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Jindal For President - Slams 'Trumpcare' – Government Dependence for All 

Jindal for President


BATON ROUGE – On 60 Minutes Sunday, Donald Trump made one thing perfectly clear – he supports a new federal entitlement program to give free government funded health care to every American. 

This is how the Donald described ‘Trumpcare’ on 60 Minutes:

Scott Pelley: Universal health care.

Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now.

Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?

Donald Trump: They're going to be taken care of. I would make a deal with existing hospitals to take care of people. And, you know what, if this is probably--

Scott Pelley: Make a deal? Who pays for it?

Donald Trump: --the government's gonna pay for it….

Governor Jindal said, "In other words, Trump agrees with Obama and Clinton on the government takeover of health care, he agrees with Obama and Clinton on the need for socialized medicine.

"Policy disagreements are part of politics of course.  But this is not just some random policy difference.  This is a basic question of whether we as a country will continue the Obama slide toward government dependence, or whether we as a country will embrace personal freedom and responsibility.

"Trump has of course endorsed socialized medicine in the past, but in the past he has also endorsed abortion, Hillary Clinton, the Democrat Party, and every other liberal thing you can think of.  It was good of Trump to reaffirm his support for the government takeover of health care for Republican primary voters.   This will likely accelerate Trump’s downward slide in the polls. "

Gov. Jindal remains the only Presidential candidate who has written a health care plan.



Daily Signal - How Obamacare Will Cost Native American Tribes Millions of Dollars 

The Daily Signal

Sept. 21, 2015

How Obamacare Will Cost Native American Tribes Millions of Dollars

Native American tribes are pushing back against a provision of Obamacare mandating that tribal governments provide health insurance to their employees. Tribal leaders say it's a "misinterpretation" of the law that will cost millions of dollars.

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What Life Looks Like at 18 Weeks

The Daily Signal followed Shannon Schreiber and her husband Mark, who works at The Heritage Foundation, to the ultrasound of their 18-week-old baby at Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic.

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US Spends Far More on Social Welfare Than Most European Nations

How much of this spending reaches the poor?

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Chicago Adds Ridiculous 9% 'Cloud Tax' on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

Streaming is big business, and Chicago wants a piece of the action.

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Margaret Thatcher's Hidden Faith

Growing up, Thatcher's family would attend church three times every Sunday, and the family would pray before and after meals, among other rituals.

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In Obamacare Mandate Case, Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Religious Freedom

It is not for judges to dissect an objector's religious beliefs, but rather, to determine if the line drawn "reflects 'an honest conviction.'"

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Daily Signal - This Obamacare Co-Op Was Supposed to Make Money. Instead, It Lost Over $15 Million




The Daily Signal


Sept. 1, 2015

This Obamacare Co-Op Was Supposed to Make Money. Instead, It Lost Over $15 Million.

A Nevada health insurance provider that received more than $65 million in taxpayer-funded loans from the federal government announced it is discontinuing operations at the end of the year.

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How the 3 Congressional Investigations of Planned Parenthood Will Work

In light of the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal body parts, there are three different congressional investigations ongoing. Here are the key questions they want answered.

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It's Not Hypocritical to Oppose Gay Marriage and Let Infertile Couples Marry. Here's Why.

Here are four different ways to respond to that argument.

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North Dakota Legalizes Weaponized Drones. Is That a Good Idea?

A drone with a taser or pepper spray may not have the same accuracy as a police officer with the same weapon—leading to more people being tased or sprayed than intended.

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'Two Key Admissions' Made by Planned Parenthood, According to Center for Medical Progress

The Center for Medical Progress has sent an open letter to Congress in response to a Planned Parenthood-commissioned report questioning the accuracy of the undercover videos released by the organization.

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As War Escalates, Ukrainian Volunteer Battalion Remains Sidelined

As the Ukraine war continues to escalate and as casualties mount, the Azov Battalion remains sidelined from the conflict, highlighting the uneasy relationship between the government in Kyiv and the many volunteer units on which it leaned heavily in the early days of the war.

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PPP - NH voters on the Governor's race; Obamacare; Background Checks; Tom Brady, and More 

PPP's newest New Hampshire poll finds that Maggie Hassan will be clearly favored if she runs for another term as Governor- but if she moves on to a Senate bid Republicans may start out with a slight advantage in the race to replace her.

