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DNC - Van Hollen to Hold Press Call on IA & NH Impact of Ryan-Koch Budget Plan 

Call Comes as Ryan Campaigns in Iowa and Leading Republicans Court the Kochs in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, U.S. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen will join Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) and a local Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident to discuss how the Ryan-Koch budget gives tax breaks to the wealthiest while at the same time raises taxes on middle-class families in Iowa and New Hampshire by an average of $2,000. On Friday, Paul Ryan will keynote a fundraiser in Cedar Rapids for the Iowa GOP and a host of potential Republican presidential candidates including Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz will court the Koch brothers’ AFP at an event in New Hampshire on Saturday.

·         In Iowa and New Hampshire, more than 60,000 seniors benefited from the closure of the Medicare Part D prescription drug donut hole in 2013 alone and at least that many likely would have to pay more for their needed medications in future years.

·         In Iowa and New Hampshire, nearly 17,000 fewer students would receive Pell Grants to help them pay for college.

·         In Iowa and New Hampshire, 1,650 fewer children would receive Head Start services.

·         In Iowa and New Hampshire, nearly 35,000 people would lose job search assistance.

·         In Iowa and New Hampshire, 765 fewer victims of domestic violence would be served through the STOP Violence Against Women Program.


WHO:                    U.S. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

                              Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.)

                              Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident Norm Sterzenbach


WHEN:                  Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11AM EST / 10AM CST


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's class warfare pivot 


Jan. 10, 2014


Obama's class warfare pivot
In danger of becoming a lame duck for the last three years of his presidency, Barack Obama's pivoting to the politics of envy in hopes to keep himself relevant.

Cartoon: Traffic outrage
The media is outraged the Chris Christie administration that it used state power to harass political opponents.

Slideshow: Obama donor tapped to head investigation into IRS Tea Party targeting
Barbara Kay Bosserman, a trial lawyer for the DOJ who happened to donate $6,000 to Obama, has been selected to head the investigation into the widely-reported prejudicial targeting of potentially thousands of the president's political adversaries by the executive agency trusted to enforce tax and non-profit laws. 50 years later, the war on poverty is lost
War on Poverty's 50th anniversary: "A record 46.5 million Americans are still counted as poor, and the share of those living in poverty — 15 percent and rising today vs. 19 percent and falling in 1964 — is close to what it was when Johnson sounded the trumpet."


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's class warfare claptrap  


Dec. 10, 2013

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obama's class warfare claptrap
For income inequality to be a problem, many Americans would first need an income, President Obama.

Cartoon: Santa audit
Obama hauls St. Nick into the Oval Office.

Big Green's big price tag
Unfair environmentalist policies and the regulatory burdens there from are costing a lot more than most realize, but they'll soon find out.

Sentinel-Journal: ATF uses rogue tactics in storefront stings across nation
"ATF agents befriended mentally disabled people to drum up business and later arrested them in at least four cities in addition to Milwaukee. In Wichita, Kan., ATF agents referred to a man with a low IQ as "slow-headed" before deciding to secretly use him as a key cog in their sting. And agents in Albuquerque, N.M., gave a brain-damaged drug addict with little knowledge of weapons a "tutorial" on machine guns, hoping he could find them one."


GSP - With No Help From Rep. Guinta , Rep. Bass and Congress Approves Bipartisan ‘Fiscal Cliff ’ Avoidance Bill, Averts Middle Class Tax Hike



With No Help From Congressman Frank Guinta, Rep. Charlie Bass and Majority of U.S. House Approve Senate’s Bipartisan ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Avoidance Bill, Averts Middle Class Tax Hike

Just How Reckless and Irresponsible Is Congressman Guinta? He Would Rather See Taxes Go Up on New Hampshire’s Middle Class Families by $2,200 and the Economy Suffer Before Seeing a Millionaire Pay a Dime More in Taxes

