Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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From the Conway Daily Sun; Guinta is the type of person we need in Washington

To the editor:
It is almost primary time again — when members of both political parties must choose candidates that they feel live up to the ideology of both the person and the party, in the hopes that their choices will find general election success.

I write today regarding the 1st District U.S. Congress race. As a conservative Republican, a politically informed and involved individual, and a moral citizen, there is no other candidate I would have represent myself and my party than former Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta.
From my own personal experience with Mr. Guinta, I can say that aside from being an exceptional candidate, he is also an exceptional person — one who inspires people to believe in him and the qualities he can bring to our valley, our state and our country.

As a husband and father, Frank understands firsthand the importance of protecting family, and has fought and will continue to fight to protect New Hampshire families.

In our current economic climate, he will ensure that current and future generations will not be burdened by the debt of Washington bailouts and indiscreet spending.

While we face many threats from abroad, it is important to realize we are also under siege from our very own government, which threatens to spend us into an oblivion that, if not stopped, will be impossible to recover from.

This is why it is so very important to vote for fiscal conservatives like Mayor Guinta in the September primary and November general elections, because these are the types of people we need in Washington to correct the financial disaster our country has been plunged into.

Although I am a relatively new to this area, I understand that many times residents of this valley feel neglected and forgotten by those representing them; I can assure you, that will never be the case with Frank Guinta as our U.S. Representative.

Frank understands the financial burden most New Hampshire families are currently facing. He has visited this valley, most recently in mid-August; he understands the employment hardships valley residents face because of our very special niche economy, and would fight to put hiring power back into the hands of the small business owner, where it belongs.

Frank understands that our country has taken a turn away from the free-market economic principles it was founded on and that have brought us economic success; not only would he endeavor to move us back toward those principles, but he would fight for legislation in the U.S. Congress that would cap spending and force government accountability, concepts our current government either has no understanding of or has completely forgotten.

I believe Mayor Guinta’s plan for economic recovery is the most comprehensive and sensible I have seen, and has a genuine chance to bring us the real recovery we desperately need. As mayor of Manchester, Frank cut taxes while also improving government services. An opponent of both Cap and Trade and President Obama’s stimulus plan, he believes the surest way to economic recovery is to cut taxes, end useless spending, and ease the burden of the individual. Frank’s record of success as mayor is all I need to convince me that he would bring the same proactive results to the U.S. Congress as he did to the Manchester mayor’s office.

If Valley Republicans make the right choice on Sept. 14 and choose Frank Guinta to represent us in the general election versus Carol Shea-Porter in November, we have a very real chance to elect someone who, for the first time in four years, would represent we, the people.

Frank Guinta would, on a daily basis, remember who elected him — and it would be us he would consider as he cast each and every single vote.

Danielle Winters
Hale’s Location

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Big Bird Makes More Money Than Donald Trump

Frank Guinta responded to the New Hampshire Democratic Party for their claim that he is “attacking Elmo and Big Bird”. Last week Guinta called for the elimination of taxpayer funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the parent company for PBS and NPR. Guinta points to a 2007 report which shows Sesame Workshop, the company that sells Sesame Street merchandise, made $1.5 billion in sales in 2007.[1] That compares to the $100 million in sales for the Trump Organization in the same year. Ending taxpayer funding to CPB would save taxpayers $422 million a year.

“Big Bird is making more money than Donald Trump, he doesn’t need taxpayers’ help to survive,” said Guinta. “The New Hampshire Democratic Party can quit the political hyperbole and start thinking of ways to solve our economic challenges.”
Guinta has been a leader in calling for fiscal reform, through his innovative “Frank’s Fifty” spending cut program. Each day for the last fifty days of the primary campaign, Guinta is calling for a specific cut in the federal budget. Over the last 35 days, Guinta has called for nearly $700 billion in spending cuts, with that money going to pay down the federal budget deficit.
“I’m glad that New Hampshire Democrats are taking notice of where I would like to cut federal spending. I’m disappointed they haven’t shown the same commitment,” Guinta continued. “If they’re not willing to cut funding to self-sustaining programs, what are they willing to cut?”
For more information about Frank Guinta’s campaign, visit TeamGuinta.com.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Biden in NH is a Big Bleeping Deal

[To use the Vice President's own words]

Shea-Porter joins Vice President to promote reckless spending, jobless summer

Vice President Joe Biden returned to the Granite State on Thursday. Vice President Biden visited Manchester this morning, joined by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter for a private event. This visit comes near the end of what has been a jobless summer. Unemployment sits at 9.5% nationwide. Last year, the Obama administration promised that passage of the failed stimulus package would keep unemployment below 8%. July was the 18th consecutive month in which the unemployment rate was above that figure.

