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Guinta to Mass. Radio: NH May Lose Shipyard

NH Rep Guinta tells Massachusetts he very likely put our Shipyard in Jeopardy

Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is running for Congress in the First Congressional District, released the following statement.   "Congressman Frank Guinta refuses to go on NH public radio's The Exchange, but he went on The Emily Rooney Show on Boston Public Radio station, WGBH, on Monday to admit that his vote for defense cuts put the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in danger. Congressman Guinta said, 'But the additional reduction...could very likely put the shipyard in Portsmouth in jeopardy...' Mr. Guinta should go on NH radio and admit to NH listeners that his defense cuts put the Shipyard in jeopardy."
Background 
Congressman Frank Guinta and his tea party refused to vote for the debt ceiling increase unless there was a super committee appointed to find budget cuts. He voted for this law, with the  provision that if the super committee could not agree to cuts, there would be equal cuts to both defense and domestic spending. Republicans said they would not compromise, there was no compromise, and the domestic and defense cuts that he voted for are now at hand.

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Frank Ferraro May 04, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Name calling again, Carol ("his tea party")? The Super Committee wAs a compromise with the Dems who would have just liked to keep spending without any restrictions. I didn't see you writing about Obama's deficit reduction committee and how Obama ignored all of its recommendations.. Again, Dems don't care if they run up the deficit because government spending is always the right answer; just like they did here in NH in 2006-2010.
Rick May 05, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Remember, it was the Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney trio that put the Yard on the last closeure list, along with Groton and Brunswick. In fact, 27% of the closeure list was in New England, even though we have less than 10% of the US population. Fortunately, the BRAC commission saved Portsmouth and Groton. Romney is appointing many of the same defense "experts" that GWB had to his campaign. If Romney gets in, the Yard will be toast......
Mike Redding May 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
"Where's the money" Guinta is surely not the one to protect us from shipyard closure. His repugs want to close the entire government. November can't come soon enough.

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