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Tuesday
Apr012014

NHGOP RELEASES NEW WEB VIDEO: "BROKEN PROMISES" 

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Video Highlights Jeanne Shaheen's Decades of Deception And Broken Promises

 

Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today released a new web video highlighting Senator Jeanne Shaheen's decades of broken promises. Shaheen has repeatedly misled New Hampshire with dishonest statements about ObamaCare, cuts to Medicare, deficit reduction and most notably, her phony pledge to oppose broad based taxes as governor.

 

"For decades Jeanne Shaheen has misled New Hampshire with dishonest statements, broken promises and outright lies. She falsely promised that people could keep their health insurance if they liked it under ObamaCare. She shamefully misled Granite State seniors into believing that she would protect their Medicare Advantage benefits. Shaheen dishonestly claimed that she would bring fiscal responsibility back to Washington and she tried to saddle New Hampshire with a disastrous sales tax that would have destroyed our low tax environment," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Jeanne Shaheen has proven that she is a deceptive, dishonest Washington politician who is incapable of telling the truth. New Hampshire voters are sick and tired of Shaheen's lies, and they are eager to replace her with a fiscally responsible Republican who will honor his or her promises."

 

 

 CLICK HERE TO WATCH BROKEN PROMISES

 

 

JEANNE SHAHEEN'S BROKEN PROMISES:

 

 

BROKEN PROMISE:

 

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 2009: "Everyone will have the freedom to keep their health care plan if they like it."

 

FACT:

 

Millions of Americans have received health insurance cancellation notices as a result of ObamCare.

 

 

BROKEN PROMISE:

 

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 2009: "I think there is a lot of misinformation about where the cuts from Medicare are going to come from...they are going to make private insurers who offer Medicare advantage to pay the same amount that everybody else is getting under Medicare."

 

FACT

 

The Obama Administration has proposed significant cuts to Medicare Advantage rates that will affect 30 percent of all Medicare recipients - or 16 million seniors - nationwide that are enrolled in the program.

 

 

BROKEN PROMISE:

 

Former Governor Jeanne Shaheen in 2008: "I think we have to restore fiscal responsibility to Washington. End the practice of just putting in place programs without willing to say where the money is coming from.  We have got to begin to pay down our $10 trillion debt that forces us every day to go out and borrow money from China, or Japan, or other countries, and its now the fifth largest line item in the budget. We have got to do something about that debt."

 

FACT:

 

As a Senator, Jeanne Shaheen has voted for President Obama's fiscally irresponsible agenda 99 percent of the time and has done nothing to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington. Today our national debt stands at $17.5 trillion and counting.

 

 

BROKEN PROMISE:

 

State Senator Jeanne Shaheen in 1996: "I pledge to veto a sales or income tax, I've never supported a sales or income tax, I have never voted for one in the state senate, and as your governor, we wont have one."

 

FACT:

 

As governor, Shaheen broke her pledge, and in 2001 she tried to destroy the New Hampshire Advantage by proposing a sales tax.

Tuesday
Apr012014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON LATEST OBAMACARE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS 

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Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement today on ObamaCare's latest technical glitches. NBC News reports that HealthCare.gov crashed earlier this morning less than 24 hours before the enrollment deadline:

 

"Today's ObamaCare technical meltdown is a sad reminder of the failures of this terrible law and the utter incompetence of the Obama Administration. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter have enthusiastically championed ObamaCare despite the disastrous consequences that have been imposed on working families. They should all be embarrassed by this glitch and personally apologize to New Hampshire for continuing to blindly support President Obama and his destructive health care agenda."

Saturday
Mar292014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN AT A LOSS ON OBAMACARE DURING TELE-TOWN HALL

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Blames 'Misinformation' for The Law's Problems
 
Concord - During a telephone town hall this week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was asked by a middle-class New Hampshire citizen about why his health insurance rates are increasing under Obamacare, and her empty non-answer was telling. 
 
Shaheen's constituent, who is self-employed, began the exchange by telling his senator that he was originally excited by the prospects of health insurance reform because of the promises about more affordability. But now, his premium has nearly doubled, and he wants to know what's being done to fix the well-chronicled problems with the law.
 
Shaheen's response?  "Clearly, there's a lot of misinformation about the Affordable Care Act."
 
She goes on to say that "hopefully" things will get better for those experiencing problems, but she offers no solutions.
 
Audio of the entire exchange is available here: http://youtu.be/ZEhejeOi9-g
 
 "Senator Shaheen is so out-of-touch that she doesn't understand the frustrations of her constituents who are suffering as a result of her deciding vote for ObamaCare," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Rather than offering real solutions to skyrocketing premiums and limited health care options, Shaheen is merely offering half-hearted promises that 'hopefully' things will get better. We've seen first-hand from Barack Obama's disastrous presidency, which Senator Shaheen has supported 99 percent of the time, that hope and change is not a recipe for success. Instead of more empty rhetoric, Senator Shaheen should explain to her constituents why she cast the tie-breaking vote for Obamacare, and why she continues to blindly support a health care plan that is hurting the people she's supposed to be representing." 
Friday
Mar282014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON SENATE GAS TAX VOTE 

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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on the Senate vote to raise the gas tax:

 

"A gas tax hike during challenging economic times is wrong for New Hampshire because it will unfairly burden the middle class and hurt small businesses. Democrat Governor John Lynch was right when he vigorously opposed a gas tax increase and said that the state needs to do a better job managing its existing funds instead of trying to take more money out of the pockets of working families. By vowing to sign this tax hike, Governor Maggie Hassan continues to prove that she is no John Lynch, and that she is out of touch with New Hampshire's fiscally responsible values."

 

Background: Governor John Lynch: "Before we consider the need for additional revenue - which I don't think is there - we need to manage the funds that we have today, which we are not doing well," he said in a meeting with editors from The Citizen and Foster's Daily Democrat. (Lynch Vows To Fight Gas TaxLaconia Citizen, 8/30/2007)

Wednesday
Mar262014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN'S VISIT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today released the following statement on Vice President Biden's trip to New Hampshire:

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Representative Annie Kuster and Representative Carol Shea-Porter understand that the job-killing Obama-Biden agenda is wildly unpopular in New Hampshire. That's why they refused to attend the vice president's event in Nashua despite the fact that they have all voted in lock step with the Obama Administration," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "New Hampshire Democrats can run, but they cannot hide from their unwavering support for the failed Obama policies that are crushing small businesses and forcing working families to lose their health insurance. In November, Granite Staters will hold them accountable for their misplaced priorities and replace them with fiscally responsible Republicans who can return fiscal sanity to Washington."