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Thursday
Oct162014

NHDP - NEW WEB AD: Brown and Romney Outsourcing Records Wrong For NH

NHDP Releases New Targeted Web Ad Ahead of Romney Visit
 
Manchester, NH--The New Hampshire Democratic Party is releasing a new web ad ahead of Scott Brown's campaign stop with fellow Massachusetts politician and notorious outsourcer, Mitt Romney. During Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, it was revealed that Mitt Romney invested millions of dollars in a company that profited off of U.S. Outsourcing. Similarly, Scott Brown has been making hundreds of thousands of dollars off an outsourcing company, even endorsing their business strategy, which included sending jobs to China and Mexico. 
 
To view the web ad, click here:
 
"Scott Brown and Mitt Romney both cashed in off of outsourcing jobs--and that's just further proof that both are wrong for our economy and wrong for New Hampshire," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.
Thursday
Oct162014

NHDP - Mass and NH Labor Leaders Speak Out On Brown’s Outsourcing Record 

As Outsourcing Champion Mitt Romney Campaigns With Scott Brown, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Labor Leaders Speak Out on Brown’s Outsourcing Record
 

Manchester, NH – Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman and New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark Mackenzie spoke out against Scott Brown’s outsourcing record today as he campaigned alongside outsourcing champion Mitt Romney. Like Romney, Scott Brown has a record of profiting off companies that ship American jobs overseas. In the Senate, Brown voted to protect tax breaks for companies that shipped jobs overseas.
 
“New Hampshire shouldn’t make the same mistake Massachusetts made, because Scott Brown’s record when he went to Washington proves that he’s not for working families. He’s a guy that works to protect his corporate special interest backers, at the cost of the middle class,” said Steven Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “Now we know that since losing in Massachusetts, Brown has been making hundreds of thousands of dollars off of a company that made outsourcing part of its business plan. That company, Kadant Inc., even outsourced jobs in Massachusetts, the same state he once served. Scott Brown was wrong for Massachusetts and he’s wrong for New Hampshire.”
 
“Outsourcing is the type of business practice that lines the pockets of people like Scott Brown and Mitt Romney, but is devastating for communities in a state like New Hampshire,” said Mark Mackenzie, President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. “When jobs are shipped overseas, families suffer, unemployment rates increase, and entire communities are decimated. The fact that Scott Brown personally profited from this practice is shameful. We can't trust him and most definitely can't afford to send his agenda back to the Senate.”


As a Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown voted to protect special tax breaks for companies that offshore American jobs. After leaving the Senate, he made more than a quarter million dollars by serving on the Board of Directors of Kadant, Inc., a company that outsourced American jobs to increase its bottom line. Just two days before he announced his most recent campaign in New Hampshire, Brown signed legal documents endorsing the company’s business strategy, which included establishing cheaper manufacturing facilities in China and Mexico. 
Thursday
Oct162014

Recovery NH - Rally for Recovery - This Saturday at the NH State House 

Rallying Around Recovery in New Hampshire
Saturday event features distinguished guests, honors those on the journey

(Manchester, NH) October 15, 2014 – We’ve all heard the terms “recovering alcoholic,” or “recovering addict,” but do we know what those really mean?  Do we realize that recovery is a life-long, and often lonely, journey that people often travel in silence?  Do we know what happens when someone successfully completes a treatment program but doesn’t have the resources to stay sober?

Recovery doesn’t have to be so daunting.  Join Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and others this Saturday from 11am-2pm at the State House in Concord for the We Believe in Recovery Rally.

Hope for New Hampshire Recovery believes that Recovery Community Centers are the key to ensuring that people who’ve been through addiction treatment programs stay on the road to successful, drug and alcohol-free lives.  That’s why we’re working, under the leadership of our new Executive Director Cheryle Pacapelli, to set up these centers across the state – places people in recovery can turn to, without shame, for the guidance, support, and resources to stay in recovery.

