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Making The Case For Real Reform In New Hampshire

August 7, 2011Posted in News, Uncategorized

It’s been another great couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. Thursday morning we started off with a nice breakfast at Cityside Grille in Concord, where I chatted with Roland, the owner, about the difficulties of trying to grow a business in today’s difficult economy. One idea I proposed to him was the Fair Tax, a plan to eliminate our bloated, incomprehensible federal tax system and replace it with a single tax on consumption of new goods and services. This is an idea that is gaining a lot of traction, deservedly so, and Roland said he would look into it. Well, that’s all I can ask of any voter!  

Breakfast at Cityside provided an excellent start to my 14th visit to New Hampshire. Concord Patch Reporter Tony Schinella interviewed me over breakfast and published this story, which includes video.

Next stop was the Amoskeag Business Incubator, which provides office space, support, and resources to area entrepreneurs. I walked from office to office speaking with fellow entrepreneurs, listening to their ideas and projects, and discussing my own ideas with them. It was two hours of one interesting conversation after another, and I’m very grateful to Jamie Coughlin for showing me around and introducing me to his colleagues.

with Jamie Coughlin, VP and Entrepreneur in Residence at Amoskeag Business Incubator


The afternoon weather was beautiful, which was lucky because our next stop was the Manchester Farmer’s Market. I met up with Grant Bosse from NH Watchdog there, and he published this article/video.

To complete the day, two of my staff members and I participated in a weekly “group run” with the crew from Runner’s Alley in Manchester — very enjoyable!

Friday morning we continued with the breakfast theme, as I visited Mary Anne’s Diner in Derry and made the case for cutting military spending. The Eagle Tribune has the story.  

The next stop was Nashua, the second-largest city in New Hampshire, where (as reported in the Nashua Telegraph) I visited Alec’s Shoes and Castro’s Back Room Cigar Shop. So far it has been another busy and productive visit to the Granite State!


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