if they let misleading, ignorant attacks deter them from choosing Garcia on Sept. 9.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Monday
Sep012014

NHDP - Legal Documents Show Brown Endorsed Outsourcing Strategy

To Distract From His Endorsement of Shipping American Jobs Overseas, Brown Makes Dishonest Attacks About Senator Shaheen 
 

Manchester, NH-- Scott Brown's signature on legal documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission just two days before announcing his run for Senate, prove absolutely false Brown’s claim that he had no knowledge that a company paying him more than a quarter million dollars, Kadant, Inc., had a record of outsourcing and sending American jobs overseas.
 
"Scott Brown's signature is on legal documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission endorsing Kadant's strategy of outsourcing jobs to low wage countries like China and Mexico," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. "Either he was falsifying documents filed with the SEC, which would be a crime, or he is trying to avoid responsibility for collecting more than a quarter of a million dollars from a company and has sent American jobs overseas."
 
The March 12, 2014 document, filed with the SEC, reads: "We pursue a number of strategies to improve our internal growth...using low cost manufacturing bases, such as China and Mexico."  Previous filings with the SEC that also have Brown's signature include the same language and endorsement of outsourcing American jobs.
 
This is not the first time Scott Brown has tried to claim that he was unaware of or disconnected from the operations of a company that was lining his pockets. Brown was forced to resign in disgrace from his role as an advisor to a shady penny stock company GDSI, a former beauty supply company turned weapons manufacturer whose executives were sued for fraud.   Since losing his reelection campaign in Massachusetts, Scott Brown tried to cash in with that Florida-based company, and he has collected more than a quarter of a million dollars in cash and stock from a company that outsourced American jobs. 
 
Meanwhile, his attacks against the state of New Hampshire ring hollow. The contract, approved by a majority Republican Executive Council, to modernize the out-of-date food stamp program was with Citibank - not a company in India. Years later, it was discovered that the contractor sub-contracted to a company that sub-contracted to a call center in India, and New Hampshire tried unsuccessfully to end the subcontracting. To say that Jeanne Shaheen outsourced jobs is absolutely false, as explained in the Nashua Telegraph story revealing Brown's lucrative Board role with the outsourcing company. Importantly, Scott Brown continues to ignore the fact that he is profiting from a company that sent American jobs overseas.
 
"Scott Brown is dead wrong, and what he’s saying has no basis in the facts. He’s just making this up, concocting phony attacks to gain political points for himself. It’s more proof he’ll say anything, and the people of New Hampshire can’t trust him," added McClain.  "Scott Brown tried to deceive the people of New Hampshire today, and he knows it. Kadant outsourced jobs, closed U.S. manufacturing facilities, and Scott Brown is cashing in from the practice." 
 
TRANSCRIPT:
Josh McElveen: Let's get to the latest criticism and that's your involvement with the company you're on the board who's business plan includes shipping jobs overseas to minimize costs - outsourcing - and you've been criticized for your involvement signing off on a business plan that does that what's your response?  
 
Scott Brown: Well first of all that's not the facts.   Five years ago before I was on the board apparently they shifted gears and moved businesses to another country for that country to create jobs in that country. I haven't outsourced any jobs the only person that's outsourced jobs is Senator Shaheen. When she was governor she signed a contract to get our food stamp program moved to India and actually knew about it and did nothing about it.  As a result of the actions of Kadant and I encourage anybody who has any questions to call them, there job numbers have increased over 30% in the United States.
 
Josh McElveen: So just to be clear, you did not approve any business plan that did ship any jobs—
 
Scott Brown: No that's happened long before I even got on the board - I've been on the board a year.  It's somewhat laughable and trying to once again deflect from her actual record of actually outsourcing.  So someone who's actually saying, oh outsourcing's terrible - she goes and actually signs a contract that actually outsources food stamp programs to India so let the facts speak for themselves.
 
Josh McElveen: Any temptation though to resign from the board just to remove any appearance of—
 
Scott Brown: No it's a great company their job numbers in the United States have gone up 30%. 


