The pair addressed the need to lower energy costs and increase supply to boost New Hampshire’s economy and eliminate the burdens of the Obama-Shaheen failed economic policies.
“New Hampshire’s energy costs are through the roof and Senator Shaheen wants to make them even higher by voting to pave the way for a new national energy tax,” said Brown “She has consistently voted against small business and has received an incredible zero rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. I’m running to put New Hampshire first and I’m glad to have Governor Romney here today. Our nation would be a lot better off with him in the White House.”
“Scott Brown knows what it takes to keep the economy growing, while Jeanne Shaheen has voted to open the door for a national energy tax and supports President Obama 99 percent of the time,” said Romney. “We need an independent senator who will fight for New Hampshire and that person is Scott Brown.”
Gilchrist Metal Fabricating, with 35 employees, manufactures metal products for 29 service industry companies and cites energy bills are the second most expensive cost for their business. Recent reports state energy prices will increase by up to 50 percent in New Hampshire this winter.
In 2013, Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a new national energy tax. According to a study from the non-partisan National Association of Manufacturers, gas prices would increase by 20 cents per gallon and home heating costs would rise by $650 annually. Shaheen has a 0% rating this Congress from the National Federation of Independent Business, compared to Brown’s nearly perfect lifetime record of 94%.
“We appreciate Scott Brown and Governor Romney joining us today to focus on reviving our economy,” said Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating. “Scott has been a champion for small businesses and will support meaningful reforms to lower energy costs, repeal Obamacare and eliminate the uncertainties of the Obama-Shaheen economy. He has my vote, and we trust him to be the independent voice that will put New Hampshire first.”
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