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Shea-Porter owes her constituents a ‘real’ town hall

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New Hampshire’s District 01 Representative Carol Shea-Porter finally held her first town hall since being elected. The problem is attendance had to be requested; the venue was small and constituents had to submit their questions. This was not a ‘town hall’. This was Democrat Shea-Porter pretending to hold a town hall so she could say she held one. With all of the unanswered questions about Obamacare and how it has hurt many Granite Staters who lost their insurance plans; doctors and hospitals they can use, it’s egregious that Shea-Porter chose to cower in a corporate-owned venue which also didn’t allow protesters outside.

In a news release from ‘Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire’, Derek Dufresne explains why Shea-Porter’s town hall was indeed no town hall:

(January 11, 2014) – This morning, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter hosted what she called a “town hall meeting” in Dover at Maple Suites Senior Living Community. Sadly though, the event was anything but a public forum. Instead, it was a scripted, tightly-controlled event where she made sure to avoid those who might disagree with her.

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

While we were hopeful this morning that Rep. Carol Shea-Porter would finally be hosting her first town hall meeting, today’s event was no public forum. In order to attend the event, individuals were told they needed to pre-register themselves and the questions they planned on asking. At the meeting itself, video cameras were not allowed inside. This is disheartening both for transparency purposes and for anyone who couldn’t attend the event especially considering the dangerous driving conditions caused by today’s bad weather. Furthermore, those protesting outside were forced to leave the premises because it was against the ‘corporate policies’ of the venue her meeting was held at.

Granite Staters deserve a representative who cares about the opinions of all her constituents and allows for real town hall meetings where all views can be expressed. Once again, we still await to hear from Rep. Carol Shea-Porter on when she will actually hold her first real town hall meeting. Granite Staters deserve better.”

If Shea-Porter cannot defend her vote for Obamacare along with her lies that people wouldn’t lose their plans, maybe she should re-think her vote in support of it against the majority of what her constituents wanted. There is no excuse for Shea-Porter demanding that questions be submitted ahead of time so her team could script the answers. Granite Staters deserve to be heard and deserve answers to the many questions they have about Obamacare. When Shea-Porter denies her constituents the ability to do this, she is proving to New Hampshire that she doesn’t deserve to hold the District 01 seat. Shea-Porter owes her constituents a real town hall so that they can get real answers to a real problem that she and her fellow Democrats created.

Originally posted here: http://www.examiner.com/article/shea-porter-owes-her-constituents-a-real-town-hall

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Statistics and figures are not the Democrats’ friends. While they push to extend unemployment benefits yet again to the long-term unemployed, they fail to grasp that it is their own policies that are keeping these people unemployed. From the almost trillion dollar shovel-ready job stimulus that was thrust upon this country by Democrats ( including New Hampshire’s own Senator Shaheen and Representative Carol Shea-Porter) that failed to being insane enough to believe unemployment benefits create jobs, Democrats have failed on every level to produce (If unemployment benefits actually created jobs, our economy would be booming because we’ve had such long term unemployment). There are millions of people who are unemployed, under-employed, jumped ship to disability insurance or are just not working at all because they have given up and it’s thanks to Democrat policies that are killing jobs and hurting the economy.

Some facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • The Labor Force Participation Rate is only 63% – Down from 65.7% when President Obama took office In 2009. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/6/14)
  • There are 762,000 Discouraged Workers in the U.S. who, despite wanting a job, are not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/6/14)
  • There were 734,000 Discouraged Workers when Obama took office in January 2009. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/6/14)
  • There Are 7.7 Million Americans who are currently working part-time only because they cannot find full-time employment. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)
  • 27% of Unemployed Americans who have been unemployed for a year or more – Up From 11% when Obama took office in 2009. (BLS, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)
  • The “Real” Unemployment Rate, including those who have given up looking for work or are involuntarily working part-time is 11% in New Hampshire alone! (BLS, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)
  • The Real Unemployment Rate in New Hampshire Was 8.7% when Shaheen took office in 2009. (BLS, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)

Obama, Senator Shaheen and Carol Shea-Porter claim they care about workers, jobs and the economy yet it is policies they have put into place that have continued the long cycle of unemployment across the U.S. and in New Hampshire. Today they are pushing to extend unemployment benefits to the tune of $26 billion. Rather than address the issues that cause long-term unemployment, they continue to create it. Democrats have had 6 years to turn the economy around and they haven’t. Neither Obama, Shaheen nor Shea-Porter will ever admit failure but the unemployment signs in this country have certainly proven exactly that.

