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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.

 

Friday
Oct032014

NH GOP - NHGOP TO SHAHEEN: STOP HOLDING IMPORTANT CHAMBER EVENT ON JOBS AND THE ECONOMY HOSTAGE 

Shaheen Campaign Refusing To Respond to Efforts to Compromise On Arrogant Debate Demands

 

Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen is holding an important event hosted by the Nashua and Manchester Chambers hostage by refusing to even respond to efforts to compromise on her arrogant demands. Shaheen has refused to debate Scott Brown and even appear on the same stage with him.

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen is refusing to debate Scott Brown because she knows that she cannot defend her record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time. Her arrogant demands have already caused the Manchester and Nashua Chambers to lose the national media organization and respected debate moderator that had agreed to participate in this important event," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen's disgraceful behavior insults voters and is extremely disrespectful to the event sponsors who are trying to provide a critical debate on jobs and the economy. It is time for her to accept the invitation to this event and agree to the commonsense compromise format that has been proposed."

 

When asked about her unwillingness to debate Scott Brown during an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio this week, Jeanne Shaheen lied and claimed that the chambers has asked for separate appearances from the candidates (Audio). The chambers had proposed a debate format that would have been moderated by respected Bloomberg News journalist Mark Halperin. Shaheen rejected this invitation.

 

Senator Shaheen has also declined invitations to debates hosted by Franklin Pierce University and WGIR-AM Radio. 

 

Additionally, it has been 764 days since Jeanne Shaheen hosted a town hall meeting to answer questions from her constituents. 

Friday
Oct032014

Brown For US Senate - THE OBAMA-SHAHEEN AGENDA IS MAKING IT HARD ON JOB CREATORS 

MANCHESTER Today, Scott Brown released the following statement after President Obama's economic address:

 
"President Obama is trying to make the case for economic recovery but the people of New Hampshire know the truth: good jobs are hard to come by, and for those who are working it's hard to remember the last time they got a decent raise. The Obama-Shaheen agenda of higher taxes and more regulation is making it hard on job creators. One of my main concerns is the Obamacare business mandate that takes effect in January. This will act as a wet blanket on jobs by deterring growth and expansion. If people like the direction we are going in as a country, and want to gamble with our economy, they should vote for Jeanne Shaheen, a reliable rubber-stamp for Obama and his policies. But if you believe as I do that we need to change course, and create more good jobs that people can count on, then voters should support my campaign for U.S. Senate."
Wednesday
Sep242014

Josiah Bartlett Center - The State's Job Problem Can't be Fixed by Changing One Thing 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

 
 

The biggest problem with the anemic job growth New Hampshire has been saddled with for the last decade is not the lack of jobs but the forlorn hope of policymakers that there is one silver bullet that will fix everything.

It used to be true (and is no longer) that New Hampshire grew faster than most states when the economy was strong and came back from recessions before other states and more aggressively than other states. The explosive growth of jobs in the 1970s, the 1980s, and at least to some extent the 1990s was something we took for granted and defined what we perceived as the dynamic economic character of the state.

In the 1980s, New Hampshire’s economy went through an explosive boom cycle. At our job creation peak there were more jobs than available workers – we were the North Dakota of our time. For example, from 1983 to 1989 the number of jobs in New Hampshire increased by 28% in just six years....Click here to keep reading

 
Wednesday
Sep172014

NHGOP CALLS ON MAGGIE HASSAN TO HOLD TOWN HALL ON NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to hold a town hall meeting on the state of New Hampshire's economy, in light of her recent comments regarding economic growth in the state:

 

"Maggie Hassan should be honest with her constituents about the dismal state of the economy in New Hampshire, instead of misleading them by saying that she has seen 'great growth' during her time in the corner office in Concord," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Maggie Hassan should immediately hold an open, transparent town hall event to discuss the real challenges facing New Hampshire's economy, so that Granite Staters can hold her accountable for her reckless and abysmal tenure as governor."   

 

Maggie Hassan's big government, tax and spend policies are significantly hurting New Hampshire's economy, as the state economy grew by only half the national average in 2013.  Further, Maggie Hassan's regulation heavy agenda is creating an unfriendly environment for business in the state, as evidenced by the state's drop to 30th best for business, a significant change from the rating of 19th best state for business when she was elected in 2012.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Maggie Hassan believes that the economy has seen "great growth" during her tenure as governor. "We are seeing great growth, and we are moving forward," Hassan said. (Josh McElveen, "Havenstein attacks Hassan on economy," WMUR, 9/15/2014)

 

New Hampshire's economy grew by only 0.9% in 2013, down from 1.2% in 2012 and severely behind the national average of 1.8% growth in 2013.  (U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, Widespread but Slower Growth in 2013, 6/11/2014)

 

Under Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire has fallen from the 19th best state for business to the 30th best state for business according to CNBC.  (America's Top States for Business, CNBC, Accessed 9/16/2014)