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Wednesday
Oct292014

NHGOP: NEW DSCC AD HIDES SENATOR SHAHEEN'S VOTE TO CUT MEDICARE 

Their Own Research Admits Brown's Vote "Does Not Cut Social Security Or Medicare"

 

Concord, N.H. - Today, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee released the following statement in response to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad that desperately tries to distract from Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare:

 

"In an act of desperation, the Democrats chose to run a blatantly false ad attacking Scott Brown while deliberately ignoring Senator Jeanne Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, an important program that many seniors in the Granite State depend upon," said New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "The truth is Scott Brown has never voted to cut Medicare, and this effort to distract New Hampshire voters from Senator Shaheen's record of voting with President Obama 99 percent of the time won't work. Senator Shaheen put the needs of President Obama before the needs of New Hampshire seniors when she voted to cut Medicare and on November 4 we need to hold her accountable. She and her allies should be ashamed of themselves."

 

The ad released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, fails to mention that Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted to cut Medicare by $716 billion with her deciding vote on Obamacare.

 

Shaheen Voted For ObamaCare, Which Cut $716 Billion From Medicare. (H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #396: Passed 60-39, 12/24/09, Shaheen Voted Yea)

 

Shaheen Voted To Allow ObamaCare To Raid Medicare

 

In December 2009, Shaheen Voted Against Legislation That Would Prevent Medicare From Being Raided To Pay For ObamaCare. "To prevent Medicare from being raided for new entitlements and to use Medicaresavings to save Medicare." (S. Amdt. 2942 To S. Amdt. 2876 To H.R. 3590, Roll Call Vote #368: Rejected43-56, 12/7/09, Shaheen Voted Nay)

 

·         The Democrat-Controlled Senate Rejected Attempts From Raiding Medicare To Pay For ObamaCare. "The latest such maneuver came when the Senate rejected an attempt by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., to prevent Medicare from 'being raided' to pay for health care. The vote was 43-56. The bill calls for cuts totaling $460 billion over a decade from projected Medicare spending, much of which would be used to provide subsidies to help lower and middle-income Americans purchase health care." (David Espo, "Senate Dems Seek Expansion Of Medicare, Medicaid," The Associated Press, 12/8/09)


While ignoring Senator Shaheen's vote to cut Medicare, this falsely attacks Scott Brown. The ad specifically cites a Boston Globe on article on August 8, 2011 that's entitled, "Brown to Seniors: Social Security, Medicare could be cut." But according to Factcheck.org, that article doesn't support the ad's claim. The Globe article doesn't say Brown advocated for cutting Medicare and Social Security.

In fact, the DSCC's own research admits that the vote in question "does not cut Social Security or Medicare."

The ad also points to Scott Brown's vote in favor of "Cut, Cap, and Balance." This bill specifically exempted Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, and interest paid on the debt from spending caps while requiring a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, according to Factcheck.org.

 

And according to Politifact on "Cut, Cap, and Balance," "the cap would have exempt spending on Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, or interest on the debt."

 

Wednesday
Oct292014

AFPNH - This Is Your Chance! 

 
   
 


Senator Jeanne Shaheen proudly voted in support of ObamaCare. Don't miss your opportunity to vote against Obamacare by defeating Senator Shaheen on Novermber 4.

Thanks to Senator Shaheen and Obamacare, our network of health care providers and hospitals in New Hampshire has gotten smaller while our premiums and deductibles have gone up.

Enough is enough!

Senator Shaheen won't back down from her support of the disastrout and dangerous ObamaCare. So why should we support her?                                                               

As you know, we at Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire have spent this year educating New Hampshire citizens on the damage that Obamacare has wrought on our families and business owners.

Now it is your turn.

Senator Shaheen set the stage for our friends and neighbors to lose access to their hospitals and doctors through three decades of bad policy decisions. First by driving out the competition in the marketplace in 1994 and then voting for ObamaCare, which drove up costs. It's time for her to go - it's time to Fire Jeanne Shaheen.

Don't let Senator Shaheen get away with bringing Obamacare to New Hampshire. She is proud of her vote. Be proud of yours.

Live Free or Die,

Gregory Moore
NH State Director


Tuesday
Oct282014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - She's What? Shea-Porter's Stunning ObamaCare Admission  

Shea-Porter Proves She's Out of Touch, Doubles Down on ObamaCare

MANCHESTER – In last night’s WMUR Debate, Congresswoman Shea-Porter named ObamaCare as her proudest accomplishment.  

KATHLEEN RONAYNE: “Can you tell us about one piece of legislation that you sponsored and led the way on that’s made a difference for New Hampshire?”

SHEA-PORTER: “Yes, I can. I’m very, very proud of the health care law.”

Watch the video HERE

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"Though the overwhelming majority of Granite Staters disapprove of ObamaCare, she defends the law.  Though 70,000 more Granite Staters could stand to lose their health insurance, she defends the law.  Though 17,000 Granite Staters will pay $23 million in fines next year, she defends the law.  Though access is decreasing while costs are increasing, she defends the law. Granite Staters deserve better.  We deserve a patient-centered, market-driven heath care approach, not the Obama/Shea-Porter one-size-fits-all failure that is ObamaCare."

BACKGROUND

WMUR NEWS (11/14/2013) - Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield NH “sent about 22,000 cancellation notices” due to ObamaCare.

CBS NEWS (04/17/2014) - President Obama says Democrats should “forcefully defend” and be “proud” of ObamaCare. 

REUTERS (05/11/2014) - Shea-Porter calls ObamaCare a “great joy and a triumph.”

USA TODAY (10/16/2014) - In New Hampshire, as many as “70,000 small-group policyholders” could have their plans cancelled after the ObamaCare deadline this November

AMERICAN ACTION FORUM (10/22/2014) - "17,000" Granite Staters will pay "$23 million" in ObamaCare tax penalties.

YOUTUBE/WMUR (10/27/2014) - Shea-Porter says she’s “very, very proud” of ObamaCare.

Saturday
Oct252014

NHDP - Associated Press: "Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat"

Associated Press: "Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat"
By Holly Ramer
October 24, 2014

 
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The only company that sold health insurance under the federal health care overhaul law in New Hampshire this year says its average customer will see no increase in premiums in 2015.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says its overall rates will remain flat, but some policyholders could see changes depending on their individual plans, their ages and whether or not they smoke.

Two other private insurance companies — Harvard Pilgrim and Assurant — and two cooperatives — Maine Community Health and Minuteman — will begin selling health plans when enrollment re-opens on Nov. 15 for coverage that takes effect in January.

Anthem plans to offer 11 individual plans and three group plans. The total number of plans available to individuals is expected to increase to more than 50.
Thursday
Oct232014

Guinta For Congess (CD1) - Differences on Display at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Debate 

Shea-Porter Yet Again a Rubber Stamp for the Obama Agenda

MANCHESTER - This morning's Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Debate at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics continued to reveal clear contrasts between Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:

"At the second debate in as many days, Congresswoman Shea-Porter doubled down on her support of the ObamaCare disaster and the President's failed economic agenda. Her continued rock solid support of ObamaCare is especially striking considering recent studies out from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University showing that ObamaCare will reduce the nationwide weekly employment rate by 3 percent and from USA Today showing that as many as 70,000 small-group policy holders in NH will have their plans cancelled this November. This debate showed why Frank is the clear choice for Granite Staters looking for an independent voice in Washington who will work to reduce regulation, lower taxes, and get our economy moving again."

Background

Mercatus Center at George Mason University: The Affordable Care Act and the New Economics of Part-Time Work

USA Today: Obamacare cancellations, again