August 7, 2008

AS MAVERICK TAKES US BACK TO RED:

Moving America Forward (Jennifer Horn for Congress)

Congress has failed the American people by failing to address the critical issues of the day. Personal gain and political gamesmanship have replaced public service as motivation for serving in public office. With fuel prices continuing to skyrocket, people losing their homes and their jobs, and corrupt career politicians, it’s easy to see why Congress has an approval rating of 9%. The partisan gridlock of our elected representatives threatens the very freedoms our Founding Fathers fought to protect. Abraham Lincoln chose his words carefully when he spoke of a “government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people.” Serving in Congress is about representing the people over special interests and partisanship. We should expect more of those men and women we entrust to represent us in Congress. We should hold members of Congress accountable to their actions and what they accomplish vs. what they promised us when they ran for office. I want to renew the spirit of America and make government work for the people again. During my first term in Congress, I pledge to the voters of the 2nd District that I will fight for each of these issues so that we can Move America Forward.

1. Making America Energy Independent.

Energy Independence is an economic, security and environmental problem that can only be solved through the cooperation of all three interests. We must do everything possible to relieve the budget-crippling pain American families are feeling every day at the gas pump and right now Paul Hodes is standing in the way. Read More. . . .

2. Ending Wasteful Government Spending & Lowering Taxes

Government spends too much of our money. Taxes are too high. Individuals cannot save for homes, education or retirement. We need representatives who will fight to leave more of our hard earned wages in our pockets to begin with. Individuals are better trusted with their own earnings than the government. Read More. . . .

3. Winning the War on Terror

There is no single issue more challenging to America's future than the Global War on Terror. We must keep our commitment to stabilization, democracy and economic growth in Iraq. But Iraq is only one front in the Global War on Terror. Read More. . . .

4. Securing the Border

Today in America, the problem of Illegal Immigration and border security is at a breaking point. Every day we leave our borders and ports unprotected threatens our national security and puts strains on our local schools and hospitals. True immigration reform and border security does not include amnesty for illegal immigrants. Read More. . . .

5. Returning Integrity to Government

Between scandal, special interests and lobbyists, Washington has become mired in corruption and backroom dealings. It’s no wonder Congress has the lowest approval rating in American history. The days of Jack Abramoff, Tom Delay and Duke Cunningham are over. First we start with the type of people we send to Congress. Career politicians, political operatives and lawyers have had their chance and they have failed. Read More. . . .

6. Creating Good Jobs

With gas prices soaring and people losing their homes, many people are worried about their jobs. Fortunately in New Hampshire we have seen modest job growth year-to-date, although unemployment edged up to 4% in June (still lower than the national average of 5.5%). But we need to act now to prevent a crisis. Unfortunately, Congress is trying to fix the symptoms and not address the real problem of a slowing economy. Read More. . . .

7. Lowering Health Insurance Costs

Congress must focus on solutions rather than party politics. I strongly oppose the idea of a taxpayer-funded, government administered health insurance plan. With corruption and government’s inability to run any program efficiently, a universal health care program would not serve the needs of the people. It is wrong for America. I will fight to lower the cost of health insurance by minimizing government mandates and increasing competition. Read More. . . .

8. Returning Education to Parents, Teachers, & Principals

The birthright of every American is OPPORTUNITY. That means a quality education for every child, regardless of geographic or economic background. Parents, teachers, principals know best what a child needs – not government. Education is a local issue, not a Washington issue. I believe that parents, teachers and principals know better than politicians in DC. Read More. . . .

9. Reforming Social Security

Our seniors trusted America with their retirement. Let me tell you about reform: I will oppose anything that cuts benefits. I will oppose anything that increases the retirement age. I am opposed to anything that will increase payroll taxes. We have to put something on the table that meets those three criteria. Read More. . . .

10. Fighting for Veterans

Ultimately, how a nation cares for their veterans is a reflection of their respect for their service. We should never provide Congress with better healthcare and other benefits than we offer our military families. We made a promise to those men and women who serve our country that if they protect us, we will protect them. We must honor our commitment by ensuring that they get the health care they deserve. In Congress, I will fight to bring a full service VA Hospital to New Hampshire. Read More. . . .

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Relive History when Lt. Col. Steve Russell (ret) talks about his role in the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein

You are Invited to Join

Lt. Col Steve Russell (Ret.)

