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Tuesday
Apr082014

Garcia For Congress - Marilinda Garcia Statement on Health Care Premium Increases

Salem, NH (4/7/2014) – Marilinda Garcia, Republican candidate for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement in response to a new industry survey indicating that New Hampshire’s individual health care premiums have risen by 90% due to Obamacare.

 

“That Obamacare is causing the sharpest ever increase in health care premiums is further evidence that New Hampshire needs a new generation of leadership that will dismantle this disastrous law.  Along with unprecedented 90% increases in premiums, many New Hampshire families have had their policies canceled, and an unrivaled 10 New Hampshire hospitals are now deemed ‘out of network’ for insurance. 

However, career politicians like Representative Ann Kuster are out of touch with the people of New Hampshire, and continue to support this failed piece of legislation despite the incredible hardships it has placed on struggling New Hampshire families.

In order to lift the heavy burden that is being placed upon New Hampshire, we need real leadership that supports common-sense solutions that make health care affordable for all families. We need to dismantle Obamacare and remove the harmful mechanisms that are victimizing New Hampshire citizens. We must enact bottom-up alternatives that promote health care innovation, reform, tax fairness, insurance portability, end lawsuit abuse, and help individuals regain control over their health care decisions,” said Garcia.

Monday
Apr072014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obamacare replaces Prohibition as most-hated federal law

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April 7, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obamacare replaces Prohibition as most-hated federal law
Move over Andrew Volstead, you have lost your place in history to Barack Obama.

Part-time America?
Since the end of 2007, the amount of Americans working part-time has jumped 2.2 million, from 24.4 million to 26.6 million, even as the amount of people working has actually decreased by 286,000.

EPA hid the risks of diesel emissions testing on human test subjects
The EPA is under fire for not fully disclosing the cancer risks from diesel fume exposures to human test subjects.  

Daily Caller: Internet governance agency to be handed over by US employs former Mubarak official that shut down Egyptian Internet
The private foundation the U.S. is poised to hand critical functions of Internet governance is employing the same Egyptian communications official who shut down Egypt's Internet during the Arab Spring.

Saturday
Apr052014

Citizens Report: Your Weekly E-Newsletter

Congresswoman Kuster leaves Granite Staters out in the cold

Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) has been a Member of Congress for over 400 days. During that time, her office hasn't hosted a single Town Hall meeting to give all of her constituents the opportunity to address the many important issues facing the citizens of New Hampshire's Second Congressional District.

 

This week, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released a web video where we tried to ask Congresswoman Kuster why she won't meet with her constituents.

Click HERE to watch it.

 

The video highlights the arrogance of Congresswoman Kuster and her supporters regarding her refusal to meet with all of her constituents. In addition to Congresswoman Kuster blatantly ignoring the question, one supporter who gets into the same car as her, rudely screams into the camera. 

 

Afterwards, another supporter of Congresswoman Kuster and Senator Jeanne Shaheen mocks the Granite Stater holding the camera for having to stand outside in the cold rather than being able to attend a partisan event where he was not allowed inside.

 

While Congresswoman Annie Kuster attends fundraisers and partisan events where only her supporters can attend, she continues to turn a blind eye to the rest of her constituents. That's wrong. It has been over 400 days since Congresswoman Kuster assumed office. In that time, we find it hard to believe that she hasn't found the time to host a single Town Hall meeting. 

 

In addition, the blatant and unapologetic rudeness of Congresswoman Kuster's supporters and friends is inexcusable. Residents of the Second Congressional District deserve to know that instead of meeting with them in a Town Hall, she would rather take advice and council from individuals like these.

 

 
 
RedState: "Rep. Annie Kuster (D, NH-02) hates town halls, likes being rude"

Along with NHJournal.com and GraniteGrok.com, the national conservative blog RedState.com covered the video we released on Congresswoman Kuster refusing to hold Town Hall meetings.