Read the rest of this release over at TeamGuinta.com

Frank Guinta's Plan for Job, Economic Growth

In WMUR's 10 Questions with Frank Guinta, Frank tackles the issue of job creation with his response to this first question.  His recently released television ad features New Hampshire voters and small business owners who support Frank because of his proven fiscal conservatism and dedication to his constituents.

Friday, August 20, 2010

25 Days, $500 Billion Saved

Frank Guinta has reached a major milestone in his ground-breaking “Frank’s Fifty” spending cut initiative. Halfway through the program, Guinta has proposed more than half a trillion dollars in spending cuts. This makes Guinta the leader in calling for fiscal responsibility, targeting 25 wastes of taxpayer money. Among Guinta’s proposals are the elimination of Obamacare, Department of Education, and stimulus funding for projects that, according to the government, have created zero jobs.

“This milestone represents the commitment I have made to taxpayers to give them a Representative in Congress who will finally show some respect for their money,” said Guinta. “Halfway through our Frank’s Fifty program, I’ve proposed half a trillion dollars in savings. I will bring this same commitment to saving taxpayer money after I am elected.”

Today’s spending cut is part two of Guinta’s effort to bring accountability to the budgeting process. Guinta calls for a complete elimination of earmarks. Earmarks are appropriations requested by members of Congress. The requests are tucked into the back of often unrelated legislation, included without public debate, or even an up-or-down vote. In Fiscal Year 2010, more than 9,000 earmarks accounted for more than $16 billion in government spending. On August 2nd, Guinta called for the elimination of all anonymous earmarks, saving $6 billion a year. Finishing the job will save another $10 billion annually.

“Earmarks lacked accountability when Republicans abused the process, and they certainly lack accountability now that Democrats are in charge,” said Guinta. We need to ban this process, and bring real accountability to the budget process.”

Frank Guinta has proposed more than $500 billion in specific spending cuts for next year’s budget in the first 25 days of the “Frank’s Fifty” program. Guinta will announce a specific spending cut every day until the Republican primary on September 14th. There are 26 days until this year’s primary. For more information about Frank Guinta’s campaign, visit TeamGuinta.com.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Q&A with Frank Guinta

Former two-term Manchester mayor Frank Guinta had long been mentioned as an up and coming political candidate for the Republican party. He’s putting that status to the test this year in his run for the 1st District. Before being elected mayor, Guinta served two terms as an alderman in Manchester and was elected twice as a state representative from the Queen City. Guinta and his wife, Morgan, live in Manchester with their two children. Visit www.teamguinta.com.

Q: What are you hearing out on the campaign trail?
A: Well, people are fed up with what’s going on with Washington, with the levels of spending, with the levels of government, the taking over of different industries. People are hoping and expecting to see some changes come the fall.

Q: What is the message that you’re looking to get across?
A: What I talk about is the need for solutions-based Congress. Just as I did as mayor, cutting spending, cutting taxes, getting a spending cap passed, protecting taxpayers. At the federal level, the same level of protection is needed. I would bring that same level of advocacy of taxpayers to Congress. People seem to be appreciative of that. Given the $13 trillion debt, and $1.5 trillion deficit, people are expecting someone tested, who can make the tough decisions and deliver for the taxpayers.

Q: How have you differentiated yourself from the other candidates?
A: When I’m asked that question, I simply state that I’ve been able to beat an incumbent Democrat, I’m a tested leader and I’ve actually been able to cut taxes and get the spending cap on the ballot. Those are the things specifically that differentiate me from…the other candidates.

Q: If ultimately elected to go to Washington, what would you say are your top three priorities?
A: I would say cut the deficit, get government out of the way of small business, and cut taxes. Those three are the most important because it’s helping the economy and that’s something everybody is concerned with.

Q: What would you be looking to tackle for New Hampshire?
A: I want to see people in New Hampshire get back to work. We have 6 percent unemployment, which is almost double what we normally have. People are concerned about job prospects. People are under-employed. And there’s the third category of people who have stopped looking for work who are not counted. New Hampshire may be faring better than other states, but it doesn’t give comfort to those that are out of work or under-employed. I want to create an environment where small businesses will create jobs and local economies can begin to thrive again.

Q: Why are you running for office and why are you running for this office specifically?
A: It was a tough decision to leave a job that I loved, but I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do, to complete my term and then run for a different office. I’m running for Congress because we have to change the direction of the country. I feel very strongly about that. That’s where I feel I can best serve New Hampshire.

