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Maggie Hassan’s ‘Vision’ for New Hampshire Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Last night WBIN hosted the first of its series of debates this week with the gubernatorial candidates for New Hampshire – Maggie Hassan (Democrat) and Ovide Lamontagne(Republican). With a great moderator and panel, it offered more insight as to what the candidates see as their view for the future of New Hampshire. Much different than just going to the candidates’ websites, the debate offered a stark contrast between how Hassan and Lamontagne differ on their vision. It was clear that Maggie Hassan has the same vision for New Hampshire that she did while she was a State Senator – to grow government and raise taxes.

Maggie Hassan doesn’t seem to understand that you cannot continue to raise taxes and fees on New Hampshire residents who are still hurting from the effects of Obama’s economy, yet that is her vision. When most states are trying to get their fiscal houses in order, Hassan continues to talk about growing the size of government, which will necessarily cause an increase in fees or taxes or the state debt. No matter how Hassan decides to pay for her growth in the size of New Hampshire’s state government, it is the taxpayers who will suffer the consequences. At a time when residents can barely afford the outrageous gas prices and continually rising food prices, Maggie Hassan will hit them with even more rising fees and taxes.

Since Hassan has a record of hiking taxes and fees, it’s clear that she will continue in her quest to extract as much money as possible out of New Hampshire to pay for her big government vision (her taxes and fees affect the poor, working and middle classes the most). Not only is this the opposite of what the majority of people in the Granite State believe (Live Free or Die isn’t just a motto, it’s a way of life), but it just doesn’t make sense. Below are just a few of the things from Hassan’s record as a state legislature (she was voted out in 2010):

She voted for Cap & Trade or RGGI which is a Wall Street scam that cost residents more and does absolutely nothing for the environment.

Voted to raise taxes and fees by hundreds of millions of dollars (she hasn’t met a fee or tax increase she doesn’t love but will continually claim to be against raising sales tax and income tax).

She voted against New Hampshire residents’ protecting themselves.

Hassan is against worker freedom and is for forced unionism. She believes that workers should be forced to pay union fees even if they don’t want anything to do with the union. She is adamantly against Right-to-Work. She even lied about Right-to-Work states in the debate last night. Forced union states have higher overall taxes, more debt and less spending power per worker. Of course, since Hassan’s election is being bought by unions, it’s no surprise she feels this way.

It was quite clear from the debate that Hassan’s vision for New Hampshire is not what the majority of residents see as the ‘New Hampshire Way’. In a time when the state legislature has reigned in the debt that Hassan helped to ring up under Democratic Governor John Lynch, Hassan would come into office and turn back the clock to the big government, higher fees and taxes ways that have hurt New Hampshire. The Granite State can’t afford another Democratic free-for-all with their tax dollars. It just doesn’t make sense. Hassan appears to be yet another Massachusetts Liberal who wants to change New Hampshire into Mini-Massachusetts, to hell with ‘Live Free or Die’.

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Obama brought a Knife to a Gunfight

The first presidential debate was held tonight in Denver, Colorado and moderated by PBS’ Jim Lehrer. The debate was focused on domestic issues and ran for 90 minutes. From the very beginning, Romney was articulate, confident and was well versed in each topic covered. Obama, without his teleprompter, sounded unsure of himself, inarticulate and like a Junior Senator from Chicago at his first presidential debate. If you didn’t know who the president currently is, you would have assumed it was Mitt Romney. He came off as presidential and a leader while Barack Obama came off as someone who didn’t really know the answers to the questions and maybe didn’t prepare enough for one of the biggest events in his political career and certainly didn’t hold confident leadership qualities.

Romney had some great ‘one liners’ during the debate that are worth repeating:

When Obama claimed that Obamacare would bring down the cost of healthcare –

In my opinion Gov’t isn’t effective at bringing down the cost of almost anything.

When Obama tried to present facts about Romney’s plan that weren’t true –

Mr. President, you’re entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not your own facts.

