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Tuesday
Jul222014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN HOSTS VETERANS ROUNDTABLE FOCUSED ON MORE AND BETTER JOBS 

Calls for Permanent Extension of the Hire A Hero Act


CONCORD As part of the ongoing "HonoringOur Veterans" tour, Scott Brown held a veterans roundtable discussion at the Barley House Restaurant and Tavern to discuss ways to improve employment opportunities for our veterans. Brown met with veterans to propose initiatives from his white paper policy, including the permanent reauthorization of the Hire A Hero Act, a law Brown co-sponsored to provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.

 
“The Obama-Shaheen economy has not given our veterans the job opportunities they deserve once they return home,” said Brown. “These are the men and women who fight for our freedom and they should not have to come home and fight to find job.”
 
Brown presented his policy ideas and listened to feedback from veterans and community members about experiences entering the workforce. In addition to the permanent reauthorization of the Hire A Hero Act, Brown highlighted the need for improved job training and programs to help veterans create small businesses. 
 
Along with the veteran attendees, Pamela Szacik, the Employment Service Bureau Director for the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, joined the discussion to provide insight on the department's work on behalf of veterans.
 
New Hampshire has the fifth-highest concentration per capita of veterans population in the United States, underscoring the importance of having realistic solutions to the problems with the veteran health care system and employment.
 
“Veterans returning home and adjusting to civilian life is a difficult process, and finding employment in this economy is more challenging,” said Terry Negron, a member of the United States Air Force Reserves.  “I appreciate Scott Brown listening to what veterans are going through and finding solutions to the unemployment problem in the veterans community.”
 
Brown has made several stops across the state to meet with veterans and tour facilities, including the NH Veterans Home, Manchester VA Medical Center, and Harbor Homes in Nashua.  Brown also hosted a veterans town hall meeting at the Merrimack VFW.
Thursday
Jul172014

Brown For US Senate - RELEASES DETAILED VETERANS POLICY PAPER, CALLS FOR PERMANENT REAUTHORIZATION OF "HIRE A HERO"

MANCHESTER – As part of the ongoing "Honoring Our Veterans" tour, Scott Brown today released a detailed white paper containing legislative initiatives to improve health care and employment opportunities for veterans. Chief among these initatives is a permanent reauthorization of the Hire A Hero Act that expired in 2013. As a senator, Brown was an original co-sponsor of the Hire A Hero Law to provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. 

"Veterans in New Hampshire and across the country deserve the best care possible," Brown said. "Health care is not the only challenge America's veterans face on a daily basis. Many veterans are struggling to find employment in this tough economy and that's why I believe we need to immediately make permanent the Hire A Hero tax credit." 

Brown's plan outlines other measures to hold the VA accountable for mismanagement, provide more job opportunities, and streamline the process to file claims and schedule appointments. New Hampshire has the fifth-highest concentration per capita of veterans in the country, but it is the only state without a full-service VA hospital.

Brown kicked off his "Honoring Our Veterans" on Monday,
releasing an ad that highlights his commitment to New Hampshire veterans and their families. He will continue to meet with veterans across the state in the coming days, and is hosting a town hall event tonight at the Merrimack VFW.

Click here to read the white paper.
Friday
Jul112014

NHDP - Frank Guinta Caught Playing Both Sides on Construction Jobs

Guinta Must Choose: Tea Party Way or New Hampshire Highways


Concord, NH – During his so-called “Economic Recovery” tour, Frank Guinta remained notably silent on the top issue threatening middle class New Hampshire jobs this summer: the Highway Trust Fund crisis.

Why? Because Democrats, moderate Republicans, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce all agree that Congress should reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund and construction workers should continue repairing roads and building bridges. But Tea Party groups have threatened to drive New Hampshire’s economy into the ditch by letting the Highway Trust Fund run dry in August, meaning local construction workers could be out of a job.

“Frank Guinta supported the Tea Party government shutdown, but does he support the highway shutdown?” asked Bryan Lesswing, New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesperson. “It’s time for Frank Guinta to stop his shady double-dealing and come clean with New Hampshire voters. Does he stand with New Hampshire construction workers, or does he agree with his Tea Party buddies that we should let the Highway Trust Fund run dry?”

