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Sunday
Aug172014

Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Calls for Brown to Take Position on Obamacare 

In today’s Mount Washington Valley Economic Council debate in North Conway, each candidate was asked about what they would do regarding Obamacare. 

 

In response to the question, Scott Brown said that he wants to repeal Obamcare but people who are on it and like parts of it, such as coverage for pre-existing conditions, he suggested freezing those parts.

 

“From talking to voters across New Hampshire, they are demanding specific plans to replace Obamacare,” said Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.  “This statement from Scott Brown is the latest in a series of statements that range from endorsing the major components of Obamacare to not clearly articulating his vision for fixing this broken system.”

 

Some of Brown’s recent statements include:

“At one stop, he suggested repealing Obamacare but letting New Hampshire’s beneficiaries be ‘grandfathered in’ so they don’t lose coverage.” Politico, May 15, 2014

 

"Not only on Medicaid expansion, but the Affordable Care Act, I've always felt that people should get some type of health care options and pay for it with a nice competitive fee, that's all great. I believe it in my heart." WMUR-TV, April 27, 2014

 

“And a plan which is good for New Hampshire which can include the Medicaid expansion” WMUR-TV, April 27, 2014

 

McElveen: “So you agree with the philosophy behind the ACA in terms of of the healthcare, but the mechanisms just doesn’t work as far as you’re concerned.”  Brown: “Yeah listen, absolutely”. WMUR-TV, April 27, 2014

 

New Hampshire Public Radio reported on August 12, 2014, “Brown meanwhile said he’d like to see the law replaced with a network of state controlled solutions.”

 

Rubens adds, “Because he favors grandfathering current Obamacare enrollees, wants to keep Medicaid expansion and voted for mandated insurance in Massachusetts, he supports the three major pillars of Obamacare.  On my website I lay out a detailed 16-point plan, no such plan exists on ScottBrown.com.  I’m calling on Brown to describe specifically what he is proposing to replace Obamacare.”

 

Saturday
Aug162014

NHDP - ICYMI: Primary Candidates Hammer Failed CEO Walt Havenstein for ACA Hypocrisy at GOP Debate

Manchester, NH – Failed CEO Walt Havenstein's record of cashing in on the ACA as CEO of SAIC, despite now pledging to deny the law's health care benefits to 50,000 Granite Staters, continues to haunt his flailing campaign as made clear during the GOP gubernatorial debate earlier this week.

After struggling to defend his opposition to the ACA, despite previously using the health care law to boost his company's profits, Havenstein's primary opponents hammered his stance as “disingenuous” and a troubling sign of putting profits before principles.

As the Ledger-Transcript reported, “The candidates were never pushed too far out of their comfort zone during the debates, save one moment: After Havenstein referred to New Hampshire’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act as 'nothing short of a disaster,' Hemingway blasted him for his oft-publicized connections to the act. Havenstein's Virginia-based company, SAIC, received over $5 million in federal contracts relating to the rollout of 'Obamacare.' Even then, Havenstein didn't stray too far from his talking points, arguing that he was acting as a CEO, not on his personal beliefs.”

The Ledger-Transcript added, “Smolin took that opportunity to pile on. 'As governor, you are the CEO of the state,' Smolin pointed out; did that mean his personal beliefs would never come into play if he was elected?”

Read the full Ledger-Transcript recap of this week's debate here: http://www.ledgertranscript.com/home/13126836-95/political-hopefuls-bring-their-platforms-to-region

See ACA-related footage from the debate here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kWhkVmB5s&feature=youtu.be

Thursday
Aug142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Barack Obama: His own political worst enemy 

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August 13, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obamacare drop outs could mean health insurer taxpayer funded bailouts
Investor's Business Daily: Only 70 percent of those who signed up for Obamacare through health insurer Aetna are actually paying premiums and remain in the system.

Barack Obama: His own political worst enemy
Obama: "Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don't work if political factions take maximalist positions." How right he is, and it shows precisely why his administration has been such a public policy failure.

Colorado Dems frack backtrack is all about November
Anti-fracking commissioner ousted in Mora County, N.M. provides teachable moment for Colorado Democrats.

Wednesday
Aug132014

ALG's Daily Grind - Is Obama lying about why we withdrew from Iraq?

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Aug. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Is Obama lying about why we withdrew from Iraq?
Host nations like Japan, South Korea, and Germany retain local jurisdiction over criminal matters of off-duty, off-base U.S. military personnel. So, why was this a sticking point for Obama when the administration failed to renew the Iraq status of forces agreement in 2011? 

Cartoon: Stable Iraq

More lost emails: When will Democrats have enough?
Multiple agencies experience hard drive crashes in response to congressional subpoena and Freedom of Information Act requests.

Investors.com: Obamacare enrollment is shrinking, top insurers say
Aetna's Obamacare exchange enrollment is down 30 percent since May.

Wednesday
Aug132014

Brown For US Senate - NH SPEAKS: BROWN HOLDS OBAMACARE TOWN HALL IN NASHUA

NASHUA - Tonight, Scott Brown held his second town hall as part of his ongoing “New Hampshire Speaks” series. Brown kicked-off the meeting discussing Obamacare's harmful impact of New Hampshire families and businesses, then opened the floor to questions from the audience on all topics.
 
“Town halls are an important New Hampshire tradition that allow for an unfiltered dialogue on the issues voters care about most,” said Brown. “I welcome the opportunity to address these important issues ranging from Obamacare to immigration and look forward to holding more meeting across the state."
 
Approximately 45 people joined Brown inside the Crowne Plaza’s Hunt Room for the event. Brown was asked about a variety of other topics, ranging from the immigration crisis to the New Hampshire economy. 
 
“I appreciate Scott brown taking the time to join us at this town hall event to hear our concerns," said Nashua Alderman-at-large Dan Moriarty. "No matter the issue he directly answered our questions. He proved he is ready to go to Washington to be an independent voice who will advocate for New Hampshire." 
 
Next Monday, Brown will hold another town hall at Pinkerton Academy with Senator John McCain at 10:00 AM centered on foreign policy.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen has failed to hold a town hall in almost two years.