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Congressman Frank Guinta's reaction to Pres. Obama's budget proposal



(WASHINGTON – February 14, 2011)  U.S. Representative Frank Guinta issued the following statement in response to today’s release of President Obama’s FY2012 Budget, which was presented to the House Budget Committee.  (Guinta serves on that committee):

“This may be Valentine’s Day, but the $3.73 trillion budget proposal that President Obama submitted is no love letter to the American people.  I had hoped he received the message that voters sent last fall, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.  In short: there he goes again.

“This budget’s projected $1.65 trillion deficit would be the highest dollar amount on record.  It would destroy jobs by imposing a $1.6 trillion tax hike, adding $13 trillion more to the national debt and fueling uncertainty for businesses and employers.  And if all that isn’t bad enough, the $8.7 trillion in new spending he wants would keep Washington bloated as always.

“The president’s budget simply does not address one of the most pressing crises facing us today: the need to bring spending, borrowing and debt under control.  Unless changes are made now, the United States risks becoming a debt-ridden faded ex-super power, such as Great Britain.

“Americans looked to President Obama for fiscal leadership, and he dropped the ball with this budget.  I am sorry he chose to head down the same dreary road of more spending, more borrowing, and more taxes.  He may have thrown in the towel on fiscal responsibility, but I have not.  There is still time to set our financial house in order, and I am committed to doing it.”

Key facts from President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget:

Spends Too Much

§  $3.8 trillion in spending this year; 25.3% of GDP (highest since WWII)

§  $8.7 trillion in new spending ; $46 trillion in spending over the decade

Taxes Too Much

§  $1.6 trillion tax hike on families, small businesses, and job creators

§  Revenues as a percent of GDP climb to 20%

Borrows Too Much

§  $1.6 trillion deficit for FY2012; a record third straight trillion dollar deficit

§  Doubles and then triples debt held by the public since President took office

§  $13 trillion added to the debt over the decade


Rep. Frank Guinta to visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Tour Global Relief Technologies 

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to visit Portsmouth on Monday as part of his first District Work Week

U.S. Representative Frank Guinta will be in Portsmouth on Monday, the final day of his first District Work Week.  He will make several visits in Rockingham County to learn local needs and concerns, and to discuss ways he can help address them. This visit honors the pledge Congressman Guinta repeatedly made last fall to stay in close contact with the people he serves, and to actively tend to the people’s business. He has two media availabilities:

WHO:         U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01)      

WHAT:      District Work Week visit to Portsmouth      

WHEN:      Monday, February 7, 2011      

WHERE:    Tour of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

                   (Tour is closed; Congressman is available to the media afterward)

                   11:45 a.m.  Outside Gate 1 (main Shipyard entrance)


                   Tour of Global Relief Technologies

                   (Reporters are invited to accompany him on this tour)

3:00 p.m.   30 New Hampshire Avenue,

Pease International Trade Port,  Portsmouth, NH  03801

In addition, he will also meet with local elected officials, business owners, visit Portsmouth Regional Hospital and show his support for Goodwill International. 


Congressman Frank Guinta reschedules Town Hall meeting to 6:30 pm Thursday 2/3 

Due to the winter storm, Representative Frank Guinta’s first Town Hall meeting is being rescheduled.  It will now be held at 6:30 p.m. on THURSDAY , February 3rd at  Laconia City Hall.  He will update Granite Staters on the progress that has been made during the first month of the new congressional session.  People are also urged to share their thoughts and opinions on such major issues as reducing federal spending, health care reform, the debt ceiling and many other pressing concerns.

WHO:     Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01)      

WHAT:   Holds his very first Town Hall Meeting      

WHEN:   Thursday, February 3,  6:30 p.m.       

WHERE: Laconia City Hall

                   45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH   03246


Location changed for today's 3:00 pm Debt Ceiling Roundtable hosted by Rep. Frank Guinta

The location for today’s Debt Ceiling Roundtable hosted by U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta has been moved to a different location.  The start time remains the same.  Below is the new information.  The link below will give you specific directions to this location.  We hope you can join us in this important discussion.

WHO:       U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01)      

WHAT:     Debt Ceiling Roundtable      

WHEN:    Tuesday, February 1,   3:00 p.m.    

WHERE:  Room 12 (fourth floor), UNH Graduate School,

                   Manchester Campus

286 Commercial Street    Manchester, NH 

Note:  Reporters are invited – and encouraged – to attend this important event to make Granite Staters aware of this pressing fiscal issue and its enormous consequences. 


U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to host important Debt Ceiling Roundtable in Manchester on Tuesday 2/1

Federal debt to hit $1.5 Trillion this year;

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta to hold Debt Ceiling Roundtable                     

 to discuss fiscal options and alternatives

The Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday that the U.S. debt will hit a disturbing $1.5 trillion dollars this year.  That creates a serious problem:  Washington will run out of cash this spring; without additional money, the U.S. will be forced to default on its loans for the first time in American history.  If the nation’s debt ceiling is raised, the bills will be paid, but our country will sink even deeper into debt.  If the government defaults on its loans, that could trigger a serious financial crisis.

U.S. Representative Frank Guinta will hold a Debt Ceiling Roundtable in Manchester with local business leaders, banking executives, economists and others.  He wants to hear their views on how this problem impacts people here in New Hampshire, and how it should be addressed.

WHO:       U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01)      

WHAT:     Debt Ceiling Roundtable      

WHEN:    Tuesday, February 1,  3:00-5:00 p.m.    

WHERE:  Room 12, UNH Graduate School, Manchester Campus

400 Commercial Street    Manchester, NH