Hassan, who is generally popular with a 48/42 approval rating, would lead Chris Sununu 48/41 and Jeb Bradley 48/39 in hypothetical contests. Those margins are pretty much in line with what she won by last year. If Hassan doesn't seek reelection most of the Democrats named as potential replacements for her would start out with a name recognition deficit against their likely Republican opponents. While Sununu (71% name recognition) and Bradley (56% name recognition) are both known to a majority of voters in the state, the Democratic trio of Terie Norelli (27% name recognition), Chris Pappas (25% name recognition), and Colin Van Ostern (21% name recognition) are all largely unknown.

That disparity in name id likely explains why Sununu and Bradley lead Norelli, Pappas, and Van Ostern by 4-7 points in hypothetical contests. Sununu is up 38/34 on Pappas, 39/34 on Norelli, and 39/32 on Van Ostern. Bradley is up 38/33 on Pappas, 39/33 on Norelli, and 38/31 on Van Ostern. With large swaths of voters undecided in every possible match up the race is pretty undefined at this point.

Other notes from New Hampshire:

-60% of voters in the state support a policy that sets a goal of producing 50% of America's energy needs from renewable sources by 2030, compared to only 25% of voters who oppose that concept. Among the critical independent voters who tend to decide elections in New Hampshire support for that is even more emphatic, with 62% of them in favor of it to only 18% who are opposed.

-Granite State voters think funding for public schools needs to be increased, and that one of the outcomes of that increased funding should be higher teacher salaries. 57% of voters think education funding should be increased compared to only 16% who think it should be decreased and 22% who think it's fine where it is. 47% think teachers are paid too little, to just 15% who think they're paid too much. With independents 59% think there needs to be more money given to public schools and 50% believe teachers are under paid.

-In a sign of how much the political landscape around Obamacare has changed in the last year, 44% of New Hampshire voters say they support the Affordable Care Act to 43% who are opposed. Those numbers are tight but it used to be that the ACA was very unpopular in any swing state where we polled it. It's now at worst a neutral issue for Democrats politically, and it's moving in the direction of actually being a help for them. One big reason things are different now- Democrats (79%) are more unified in their support of it than Republicans (74%) are in their opposition.

-Background checks on all gun purchases have broad bipartisan support from New Hampshire voters- 85% support them to only 9% who are opposed. They meet with favor from 96% of Democrats, 82% of independents, and 79% of Republicans.

-71% of New Hampshire voters support increasing the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, to just 12% who want to keep it where it is and another 12% who think the federal minimum wage should be eliminated altogether. 92% of Democrats, 72% of independents, and 52% of Republicans want an increase to at least $10.

-New Hampshire voters really don't like Scott Brown. Only 29% have a favorable opinion of him to 50% with a negative one. Right before the election last fall he had a 77/16 favorability rating with Republicans, but now it's only 48/27. That suggests a lot of GOP voters were just saying they liked him because they had to. Brown is also at 26/48 with independents. Meanwhile Jeanne Shaheen is popular, with 50% of voters approving of the job she's doing to 39% who disapprove.

-One thing that unites Granite State voters across political lines is the defense of Tom Brady. 68% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of him to only 16% with a negative one. And 66% think the NFL has treated him in an unfair manner compared to only 20% who believe he's been treated fairly. Those numbers are all in line with 66% of New Hampshire voters identifying themselves as Patriots fans to 5% for the Packers and Giants, and 3% for the Cowboys.

-New Hampshire voters are slightly even more united in their support of the Red Sox- 69% pull for them to 7% for the Yankees, 4% for the Braves, and 3% for the Mets.

This analysis is also available on our website:


I’m not attaching the full results because the file is so large, but you can see those here:


NHDP Statement on 80th Anniversary of Social Security 





CONCORD, N.H. – NHDP Chair Raymond Buckley released the following statement on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security:

“Today, we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security, a contract with Americans that allows them to retire with dignity after years of hard work. We celebrate the strength of Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid today that has helped Granite Staters for decades.”

“But unfortunately, Republicans continue their attacks on Social Security. Just this week in New Hampshire, John Kasich said he’d cut benefits for Baby Boomers, who are already close to retirement age. Sen. Kelly Ayotte supported raising the Social Security retirement age, as did Chris Christie. Jeb Bush supported a plan to partially privatize Social Security, putting Granite Staters’ retirement security at risk. New Hampshire just can’t afford Republicans’ ideas to undermine Social Security.”

“Democrats have stood behind Social Security, and strengthened it by passing the Affordable Care Act. While Republicans continue their attempts to chip away at Social Security, Democrats will stand by retirees and future retirees.”

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