O’Brien’s bullying, improper behavior must stop – Cabinet.com: “On Sept. 11, voters of Mont Vernon and New Boston will have a choice – keep William O’Brien on the ballot for November’s election or decide that the bullying and improper behavior of the current speaker must stop.
There are so many examples of O’Brien showing disregard for rules and blatant abuse of the speaker’s position to quell the opinions of others and further his own agenda. Countless examples from both Democrats and fellow Republicans can be found through simple web searches (try “O’Brien” “NH” and “power”). These examples illustrate his unwillingness to hear the other side time and time again.”
Work together for citizens’ rights – Cabinet.com: “This is in response to candidate Valerie Ogden’s statement (Hollis Brookline Journal, July 13) that the previous Legislature left the current legislators with a $900 million deficit. If anyone were to check the figures on the ending budget for the biennium, they would see that New Hampshire was left with a $26 million surplus (www.unionleader.
It is this type of repetitive untruth that earned us our current legislators.
What Republican candidates did not mention is an $800 million or $900 million deficit when there was in fact a surplus. If you hear it enough times, you assume it to be true.
I was approached by a man at the transfer station who asked why we spent so much and left a deficit. My answer to him was we left New Hampshire with a $26 million surplus.”
Investigative reporting needed on N.H. politicians | SeacoastOnline.com: “What is with our extremist Legislature’s reputation as a joke nationally and embarrassment locally? The point is not that right-wing conservatives are in our Legislature; as elected officials, they deserve to hold office. The point is that nationally controlled special interest groups, some of whom want to turn the clock back to the 19th century, are telling our elected officials what legislation to present and how to vote.
Ultra-conservative special interest groups such as A.L.E.C. seek to undermine our historic and proud Yankee tradition of independence. I’m dismayed by the complete lack of investigative reporting with regard to outside influences in our legislative body. Why should I have to rely on online news reporting, when we have hardcopy right here in New Hampshire? The names of our representatives, in both houses, should be put in print for all to see. As the election season nears, I hope our state reporters begin to do their jobs, in order to help N.H. citizens become an informed electorate.”
On bus, teacher group sees Obama’s policies as far superior to Romney’s | New Hampshire NEWS04: “He said Romney cut state aid to public education by 9.1 percent, which was the second highest per pupil cut in the nation. Champy also said Romney eliminated the early literacy program and class sizes grew under his administration.
“President Obama has made education a national priority. The President has invested in education, worked to raise K-12 standards, and he has taken steps to make college more affordable so that students from middle-class families can afford the education they need to compete in the global economy,” said Holly Shulman, communications director for the Obama Campaign in New Hampshire. “What Mitt Romney doesn’t seem to understand is that to create true middle-class security, we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. A quality education is a fundamental part of President Obama’s plan to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the world.””
Lamontagne, Smith Jockey for Conservative Edge – Nashua, NH Patch: “Lamontagne specifically said the state of New Hampshire should be leading the litigation against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are forcing Seacoast area cities and towns to spend millions of dollars to upgrade their water treatment plants.
“I would do everything as governor to roll back on the federal encroachment on the state of New Hampshire,” Smith said.”
Why tax talk is taxing Americans – Cabinet.com: “By CAROL SHEA-PORTER
Former U.S. representative
This week, Americans were asked to consider two competing visions and choose one. President Obama and the Democrats want to raise taxes on higher incomes and keep the tax cuts for the middle class. Mitt Romney and the Republicans want to extend the tax cuts for everyone, including millionaires, saying it will help grow the economy and blaming Obama for increasing deficits. Once again, voters are left wondering what’s fair and who is telling the truth.”
<img align=”top” width=”20″ border=”0″ src=”/Assets/sitegraphics/videoIcon.gif”>Bill Nye’s guy: Popular TV show scientist throws support behind President Obama – Fosters: “President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is calling attention to public education issues this week with a school bus tour and a visit from children’s television host Bill Nye.
Nye, a well-known science educator, visited the Seacoast Science Center in Rye on Monday to discuss President Barack Obama’s commitment to science education. He was accompanied by U.S. Congressman Rob Andrews, D-N.J., a ranking member of the House Committee for Education and the Workforce.
Then on Wednesday, the campaign held a bus tour with five stops around the state, including visits to Portsmouth and Rochester.”
KUSTER ENDORSED BY VETERANS’ ALLIANCE FOR SECURITY AND DEMOCRACY
CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic Congressional candidate Annie Kuster has earned the endorsement of the Veterans’ Alliance for Security and Democracy (VETPAC).
“We are thrilled to support Ann McLane Kuster,” said Justin Ford, President of VETPAC. “Ann comes from a military family; her father was a pilot in World War II who was shot down after 63 combat missions and spent time as a POW. Ann has been a tireless advocate for Women’s Issues and children in New Hampshire and she will make fighting for better VA facilities in New Hampshire a top priority in Congress.”
“I am honored to have the support of the courageous men and women of VETPAC,” said Kuster. “We have a solemn obligation to honor and care for the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. As the daughter and daughter-in-law of World War II veterans, I know the tremendous sacrifices veterans and their families make in order to keep our country safe, and I pledge to fight for the high quality care and benefits that they have earned.”