(Concord) The long national nightmare is over as the U.S. House approved by a 257-167 margin the strongly bipartisan Senate ‘fiscal cliff’ avoidance bill that will effectively roll back the $2,200 middle class tax hike that was triggered automatically on midnight January 1st.  The bill now headed to the President’s desk -- despite Congressman Guinta’s misguided opposition -- will permanently extend tax relief for all but the richest individuals making more than $400,000 a year and families making more than $450,000. These wealthy Americans will see their tax rates go from 35% back to Clinton-era level of 39.6 percent when the nation saw one of its greatest periods of economic prosperity and job creation, a move not only supported by the American people but by even most millionaires.  Additionally, the ‘fiscal cliff’ avoidance bill also includes other important measures to protect families and spur economic growth, including extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed (which expired Friday) through the end of 2013.

Sue Roman, a volunteer with the Action, a joint project of Granite State Progress and New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action: “Last night’s vote demonstrates that Frank Guinta clearly didn’t get the message voters sent in November when they voted him out of office. New Hampshire citizens voted to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; ask the nation’s wealthiest taxpayers to pay a little more; and to protect families without work struggling during this recovery. To his credit, Congressman Bass proved that the middle-class matters and that he heard the voices of voters. Too bad Frank Guinta is still too wed to his right-wing views to vote the conscience of the state.”

ABOUT THE ACTION: The Action NH is a joint project of NH Citizens Alliance for Action and Granite State Progress, and part of a national grassroots movement that demanded Congress end the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2%—the final deal ended the tax break for those making more than $400,000 per year. The Action is for critical investments that create and sustain jobs.


GSP - Dozens of activists join The Action to urge lame ducks Bass, Guinta to get back to work

Fighting the cold, activists from around the state demonstrated outside Bass's Concord office and Guinta's Manchester office demanding action on the fiscal cliff


Concord – Activists working with The Action, a joint project of Granite State Progress and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action, demonstrated outside the Concord office of lame duck Rep. Charlie Bass and the Manchester office of lame duck Rep. Frank Guinta today to demand that the House get back to work to stop the country from going over the fiscal cliff and protect the middle class by maintaining the current tax rates for 98% of Americans and 97% of small businesses.

"The House is returning to Washington in a couple of days and we’re asking Congressman Frank Guinta to do the right thing and vote for an extension of the middle-class cuts. These tax cuts for 98% of Americans and 97% of small business owners will allow New Hampshire taxpayers to keep $2000 that they can spend in our local economy and speed our recovery," The Action press secretary Keith McCrea said outside Guinta's office on Lowell St. in downtown Manchester. "After Speaker Boehner’s failure to secure the votes for his own caucus for his ‘Plan B,’ time is running short. Please, Congressman Guinta, vote to extend the middle-class tax cuts and urge your leader, Speaker John Boehner, to bring it to a vote.


The House, including lame ducks Bass and Guinta,  spent last week on vacation while the Senate and Pres. Obama have returned to DC to try to find a solution to the on-going uncertainty created by the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' After the failure of Speaker Boehner's 'Plan B,' the GOP leadership of the House has failed to offer any solutions while the Senate passed a bill over the summer to protect the middle-class. Speaker Boehner has refused to bring this bill to a vote. 


The Action has demonstrated from Pittsburg, at a town hall for Sen. Kelly Ayotte, to Nashua where they delivered over 400 petition signatures to Congressman Charlie Bass’s office urging him to vote for middle-class tax relief. We’ve been joined by small business owners from florists to jewelers, by volunteers and students, and by elected leaders from across the state. Hundreds have joined the call and their actions have been covered by media outlets including WBIN tv, NHPR, the Concord Monitor, the Nashua Telegraph, NH Patch, and local radio stations throughout the state.


ABOUT THE ACTION: The Action NH is a joint project of NH Citizens Alliance for Action and Granite State Progress, and part of a national grassroots movement that demands Congress end the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2%—those making more than $250,000 per year. The Action is for critical investments that create and sustain jobs.