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Shea-Porter Campaign Calls on Guinta to be Honest About his Plans to Abolish Social Security

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Shea-Porter campaign called on Frank Guinta to be honest with New Hampshire voters about his plans for Social Security.  During Tuesday night’s debate, Guinta once again refused to answer the question about what he would do to keep Social Security solvent.  Guinta has said in the past that he would abolish the system and/or privatize it and put the money on Wall Street.  Social Security is too important for the thousands of New Hampshire seniors and families who rely on this program to have it all taken away.

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter has been very clear about her plan to ensure the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund,” said Shea-Porter spokeswoman Jamie Radice.  “Frank Guinta refuses to say what his plans are for Social Security.  Guinta has said that he would privatize Social Security, consider turning it into a welfare program, or even abolish the program.  Mr. Guinta needs to be clear about which option he supports.”

Frank Guinta claims he wants to talk about the issues, but he will not give honest answers about his plans.  Granite State voters will hold Mr. Guinta accountable on November 2nd.


Shea-Porter Announces House Vote to Provide $250 Check to Social Security Recipients

Manchester, N.H. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the House of Representatives will vote on legislation to provide $250 checks to Social Security recipients when Congress returns to session.  Congresswoman Shea-Porter is an original cosponsor of this bill, the Seniors Protection Act (H.R. 5987).   The Social Security Administration announced today that there will be no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits in 2011. 

“Social Security recipients need help during this difficult economic time,” said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.  “That is why I am an original cosponsor of this bill and that is why I will support it when it comes to the House floor in the coming weeks."   

The COLA is based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), published on a monthly basis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The COLA is calculated by comparing the CPI-W from the third quarter of the current year to the last third quarter that resulted in a COLA.  If the difference is positive, then the difference is applied to benefits the following January.  The formula to compute a COLA was enacted by Congress in the 1970s.


CHQ - 'Compassionate' nonsense aimed at the Tea Party 

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Mark Fitzgibbons:  'Compassionate' nonsense aimed at the Tea Party
American Thinker (blog) - Mark Fitzgibbons debunks the charge from 'compassionate conservative' Michael Gerson that Tea Parties are a threat to Social Security, claiming that Big Government programs like Social Security will go bankrupt long before the Tea Parties would even be able to touch them.  The Constitution has been so badly damaged that cures will take time, but those like Gersen who attempt to scare people away from the pro-constitutional Tea Party with nonsensical and unimaginative talk are covering for their own interests and failed agendas.

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Washington Times

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Meet Joe Miller, the man who just may be Alaska's next senator --
Daily Caller

Newt Gingrich:  Repeal Obamacare? Get your congressman on the record --
Human Events

Dear John:  You'd better not stray too far from the conservatives who voted for you --
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Weekly Standard

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Washington Examiner

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NHDP -Hypocrisy Alert: Sean Mahoney Flip-Flops on Social Security

Career politician Mahoney takes both sides on social security debate

Concord - Hypocrisy Alert is part of the New Hampshire Democratic Party's efforts to hold Republicans accountable in the coming months for their blatant flip-flopping on a wide-range of issues that matter to all Granite Staters.  Earlier this week we highlighted a top Mahoney for Congress aide, and today we look at Sean Mahoney himself.

Two days ago, Sean Mahoney issued a press release attacking Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner after he announced support for raising the Social Security retirement age for workers 20 or more years away from retirement.  But that is exactly the position Mahoney himself took at a recent debate for first district Republican Congressional Candidates.

In his press release Mahoney commented that, "Social Security is a covenant between taxpaying Americans and their government."  And he added, "If Washington changes the rules now for people who are already in the system, they will demonstrate their disregard for regular Americans once again."  He called Boehner's plan to raise the retirement age, "poorly thought out."

But at the GOP Debate, Mahoney called Social Security a bailout program.  And voiced his support for raising the retirement age.  "But for younger generations they need to understand that there will be other options.  The retirement age maybe later in life than your parents was," (9:37) said Mahoney.  And he called raising the retirement age, a "common sense conservative solution." (10:40)

"Sean Mahoney's flip-flopping and hypocrisy on raising the Social Security Retirement age is ridiculous," said Harrell Kirstein, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  "He couldn't have reversed his position more if he tried. Raise the retirement age, don't raise the retirement age, it's a covenant, it's a bailout, it's a common sense conservative solution, it's a poorly thought out idea."

"This 'say anything to get elected mentality' is more evidence that Sean Mahoney is a career politician,"  continued Kirstein.  "From the time George Bush was elected President, there have only been two elections Sean Mahoney wasn't a candidate in.  Just because he hasn't won an election doesn't mean he's not a career politician."


NHDP - NH Republican Candidates Silently Support Republican Plans to Privatize Social Security & Slash Medicare and Medicaid

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan outlines disastrous proposals at NH GOP fundraiser 


Concord - Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) pitched the reckless Republican plan to slash Medicare and Medicaid, and privatize Social Security in New Hampshire this weekend.  Ryan held a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party, and a breakfast with young Republicans. 


While Judd Gregg has been a long time supporter of Paul Ryan's, the Republican candidates for Congress haven't been as vocal about Ryan, or any of the extreme Republican proposals he outlined over the weekend.


"Granite Staters know that the Republican plan to privatize Social Security that Ryan outlined this weekend would be a disaster for our state and country," said Derek Richer, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  "Does Kelly Ayotte, Charlie Bass, Frank Guinta, Rich Ashooh and the other Republican candidates agree with Congressman Ryan and national Republicans? Or will they actually side with the people of New Hampshire?"


The irresponsible Republican plan to privatize social security that Congressman Ryan outlined would put the program at the whims of the market.  In the aftermath of the worst recession since the Great Depression, it's clear this idea would be a disaster for New Hampshire's seniors.   


"The Republican plan to slash Medicaid and Medicare is equally disturbing," said Richer.  "These irresponsible Republican plans would be devastating for New Hampshire families who are already struggling during these difficult economic times.  Ayotte, Bass, Guinta, Ashooh, and the other Republican candidates need to stand with the people of the Granite State, not with these disastrous proposals."