Kelly Ayotte and John McCain Town Hall NH Health Care, Spending & More

Senator McCain came to New Hampshire this weekend to co-host a town hall meeting with Kelly Ayotte the former New Hampshire AG. Senator McCain is supporting Ayotte’s bid to fill the empty Senate seat being vacated by Senate Republican Judd Gregg. The first question was to Kelly Ayotte about her recent trip to the VA. Ayotte, whose husband is an Iraq war veteran, voiced her support for a VA hospital in New Hampshire. The second question was to Senator McCain asking if the current health care bill was passed could it be repealed. While Senator McCain said that the passage of the bill would trigger a nationwide movement to repeal the bill, he also stated that defeating the current bill was far better option. He urged people speak up and speak out against the bill as strong opposition by the American people (our representatives constituents) is now what is most likely to influence the House and Senate. The questions that followed were in large part about the either health care, the huge amount of government spending, the skyrocketting national deficit, or some combination of these issues.

Some of the points made by Ayotte and McCain included:

  • The health care bill will collect money from tax payers for four years before offering any benefits in a rather blatant budgetary gimmick.
  • The huge amount of government spending is an act of generational theft, leaving future generations with a massive debt to pay off.
  • Cuts in payroll and corporate tax rates would be far more effective in stimulating economic growth than government spending.
  • The process involved in formulating the health care bill has revealed the broken promises of the Obama adminstration in terms of transparency, bipartisanship, and backroom political dealings i.e. Cornhusker Kickback, Louisiana Purchase, Gator Aid, etc.

Senator McCain was back in his element hosting a town hall in New Hampshire, and Kelly Ayotte had a solid performance too stating that she would regularly conduct town hall meetings as a NH Senator. Representative Hodes, her likely Democratic competitor, has been highly reluctant to hold town hall meetings. For another take on the McCain Ayotte town hall NECN filed the report, McCain: Ayotte the ‘next generation’ of leadership

McCain Stumps for Ayotte – Health Care and Spending are Hot Topics


3 Responses

  1. Great info, kmorrison.

    Ms. Ayotte has a very impressive background and she is said to be very popular with the people in N.H.

    In the Rasmussen Polls, she is 7 points ahead of the democrat House of Rep. Paul Hodes referred to as a “rubber stamp” for this administration and Pelosi.

    Senator Judd Gregg is vacating his seat. So this administration and the party is doing a “switch a rooo” by taking Hodes, who is an “incumbent” in the House and running him for Gregg’s Senate seat against Ms. Ayotte!

    Evidently, majority of Hodes constiuents who objected to Obamacare was given the title by Mr. Hodes himself, “members of the flat earth society”!

    Is “Jackass” to strong a term to use?

    “Kick this bum to the curb”!

    • I’ve been rather unimpressed with Hodes, seems like he doesn’t bring much to the table and just follows the party line. Ayotte however, is a top flight prosecutor who was appointed AG by (D) Governor Lynch. The police love her, and while I still have more to learn about her she seems impressive so far.

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