Originally posted here: http://www.examiner.com/article/democrats-are-the-reason-for-the-long-term-unemployment


What difference does it make NOW, Hillary?

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Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held hearings on Benghazi with three “whistleblowers” who were involved with the outpost.  Both Democrats and Republicans took turns questioning the witnesses.  It was clear to any listeners (without seeing the party the Representatives were associated with) which party each Rep belonged to.  Republicans were fact seeking.  Democrats were perpetuating the budget lie and even the video lie that has been told over and over again by the White House.  What became crystal clear at today’s hearings is that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton knew immediately that Benghazi was a terrorist attack and not a protest.

Other things that also became clear during the hearings today were as follows:

  • It was Hillary Clinton who sent Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi as she wanted it to become a permanent outpost.
  • Clinton knew that there were previous attacks as well as security risks at Benghazi.
  • Clinton received a phone call at 2am yet still didn’t send immediate relief.
  • Clinton blamed Nordstrom (a witness) for the security in Benghazi yet he previously asked for more security and was denied.
  • Both Obama and Clinton knew that very night the attack on Benghazi was not over a protest or a video yet perpetuated the video lie for weeks.
  • Both Obama and Clinton knew that terrorists were involved in the attack yet continued to blame a videographer in California.

When Hillary Clinton finally saw fit to testify before Congress in January, she made the despicable comment ‘What difference does it make’ whether it was a protest or a terrorist attack.   The difference, Clinton will discover, is that the truth matters to Americans.   It’s vital that our elected officials protect Americans and both Clinton and Obama failed.  It makes a difference that both Clinton and Obama knew the attack had nothing to do with a video yet continued to lie to the American people and persecute a man who had zero influence on Benghazi.   The difference that it makes is Americans deserve to know the truth.   The truth is quite clear – Hillary lied and four Americans died.   Clinton is directly responsible for what happened at Benghazi and Obama is directly responsible for what happened afterwards.

Originally posted on Examiner:  http://www.examiner.com/article/what-difference-does-it-make-now-hillary

 


Gun Control Advocates are waging a War on Women

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Gun control advocates have long demanded more restrictive gun control laws but after the horrific Newtown tragedy they have become more emotional, illogical and louder than ever. Governors and Legislators in many states are trying to enact ridiculous gun laws that only hurt law-abiding citizens. There’s a little known fact within the gun control crowd that criminals will not obey their laws. Legislators on the national level are also trying to put extremely strict gun laws into place, once again ignoring the fact that criminals do not obey their laws (including Obama and the DOJ – please see Fast and Furious). Some are even calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. The majority of these people are Democrats who refuse to use facts in order to back up their demands for stricter gun laws. They are using their emotions to wage a war on women that will create more victims.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that proves women can protect themselves from assailants if they have a gun. There is also plenty that shows what happens to women when they don’t have a gun to protect themselves – they become statistics. As more women choose to become gun owners in order to protect themselves, it’s clear that they are fighting to avoid becoming victims. Women are empowering themselves by protecting themselves. Some disturbing 911 calls below:

Women who called 911 and didn’t have firearms

Woman is sexually assaulted while on the phone with 911

Stalking victim murdered while on the phone with 911

Elderly woman murdered while on the phone with 911

Women who called 911 and had firearms

Georgia mother shoots intruder, doesn’t allow herself or her twins to become victims

Teen mother saves herself and her baby from attackers

Woman kills stalker while on the phone with 911

This is not a hit against 911 dispatchers or the police who respond to the calls. Both do an excellent job in the most extreme circumstances. The range of response time to a 911 call is 5.7 minutes to over 30 minutes in the United States. It takes an intruder less than 2 minutes to attack once he or she has gotten into your home. Despite these facts, some gun control advocates believe calling 911 is the first step in women’s defense.

