Archive for May, 2015

Guinta Should Resign

Posted: May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

U.S. Representative Frank Guinta has been found guilty of election fraud. His punishment? A $15,000 fine and he gets to pay himself back for illegally lending his campaign $355,000. If a regular fella like you or me had broken a law amounting to $355,000 we would already be in jail. Enough is enough. No more letting politicians off the hook for breaking campaign finance laws. He negated the results of the election by breaking the law and should be forced to resign. Unless of course you think that politicians are above the law?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement currently being negotiated includes Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. ISDS allows foreign investors—and only foreign investors—to avoid the courts and instead to argue to a special, private tribunal that they believe certain government actions diminish the value of their investments.

This cuts to the heart of our philosophy: Is it more important that government action doesn’t diminish investment, or that investment doesn’t diminish people’s lives?

It has come to the point that the University System of New Hampshire can’t really call itself a state system anymore. A decade ago, New Hampshire provided each student more than $4,000 in public support. Today, it is less than $600. Currently, our students graduate with the highest level of student debt in the country. And USNH receives just 6 percent of its budget from the state.

It’s no wonder state campuses are importing rich, out-of-state students-with-behavioral-problems who don’t qualify to get into Yale or Harvard. They need the money.