GOP groups target Shaheen and Kuster

Both campaign arms of legislative Republicans issued scathing releases targeting Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Annie Kuster today, tying both Granite State lawmakers to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”

On the one hand, a release from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) went after Shaheen on the entirety of the law, arguing that rhetoric from the senator and fellow Democrats isn’t adding up to the reality of its consequences.

“The fact is that ObamaCare raises health care costs, increases taxes, and is forcing employers to cut back on jobs without achieving its stated objective of insuring all Americans – and Jeanne Shaheen promised otherwise,” stated press secretary Brooke Hougesen. “Jeanne Shaheen proudly stood with Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and made promises about the law that have been broken, but she still refuses to listen to the millions of Granite State women, workers and families who want ObamaCare permanently delayed and dismantled so that the rising cost of health care can finally be properly addressed.”

The release quotes Shaheen herself as saying that the controversial law “will mean a reformed system that addresses costs and improves security and stability in health care coverage” before citing studying that it would, in fact, lead a fifth of doctors to stop seeing Medicare patients.

On the other, the National Republican Congressional Committee went after Rep. Annie Kuster with a keyed in focus on the individual mandate, which Republican lawmakers are calling for a delay of in the wake of the Obama administration’s delaying of the employer mandate.

“The Obama administration already shielded big business from the disastrous effects of ObamaCare,” stated Andrea Bozek, the group’s communications director. “Now it’s time for Annie Kuster to do the same for New Hampshire families.”

The delay in the employer mandate followed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dubbing the law’s implementation “fabulous,” a remark that stirred controversy on its own right and has since been trotted out repeatedly following the delay.

Author: Staff Reporter

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