Cmdr 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry “Regulars”

Central in the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein

For a Reception to Benefit:

JENNIFER HORN

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

7:00pm Reception

Nashua VFW

2 Quincy Street, Nashua, NH

$35 Suggested Donation

Please RSVP by calling 212-9888 or emailing michelle@jenniferhorn.org

LTC Steve Russell Bio

The unit LTC Steve Russell (Ret) commanded was a central player in the hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein. LTC Russell speaks across the US and Canada, rallying the American public to support the troops with victory, not just words.

LTC Russell retired from the US Army after serving 21 years in Airborne, Light and Mechanized assignments in the Arctic, the desert, the Pacific, in Europe and in the Continental United States. He served more than 7 years overseas and has deployed operationally to Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, LTC Russell commanded the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry 'Regulars' and conducted combat in Tikrit, Iraq from the spring of 2003 to the spring of 2004. His battalion was broadly covered during the first year of the war by CNN, FOX NEWS, ABC, NBC, CBS, TIME MAGAZINE, Associated Press and Reuters. His unit was a central player in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein and has been featured in Discovery's 'Ace in the Hole' and BBC Panorama's 'Saddam on the Run' documentaries.

He is described by the media as "an officer who never misses a chance to be on patrol with his unit. Russell is of average height, wiry and doesn't seem imposing. Yet, he impresses you as a natural leader. He's got the earnestness and intensity of a missionary."

LTC Russell is highly decorated, having received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Valorous Unit Award.

As a sought after speaker, thought-provoking writer, and media analyst, he travels the country to put the soldier's voice in the national debate on the war. He is the founder and chairman of Vets for Victory, an organization that educates the public about the war on terror.

About Jennifer Horn:

Jennifer Horn is a former columnist for the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and was the host of “On The Air With Jennifer Horn”, a daily 2 hour current events talk radio show. As host of the show, Jennifer Horn won three New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Golden Mike Awards: including First Place for Radio Feature (a special on the homecoming of Bravo Company in 2006) and a second place for Radio Documentary (Special Report: Illegal Immigration in America).

Jennifer Horn has spent a lifetime involved in her community - volunteering for the first time at her local hospital at the age of 18.

Ø Inspired by her cousin’s decade long struggle with Breast Cancer, Jennifer Horn has been actively involved in supporting Breast Cancer research and support groups through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, completing five 60-mile walks and two 40-mile walks. Jennifer Horn has organized teams of walkers and wrote a book, Hope Is A Walking Dream, donating all proceeds to Breast Cancer support programs.

Ø In 2007, Jennifer Horn received the Spirit of Hope Award for her work with the Chernobyl Children Project. Jennifer has been an active volunteer for the project since 1999, including six years as the New Hampshire coordinator, from 2001-2006, growing it from 1 host family hosting two children to as many as 10 host families hosting 20 children - coordinated the efforts of volunteers, creating a coalition of support from a number of faith organizations, coordinating, organizing and hosting major fundraising events, and participating in a 2005 humanitarian trip to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to visit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant contamination zone, and visit her host children.

Ø In July 2007 Jennifer Horn Co-Chaired the first Operation America Rising New Hampshire support the troops rally in Greely Park, Nashua. Disturbed by the partisan, politicized tone of the debate surrounding the current conflict in Iraq, Jennifer spear-headed an effort to show non-partisan community support for the men and women of the United States Military.

Ø Jennifer Horn has volunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Marguerite’s Place – an organization that provides transitional housing, education, training and daycare for women and children who need a safe place to live and get their lives back on track.

Ø Jennifer Horn volunteered for and served on the Board of Directors for Nashua Police Athletic League, a group that provides extra-curricular athletic opportunities and a community center with a focus on developing friendly relations between the police and the children in the neediest neighborhoods.

Jennifer Horn has 5 children and lives in Nashua with her husband Bill.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 7, 2008 6:23 AM

Yawn. This platform is boring. Here's one big & simple idea: Stop holding Congress in Washington. With modern telecommunications ability, there's zero need to have everyone physically in the same place, where they're away from their families & constituents, all the lobbyists can gather, and the worthless national media can ignore stories that "everyone" knows there but would horrify Joe Sixpack. Let's take anti-Washington sentiment to its logical conclusion.

There's other more fundamental ideas that would also radically improve things, such as amending the constitution to override the idiotic "one man, one vote" Supreme Court decision, that are too inside-baseball to generate widespread public enthusiasm.

Posted by: b at August 7, 2008 11:26 AM

Wait a minute, I thought border security with no amnesty (plank 4) was racist...

Posted by: Random Lawyer at August 7, 2008 7:14 PM
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