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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Senator Shaheen's Planned Parenthood press conference:
"Planned Parenthood has been a major source of special interest donations to Senator Shaheen's political campaigns, and her insistence that the public financially support this scandal-plagued organization under congressional investigation is clearly an attempt to return the favor. Like Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan has similarly accepted large political contributions from Planned Parenthood and is now providing them with politically-motivated cover by stonewalling legitimate efforts to investigate serious accusations of criminal wrongdoing. Their refusal to determine the truth of the matter before giving away millions of taxpayer dollars is politics at its worst and New Hampshire deserves better."

NHDP - GOP Hopefuls in NH for Labor Day

Their Policies Would Be A Disaster For The Middle Class 

Excerpts from NHDP Call ahead of Labor Day

CONCORD, N.H. - Labor Day is just around the corner and here in New Hampshire, you may just run into a Presidential candidate at a parade or BBQ. But before Labor Day weekend, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley and NH AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett called out GOP candidates from Jeb Bush to Rand Paul about their out-of-touch policies that would make it harder for hard-working Granite Staters to get ahead.

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley:

“Instead of proposing things that help everyday Granite Staters, GOP candidates continue to make things harder for them. These Republicans aren’t interested in raising the minimum wage. They’re not making sure that women are paid equally for the long hours they already work. They’re not protecting workers’ rights. And they’re certainly not safeguarding the retirement age for future seniors who have put in their fair share of long hours.  And they’re even making things harder by fighting to take away healthcare from thousands in the Granite State. Jeb Bush wants to “phase out” Medicare and John Kasich wants to change Social Security for those close to retirement age, jeopardizing their future.  Not to mention failed Republican policies of the past that favor the wealthiest few and leave the middle class behind.”


New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett:

“Labor Day is also a day we use to celebrate the progress of the American worker, and the significant contributions we make to the country. But despite all the effort we and our families put into the U.S. economy, Republicans like Jeb Bush still don’t think it’s enough. Jeb Bush said that in order to grow our economy, it’s on Americans, and that we “need to work longer hours” and be more productive. But it’s not just Jeb Bush who feels this way about working harder and longer hours. A few weeks ago, Rand Paul said that ‘income inequality is due to some people working harder and selling more things.’ And just yesterday, he said ‘if you work all day long you don’t have time to do heroin.’ I don’t know about you, but suggesting that the real cure for income inequality and drug abuse is for people to work more seems out of touch to me."


“The GOP economic plan seems to be demanding that middle class workers work even longer, while refusing to do anything to help middle class workers and their families get ahead. If they keep this up, it won’t be difficult for hard-working Granite State families to see that putting the White House back in GOP hands would be a disaster for our middle class.”




Daily Signal - 4 Ways the Senate Could End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood 



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Aug. 31, 2015

4 Ways the Senate Could End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans lack the 60 votes needed to pass pro-life legislation, forcing those who want to take away Planned Parenthood's $500 million in government funding to get creative.

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A Year After Obama Visits, California Farmer Struggles to Keep His Farm

California farmer Joe Del Bosque is struggling to keep his farm going, thanks to the long drought and regulations.

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What the New York Times Didn't Tell You About the Planned Parenthood Video Analysis

Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to examine the undercover videos released that have raised questions about the sale of fetal body parts. In reporting the story, however, The New York Times failed to disclose details about Fusion GPS's past work.

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4 Misleading Claims Obama Made About Iran Deal In New Remarks

President Obama made four misleading claims about the Iran deal in his most recent speech on the matter.

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Set to Announce Deal to Reduce Prison Population

The U.S. has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but incarcerates almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Proponents from both sides blame federal overreach for making it this way.

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How This New Government Ruling Destroys the Franchise Business Model

To understand how far-reaching this could be, note that almost 9 million Americans work at over 780,000 franchised businesses.