As one reporter noted last week, "Guinta has tried to be both establishment and Tea Party at the same time." It's time for him to pick a side. Any voter who uses New Hampshire’s roads and bridges has a stake in whether Guinta thinks we should let them crumble.

Thursday
Jul102014

Rubens For US Senate - Bring American Jobs Back: Jim Rubens Releases Six Point Jobs Plan 

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens today released his six point jobs plan to bring good-paying jobs back on American soil.

 

"The recession has not yet ended for far too many Americans," Rubens said.  "Seven trillion dollars in new federal debt under the Shaheen/Obama debt-fueled “recovery” has fattened up Wall Street, but has left American families stuck between stagnant wages and the rising cost of living. One-in-eight adults are unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work. The percentage of Americans working in the civilian labor force is at a 36 year low and continues to drop like a stone.  Inflation-adjusted incomes for the typical household have dropped by six percent since Shaheen/Obama took their offices in January, 2009."

 

The full plan can be read at www.jimrubens.com/jobs   ###  

Jim Rubens Jobs Plan

 

Jim Rubens’ number one economic priority is to bring the good-paying jobs back to American soil.

 

The recession has not yet ended for far too many Americans.  Seven trillion dollars in new federal debt under the Shaheen/Obama debt-fueled “recovery” has fattened up Wall Street, but has left American families stuck between stagnant wages and the rising cost of living. One-in-eight adults are unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work. The percentage of Americans working in the civilian labor force is at a 36 year low and continues to drop like a stone.  Inflation-adjusted incomes for the typical household have dropped by six percent since Shaheen/Obama took their offices in January, 2009.

 

My six point plan to restore economic growth, domestic manufacturing and good-paying jobs:

 

1.       Tax reform. Reform our absurdly complex corporate and personal tax codes, making them simpler, fairer, and flatter, removing crony-capitalist loopholes to reduce rates. We must reduce our highest in the world corporate tax rate and reduce tax rates on offshore corporate earnings so that American companies are encouraged to invest, create jobs and pay dividends in the USA. The wave of reverse-mergers of American with Irish companies exemplifies the problem with our high corporate tax rates.

2.       Reduce regulation. Reduce stifling, hyper-complex regulatory burdens such as those under Obamacare and Dodd-Frank which are hurting New Hampshire’s small business economy. One approach is to require that all regulations be reviewed by Congress every ten years to assure that any regulation needed to protect public health and safety is consistent with statutory purpose, measurably cost-effective, and not redundant. Between the years 2000 and 2011, economic freedom in the United States has dropped from 3rd to 17th in the world, leaving us less free than Finland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Denmark.

3.       Affordable, abundant, clean energy. Eliminate all federal energy subsidies and mandates so that entrepreneurs focus on inventing and commercializing low-cost energy sources and technologies, rather than on market-distorting subsidies, tax loopholes and supply mandates.

4.       Reduce healthcare costs. America’s highest in the world healthcare costs drive jobs offshore. We must repeal Obamacare and replace it with solutions allowing healthcare innovation, consumer choice, and market reforms to reduce costs, improve quality, health outcomes, and patient access.

5.       Protect the American dollar. Spiraling government debt and deficit spending risk a collapse in the value of our currency or replacement of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. A stable dollar encourages domestic capital investment. Since 1971, when President Nixon ended convertibility of the dollar to gold, the dollar has lost 83 percent of its value, discouraging prudent saving and investment in low-risk, domestic assets.

6.       Jobs for American citizens. Build a fence along the entire US-Mexico border. No amnesty. Jobs should be reserved for American citizens and those legally eligible to work here.

Monday
Jun302014

ALG's Daily Grind - Supreme Court delivers blow to Obama on NLRB appointments, now Congress must act 

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June 27, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Supreme Court delivers blow to Obama on NLRB appointments, now Congress must act
If the Supreme Court had decided the case differently, the consequences for our system of limited government would have been disastrous, sending a message that we allow presidents to bypass the Senate and unilaterally install appointees, including federal judges, any time the president deems the Senate "unavailable," such as over lunch.

Boehner to take Obama to federal court on executive overreach?
Does the House have standing to sue in federal court over, say, the failure to implement provisions of Obamacare?

Moore: Mr. Obama, where are our 5 million missing jobs?
"A new analysis of the labor force numbers by Heritage Foundation economists places the real jobs deficit in America closer to 5.5 million, even after accounting for changes in population and demographics."