Some of the best highlights were on Twitter, during and after the debate by Democrats who were clearly crushed by Obama’s performance:

Already trying to blame Kerry (Obama’s debate partner) for Obama’s poor performance –

@mripple: John Kerry not a good foil. Obama needs somebody who morphs while he speaks.

(This from Michael Moore – uber anti-capitalist and far left wing extremist) –

@MMFlint: This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach

The uber-Liberal Joan Walsh of Salon.com –

@joanwalsh: Someone close to the president has to help him figure out the roots of his um’s and uh’s. He seems so tentative…

Bill Maher (who donated $1 million to Obama’s campaign had a couple) –

@BillMaher: Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney

@BillMaher: i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/node/53675036


Maggie Hassan WILL raise Taxes and thinks Voters will LIKE it

 

Maggie Hassan, Democratic candidate for Governor has a slight problem – her record. Hassan was a New Hampshire State Senator for several years before being voted out in 2010. One of the reasons was due to her ‘taxing’ problem. While Hassan may like to claim she won’t raise income or sales taxes, she certainly loves raising all kinds of other fees and taxes that necessarily hurt the working and middle classes in New Hampshire. She has specifically said she will raise taxes and fees and actually believes the voters will like it. From the Portsmouth Herald:

Hassan said before anyone can talk specifics about taxes, the state needs to evaluate its revenue and determine its funding priorities, but she did say there are multiple tax cuts that could be reversed.

“There were a lot of back-of-the-budget tax cuts that the Republicans put into this last budget that we’re going to have to review and look at,” she said. “When you look at some of the back-of-the-budget tax cuts and other tax cuts the Republicans made the last two years, I think there are some things that most taxpayers of New Hampshire would agree that we could restore.”

Unfortunately Hassan is serious. She actually believes that taxes should be raised on New Hampshire residents even during this abysmal recession that her dear leader Obama has kept this country in for almost 4 years. Hassan was booted out of the State Senate in 2010, in all likelihood due to her love for raising fees and taxes. New Hampshire residents enjoy the freedom of a small government and paying less in overall taxes than their neighboring states. Apparently Hassan hasn’t gotten the message.

While Hassan was in the State Legislature, she raised taxes and fees over 33 times. Those are 33 reasons alone not to vote for her as Governor. Those were 33 reasons alone she was voted out of office. From an ad paid for by the Live Free PAC:

“Two years ago, voters rejected Maggie Hassan’s tax record – voting her out of office,” a female narrator says. “As Senate Majority Leader, Hassan pushed a budget with over $300 million in higher taxes and fees, 33 tax and fee increases, a controversial new tax on small businesses, higher taxes on rooms and meals [and] increased fees for vehicle registration. Even a new tax on camping! Maggie Hassan believes in high taxes. New Hampshire doesn’t.”

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/maggie-hassan-will-raise-taxes-and-thinks-voters-will-like-it?cid=db_articles


The Obama States of Amerika

In what is far creepier than even the Obama logo that came out in 2008, the Obama campaign released their version of the American flag. They are actually selling this propaganda (reminiscent of Communist and Fascist eras gone by) on their campaign site. Obama has been the most divisive president in modern history. He has divided this country by class, gender, race, religion and everything in between. Obama’s version of America is far different than what the Founding Fathers intended and far, far different than what the majority of Americans want. As noted by a commenter on Twitchy’s blog about this flag, it is the ‘Obama States of Amerika’.

In the United States of America

You are protected to seek ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

You are entitled to free food, housing, health care and a college education. The middle class and those above will be forced to pay for this even though they were personally responsible and grabbed ahold of the limitless opportunities afforded them by the United States of America.

In the United States of America

You are guaranteed ‘Freedom of Speech’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

If you disagree with Obama’s vision for a European-style socialistic America, you are a racist.

If you dare tell the truth about Obama’s failed presidency:

  • More people in poverty than in years;
  • More people on food stamps than ever;
  • More people on welfare than ever;
  • More people out of the workforce than in history

you are a racist.

In the United States of America

You are allowed ‘Freedom of Religion’.

In the Obama States of Amerika

You are free to bash Christianity but if you dare bash (or tell the truth) about Islamic Extremists, you are a bigot.