Gun control advocates in several states across the country are trying to enact more strict gun control laws than currently exist. They do not base their actions on facts or statistics.

Colorado

In Colorado a Democrat legislator actually told a rape victim that a gun wouldn’t have helped her protect herself despite the fact that sexual assaults fell 90% on the Colorado Springs University once they allowed guns to be carried on campus. Another Colorado Democrat believes that call boxes and rape whistles will help women defend themselves. These Democrats are using “bogus data” to make their claims that women can’t defend themselves with guns. The fact that women are safer if they have a gun to protect themselves has already been proven at Colorado Springs but those pesky facts don’t get in the way of gun control advocates.

New York

New York Democrats wasted no time in passing even more strict gun laws than they had in place before Newtown (gun crime is relatively high in New York even with their previously existing strict gun laws). The law bans all AR-15s and “assault” type weapons from being sold in the state. A Democrat legislator actually believes that women are “too weak” to fire AR-15s. The people that are passing these laws have zero clue how the guns they are banning even work.

In their haste to rush through bad legislation, the Democrats neglected to exempt police from their draconian gun laws. And of course, Governor Cuomo is creating an exemption in the law for his Hollywood buddies, just in case they need it.

Massachusetts

The Governor of Massachusetts wants to enact more restrictive gun control laws than currently exist. Residents of the state are already treated like criminals if they dare apply for a License to Carry. What’s interesting in this case is that their neighbors in New Hampshire have some of the least strict gun laws in the country, yet Massachusetts has a much higher gun crime rate. These statistics should be telling to anyone who reads them but not if you are a gun control advocate or Democrat. Even a Harvard study shows that gun control is counterproductive. Democrats love to use Harvard studies, except when the studies disagree with their “emotional reasoning”.

New Hampshire

In 2010, with a Republican controlled legislature, the Stand Your Ground law was passed which allows women to defend themselves in public as well as in their homes and not be treated like criminals for doing so. Democrats said it would create a “wild west” environment (it didn’t). NowDemocrats are pushing to remove the part of Stand Your Ground that allows women to protect themselves in public. It’s okay to use deadly force in your home but if you are in public you have to run. Since New Hampshire already has one of the lowest gun crime rates in the country, Democrats have no reason to change the law. All it will do is turn victims into criminals and criminals into victims if a woman dares to protect herself using deadly force in public.

At the federal level, gun control advocates are seeking to enact very restrictive gun laws that will absolutely victimize more women. Senator Dianne Feinstein is behind the new laws that states would be expected to enforce (so much for states’ rights). Feinstein is such a loon that she actually makes the claim that it’s “legal to hunt humans”. The Obama Administration has already said they will back any gun control legislation that Congress may pass. An “assault ban” has already been tried in previous years in this country only it was proven that it did absolutely nothing to change crimes with “assault weapons”. That may be because criminals do not obey the laws, something that Democrats cannot seem to get through their thick skulls.

Gun control advocates consistently toss facts and gun crime statistics out the window. In the latest gun crime statistics report from the FBI, it’s pretty clear that states with the most restrictive gun laws have more crimes committed with guns than those with the least restrictive laws (New Hampshire being one of them). Criminals love gun control because the laws don’t apply to them. They will continue to get guns illegally and use them to commit crimes against women.

Gun control advocates reduce a woman’s ability to defend herself by either banning guns or making it far more difficult for a woman to legally own one. They are creating a “Sad Sisterhood of Victims“. Women who own guns are empowered because they can protect themselves. Women cannot rely on 911, rape whistles or restraining orders. Until there is a police officer at every woman’s door 24/7, women must be allowed to protect themselves if they choose to. By putting more restrictive gun laws into place, gun control advocates are aiding criminals while waging a war on women.

