John Sununu - still clinging to risking Social Security on Wall Street

John Sununu is trying to subsidize Wall Street - with your Social Security dollars! Not only has he supported the risky privatization of social security in the past, given the recent turmoil in the market, he is still behind this terrible idea.

What Sununu fails to realize is that markets go through cycles of ups and down. This guarantees that every few years, senior citizens will start to draw benefits during a market down-turn, and will receive lower benefits, simply due to the nature of the market.

Does it make sense to arbitrarily risk peoples Social Security benefits just at the point in their lives when risky investments are least recommended?

No.

John Sununu needs to think more about the well-being of senior citizens, instead of the well-being of Wall Street.

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New Hampshire does not need a Rep like Sununu

We should not send Bob Sununu back to Washington. Schaffer has blindly supported the failed Bush economic doctrine of tax breaks for Wall Street, and reckless deregulation that has gotten us into our current mess.

Bob has done a "heckuva" job at taking care of Wall Street, while neglecting Main Street. He's also voted with Bush 90% of the time. How many times has he voted with the citizens of New Hampshire?

New Hampshire's main streets need a friend in Washington, but it's not Bob Sununu.

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The NH GOP's ploy, a media stunt to help Sununu's reelection?

The New Hampshire Republican Party has quit "with regret" as a co-sponsor of tomorrow night's nationally televised GOP forum on FOX News.

That, from the Union Leader. The reason being Fox's exclusion of radical libertarian Ron Paul from the debate. As TPM notes,

Bear in mind that Fox News is excluding Paul from the debate, despite the absence of any objective criteria that would shut out Paul and still include some of the other people they're inviting. For example, Paul got 10% of the vote in Iowa, while invited candidate Rudy Giuliani took only 4% and is at about the same place as Paul in New Hampshire polls.

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Rasmussen poll: Shaheen 48%-Sununu 43% + PRIMARY numbers

Rasmussen just came out with polls from New Hampshire, and its first test of the Senate race since Jeanne Shaheen announced she was jumping in the race.

While many polls have shown Shaheen with wide leads, not Rasmussen. He only has her up 48% to 43%.

This is certainly a much smaller lead than we would like to see, and contradicts the notion that the NH race is in the bag.

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NH Senate Race

The third poll in two weeks shows former NH Governor Jeanne Shaheen crushing incumbent Republican John Sununu in the 2008 US Senate race by double digits.  The CNN/WMUR poll, conducted by the UNH Survey Center, shows Sununu beating each of the three announced candidates, BUT, even against the least known Democrat, he can't break 45%. Shaheen has yet to announce whether she will run, but has a lot of momentum building.

This race is far from over; in 2002, the Republicans committed crimes to get Sununu elected.  He has very close ties to the oil and gas industries, and the Club for Growth has basically adopted him.  However, he is in deep trouble, due to his support for Bush.

For more, see http://www.wmur.com.  

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