Excerpts of Jeanne Shaheen’s Remarks for Today’s “Get Out the Vote New Hampshire” Event with Hillary Rodham Clinton
Nashua – Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen will speak at a “Get Out the Vote New Hampshire” event with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Governor Maggie Hassan.
Image from Jeanne Shaheen Facebook
Excerpts of her prepared remarks are below:
Thank you! It’s wonderful to be here in Nashua. Unlike my opponent, I didn’t need a GPS to find my way here!
I’m proud to be a part of the first ever all-female delegation. And, there is nobody better in this country to come here for our final push than a woman who’s been a role model to so many women across the country, Hillary Clinton.
Scott Brown and I have very different views of the future and how to grow our economy. Scott Brown wants to give more and more to the people at the top while everyone else falls behind. I want a future where middle class families are strong and everyone has a fair shot at success.
We need to make sure young people can get a college education without drowning in debt. I have a bill to do allow students to refinance their student loans. The government shouldn’t be profiting on the backs of students and graduates.
We need to invest in small businesses that are the heart of New Hampshire’s economy — to make sure they have the capital to grow and create jobs.
We need to help our middle class families by making sure that women finally get equal pay for equal work! Scott Brown voted against equal pay, not once, but twice.
And, Scott Brown can call himself whatever he wants, but voting to allow employers to deny women birth control is NOT pro-choice!
In the Senate he voted to protect $20 billion in taxpayer subsidies for big oil. Think about that. The five biggest oil companies made $94 billion in profits last year. And, Scott Brown thinks they need taxpayer subsidies? That’s just wrong. We need to end subsidies to big oil.
Do you think out of state oil billionaires give a hoot about New Hampshire?
When he’s not working for big oil, he’s working for big banks. After the financial collapse, Scott Brown withheld his support for financial reform until he got a back room deal for a $19 billion giveaway to big banks.
When Scott Brown’s not working for big oil or Wall Street, he’s voting to protect special tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Well, we don’t need to import a Senator who will export our jobs.
Now to our very special guest! She travelled 956,000 miles as Secretary of the State. That’s nearly as many miles as Scott Brown travelled looking for a Senate seat to buy!
And, we’re so glad to have her back. She’s been a wonderful friend to this state and great public servant for this country and I’m very proud to introduce to you former First Lady, former Senator, former Secretary of State, and newly minted grandmother, Hillary Rodham Clinton.