You can click HERE to read what Moe Lane from RedState had to say about our congresswoman and the rude antics of those whom she surrounds herself with.
 
 
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Using the grassroots to hold our elected officials accountable
Some dedicated Granite Staters from AFP-NH and Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire visited Congresswoman Kuster's district office this week to hold her accountable for refusing to hold Town Hall meetings to speak with her constituents. 

If you're interested in joining our team to help at an event in the future, please email John@StrongNH.com. 
 
 
Laugh of the week    
 
Some humor for your Friday. Have a great weekend, Granite Staters!  
 
Friday
Apr042014

NRSC - Jeanne Shaheen: Rubber Stamp for Obama's Tax Agenda 

April 3, 2014

OBAMA'S RUBBER STAMP

Jeanne Shaheen Works With President Obama to
Raise Granite Staters' Taxes

Votes with Obama an Astonishing 99% of The Time





Though Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen claims to be an independent voice for New Hampshire, her record falls well short of her rhetoric. Jeanne Shaheen has been a rubber stamp for Barack Obama's liberal agenda, voting with the unpopular President a shocking 99% of the time - even to the detriment of workers, families, and businesses in New Hampshire.

When it comes to taxes, Jeanne Shaheen's rhetoric is drastically different from her actions. Jeanne Shaheen has voted with Obama to raise taxes on middle class families and workers, destroying jobs and stifling investment and innovation. Jeanne Shaheen supports the same destructive agenda that Barack Obama champions including: 

  • Devastating: Jeanne Shaheen's vote for ObamaCare means $810 billion in taxes that hurt job growth.
  • Irresponsible: Jeanne Shaheen voted for the Obama-Reid tax bill that would have increased taxes on millions of families and small businesses.
  • Destructive: Jeanne Shaheen voted against a permanent repeal of the Death Tax.
  • Reckless: Jeanne Shaheen voted for the Senate Democrats’ budget that raised taxes nearly $1 trillion.

"President Obama's agenda is basically Jeanne Shaheen's agenda, since one doesn't support someone they disagree with 99% of the time," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "In Washington, Jeanne Shaheen has consistently supported President Obama's policies, even when they hurt job growth and create uncertainty and unnecessary burdens for Granite Staters. Granite Staters deserve a Senator that isn't just a rubber stamp for the liberal Obama agenda, but someone who will always stand up for the best interests of New Hampshire."

BACKGROUND

Shaheen Voted With Obama To Raise Taxes On The Middle Class, Small Businesses Owners And Farmers And Ranchers

The Joint Committee On Taxation Report Found That ObamaCare Raises Taxes On Middle-Class Americans. “There are a number of tax provisions in the health care bill that may directly increase taxes on some individuals and families earning less than $200,000 and $250,000 per year. Furthermore, other tax provisions in the bill that directly affect businesses may ultimately affect individuals and families earning less than $200,000 and $250,000, respectively, to the extent that increased taxes results in higher prices for the products of the affected businesses.” (Joint Committee On Taxation, Letter To Senator Tom Coburn, 3/20/12)

  • Shaheen Pays For ObamaCare With $810.8 Billion In Job-Killing Taxes On Small Businesses, Investments And Innovation. (“Updated Estimates For The Insurance Coverage Provisions Of The Affordable Care Act,” Congressional Budget Office, 3/12; “Estimated Revenue Effects Of A Proposal To Repeal Certain Tax Provisions Contained In The ‘Affordable Care Act,’” Joint Committee On Taxation, 6/15/12)

In July 2010, Shaheen Voted Against A Permanent Repeal Of The Death Tax. (H.R. 4213, CQ Vote #213: Motion Rejected 39-59: D 2-54; R 37-3; I 0-2, 7/21/10, Shaheen Voted Nay)

  • In April 2009, Shaheen Voted For President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Which Would Have Instituted A 45% Estate Tax, With An Exemption Level Of $3.5 Million. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #173: Adopted 53-43: R 0-40; D 51-3; I 2-0, 4/29/09, Shaheen Voted Yea; Editorial, “Night Of The Living Death Tax,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/31/09)

