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Testerman For US Senate - Fire the Liars 

TAX DAY, April 15, 2014

Dear friend, 
Tax Filing Day is Here! 
Are you feeling the pinch?  Your money isn't going as far as it used to?  The more taxes you pay the less freedom you have.  But...
Washington keeps reaching into our pockets and taking away money and giving it to someone else.  The NH GOP exposes the lies!  
Shaheen's Tax Day Burden
Shaheen's Tax Day Burden
If you are tired of being bullied by the Washington Bureaucrats, it's time to Fire the Liars.  Join the Testerman for Senate Team!  Stop feeding the beast and send someone who will stop the spending!
Today, you can help Take Back America:
  1. Make a donation of $20 NOW
  2. Share the link to our website and ask your family and friends.
  3. Sign up to volunteer.  
Speaking to the Contoocook Valley Republican Committee
Deering Town Hall
762 Deering Center Road 
Contact: JP Marzullo (603) 660-1403
APRIL 16, 7 PM:  
Speaking to the Souhegan Valley Tea Party
Wadleigh Memorial Library, 
Rt 101a
Contact: Jim Kofalt (603) 654-2831
MAY 6, at 7:30 PM - Join me in attending.
Explore the importance of family at the showing of Irreplaceable.
You can buy tickets at the Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett NH.

P.S. No more lies.  Send Karen Testerman to the U.S. Senate by donating $20 today or help the campaign

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Visits Concord on Wednesday 

Below is Jim Rubens' schedule for Wednesday, April 16, 2014:


8:15am- Jim Rubens to record interview at WKXL Radio for "New Hampshire Now" with Chris Ryan and Jeanne Lester.  Segment to air on WKXL 1450AM / 103.9FM at 10:20am and 5:20pm.  WKXL can be heard online at

     37 Redington Road, Concord


8:45am- Jim Rubens attends Education Freedom Rally in front of New Hampshire Supreme Court

     One Charles Doe Drive, Concord

* Press Note: The court will be hearing the case of Duncan v. State of NH at 9:30am.


1:00pm- Jim Rubens visits Lucky's Barber Shop

     50 South State Street, Concord


3:30pm- Jim Rubens meets with homeschoolers

     Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shop

     70 North Main Street, Concord


5:00pm- Jim Rubens visits The Draft Sports Bar

     67 South Main Street, Concord


6:00pm- Jim Rubens speaks at Merrimack County Republican Committee meeting

     Upham-Walker House

     18 Park Street, Concord


Brown For US Senate - MEMO: Jeanne Shaheen’s Obamacare Tax Hikes 







From: Colin Reed, Campaign Manager, Scott Brown For Senate

Re: Jeanne Shaheen’s Obamacare Tax Hikes

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014

With tomorrow's tax filing deadline looming, the burden of paying for bigger and bigger government becomes front and center on the minds of all Americans.  In 2013, New Hampshire taxpayers worked until April 15 to pay off their total tax bill for the year, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation. That means up to this point, every dollar earned by the people of New Hampshire has gone to pay for government. Only on April 16 do they start working for themselves.
How has Senator Jeanne Shaheen responded to this rising tax burden? She has voted to raise taxes even higher.
When Senator Shaheen cast the deciding vote for Obamacare, she not only imposed a flawed health care system on New Hampshire, she also imposed $500 billion in new or higher taxes that will affect individuals and businesses, hurting jobs and the economy.  Among the Obamacare tax hikes are higher Medicare and investment income taxes, a new medical device tax, and higher taxes on brand name drugs and premium health care plans. Jeanne Shaheen even voted to impose a new tax on tanning salons. 
Obamacare is not only bad for New Hampshire's health care system; its slew of tax hikes are also a major drag on the state's economy.  Among the barrage of tax increases Jeanne Shaheen supported as part of Obamacare are (courtesy of Americans For Tax Reform):

$123 Billion: Surtax on Investment Income: A new 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income:


  Capital Gains Dividends Other
2012 15% 15% 35%
2013+ 23.8% 43.4% 43.4%

$86 Billion: Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax: Current law and changes:

  First $200,000
($250,000 Married)

All Remaining Wages

Current Law

2.9% self-employed


2.9% self-employed

Obamacare Tax Hike 1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed
3.8% self-employed

$60.1 Billion: Tax on Health Insurers: Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year.  Phases in gradually until 2018.  Fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits.

