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Thursday
Oct232014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - The Taxman Cometh: Shea-Porter and the IRS  

Shea-Porter’s Dealings with the IRS Called into Question

MANCHESTER - On Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s required financial submission form, it lists the simultaneous receipt of a pension and a salary from the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS.   Additionally, she has received $10,000 from the IRS Union PAC over the last three cycles.

Given her record of protecting the IRS at the expense of her constituents, her financial dealings with them appear to be a significant conflict of interest. 

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta for Congress, released the following statement:

“As New Hampshire families and small businesses struggle with and through the labyrinth that is the IRS, why was Congresswoman Shea-Porter so quick to defend the bureaucracy at last night's debate with Frank Guinta? Congresswoman Shea-Porter benefits from a pension and a salary from the IRS while she votes to protect the agency, in addition to collecting thousands of dollars from the IRS union.  Middle class Granite Staters are working hard to pay their bills while she puts politics ahead of people.  She began her career claiming to be “for the rest of us”, now she’s just like the rest of them.

Does Carol Shea-Porter think it is acceptable to benefit from a pension and a salary of taxpayer dollars at the same time from the IRS, while voting to protect their interests in Washington?”

As a Member of Congress, Shea-Porter has taken several significant votes to protect the IRS. 

  • On May 7, 2014: Roll No. 203 on H Res 574: House of Representatives voted to find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations at the IRS in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  Shea-Porter voted NO.
  • July 16, 2014: Roll No. 420.  H.Amdt. 1090 to H.R. 5016, DeSantis. An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to the IRS may be obligated or expended on conferences.  Amendment passed 264-157 with 42 Democrats and 222 Republicans voting yes.  Shea-Porter voted NO.
  • July 16, 2014: Roll No. 427.  H.R. 5016 passed with bipartisan support, the legislation cut $1 billion from the Internal Revenue Service, Shea-Porter voted NO.
Wednesday
Oct222014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON TONIGHT'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Frank Guinta's victory in tonight's NH1 News Debate:

 

"Tonight, Frank Guinta clearly demonstrated why he is the right choice to represent New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District. He will work hard to cut taxes, balance budgets and fight the big government regulations that are hurting middle class families in New Hampshire. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter cannot defend the fact that she has marched in lockstep with Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, blindly supporting their failed agenda that is hurting New Hampshire families. The 1st District deserves better than a Congresswoman who hides from her constituents, choosing to spend her time instead with Washington's liberal elite, and voters will choose Frank Guinta to represent them on November 4."

Wednesday
Oct222014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Guinta Decisively Wins NH1 Debate  

Guinta Touts Support for Middle Class, Shea-Porter for Obama

MANCHESTER – Tonight’s debate hosted by NH1 provided a clear contrast between Frank Guinta’s record of support for middle class New Hampshire families and Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s unwavering support for President Obama.

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:


“From the onset, Congresswoman Shea-Porter desperately attempted to attack Frank and distract Granite Staters from her support for ObamaCare and the President’s economic agenda. While Shea-Porter was doubling down on the President’s failed policies, Frank was promoting patient-centered health care reform and outlining his plan to get the economy moving again by getting our spending under control and balancing our budget. 

Despite Shea-Porter’s best efforts to deceive Granite Staters into thinking she agrees with their values, this debate made it abundantly clear that a vote for Shea-Porter is a vote against New Hampshire families and a vote for the President’s out of touch, liberal agenda of ObamaCare, reckless spending, higher debt, and more taxes.”

Friday
Oct172014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Team Guinta Declares Victory in Debate  

Guinta Stands with the Middle Class, Shea-Porter Stands with President Obama

MANCHESTER – This morning’s debate hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council at the North Conway Grand Hotel between Frank Guinta and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter provided a clear contrast between Guinta’s pro-growth, pro-middle class policies and Shea-Porter’s extreme, big-government agenda. 

Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager for Frank Guinta, released the following statement:

“Frank Guinta dominated this morning’s debate from start to finish. He showed that he is a strong consistent voice that will fight ObamaCare, work for our veterans, and promote economic polices that get the middle class back to work. Shea-Porter, on the other hand, proved that she will continue to be a partisan rubber stamp for President Obama. Shea-Porter is radically out of touch with New Hampshire families, and Granite Staters simply cannot afford Shea-Porter’s extreme, big-government, tax-and-spend agenda any longer. After this morning’s debate, it’s clear that Frank Guinta is the only candidate who can take our proven New Hampshire values to Washington and get things fixed.”

Thursday
Oct162014

Guinta For Congress (CD1) - Granite Staters Kept in the Dark on ObamaCare Costs  

Obama Administration Delays Revealing Insurance Costs Until After Election

MANCHESTER – Following last year’s rollout of Healthcare.gov, the ObamaCare website, the second ObamaCare enrollment period has been pushed until after the election on November 4. 

This means that Granite Staters will not know how much their health care will cost until November 15 when the open enrollment period begins. 

Frank Guinta released the following statement: 

 

"Congresswoman Shea-Porter believes ObamaCare is a “great joy and triumph” and yet has done everything within her power to hide the true social and financial cost of this staggeringly unsuccessful government takeover of health care.  Granite Staters are already forced to deal with ObamaCare’s higher costs and fewer choices, now they will be left in the dark as to what their actual costs will be until after the election. We need to protect New Hampshire families by replacing ObamaCare with patient-centered, market-driven, quality, affordable health care."

 

 

Background

 

Washington Times: Obamacare website won't reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election