In the United States of America

We call Islamic Jihadism what it is – a terroristic attack on America.

In the Obama States of Amerika

Islamic Jihadism is ‘workplace violence’ or justified by an anti-Muslim video (see ‘Freedom of Speech’ above).

Obama’s version of the American flag is insulting to Americans. Obama continues to divide this country as he has for the past 4 years. This country is in a far worse place than it was 4 years ago both economically and ‘emotionally’. Obama has put policies into place that have made the economy far worse; his divisiveness, derisiveness and outright demonization of some Americans is despicable. The fact that the Obama campaign decided to create their own version of the American flag says all you need to know about Obama – he is not for uniting America, he is for uniting the Obama States of Amerika (those who believe that the United States of America should be an entitlement, secular, hate-filled society where only one opinion – theirs – matters).

Originally posted on Examiner:  http://www.examiner.com/article/the-obama-states-of-amerika?cid=db_articles

UPDATE:  It appears the Obama campaign has taken down their despicable propaganda flags for sale.  Damage done.


Who would You hire – Kennedy vs Bielat – Compare Resumes

A new video has been created by the Bielat Campaign comparing the resumes of Sean Bielat and his opponent Joseph Kennedy III in the Massachusetts District 4 Congressional race. It’s painfully obvious that Bielat has far more experience than Kennedy. Kennedy literally only has a few years of experience working in the public sector. He has spent the majority of his life in school and living at home with Mommy. Bielat has many years of experience running successful businesses in the private sector and as a Marine Reservist.

Get an Exclusive sneak peek at the new video here.

Sean Bielat understands the struggles of the middle class in his everyday life because he is part of the middle class. Kennedy is a trust fund baby who just recently moved out of his Mother’s house in order to run for office.

Kennedy believes that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel and he has the gall to believe that taxpayers will really like it when he raises taxes on them. Bielat understands the support that America needs to provide Israel and knows that raising taxes in this economy is absolute insanity. Kennedy doesn’t have a grasp on reality. His beliefs are that big government is the answer. Bielat lives in reality. He believes that ‘we, the people’ are the answer. Kennedy believes that we ‘belong to the government.’. Bielat believes that the ‘government belongs to us.’

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/new-video-by-the-bielat-campaign-compares-resumes?cid=db_articles


Some Truth about Unions on Labor Day

Every year unions take great pains to remind people why unions were (once) so great. They attempt to make people believe that unions are still necessary and great now. Unfortunately for union bosses, there is more truth out there now. They can hide from it but they can only run for so long. The fact is that unions do nothing but hurt the economy, taxpayers, consumers and the overall country now, including union members.

Less that 7% of private sector workers are unionized. Why? Workers are protected by a slew of federal, state and local laws. Businesses have realized that offering better pay and benefits will attract better workers, so they offer them. Workers don’t need to be unionized to negotiate their own salaries.

What has changed about unions? Since John F. Kennedy decided to allow public sector unions to organize in 1962(for purely political reasons), we have seen the unionization of millions of federal, state and local workers. Around 37% of all public sector employees are union members. What does this mean for governments and taxpayers? It means higher taxes, bigger government, a less productive workforce and an unsustainable liability of pensions and health care payments far into the future.

George Meany (former President of the AFL-CIO) and FDR were accurate when they agreed that public sector employees could not collectively bargain with elected officials. What has happened as a result? Unions pay big money to elect politicians (majority of money goes to Democrats) and then those politicians in turn pay back the unions by pushing for bigger government, higher salaries and bigger pensions. The tax payer ends up paying the price while have zero say in the collective bargaining negotiations. In Massachusetts an unskilled toll collector on the Massachusetts Turnpike made almost $100,000 in on year. His base salary is $60,000 not including his cushy benefits package . This is egregious and shows exactly how unions and Democrats work with each other in a symbiotic relationship that leeches off the tax payers.