Click here to see Kadant's 2013 Annual Report (3/12/14). 
Sunday
Aug312014

NHDP - ICYMI: Failed CEO Walt Havenstein's Slide Continues as MD Tax Evasion Scandal Reaches it's 60th Day

Report Shows Multiple Campaign Finance Violations

Manchester, NH – This week, failed CEO Walt Havenstein's flailing campaign continued to slide, as he refused to pay the thousands he owes Maryland taxpayers for a 60th day (and counting) and the Attorney General's Office looks into his multiple campaign finance violations.

"Amidst new questions about failed CEO Walt Havenstein's numerous campaign finance violations and after 60 days of ducking responsibility, it's long past time for Havenstein to level with the public on whether he will repay the thousands he owes Maryland taxpayers for cheating on his taxes," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. 

Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Democratic Party requested that the Attorney General's Office launch an immediate investigation into Havenstein's numerous campaign finance violations, including that he “spent $24,000 before he was legally allowed to, accepted $3,000 from political committees that aren't registered in the state and didn't properly report his campaign donations.” (AP, 8/26/14)
In a desperate effort to deflect attention from Havenstein's ongoing Maryland tax cheating scandal and campaign finance issues, the NHGOP launched a series of reckless attacks, which the Attorney General's Office swiftly dismissed as baseless.
In a letter to the NHGOP, the Attorney General's Office responded, “Because your complaint fails to state any factual allegation that would constitute a violation of the State’s election laws, we decline to open a file.” Or as WMUR's James Pindell tweeted“Shorter NH Associate AG to @NHGOP: You got nothing. Don't waste my time."
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Sunday
Aug312014

AFP - WATCH LIVE! Defending the American Dream Summit 

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If you couldn't make it to Dallas for this year's Defending the American Dream Summit, don't worry!

A livestream of the event will be available today and tomorrow from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm CDT. You can watch the livestream HERE.

Speakers today include: Governor Rick Perry, Dr. Ben Carson, AEI President Arthur Brooks, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, and Senator Rand Paul.

Speakers tomorrow include: Senator Ted Cruz, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, and Congressman Jeb Hensarling.

If you're watching, don't forget to tweet at @AFPhq using the #Dream14 hashtag!

Lindsay Matlock
Defending the Ameican Dream Summit
Americans for Prosperity

P.S. Watch the Defending the American Dream Summit live here starting at 1:30 pm CDT!

Sunday
Aug312014

APP News Update - 8/29/14 

 

 
McGroarty Quoted on Jindal's CCSS Lawsuit
Alfonso Aguilar Interviewed on KQAD about the wave of Border Kids
 
Common Core As An Election Issue Common Core has become a flashpoint election issue.  Voters are increasingly realizing that the Common Core is of poor quality and locks children into an inferior education."   - APP Education Director Emmett McGroarty
 Quoted in Christian Post - 7/29/14
 
Steve Lonegan: Americans Need to Fight for the Value of the Dollar

Historically, Americans have been willing to fight for the value of their money, so recent complacency over the destruction of the dollar is disturbing.

THE U.S. economy continues to struggle. Wages remain stagnant for working families. Inflation slowly diminishes the average family’s consumer strength, and unemployment now includes factors like masses of workers dropping out of the workforce. So what has changed in America the last 40 years that has dimmed the economic optimism that drove the greatest generation and baby boomers?

Read more.

 
Guest-Worker Programs Can Solve Border Crisis

By Alfonso Aguilar and Helen Krieble  in the National Journal

The significant increase in unaccompanied minors entering our country illegally has brought the discussion of border security back to the forefront. It is true that very little could have been done to prevent the current surge since, as at least one serious study has shown, what leads most of these children to leave their home countries in Central America is the warlike conditions they are facing there on a daily basis. Yet, there is something we could do to address one of our own policies that has for 20 years encouraged many of them to come. They come because of a desire to reunite with parents who left them back home to find a good-paying job in the United States.

Read more.

 
College Board Under Fire for History Framework

Jane Robbins went on Fox News with James Rosen to discuss the radical new changes with the AP U.S. History Framework.

 
Interview: How Republicans Can Win Again

APP Executive Director Terry Schilling went on the Jim Bohannon show to talk about the mistakes that were made in the 2012 election and what Republicans can do to make a comeback.

The far ranging interview covers abortion, Hispanics and an economic message geared toward working class American’s instead of business owners. 

Listen to the interview here.

 
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