2010 New Hampshire Senate Debates
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from 2010 N.H. Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Judd Gregg (2)
- Kelly Ayotte (16)
- Paul Hodes (11)
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N.H. Senate Debates:
- Sept. 22: First general-election debate; broadcast on New Hampshire Public Television;
co-sponsored by the Business & Industry Association and New Hampshire Union Leader
| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Kelly Ayotte: Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus.
Budget & Economy|
Paul Hodes: Stimulus bill was needed to stabilize economic free fall.
Paul Hodes: $800B stimulus was an emergency investment.
Kelly Ayotte: Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA.
Kelly Ayotte: No tax increases on any business, including overseas jobs.
Kelly Ayotte: Highway spending priority over commuter rail.
Paul Hodes: Extend Boston commuter rail to Nashua & Concord.
Kelly Ayotte: There are still terrorists who want to kill us.
Judd Gregg: Earmarks legitimately direct money to worthy projects.
Judd Gregg: Earmarks prioritize spending that bureaucrats would miss.
Kelly Ayotte: Praised Sen. Gregg for earmarks; but pledges against them.
Paul Hodes: $122M in earmarks while in House; pledges none in Senate.
Paul Hodes: No pay-to-play: earmarks without campaign contributions ok.
Kelly Ayotte: Ban earmarks; Hodes voted for 9,000 of them.
Kelly Ayotte: Make Congressional pay "performance-based".
Paul Hodes: Cut Congressional pay by 10% during recession.
Kelly Ayotte: I support English as the language of our country.
Kelly Ayotte: Supports Arizona law against illegal immigration.
Kelly Ayotte: Government won't create jobs; it's our small businesses.
Kelly Ayotte: No minimum wage increase; no card-check; no mandatory leave.
Paul Hodes: Raise minimum wage & index to cost-of-living.
Kelly Ayotte: Open to raising the retirement age for younger workers.
Kelly Ayotte: Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy.
Kelly Ayotte: Keep zero federal estate tax; don't return to 50%.
Paul Hodes: Fiscally irresponsible to allow tax breaks for the top 2%.
Paul Hodes: Irresponsible to give $700B in tax cuts to wealthiest 2%.
Paul Hodes: Estate tax of 35% after first $5 million.
War & Peace|
Kelly Ayotte: Israel has right to defend itself, even with Gaza flotilla.
The above quotations are from 2010 New Hampshire Senate Debates.
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