Pacapelli said “Recovery Community Centers are a place where people in recovery can come and feel safe, to be with others in recovery, and help the next person coming in the door.”

We also believe there is no shame to being in recovery – a theme filmmaker Greg Williams explores in his award-winning documentary “Anonymous People.” He’ll join us Saturday for an honor guard parade to celebrate long-term recovery, show the public recovery is real, and give hope to those just starting their recovery, that we do recover.

Nearly everyone is touched, in one way or another, by the disease of addiction.  Community support, encouragement, and resources can be the cure!  Learn more by visiting www.hopefornhrecovery.org and by joining us Saturday at the We Believe in Recovery Rally.

 

WHAT:  We Believe in Recovery Rally

WHEN:  Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11am – 2pm

WHERE:  In front of the New Hampshire State House, Concord

WHO:  Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, filmmaker Greg Williams and many Granite Staters in recovery!

WHY:  To show encouragement for those in recovery (and those seeking it!) and build support for Recovery Community Centers in New Hampshire

Wednesday
Oct152014

APIA - Is Dollar’s Reserve Currency Status Costing US Jobs? 

Dear Monetary Policy Observer,

 

The financial media has been overjoyed by the dollar’s strong run over the past several weeks.  APIA senior economics adviser Ralph Benko points out that while cheapening the dollar is bad for the economy, the “King Dollar” status as a reserve currency may have cost the US economy 6 million jobs, according to Dr. Jared Bernstein, the chief economist to Vice President Biden. 

 

Benko calls for a return from “King Dollar” to a “high integrity, meticulously defined, dollar” pegged to gold as a way to sustain middle class growth.

 

We hope you find this material of interest.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nicholas Arnold

American Principles In Action

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The reserve currency status of the dollar, particularly as a potential factor in wage stagnation, has profound political implications.  Dispirited voters yearn for leadership that actually understands how to get the economic tide to lift all boats again.  Notwithstanding his promotion of some marked policy differences with this columnist, this columnist says three cheers for Dr. Bernstein for squarely pushing the reserve currency question into play.

 

[...]A dollar at the mercy of a freelancing Fed, subject to being whipsawed in value, up or down, is a barrier to commerce.  Money, by definition, is a medium of exchange, a store of value and — not be overlooked — a unit of account.  There are many empirical data tending to show that only by meticulously maintaining the definition of the unit — for example, by defining the dollar by grains of gold and making it legally convertible thereunto — can good job creation, and equitable prosperity, consistently be achieved.

 

Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2014/09/29/the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-and-fall-of-king-dollar-part-1/

Tuesday
Oct142014

ALG's Daily Grind - The high cost of Obama's jobless recovery 

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Oct. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

The high cost of Obama's jobless recovery
The economy has finally recovered the 8 million jobs it lost in the recession, but the problem is, the population aged 16-64 has grown by another 7.4 million since then.

Cartoon: Military Blockade

Regcession: Why Americans aren't feeling Obama's 'vigorous recovery'
New documentary boldly posits that regulations are actually causing more world-wide pollution, destroying American jobs, and even putting America itself at risk. 

Robinson: How far could UKIP go?
Nick Robinson analyzes the UK Independence Party's recent victories, gaining its first seat in the British Parliament and once again winning the European Parliamentary elections. 

  

Oct. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

The high cost of Obama's jobless recovery
The economy has finally recovered the 8 million jobs it lost in the recession, but the problem is, the population aged 16-64 has grown by another 7.4 million since then.

Cartoon: Military Blockade

Regcession: Why Americans aren't feeling Obama's 'vigorous recovery'
New documentary boldly posits that regulations are actually causing more world-wide pollution, destroying American jobs, and even putting America itself at risk.

Robinson: How far could UKIP go?
Nick Robinson analyzes the UK Independence Party's recent victories, gaining its first seat in the British Parliament and once again winning the European Parliamentary elections.