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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on liberal, out-of-state politician Dannel Malloy lecturing New Hampshire on funding an organization accused of criminal activity:
"Granite Staters do not appreciate liberal, fiscally irresponsible, out-of-state politicians like Dannel Malloy who come to our state and lecture us about how to run our state government. Planned Parenthood has been accused of engaging in criminal activity and the United States Congress as well as thirteen governors have launched investigations into this scandal-plagued organization. Given the serious and legitimate accusations that have been made against Planned Parenthood, there is no good reason to give them New Hampshire taxpayer dollars while these investigations are ongoing.
"Planned Parenthood has donated thousands of dollars to Governor Hassan's political campaigns, so it is not surprising that she has refused to launch her own investigation. It's time for Governor Hassan to stop playing politics and put the interests of New Hampshire women ahead of Planned Parenthood by working with the Executive Council to find alternate health care providers that are not immersed in scandal."

Cornerstone - On Tax Payer Funding for Planned Parenthood  

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If the Center for Medical Progress videos don’t persuade you that Planned Parenthood needs more public scrutiny, maybe a look at their financial statements will get the message across. By accepting government grants and contracts, PP has made us all stakeholders in its operations, including the ones that have nothing to do with health care. PP supporters like to chant “cancer screenings” when public funding is threatened. How about looking at what Planned Parenthood could do with its own resources, if it were willing to make “cancer screenings” a priority?

And how is a $20,000,000 agency “de-funded” by the denial of a $638,900 two-year contract?
Twelve thousand New Hampshire women deserve to understand why they’re being used as human shields by an agency that allegedly has their best interests at heart.
Any agency, using private funds, could provide authentic health care along with abortions. It could provide health care along with the dissection of aborted children. Employees from several of its locations could be captured on tape discussing commerce in fetal body parts. Ex-contractors could recount their orders to slice through the face of a fetus with a still-beating heart. (The latter three activities have been documented in the CMP videos, all available online.) Such activities might be distasteful or even illegal. Done by a private agency, however, I would not be an indirect participant.

If that privately-funded agency furthermore spent a substantial sum – say, over a million dollars – on “public policy” work, it wouldn’t be my business. If it handed out pink t-shirts and “I stand with …” signs and lobbied against oversight of its abortion activities, I wouldn’t be helping to pay for that.

When Planned Parenthood of Northern New England gets a New Hampshire government contract, though, I’m involved. I don’t buy the claim that no government contract money goes for abortions. Every state contract dollar to PP frees up other PP revenue for use in its abortion business. Money is fungible, and all the slick lobbying in the world won’t change that.
Planned Parenthood would allay my concerns if it stopped doing abortions. If abortion were really as small a part of its business as it claims, dropping it would be simple. Instead, though, PP clings to abortion as though it were the sole reason for the organization’s existence – and to add insult to injury, its employees and supporters libel those of us who do not want to fund an abortion provider, claiming that we want to deny women those cancer screenings upon which PP is relying for respectability.

We’re not attacking women’s reproductive health. We’re refusing to participate in abortion. Anyone who can’t see the difference has no business trying to land a state contract or make state policy.

There’s more to my concern than abortion and those damning videos. There’s the math. How can the Executive Council’s denial of a contract cause PP to threaten 12,000 women with the loss of their health care, when the amount of that contract works out to about $27.50 per woman per year?

When the Executive Council looked at the family planning contracts that were voted on a few weeks ago, each proposed vendor had to provide detailed financial statements. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England reported that in 2014, it spent $1.5 million on public policy work. It spent $214,000 on marketing and communication, and close to a million dollars on fundraising. While not included in the financial statements offered to the Council, PPNNE’s 2013 IRS form 990 revealed that its chief lobbyist earned a base salary of $111,000.

And this is an organization that threatened 12,000 women with loss of health care if it failed to land a contract worth $27.50 per year for each of those women. The only thing worse than a lobbyist getting away with saying that is the sight of a Governor and two Executive Councilors taking her seriously.

Planned Parenthood wants to use my money. I say no. Do you want me to say yes? Then get rid of the abortion advocacy. Stop blending abortion with health care. Stop holding 12,000 women hostage to your abortion work. Invite increased public oversight. Denounce the trafficking in fetal body parts that has now been documented in other PP affiliates.

Until then, Planned Parenthood needs to operate as a private entity, without our tax dollars. If it has as many supporters as it wants politicians to believe, that won’t be a problem.