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Guinta For Congress - Listening Tour Finds Devastating Cuts to Seniors on Fixed Incomes  

Team Guinta’s Health Care Listening Tour made its ninth stop this morning at Hanover Hill Health Care Center, a rehabilitation facility, and nursing home located in Manchester.

A tour of the facility was conducted, offering the chance to meet with the Lori Mcintire, the Administrator, as well as the President and CEO of the NH Health Care Association, John Poirer, and the President of Hanover Hill, Ted Lee, patients and staff.

Following the visit, Frank Guinta released this statement:

“ObamaCare’s devastating cuts to Medicare providers will detrimentally impact the ability of caregivers across the Granite State from offering the care patients have become accustomed to. Today, I heard that health care premiums have increased 30-40% for employees here and reimbursement rates have been cut, which will force them to reduce services or increase costs on the seniors living here on a fixed income.

Today’s visit was an important opportunity to hear about how we can best care for our parents and grandparents during and after their rehab from accidents or other incidents. I will always fight to protect and preserve Medicare and Social Security. Our word is our bond and we made a promise to our seniors that we must keep. As part of our Health Care Listening Tour we will continue to provide solutions to fix our broken health care system, reduce costs, and increase access to the care many in our society need.”


ALG's Daily Grind - Defund Holder's gun bracelet scheme


April 9, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Defund Holder's gun bracelet scheme
The Obama Administration wants to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to develop a wrist band that has a computer chip which corresponds like a lock and key with a computer chip in a corresponding gun.

Paying too much at the grocery store and at the pump? You can thank the Fed
Since 2000, household median income measured by the Census Bureau has only averaged 1.77 percent growth. In the meantime, the prices of staples like food and energy have been skyrocketing — at 6.8 percent and 16.18 percent, respectively.

Perry and Biggs: The '77 cents on the dollar' myth about women's pay
"Then there is the issue of marriage and children. The BLS reports that single women who have never married earned 96 percent of men's earnings in 2012. The supposed pay gap appears when marriage and children enter the picture."


NH House Republican Leader Comments on Job Killing Minimum Wage Bill

CONCORD - House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following statement relative the House vote on HB1403, which raises the minimum wage in New Hampshire by 24% to $9 per hour. The bill passed by a 173-118 vote.


House Republican Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“This bill will negatively affect our job climate in New Hampshire and threaten the viability of many small and medium sized businesses especially in the hospitality industry, which many workers in our state depend on.  For many small employers, a government mandated 24% wage increase is just not affordable, and they may have to reduce their overall number of employees or try to raise prices to compensate. In this economy, this is not a viable option.”


“The Congressional Budget Office estimates that with this type of increase, between 500,000 and 600,000 jobs could be lost nationally, with as many as 2000 jobs cut in New Hampshire.”


“Just one medium sized restaurant in the Mount Washington Valley stated that it would cost them $20,000 to pay for this increase. In this economy there is no way they can afford this.”

“Raising the minimum wage will also eliminate job opportunities for our young workers who rely on entry level, part time, or seasonal jobs for valuable work experience.”

“Our business community is compassionate and more than capable of making reasonable decisions that best suits the needs of their employees and the viability of their businesses.”

“Republicans aren’t against higher wages. We are proponents of creating the economic conditions for businesses to thrive to ensure everyone has the opportunity to earn a decent wage. Government mandates do exactly the opposite.”

“Tying the minimum wage to an unpredictable index sets us up for major trouble. The Consumer Price Index can increase in a bad economy. I can’t imagine how proponents of this bill plan on explaining future automatic wage increases even during a recession. This could have disastrous consequences for our mom-and-pop operations.”


ALG's Daily Grind - Can we inflate the debt away?


Jan. 24, 2014

Can we inflate the debt away?
With the $17.2 trillion national debt set to grow another 6 percent this fiscal year, and inflation running at less than 2 percent, no, we cannot. 

Cartoon: "Two Thirds"

Miss global warming yet? Just you wait…
The cold kills: Let's truly hope that those scientists predicting we're in opening rounds of another mini ice age are wrong.

Colombo: Why Southeast Asia's boom is another bubble-driven illusion
What happens when the U.S. exports its inflation overseas.


ALG's Daily Grind - Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change 


Jan. 21, 2014

Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change
NLRB to investigate the nation's leading retailer's treatment of about 60 employees who participated in Black Friday "strikes" against the retailer.

Maybe the rent is too damn high
Which is a bigger problem for the poor: Low incomes or the high cost of living?

Dorfman: Free markets unquestionably help the poor
"If a country wants to get richer, policies that enhance economic freedom are good ones to follow."