Manchester, NH – Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta called on Carol Shea-Porter to for once stand up for New Hampshire taxpayers. Congress is set to adjourn on Thursday, and will not meet again until after the November elections. Shea-Porter’s mentor, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has still yet to hold a vote on extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for all Americans. Failing to extend the tax cuts will raise taxes on the median New Hampshire family by $1,698.
“Carol Shea-Porter has a very easy decision to make in the next two days, will she raise taxes on New Hampshire families by $1,698?” asked Guinta campaign spokesman Brett Bosse. “Carol Shea-Porter needs to show some leadership and ask her mentor Nancy Pelosi to vote immediately on cutting taxes for all Americans.”
Just last week, Shea-Porter signed on to a letter with more than thirty of her far-left colleagues. The letter desperately begged Speaker Pelosi to not hold a vote on the tax cut extension. This stands in stark contrast with dozens of members of Shea-Porter’s own party, who have called for the tax cuts be extended for everyone. It also contrasts with her own party’s history. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy pushed through an across-the-board tax cut, a move which helped the country get out of a recession.
“Carol Shea-Porter has voted with Nancy Pelosi 98% of the time, but this is an opportunity to finally take a stand against her radical liberal agenda,” Bosse continued. “Will Carol Shea-Porter stand with her mentor Nancy Pelosi, or will she for once stand up for New Hampshire taxpayers?”