Q: What would you say are your areas of expertise?
A: I ran the largest city in the state for four years, which has a $300 million budget. That gives me a tremendous amount of experience, first of all prioritizing on behalf of the taxpayers, ensuring accountability, and delivering services that look at not just the short-term but the long-term viability of the city. That combined with my legislative experience, as well as my personal small business experience, gives me the tools to serve the people of New Hampshire at the federal level.

Q: Why should the voters vote for you?
A: Well, I am in this race to earn the nomination and to earn the opportunity to serve the people in New Hampshire. My mindset is to serve others. … My experience is unique, compared to the other candidates, it’s unique. If people want to nominate someone who knows how to win, is tested, and can beat Carol Shea-Porter, I’d ask for their vote.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Portsmouth Congressional Debate Tonight!

Come meet Frank Guinta tonight!  He will be participating the Seacoast Republican Women Senatorial & Congressional Debate.  The event is open to the public and begins at 6pm.

The event is at the Portsmouth Harbor Event & Conference Center at 100 Deer Street in Portsmouth.  The center is adjacent to the Residence Inn in downtown Portsmouth.


Get directions to the event.

For more information call Team Guinta at (603) 836-5620.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Final 5 Reforms Complete Pact for Real Change


After months of opinions expressed and votes cast on YourVoiceYourHouse.com, Frank Guinta has released his final list of fifteen reforms to bring to Washington in his first 100 days in Congress. The People’s Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Pact began with ten ways to return accountability to Washington. Since this effort began, enthusiastic voters have cast their ballot for the final five proposals.

Guinta offered the following statement regarding the release of this list:

“The People’s Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Pact is a commitment I am making to the people of New Hampshire about where my priorities will be as a member of Congress. When I take the Oath of Office to represent the First District, it’s a promise I will make to stand up for taxpayers, and the Constitution of the United States. ‘Your Voice, Your House’ is a way to allow the people to stand with me, and to tell me the most important reforms I can help bring in my first 100 days in Congress. I look forward to the opportunity to live up to my word after I am elected.”

The winning reforms as chosen on YourVoiceYourHouse.com are:

-          Reclaiming the People’s House: Establish term limits for members of the House of Representatives
-          Show Committee votes online: Post members’ committee votes within 48 hours
-          Repeal the Death Tax: The death tax is scheduled to come back to life in 2011 and should be permanently repealed. The death tax discourages saving and investing, undermines job creation, wage growth and hurts those who have their savings tied up in land and other hard-to-sell assets.
-          Eliminate the Capital Gains Tax: Encourage businesses to invest in job-creating capital investments
-          No to Automatic Congressional Pay Raises: The automatic ‘cost of living’ adjustment for members of Congress is wrong. I will offer legislation to do away with it and to require any increase in compensation to be voted on publicly.

The People’s Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Pact:

-          Enact a National Spending Cap Constitutional Amendment
-          Enact a Balanced Budget Amendment
-          Enact a simplified tax system, and scrap the Internal Revenue Code
-          End the “stimulus” era of endless bailouts, wasteful spending and government ownership of private property
-          Open up and develop existing American energy resources, and remove roadblocks and barriers to responsible energy exploration on our soil and off our shores
-          Institute a complete audit of all federal agencies and programs to assess their constitutionality and to identify current duplication, waste and inefficiencies
-          Encourage job growth through a series of permanent tax cuts and regulatory reforms
-          Repeal Obamacare and replace it with free market solutions
-          Apply a constitutionality test to every bill brought before Congress
-          Institute government transparency: make all non-emergency legislation public, in its final form, at least 72 hours before a vote can be taken on it
-          Reclaiming the People’s House: Establish term limits for members of the House of Representatives
-          Show Committee votes online: Post members’ committee votes within 48 hours
-          Repeal the Death Tax: The death tax is scheduled to come back to life in 2011 and should be permanently repealed. The death tax discourages saving and investing, undermines job creation, wage growth and hurts those who have their savings tied up in land and other hard-to-sell assets.
-          Eliminate the Capital Gains Tax: Encourage businesses to invest in job-creating capital investments
-          No to Automatic Congressional Pay Raises: The automatic ‘cost of living’ adjustment for members of Congress is wrong. I will offer legislation to do away with it and to require any increase in compensation to be voted on publicly.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Frank's Fifty Racks Up $326 Billion in Cuts in 3rd Week


Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta ended the third week of his innovative “Frank’s Fifty” spending cut initiative by finding two more ways to save taxpayers money. Guinta first called for the collection of all unpaid taxes from federal employees. The IRS reports that in 2008, more than 97,000 federal workers were delinquent on their federal income taxes. The Heritage Foundation estimates this would result in the collection of more than $3 billion, which can go to pay off the deficit.
“It is unacceptable for nearly 100,000 federal employees to have not paid their income taxes. We need to collect this money and use it to help balance the budget,” said Guinta. “We cannot continue to hold honest taxpayers hostage while turning our back on those who are not paying their fair share.”
Guinta’s second proposal for the weekend is to repeal the Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998. The act authorized the use of charge cards to cover travel costs for federal employees. Government audits have found numerous cases of waste, fraud and abuse of these charge cards. Repealing this act would save taxpayers more than $8 billion a year, and allow for a new system for covering employee travel to be crafted.
“It is clear that in the 12 years this program has been in place that it does not work,” Guinta continued. “Let’s wipe out this fraud-laden federal program, and work to put one where federal employees are held more accountable in its place.”
Frank Guinta has proposed more than $326 billion in specific spending cuts for next year’s budget in the first eighteen days of the “Frank’s Fifty” program. Guinta will announce a specific spending cut every day until the Republican primary on September 14th. Sunday marks 30 days until this year’s primary.

Friday, August 13, 2010

LTE: Shea-Porter's vote hurts our troops in combat

A recent letter to the Editor in the Portsmouth Herald illuminates Congresswoman Shea-Porter voting record on the War in Afghanistan.

Shea-Porter's vote hurts our troops in combat

Portsmouth Herald

Aug. 10 — To the Editor:

On Aug. 9, I learned from a letter to the editor that Carol Shea-Porter leads any of the field of her potential Republican opponents by at least 5 percentage points in a UNH-conducted poll.

Recently, I discovered that on July 27 she voted against funding combat operations in Afghanistan. I never saw a newspaper report or a newsletter from the congresswoman announcing that vote. Instead, I learned of it from a site on the Internet. If her position on funding had been known before the poll was taken, I bet the result would have been different.

Her vote was "House Vote 474 — Approve Spending for Combat Operations." She voted no. The House as a whole approved the measure by a vote of 308-114. I guess Congresswoman Shea-Porter feels in addition to a dreary economy, why not a defeat in Afghanistan.

Tom Hayden, the noted antiwar activist, in an article in the Nation on July 29 stated that the Washington peace groups, after a two-week e-mail campaign, were happy about the gain of 14 votes, including that of Shea-Porter, against the Afghanistan combat funding bill. Shea-Porter is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services and you would expect she would not undermine our troops in combat, but she did.




In addition, here's a link to GovTrack.US showing how each member of the House voted.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter Keeps Spending Unbudgeted Tax Dollars

This past Tuesday Carol Shea-Porter voted to spend taxpayer dollars, once again. Despite Congress not passing a budget this year, our Congresswoman continues to spend. This time for another $26 billion to bail out states. In the face of a $1.5 trillion dollar deficit, does this seem responsible to you?

In addition, The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will be running ads in New Hampshire praising Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Hodes for their efforts. These ads also come at a price for AFSCME, $2.5 million dollars.

These recent events truly show the allegiances our Congresswoman has made while serving our country. Finance reports show that in the 2nd quarter of 2010, Carol Shea-Porter recieved more than $70,000 in contributions from Washington lobbyists.

On Wednesday, Frank Guinta had this to say about our Congresswoman: "Carol Shea-Porter says she doesn't stand for Washington special interests, but her actions and her bank account tell a different tale. Carol Shea-Porter showered with her vote on this bill that she stands with Washington lobbyists, and against New Hampshire taxpayers."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weekend Update: Frank Guinta Wins 5th Consecutive Straw Poll at NHYR Lobster Bake


Last Saturday, more than 200 people from the greater Kingston area sat down for a Pancake Breakfast with Frank Guinta. After enjoying meeting voters, Frank's next stop was the New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake at Rye Harbor State Park. Another 200+ people turned out in fervent support of the New Hampshire Young Republicans. The NHYR also held a straw poll which Frank Guinta won with more than half the vote. This 5th consecutive straw poll win for Frank shows consistency and momentum going into the final few weeks before the primary.

Most importantly, the weekend was an example of the enthusiasm we are seeing across the state this election season. These straw poll results demonstrate the strength of a grass-roots network, and Team Guinta is proud to have earned each victory.

