NH needs Garcia, Brown in DC

To the Editor:

As Granite Staters, we expect our members of Congress to represent New Hampshire interests first.

In the case of Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Kuster, this is simply not the case. These two individuals are very closely aligned with President Obama and his failing agenda. During her time in the Senate, Sen. Shaheen has voted with the president 99 percent of the time. How could that voting record be in the best interest of New Hampshire? Rep. Kuster is also a proxy of President Obama, and even stated herself on February 20, 2014: “I would say I’m one of the strongest supporters of the president in the entire Congress.”

With the support of Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Kuster, the Obama administration has had a number of “missteps” in foreign policy, immigration, privacy, efficiency, health care and the national debt. Are you satisfied with Obama’s handling of the Ukraine conflict, rise of ISIS in the Middle East, ATF fast and furious scheme in Mexico, and loss of life at the Benghazi embassy? Has the president’s policy to grant amnesty to illegal aliens if they or a child they are caring for are in the country illegally? Are you satisfied with the performance of the Veterans Administration and Secret Service, or alarmed by the IRS targeted audits, Obama’s Ebola response or NSA spying?

On June 6, 2009, President Obama said, “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.” We all know how that promise turned out.

Lastly, during Obama’s six-year tenure, the national debt has grown from $10.6 trillion to $19 trillion – spending is out of control!

New Hampshire needs strong, principled leadership that establishes a foreign policy that is both respected and effective, takes care of our veterans, secures our borders, supports the Second Amendment, stops Common Core and restores local educational control, makes common-sense health care reforms and brings federal spending into check. That is exactly what we will get with Sen. Brown and Rep. Garcia. They will both put New Hampshire’s interests first, something we sorely need in D.C.

The current 113th Congress has been dubbed “Do Nothing” for their lack of performance. Why send back the same members of Congress and expect a different result? On Nov. 4, send D.C. and Obama a message by electing Scott Brown to the Senate and Marilinda Garcia to Congress.

Eric Pauer
Brookline-Mason GOP secretary