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/some-truth-about-unions-on-labor-day?cid=db_articles


A disturbing trend with Democrats in New Hampshire

With the upcoming primaries only weeks away and the general election only a few months away, campaigns are in high gear all across New Hampshire. Both Democrats and Republicans are attending fairs and meeting constituents; talking to people about issues and explaining their platforms.  Most people are positive and excited to talk about their candidacy and why they are the right person for the State Legislature but there is a disturbing and very negative trend among Democrats that is the antithesis of what New Hampshire residents represent – negativity and lies about their opposition.   It seems that Obama’s and the national Democrats’ negative, smearing campaign style has ‘trickled down’ into the state and local level.

At the Kingston Days event this weekend both Democrats and Republicans had tents to provide information to voters.  The Rockingham Republican Committee had information available for candidates in Rockingham County as well as the gubernatorial candidates, Kevin Smith and Ovide Lamontagne.  They also had Romney signs and information.  The Kingston Democrats (no website found) had some information regarding candidates but they also had printed up lies about State Senator Russell Prescott’s votes in the legislature.  The information about the Democrat running against him, Carol Croteau, was simply a piece of paper asking for a donation with a website listed and nothing else.

The Democrats also had signs on their tent like ‘Don’t Touch My Medicare’, which is amusing since Obama cut $500 billion from Medicare in Obamacare.  They of course had the union solidarity sign (because public sector unions are all about bigger government and higher taxes, just like Democrats) and even an ‘I Stand with Planned Parenthood’ sign because Democrats love wasting taxpayer dollars on organizations that don’t need it.  The worst part is that they were lying about a State Senator rather than telling the truth or promoting their own candidate.  And he probably wasn’t the only one.

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/a-disturbing-trend-with-democrats-new-hampshire


65 Outrageous LIES by Obama


Misogynist Bill Clinton to endorse Maggie Hassan

Democrats and hypocrisy are nothing new but Maggie Hassan takes it to a new low with her announcement that Bill Clinton will be supporting her run for New Hampshire Governor on the Democrat ticket . There’s no doubt that Bill Clinton is a misogynist. His abuse of women with his power as a politician was clear throughout his career, including as President of the United States. No interns were safe from the predator-in-chief (note: Monica Lewinsky was just one of many according to the book ‘The Whistleblower’ by Marinka Peschmann). How is it that women who are Democrats can continually hold this man up as some type of ‘women’s rights’ hero after all that he has done to prove otherwise. A woman who claims to fight for women’s rights has one of the biggest misogynists in political history backing her and she believes that’s a good thing?

It’s not that Bill Clinton only had one case of ‘inappropriate behavior’, there were several. It’s not that ‘Slick Willy’ lied about his sexual affair with intern Monica Lewinsky; it’s that he abused his power. Apparently liberal women can ignore the fact that the man (using that term loosely) held the highest position in the United States and was married. What they cannot ignore is his continuous misogynistic behavior throughout his career and the abhorrent way in which he and his political machine sought to destroy any woman who tried to tell the truth about it. How any woman can support such a man in general is questionable but the fact that they seek his support at all shows how little they really care about women’s rights.

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/misogynist-bill-clinton-to-endorse-maggie-hassan


New Hampshire passes voter ID despite the usual whining from Democrats

Today the Senate and House compromised on their bills and finally passed a voter ID bill that will be in effect for the November 2012 elections.  It’s long overdue that this bill was passed but at least it finally has gotten done and with a veto-proof majority.  Governor Lynch (D) was able to veto the last voter ID that was passed with a simple majority.  Many states are passing voter ID. laws because the majority of voters want these laws in place.  Fully 75%   of voters or more want voter ID. – Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike.  It seems that only the far, far left wing progressives are the ones who do not want voter id.  From the Union Leader:

The House voted 255-103 for a compromise bill requiring photo identification for voters at the polls beginning with November’s general election.

The agreement reached by negotiators combines the Senate and House versions of the bill, with the more lenient Senate version serving as a 15-month transition period and the more restrictive House version in place after Sept. 1, 2013. Voters would be required to present a photo ID at the November general election or sign an affidavit.

Continue reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/new-hampshire-passes-voter-i-d-despite-the-usual-whining-from-democrats