Originally posted on Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/gun-control-advocates-are-waging-a-war-on-women?cid=db_articles


Biden tells the truth: Ledbetter about lawsuits, not equal pay

At a campaign event in Florida today, Vice President Joe Biden did something that neither he nor Democrats have done throughout the campaign – told the truth. Democrats, Obama, faux-feminists, women, Liberals, students and unions have been bashing Republicans who are against the Lilly Ledbetter Act. The Ledbetter Act that was passed by mostly Democrats and signed into law by Obama when he first got into office. It was never about equal pay but about lawsuits. Ledbetter was a huge win for lawyers, not women. It will most likely hurt women in the workplace because employers will think twice before hiring women who could file potentially frivolous lawsuits.

Over the past few months we’ve heard continually about the fake ‘war on women’ that is somehow being waged by Republicans and how they don’t want ‘equal pay’ for women. It’s not true, of course, but foolish people desperate to keep their party in power will say anything. Biden actually told the truth today and is probably the first Democrat to do so. From theWashington Free Beacon:

BIDEN: All the Lilly Ledbetter said was if a woman finds out she’s been treated and treated wrongly, cheated in terms of her salary and benefits at work. That she’s able to sue from the moment she finds out. That’s all it said. Because they were locked out they said that if you didn’t learn within two years you were being cheated then you’re out of luck. But we changed the law. It’s not a –it’s a big deal for women, but it’s not a big deal in terms of equal pay. But it’s an important– and they couldn’t even support that

Hopefully he’ll tell the truth about the Paycheck Fairness Act as well. This is another bill that Democrats pushed as ‘equal pay’ but this one is about controlling business practices. The Act will hurt women even worse than the Ledbetter has the potential to but Democrats never let facts get in their way when dumbing down women. Conservatives and Republicans have been stating what Biden finally said today all along. The truth about the Ledbetter Act is that it has absolutely nothing to do with equal pay and everything to do with lawsuits. This is one ‘gaffe’ where Biden actually embarrassed his party by telling the truth.

Originally published at Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/biden-tells-the-truth-ledbetter-about-lawsuits-not-equal-pay


New Romney campaign ad highlights ‘The Obama Plan’

“Five reasons we can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama is the last line in the latest Romney campaign ad released today. Since Obama hasn’t bothered to actually lay out his plans for the next four years, Americans can only assume he’ll continue with the same failed policies of the last four years. The Romney campaign apparently feels the same way and has created a new ad called ‘The Obama Plan’. The ad has sound bites that show just some of what is going to happen over the next four years if Obama is re-elected along with the sources of the information. The campaign had a press release on October 18 that highlighted the same information with links to the sources.

From the press release:

5 Reasons we Can't Afford 4 More Years of Barack Obama
Video: ObamaPlan

President Obama may not want to talk about his second-term agenda, but he’s already laid out his plans for the next four years. The President has promised trillions of dollars in new debt, higher taxes on middle-class families, and devastating cuts to Medicare that will impact today’s seniors. Americans simply can’t afford four more years like the last four years. As president, Mitt Romney will deliver a real recovery by reforming our outdated tax code, creating 12 million new jobs, and strengthening Medicare for the next generation. – Andrea Saul, Romney Campaign Spokesperson

It’s interesting that the Obama campaign is always asking Romney and Ryan for more details about their plan when neither Obama nor Biden has actually explained what their own plan is for the next four years. If Obama’s plan is to continue his current policies, the country will be driven right over the fiscal cliff. What has ‘Obama’s Plan’ done over the last four years?

The above are direct results of Obama’s policies. Yes Obama ‘inherited’ a mess but what he did was create more of a mess. The Romney campaign ad is correct that we can’t afford four more years of Obama. More Americans seem to be paying attention in the final weeks of the presidential campaign season. More campaign ads will come out. There will be more 30-second sound bites. Will Americans actually pay attention and verify what they are being told for a change? If so, Obama is doomed.

