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- October 18, 2012

OBAMANOMICS HAS FAILED NEW HAMPSHIRE

Jobs: Since Obama Took Office, New Hampshire Has Lost 14,000 Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 5.2 Percent To 5.7 Percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/16/12)

  • In August, New Hampshire's Unemployment Rate Increased From 5.4 Percent To 5.7 Percent As The State Lost 600 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/16/12)

Failed Stimulus Jobs: Since Obama's $831 Billion Stimulus Passed, New Hampshire Has Lost 9,500 Jobs. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/16/12)

  • Since Obama's $831 Billion Stimulus Passed, New Hampshire's Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 5.5 Percent To 5.7 Percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/16/12)
  • Since The Stimulus Passed, New Hampshire Has Lost 2,400 Construction Jobs And 5,700 Manufacturing Jobs. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/16/12)

Unemployed: New Hampshire Has 41,867 Unemployed Seeking Work. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/16/12)

Median Household Income: Under Obama, Median Household Income In New Hampshire Has Declined From $66,583 To $62,647. ( U.S. Census Bureau , Accessed 10/16/12)

National Debt: Since Obama Took Office, Each New Hampshire Resident's Share Of The National Debt Has Increased By $18,022 To A Total Of $52,441. (US Department Of The Treasury, TreasuryDirect.gov, Accessed 10/16/12)

Tax Hikes: Obama's Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost New Hampshire 3,400 Jobs. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, "Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013," Ernst & Young LLP , 7/12)

  • Obama's Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost New Hampshire $.9 Billion In Lost Economic Output. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, "Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013," Ernst & Young LLP , 7/12)

Gas Prices: Since The Week Obama Took Office, The Average Price Per Gallon Of Gas In New Hampshire Has Increased From $1.724 To $3.873. ("Current State Averages," Fuel Gauge Report, 1/16/09; "Current State Averages," Fuel Gauge Report, 10/16/12)

Food Stamps: Since Obama Took Office, The Number Of People In New Hampshire Receiving Food Stamps Has Increased By 60 Percent. ("Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program: Number Of Persons Participating," Food Research And Action Center, Accessed 8/10/12; "Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program: Number Of Persons Participating," USDA Food And Nutrition Service , Accessed 8/30/12)

Obama's Economic Policies Have Pushed New Hampshire Residents Into Poverty As Food Banks Struggle "To Stay Afloat"

Poverty: Since 2008, 15,557 More People In New Hampshire Have Fallen Into Poverty . ("Poverty: 2007 And 2008," U.S. Census Bureau, 10/11; "Poverty: 2010 And 2011," U.S. Census Bureau, 9/12)

Food Banks In New Hampshire Are Struggling To Stay Afloat As A Result Of Shrinking Donations, High Food Prices, And Increased Demand. "The Fall Mountain Food Shelf is not the only area food pantry scrambling to stay ahead of its patrons' need. A combination of shrinking donations, high food prices and increased demand has pantries struggling to stay afloat." (Garrett Brnger, "Area Food Shelves Feel Effects Of Economy," New Hampshire Sentinel Source , 8/22/12)

  • "When You Include The Cost Of Living In New Hampshire, For Housing And Utilities, You Dramatically Increase The Number Of People Having Difficulty Making Ends Meet." "'When you include the cost of living in New Hampshire, for housing and utilities, you dramatically increase the number of people having difficulty making ends meet, which is really what we're talking about when we measure poverty,' said Steve Norton, the executive director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies." (Ted Siefer, "Census Numbers: More Poor In NH," New Hampshire Union Leader, 11/21/11)

New Hampshire Food Banks Can't Provide Enough To Meet The Demand. "Around the country soup kitchens and food pantries are reporting a spike in demand. Here in New Hampshire, food bank officials say they can't keep up with requests for help. The state's food assistance safety net is showing signs of serious strain." (Dan Gorenstein, "Economy Stresses N.H. Food Safety Net," New Hampshire Public Radio, 10/26/11)

  • Increased Demand Has Forced New Hampshire Food Kitchens To Institute Rations. "'So now, instead of being able to get food every day of the week, we can get two days out of the week. And once a month we can go on Monday. And that by itself shows you how much has changed.' Since July demand at the Soup Kitchen has nearly doubled. To meet that, staff has had to ration how often people like Persall can pick up perishable foods like carrots, potatoes and bananas. Eileen Brady- who's run the place for 18 years- has never had to take such a drastic step before." (Dan Gorenstein, "Economy Stresses N.H. Food Safety Net," New Hampshire Public Radio, 10/26/11)
  • Mel Gosselin, The Executive Director Of The New Hampshire Food Bank: "It's Never Been Like This." "'No, it's never been like this.' That's Mel Gosselin, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. When you ask Gosselin how's she's doing, she'll say she's tearing her hair out. So far, her organization has distributed 5.8 million pounds of food, with distribution up 15%. 'To put it in perspective, today our distribution number will be between 30-40 thousand pounds out the door. If we had more food that number would be much higher.'" (Dan Gorenstein, "Economy Stresses N.H. Food Safety Net," New Hampshire Public Radio, 10/26/11)

The Fall Mountain Food Shelf In New Hampshire Only Has Enough Money To Buy A Few More Weeks Of Groceries. "The food shelf has had an increase in the number of people it feeds and a simultaneous drop in donations. The result is that it has enough money to buy only a few more weeks of groceries." (Garrett Brnger, "Area Food Shelves Feel Effects Of Economy," New Hampshire Sentinel Source , 8/22/12)

The Keene Kitchen Is Seeing A 10 Percent Increase In Demand Over Last Year. "The Keene kitchen has simultaneously had a slight increase in food donations, however, which Bray credits to a pledge program in which people buy an item for the kitchen every time they go shopping. It's heartwarming for Bray to see the regular donors come in, she said. However, the kitchen is also seeing a 10 percent increase in demand over last year. Bray said it had yet to feel too much pressure because of a series of cost-saving measures she instituted, such as turning off lights when not in use." (Garrett Brnger, "Area Food Shelves Feel Effects Of Economy," New Hampshire Sentinel Source , 8/22/12)

In 2010, The Monadnock Area Food Pantry Fed 8,310 People; In 2011 The Number Increased To 11,316, And The Pantry Has Already Fed 6,105 People This Year. "At the Monadnock Area Food Pantry, demand has also been up significantly in the past two years. In 2010 the pantry, run out of All Saints Parish in Peterborough, fed 8,310 people, said Director Meredith E. White. In 2011, the number jumped to 11,316, and this year it is already on track to overtake last year's number, with 6,105 people fed." (Garrett Brnger, "Area Food Shelves Feel Effects Of Economy," New Hampshire Sentinel Source , 8/22/12)

  • So Far In 2012, The Pantry Has Spent $72,938 - Last Year It Spent $44,308. "As a result, White has been forced to purchase a significant portion of the pantry's food because of a slump in donations. So far this year the pantry has spent $72,938. At this time last year it had spent $44,308." (Garrett Brnger, "Area Food Shelves Feel Effects Of Economy," New Hampshire Sentinel Source , 8/22/12)


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