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Thursday
Jan302014

Guinta For Congress - Guinta To Kick Off Listening Tour Next Week In Rochester 

With 22,000 Granite Staters losing their insurance and major hospitals having issues due to Obamacare, Frank Guinta will launch a health care listening tour next week. During which, he’ll visit hospitals excluded from Obamacare’s insurance exchange, senior centers, businesses affected by Obamacare and more. He’ll hear from them about the solutions needed to fix the broken health care system.

The first stop on the tour will be next Wednesday, February 5th from 2:00-3:00pm at Rochester’s Frisbie Hospital. Frisbie is one of the 10 hospitals in New Hampshire not permitted to participate in the limited network of healthcare providers available to Granite Staters who purchase insurance through the Obamacare exchange. He will tour the hospital and meet with officials to discuss the impact this will have on resident’s access to care.

Some of the other stops on Frank's tour include:

February Stops

The Londonderry Senior Center

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

The Dover Community Center

March Stops

With Core Physicians at Exeter Hospital

Parkland Hospital

(More stops to be added)


Frank Guinta released the following statement: “Obamacare offers New Hampshire residents plans they don’t want, don’t need and can’t afford. Thousands of Granite Staters have lost their health insurance, access to hospitals in their backyard while their premiums skyrocket. It is long past time to focus on solutions to decrease costs and increase access to health care. Obamacare has failed NH. Frank looks forward to hearing from residents, business owners and those in the healthcare field about their needs.”

"Granite Staters deserve a health care system that offers access to health insurance that won’t bankrupt them, offers choice and easy access to health care services they need. Obamacare offers none of this. Solutions are within our grasp if Washington politicians would simply listen to those they represent and implement policies consistent with the needs of their constituents. "

Wednesday
Jan292014

Guinta For Congress - DC: Get out of the way! 

As President Obama prepares to give the State of the Union Address, reports suggest the focus of the speech will be the same old song calling for more government action. Over the course of this Presidency, we have repeatedly heard the call for more spending, more taxation and more regulation.
 
Does anyone really think that more government intervention is the answer to today’s economic malaise?  Particularly after the doomed roll out of the Obamacare website?

This is the President’s sixth such address, some other numbers come to mind:
 
62.8: The percent of Americans in the labor force as of December 2013.  This represents the lowest labor participation rate this nation has seen since Jimmy Carter was President. 

Over $54,000: The debt owed by every man, woman and child in America.

22,000: The number of Granite Staters who were told their health insurance would be canceled because they did not adhere to Obamacare’s requirements.

Frank Guinta candidate for Congress in New Hampshire's 1st district said, "Instead of doubling down on these failed policies, Washington should focus its efforts on trusting America’s entrepreneurs, balancing its budget, enacting pro-growth tax reform and eliminating harmful regulations like Obamacare. The latter of which increases taxes on the middle class, strangles job growth and is causing people to lose their health insurance."

"We can and must do better."

Tuesday
Jan212014

Guinta For Congress - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, a man whose life serves as a model to all who seek equality and justice. His compassion and dedication to humanity was, and remains, an inspiration. As we pause to celebrate his life, our charge is to continue the fight to make the dream he had, a reality. Have a safe and happy Holiday.

Frank Guinta
Candidate for U.S. Congress
Tuesday
Jan072014

Guinta For Congress - More Town Hall Troubles for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

(Manchester)- On New Year’s Eve, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that she will be holding her first public Town Hall since taking office over a year ago.  Unfortunately, for her constituents, an RSVP is required and seating is limited as reported by Foster’s Daily Democrat: Read the full article here.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s history of shutting out constituents from Town Halls and even having constituents who disagree with her removed from her events is well documented: Watch the video here.

 

Ethan Zorfas of the Guinta Campaign released the following statement: “With over 22,000 Granite Staters losing their health insurance, irresponsible federal spending, and concerns over the health of our economy; middle-class families have a lot of questions for their Representative in Washington.  But, Congresswoman Shea-Porter is putting the politics of self-interest ahead of New Hampshire families. Granite Staters deserve answers.  Holding open Town Halls is part of the New Hampshire culture; is the Congresswoman going to turn people away at the door? Why not move to a bigger venue? And, what is the Congresswoman so afraid of?”

Monday
Dec302013

NH Independent Business Council - Business NH Magazine Article 

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Guinta Starts New Business Advocacy Group

 

Published Thursday, December 26, 2013

 

Former U.S. Congressman Frank Guinta launched the Independent Business Council of NH (IBC) earlier this year to be the voice of small businesses in the Legislature. Guinta says that is missing as the Business and Industry Association of NH represents the interests of large businesses and the National Federation of Independent Businesses is focused on federal legislation.

 

“IBC is focused on small businesses and state legislation,” says Guinta, who serves as chair of the board. “Sixty-four percent of new jobs are created by New Hampshire’s biggest employer–its small businesses. We must find ways to open up markets and reduce red tape burdens to spur their continued investment in New Hampshire.”

 

As of the first quarter of 2013, 82.7 percent of NH firms, both private and governmental, had four or fewer employers, while 2.5 percent of firms in NH have over 100 employees, according to NH Employment Security data.

 

IBC is focused on reducing business taxes, improving the skilled workforce, lowering high energy costs, lowering workers comp costs, and reducing health care costs, Guinta says.

By October, IBC amassed about 60 members and an advisory board of 24 leaders, including Andy Crews, president and CEO of AutoFair in Manchester; Dan Morrison, president and CEO of Optima Bank & Trust in Portsmouth; Mike Benton, president and CEO of Executive Health & Sports Center in Manchester; Raymond Boissoneau, president of Electropac Co. in Manchester; Mike Hartwick, founder and CEO of Surfset Fitness in Manchester; Rusty McLear, president and CEO of Mill Falls in Meredith; and Tom Boucher, CEO of Great NH Restaurants in Bedford.

 

Guinta says he hopes to reach 100 member businesses by the end of the year and reach 200 by the end of 2014. For more information, visit www.ibcnh.com

 

2014 will be a big policy year for the IBC!

 

This week the IBC has begun the process of surveying its business members on twenty different categories which focuses on the cost of doing business in New Hampshire. 

 

Some of the highlights of the study includes; motivated workforce, regulatory environment, transportation issues, employee issues, heathcare marketplace, Workers Compensation, tax policy, start up and business relocation issues.

 

Economist Mark Billings will take this survey and direct a study using current statistics in the new year. 

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