NHYR Straw Poll Results

Frank Guinta      91 votes           51.7%
Rich Ashooh            40 votes           22.7%
Sean Mahoney        34 votes           19.3%
Bob Bestani                8 votes             4.5%
Rich Parent                 2 votes             1.1%
Peter Bearse                1 vote              0.6%

Friday, August 6, 2010

Grassroots Campaigning at its Best

In response to Kevin Lacourse's letter to the editor, Gertie Johnson's letter to the editor today highlights an important aspect of this election. With less than 40 days until the primary, we are seeing the beginning of a dialogue that demonstrates the true citizen-legislature nature of New Hampshire. I am proud to have earned Kevin's support, and proud of our grassroots efforts to engage a diverse voter base.

Below is the letter from Kevin, as well as the response from Gertie. Thank you both for your letters.


Frank Guinta

Nashua Telegraph- August 6, 2010

Letter Sparked Memory of Passion and Politics

This is in response to Kevin Lacourse’s letter of July 31 titled “First-time voter backs Guinta for Congress.”

When I was younger, I was also very passionate about voting like you seem to be. I recall spending days and many nights in smoky places trying to convince as many people as I possibly could of the “candidate of my choice.”

I, too, have met Frank Guinta recently. I too, was impressed with him, but I would have not thought – after my probably equally intense conversation with him – to sit down and write to urge voters to support him.

I am not that passionate about politics anymore. Voting to me now is knowing that I have a choice, which I am sincerely thankful for.

After reading your letter, I realized that the days of my passionate efforts to convince others that most likely had already made up their minds are gone, remembering their equally passionate responses to my approaches.

I think it is great that you sat down and wrote your letter. Being passionate about something is simply great.

I just want to be the little voice to remind you that people do have choices, and I, for myself, am totally against being told what to do and, even more so, who to vote for.

I do consider suggestions, though, so thank you very much for sharing your opinion and reminding me of the kind of passion that can be found in youth.

Gertie Johnson


Nashua Telegraph- July 31, 2010

First-Time Voter Backs Guinta for Congress

This upcoming midterm election will be the first time that I will be able to participate and cast my vote.

One aspect I believe to be important in choosing a candidate is how he or she engages the voters.

Recently, I was at a small event for former Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta. Simply put, I was impressed. Unlike a lot of candidates, Mr. Guinta sounded different.

Sometimes candidates would shake my hand loosely and then look over my head at the next group of “acquaintances” to make. Instead, it was clear that when I asked him a question, he was talking to me, not through me.

This type of engagement is also evident in his proposal, the People’s Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Pact. In it, he outlines 10 changes he would like to enact and then asks voters to help choose five additional reforms. This is exactly what it means to be a representative of the people.

Join me Sept. 14 in voting for Frank Guinta for Congress in the 1st District.

Kevin Lacourse


Guinta Gets It; Shea-Porter Doesn't

I have asked U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter to explain how Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not apply to federal land buying; she says I have it wrong. I ask how she can vote to increase taxpayers' costs for medical care; she answers they will get $250 if they spend the $2,500 doughnut hole in drug charges. I ask her, and she goes off in another direction.
This shows we should always vote for someone who has the experience in local government to know how federal and state spending keeps raising costs locally and thus raises their property taxes.
Republican congressional candidate Frank Guinta has local experience and understands how our local taxes keeps getting increased by politicians like Shea-Porter who hasn't a clue - except for how to get a photo-op with a veteran.
Our veterans deserve better, and our taxpayers deserve a knowledgeable representative.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Frank Guinta's First 10 Cuts Would Save $41 billion


In just ten days, Frank Guinta has proposed more than $41 billion in taxpayer savings over the next ten years by eliminating unnecessary or wasteful government programs. Among Guinta’s proposals are a repeal of the costly and wildly unpopular Obamacare health care takeover, an end to road signs promoting the failed Stimulus package, and a one-year moratorium on pay raises for all federal employees.  

One particularly outrageous federal expenditure is the taxpayer subsidies for Amtrak sleeper cars.  Each year, taxpayers shell out $120 million for Amtrak's first-class passengers to utilize these cars.  They come fully equipped with showers, a turn-down service, food, and entertainment.  

On the big spending in Washington, Guinta said, “This race represents a clear difference about where we want to go as a country, do we want to continue to waste taxpayer dollars like Carol Shea-Porter has done over the last four years, or do we want to start showing taxpayers a little respect?”

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend Review: Freedom Parade


This weekend Team Guinta made its way up to Freedom, NH to march in the Freedom Old Home Week Parade. Amongst the vintage cars and floats, we were lucky enough to have one of our supporters in the area donate a dump truck for us to use as a Team Guinta Mobile! Walking through streets lined with locals, I was able to meet and engage many voters. In addition, many volunteers came out to march with us in the parade. Thank you all very much, we greatly appreciate your support. With 43 days left until the primary, Team Guinta continues to gain momentum as we move towards victory.