$32 Billion: Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans: Starting in 2018, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($10,200 single/$27,500 family).  Higher threshold ($11,500 single/$29,450 family) for early retirees and high-risk professions.  CPI +1 percentage point indexed.
$23.6 Billion: “Black liquor” tax hike: This is a tax increase on a type of bio-fuel. 
$22.2 Billion: Tax on Innovator Drug Companies: $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year. 
$20 Billion: Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers: Medical device manufacturers employ 360,000 people in 6,000 plants across the country. This law imposes a new 2.3% excise tax.  Exempts items retailing for <$100. 
$15.2 Billion: High Medical Bills Tax: Currently, those facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction for medical expenses to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI).  The new provision imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. Waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only. 
$13.2 Billion: Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax”: Imposes cap on FSAs of $2500 (now unlimited).  Indexed to inflation after 2013. There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education

$5 Billion: Medicine Cabinet Tax: Americans no longer able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin). 
$4.5 Billion: Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D 

$4.5 Billion: Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”: This provision allows the IRS to disallow completely-legal tax deductions and other legal tax-minimizing plans just because the IRS deems that the action lacks “substance” and is merely intended to reduce taxes owed.
$2.7 Billion: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services: New 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons. 
$1.4 Billion: HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike: Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent. 
$0.6 Billion: $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives        









Maureen Mooney: Scott Brown Endorsement
Editorial, Merrimack Patch
April 14, 2014

MERRIMACK - 2012 was a difficult year for New Hampshire. The two-party system evaporated and gains made in 2010 were erased.  Our state returned to where we were after defeats in 2006 and 2008 (i.e., bigger government all at the direct expense of our small business-based economy). I think that 2014 can be different, and Scott Brown is the reason why I still believe we can turn things around. I’m pleased to endorse him in the 2014 Republican Primary for U.S. Senate.  

It is no exaggeration to say that Senator Shaheen’s voting record since taking office in 2008 has dispelled the myth that she is (or ever was) a thoughtful moderate who votes based on the issues and what is best for New Hampshire. Instead, her votes are partisan and consistently in line with Harry Reid and President Obama 99% of the time. Without doing the slightest bit of independent research or critical thought, on October 15, 2009, Senator Shaheen took to the Senate floor to echo the President that Obamacare would not require insured people to change plans or doctors, and that Obamacare would increase competition and lower costs. In 2010, when it became clear that the President’s promises of 2008 and 2009 were false, she again toed the party line and voted against sensible, moderate legislation which would have prevented the disruptions that 20,000 of her constituents recently experienced as Obamacare was implemented. Scott Brown knew better in 2010, and he knows better now.

Independent, common sense leadership requires standing up for your constituents when your party bosses are in the wrong. Senator Shaheen failed that test when she blindly repeated lies in 2009, and refused to be part of the solution in 2010, and had no explanation in 2013-2014. When Scott sees a problem, his first instinct is and always has been to use all of his skills to do the best he can for the people he represents, not his party leaders. Candidly, as a long-term Republican activist and a former elected official, there are votes he made as a U.S. Senator which I would have made differently. However, in that case and every other case, he will talk with any constituent, any time, for as long as it takes, and fully explain what he did, why he did it, and admit it if he made a mistake. Can we say the same for Senator Shaheen?   

After sitting down with Scott Brown and his wife, I am convinced that he is dedicated to getting this country back on track, and that he can win this election.  His time in the Senate demonstrated his commitment to prohibiting earmarks, reducing taxes, repealing Obamacare, and protecting religious liberty. In my view, he is best situated to defeat Senator Shaheen and return to the U.S. Senate representing New England’s last, best hope for common sense—the state of New Hampshire.

NH GOP - ICYMI: Looks Like Panic Has Set In 



In case you missed it, there was a compelling editorial in today's Foster's Daily Democrat detailing Jeanne Shaheen's shameless hypocrisy. Below are a few excerpts that highlight the state of panic within the Democrat Party that has led them to new lows. It's no wonder then that Senator Shaheen's legislative record has been equally self-serving, leaving New Hampshire as a mere afterthought. Help us keep DC politicians accountable by volunteering or becoming a grassroots giver today. 


Thank you for all that you do. 


Best wishes,


Jennifer Horn


New Hampshire Republican State Committee



Excerpts from today's Foster's Daily Democrat 
"Looks Like a Panic Has Set In"
  • Ordinarily, it is wise politics to not level charges that can come back to bite you in the tookus. Party chair Buckley should know this and know better. Case in point is his party's very own U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. As has been widely reported, this darling of the Democratic Party recently spent time fundraising in California.
  • How can Sen. Shaheen, as a member of the party faithful, campaign on a platform of bipartisan cooperation while Buckley trashes the notion on almost a daily basis? Of course, we know the answer. Buckley is running scared that his Democratic kingdom is beginning to crumble. 
  • Nationally, it looks as if the Democrats are preparing for a political butt kicking that even well-connected New Hampshire Democrats admit could unseat Shaheen. Then there's the precipice over which Democratic U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster are looking. It's no wonder there is panic in the board room of state Democratic Party headquarters.

The original editorial can be found here.