Originally published at Exaimer.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/new-romney-campaign-ad-highlights-the-obama-plan


Liberal Lies and Hysteria Try to tie Romney with Sensata Closure

The Twitterverse exploded tonight with rage over a company in Illinois called Sensata closing its doors and shipping its production to China. The big story isn’t that the company is closing but that Liberals are actually trying to blame Mitt Romney for it based on ridiculous lies being pushed by theSEIU. No shocker that the SEIU would sink this low but it doesn’t say much about Democrats that they are so easily led to believe outrageous accusations without bothering to do a quick search on the internet to discover the facts. The myths that are being perpetrated and facts are dissected below.

MYTH: Mitt Romney owns Sensata.

FACT: Mitt Romney has nothing to do with Sensata. Bain Capital Investors have a 51.8% share of Sensata stock.

FACT: Romney actually transferred what stocks he did own in Sensata to charities.

MYTH: Romney makes Bain business decisions.

FACT: Romney hasn’t made business decisions at Bain for many years now. He and his wife Ann have a blind trust with Bain which means they have zero clue where their money is invested.

FACT: The key people running Bain Capital Investors are Joshua Bekenstein, John Connaughton, Paul Edgerly, Mark Nunnelly, Stephen Pagliuca, Jordan Hitch and Matthew Levin. It seems that the majority of these ‘key people’, who make decisions like closing Sensata, are Democrats who support Obama.

In 2008, Bekenstein gave over $200,000 to help Democrats get elected. He and his wife are listed as one of the Top Individual Contributors on OpenSecrets.org.

In 2010, Stephen Pagliuca ran against Martha Coakley in the Democratic primary for the special Senate seat election, the election that Scott Brown won.

In 2008, Jordan Hitch gave money to both the Obama campaign and to the Romney campaign.

In 2008, Mark Nunnelly gave thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates across the country, including Harry Reid.

In 2012, it was rumored that Matt Levin may speak at the Democratic National Convention. He also donates frequently to Democrats.

MYTH: Romney gets a tax break from outsourcing jobs to China

FACT: Romney doesn’t own Sensata and the ‘tax break’ for outsourcing jobs itself is a myth. It’s a minor moving deduction and it’s miniscule.

MYTH: Romney can do anything to stop Bain or Sensata from making business decisions like shipping 170 jobs to China.

FACT: Romney cannot alter the decisions made by the people are actually running these businesses. He has zero influence on what these people choose to do with their business or employees.

MYTH: Sensata replaced the American flag with the Chinese flag at their plant in Illinois.

FACT: This lie is being perpetrated by people like left wing hacks at DailyKos. The photo they use as ‘proof’ is actually of the Sensata plant in China.

This ‘Bainport’ protest and hysteria is nothing but astroturf by the SEIU and the Occupy ‘rape tent’ crowd. While it is unfortunate that people will be losing their jobs, neither the SEIU, Occupiers or Democrats care anything about them. This is merely a ploy to paint Romney as some evil businessman who ships American jobs to China. What’s more amusing is that Obama has actually shipped jobs overseas with taxpayer funded stimulus money but there’s no protest over that from the SEIU.

It’s understandable for the employees to be upset but they are being used by Democrats as political pawns and it’s actually pretty reprehensible. If they want to direct their anger at Bain, they should direct it to the Democrats who are running it now. Of course, that wouldn’t really fit into the left wing agenda of lies and deceit now would it? Apparently the left will stop at nothing to defeat Romney but using Americans who are actually going to feel pain from this closure is egregious. Using these poor people as political pawns and lying to them shows the lack of character and morals of Democrats. It’s expected that unions and their Democrat lackeys will lie about Romney but it’s not fair to these workers or voters.

Originally posted at Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/liberal-lies-and-hysteria-try-to-tie-mitt-romney-to-sensata-closure


There are Two Paths – Retire Obama


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