Concord – The New York Times (4/26/13) today reports that Democrats in both houses of Congress are “getting nervous that they could pay a political price” for the implementation of Obama Care.  The Times specifically mentioned concerns raised by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen in a closed-door meeting on Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

“We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do not know how to comply with the law,” Shaheen told the Times. “Restaurants that employ people for about 30 hours a week are trying to figure out whether it would be in their interest to reduce the hours” of those workers, so the restaurants could avoid the law’s requirement to offer health coverage to full-time employees.

“Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster should all be nervous about the price they will pay for supporting President Obama’s disastrous health care law. As ObamaCare begins to take effect, New Hampshire small businesses will be devastated by onerous new regulations and working families will be burdened with higher health care costs,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “These issues were brought to Senator Shaheen’s attention before she decided to blindly support her party’s efforts to ram ObamaCare through Congress. But Shaheen ignored her constituents, and now she is responsible for the alarming consequences of this law that will be imposed on New Hampshire.”

A poll released by the University of New Hampshire this month shows that the Democrats’ health care legislation is extremely unpopular in the Granite State. The survey found that 49% of New Hampshire residents opposed ObamaCare while only 34% supported it.

The Times also reported that Democrat Senator Max Baucus, also said that the Obama Administration deserved “a failing grade” for its efforts to explain the law to the public.

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Mr. Baucus.




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Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.