In 2012, Shaheen Voted For The Obama-Reid Tax Bill That Would Have Increased Taxes On Single Filers Earning More Than $200,000, And Joint Filers Earning More Than $250,000. “Passage of the bill that would extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for one year on taxable income of up to $200,000 for single filers or up to $250,000 for joint filers. The bill would set the tax rate for adjusted gross income above $250,000 at 33 percent and for adjusted gross income above $400,000 at 35 percent. It also would expand the child tax credit and extend the college tuition tax credit and the earned income tax credit. It would set tax rates for long-term capital gains and dividends at 20 percent. The bill also would allow a business property deduction of $250,000 and extend the alternative minimum tax provisions for 2012 income.” (S. 3412, CQ Vote #184: Passed 51-48: R 0-46; D 50-1; I 1-1, 7/25/12, Shaheen Voted Yea)

In 2010, Shaheen Voted For A Bill That Would Have Let The Republican Tax Cuts Expire On Income Up To $200,000 For Individuals And $250,000 For Joint Filers. “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Reid, D-Nev., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with a further Baucus, D-Mont., substitute amendment no. 4727 that would make permanent the 2001- and 2003-enacted tax cuts on income up to $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples filing joint returns. The extensions would include current lower tax rates for capital gains and dividends, elimination of the ‘marriage penalty’ and an expansion of the increased child tax credit. It also would extend unemployment insurance benefits for 13 months.” (H.R. 4853, CQ Vote #258: Motion rejected 53-36: R 0-31; D 52-4; I 1-1, 12/4/10, Shaheen Voted Yea)

In March 2013, Shaheen Voted For The Senate Democrats’ Budget That Raised Taxes Nearly $1 Trillion. “Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would set broad spending and revenue targets over the next 10 years. It would allow up to $966 billion in discretionary spending for fiscal 2014, the statutory level reflecting automatic cuts known as sequestration, but would call for replacing the sequester with a combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. It would direct the Finance Committee to produce legislation that would increase revenue by $975 billion over 10 years. It would call for $275 billion in cuts from mandatory health programs without making major structural changes to entitlements. It also would call for $23 billion in cuts to agriculture programs and an increase of $100 billion for infrastructure and worker training programs. As amended, the resolution would allow for a repeal of the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices and the creation of a biennial budget and appropriations process.” (S. Con. Res. 8, CQ Vote #92: Adopted 50-49: R 0-45; D 48-4; I 2-0, 3/23/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)

  • Shaheen Voted Against An Amendment That Would Have Removed The Tax Increases From The Budget. “Grassley, R-Iowa, amendment no. 156, that would create a deficit-neutral reserve fund to pay for the impact of any legislation to implement a revenue-neutral tax overhaul. The amendment would strike reconciliation instructions that would direct the Finance Committee to produce legislation that would increase revenue levels by $975 billion over the next 10 years.” (S. Con. Res. 8, CQ Vote #49: Rejected 45-54: R 45-0; D0-52; I 0-2, 3/21/13, Shaheen Voted Nay)
Friday
Apr042014

SNHU - Don't Miss, Free Affordable Care Act Forum 

The Center for Women’s Business Advancement and Northeast Delta Dental designed a forum to address your questions and concerns about the Affordable Care Act and your small business. Learn from the various carriers ACA requirements before you make decisions that will impact your business.

Event Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Location: Southern New Hampshire University's Dining Center Banquet Facility, 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 

The forum is FREE but registration is required. Please go to the CWBA's website to register.

Moderated by Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental, the panel will also include presentations from the following carriers:

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - William Graham, Esq. Public Affairs and Government Programs
  • Northeast Delta Dental - Christine Alibrandi, Esq. & Jodie Hittle, VP, Sales & Marketing
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Maria Proulx, Senior Legal Counsel 

Sponsored by: