Monday, October 18, 2010

Law Enforcement Community Endorses Frank Guinta

Manchester Police, County Sheriffs tout Guinta’s proven, tested leadership

Manchester, NH – Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta continues to build momentum leading up to Tuesday’s primary election. Guinta has earned the endorsement of both the Manchester Association of Police Supervisors and the Manchester Police Patrolmen’s Association. Guinta has also been endorsed by the Sheriffs of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford and Carroll Counties. These people and groups touted Guinta’s proven, tested leadership as Mayor of Manchester, and his strong record of service to the city.

“Our association stands with Frank Guinta because of his strong leadership and integrity he has shown in his support of public safety in the city of Manchester,” said Manchester Association of Police Supervisors President Peter Bartlett. “We need honest, righteous leadership in Washington. We believe Frank Guinta will deliver.”

“Frank Guinta is a true friend of the law enforcement community, and did great things for the city of Manchester while in office,” said Dave Connare, President of the Manchester Police Patrolmen’s Association. “Frank looked out for his constituents in Manchester. He’ll do it again in Washington.”

“New Hampshire voters can count on Frank Guinta to stand up for them, just as he’s stood with law enforcement throughout the years,” said Strafford County Sheriff Wayne Estes. “The law enforcement community was proud to stand with Frank in Manchester, they’ll be proud to stand with him as he serves in Congress.”

“As Mayor of Manchester I had the privilege of working with the dedicated men and women who served as our first responders. Their commitment to public safety is second to none,” said Guinta. “I’m honored to have the endorsement of these dedicated public servants.”

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Shea-Porter Lying About DC Lobbyist Money

Claim that Shea-Porter refuses money from DC lobbyists proven to be false

Manchester, NH – Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta criticized Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter for directly lying to voters regarding campaign contributions from Washington lobbyists. Shea-Porter claims she does not take campaign contributions from DC lobbyists . But an evaluation of Shea-Porter’s latest FEC report proves that claim to be false. Shea-Porter accepted $25,450 from lobbyist groups registered in Washington, DC between August 26th and September 30th of this year. Shea-Porter’s penchant for accepting DC lobbyist cash goes even further, having received $109,950 from 17 registered DC lobbyist groups since the start of 2009.

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter is lying to voters when she says she doesn’t take money from Washington lobbyists,” said Guinta campaign spokesman Brett Bosse. “Carol Shea-Porter is free to take campaign contributions from any legal donor, including Washington lobbyists. But she owes it to the rest of us to have her campaign rhetoric match her record in Washington.”

In just four years, Congresswoman Shea-Porter has become a fully-entrenched member of the Washington establishment. Aside from her accepting Washington lobbyist money despite her claims to the contrary, Shea-Porter has become a loyal foot soldier for Nancy Pelosi’s big-government agenda. Shea-Porter has voted with Pelosi 98% of the time, including a costly deciding vote last month to send Congress home without passing a budget, or extending much-needed tax cuts for all Americans.

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter condemns special interests, then gladly cashes her checks,” Bosse continued. “Carol Shea-Porter claims she stands with the rest of us and against Washington lobbyists, but her record proves that these claims are nothing but lies.”

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Hindsight on Shea-Porter’s Stimulus is 20/20

20th straight month of unemployment over 8% confirms stimulus’ failure

Manchester, NH – Republican Congressional candidate Frank Guinta called on Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to finally agree with the rest of us who believe her failed stimulus package was a waste. This morning unemployment numbers for September were released, showing the unemployment rate remaining at 9.6% nationwide. This marks the 20th consecutive month unemployment has been over 8%, and over 9% for 17 straight months.[1] Last year, Obama Administration officials promised that the stimulus package would keep unemployment no higher than 8%.[2] Earlier this week, 68% of Americans said they thought the stimulus was a waste of taxpayer money.[3]

“This latest dismal jobs report is further proof that Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s stimulus package was a failure,” said Guinta campaign spokesman Brett Bosse. “When will Congresswoman Shea-Porter finally agree with the rest of us who believe her failed stimulus was a waste of our money?”

Today’s jobs report shows a total loss of nonfarm employment of 95,000 jobs in September.[4] This statistic piles on top of news yesterday that the private sector lost 39,000 jobs last month.[5] Further analysis of the jobless numbers show a record 14th consecutive month of unemployment over 9.5%.

“Congresswoman Shea-Porter promised us job growth with her failed stimulus, instead all we’ve seen is bigger government and a waste of taxpayer money,” Bosse continued. “The rest of us have known all along that Shea-Porter’s failed stimulus was a waste. For her, hindsight is 20/20.”

Friday, October 1, 2010

From the Union Leader: To Carol Shea-Porter, it's Big Government or Nothing

Thanks to the Union Leader for printing my Op-ed on the difference between myself and Carol Shea-Porter on how we view government. The choice on November 2nd is clear.

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the first of what will be many candidate debates with my opponent, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. These events serve as a valuable outlet to provide information on where we as candidates stand on the most important issues facing New Hampshire and the nation and to have a dialogue on the different views we have on policy.

At the debate on Monday, we saw a clear difference between me and Rep. Shea-Porter on how large government should be, and what the role of government should be.

Carol Shea-Porter is a proud advocate for bigger government solutions on virtually every issue. No matter what the question is, to Rep. Shea-Porter, the answer is always bigger government. She is a staunch supporter of the federal stimulus package, a trillion-dollar waste which has failed to produce job growth in America. Obama Administration officials promised the stimulus would keep unemployment no higher than 8%. Instead, unemployment has been above that figure for 19 consecutive months. The stimulus wasted billions in unnecessary pork projects, gave millions in bonuses to Wall Street executives, and gave billions to companies that ship jobs overseas. It’s a big-government effort, and it has failed.

Shea-Porter also voted for the trillion-dollar takeover of the health insurance industry. Obamacare cut $500 billion from Medicare, raises numerous taxes and has done nothing to lower health care costs. The law also contains a provision that requires small business owners to fill out a 1099 tax form with the IRS any time they spend more than $600 with a vendor in a year. The White House says this will raise $17 billion over the next ten years. It is yet another tax on small businesses that will do absolutely nothing to improve health care.

Instead of focusing on free-market solutions to tackle the rising cost of health care and health insurance, Congresswoman Shea-Porter again went with the big-government approach. Once again, this approach has failed.

I offer a different approach to answering these challenges. On job growth, I want to lower taxes on individuals and small businesses, and reduce the regulatory red tape small business owners must cut through. I want to provide small business owners with a tax break by allowing them to fully write off the cost of equipment purchases in the year they make the purchase. I want to cut both the payroll tax and corporate tax rate on all businesses, so they have more money available to their employees, and have an increased ability to hire. These are small government solutions that will keep businesses thriving, and put people back to work.

I am proud of my record of leadership as Mayor of Manchester. I was able to produce the city’s first tax cut in nearly a decade, and help put a Spending Cap on the ballot, because I held true to a philosophy of limited government and trust in the taxpayers. I helped make Manchester run better and more efficiently because I held true to those core principles. I was lauded for demonstrating “competent, responsible, fiscally conservative governance”. I will bring that style of governance to Congress if given the chance.

Rep. Shea-Porter knows her big-government approach will not win out among voters when compared to my small-government approach, so she is trying to distort it. She is falsely labeling me as an “extremist”, playing straight out of the Democratic Party handbook. In her mind, if you do not believe in a big-government solution for every challenge facing this country, then you are for no government at all.

Carol Shea-Porter doesn’t believe in good government. To her, it’s either big government or no government. To her, it’s either a complete adoption of Nancy Pelosi’s big-government agenda, or anarchy. We cannot allow this falsehood to go unchallenged.

There is a significant difference between the Pelosi-led big government agenda Shea-Porter advocates, and my plan to bring smaller government and fiscal responsibility back to Congress. The voters of New Hampshire have a clear choice when they go to the polls on Nov. 2: big government, or good government. I know the difference between the two. It’s unfortunate that Rep. Shea-Porter does not.