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Guinta Lets Tea Party Flag Fly in Exeter

Extremist Calls for End to Department of Education, IRS

 

EXETER—At the Republican debate in Exeter Saturday night, former Congressman Frank Guinta doubled down on his extreme Tea Party views, taking advantage of the no-cameras-allowed event to voice his far-right beliefs.

“The extreme Tea Party views Frank Guinta defended at this weekend’s debate show just how out-of-step he is with New Hampshire voters,” said Shea-Porter spokeswoman Marjorie Connolly. “We can’t allow Frank Guinta to hurt students by eliminating all federal support for education, deny science at the expense of our economic and national security, and enact his extreme Republican budget that cuts taxes for the wealthiest and big corporations at the expense of the middle class.”

Several of Guinta’s most damaging statements at the debate included:

 

WANTS TO ABOLISH THE IRS:

[31:15] MODERATOR: Do you believe that the IRS should be abolished?

GUINTA: Yes.

Without the IRS performing its duties, there would be no revenue for most government functions, the federal deficit and debt would explode, and the country’s finances would fall into disarray.

 

CONTINUES TO DENY CLIMATE SCIENCE:

[27:56] MODERATOR: Do you believe that the theory of man-made climate change has been scientifically proven?

GUINTA: No.

97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and influenced by humans. Frank Guinta refuses to admit the truth, because it would undermine his Big Oil agenda.

 

CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE EXTREME REPUBLICAN BUDGET

[39:37] GUINTA: The United States Senate refuses to take up the budgets that are proposed by the House of Representatives.

As a former member of Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee, Guinta helped write the extreme Republican budget that would give tax breaks to the wealthiest and big corporations at the expense of the middle class, slashing programs like Head Start and Meals on Wheels.

 

WANTS TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:                                  

[31:26] MODERATOR: Would you work to repeal the federal Department of Education?

GUINTA: Yes.

The Department of Education supports thousands of Pell Grants and student loans for Granite Staters, and makes key investments in K-12 education—down payments on New Hampshire’s future that Frank Guinta is ready to throw away.

 

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